IBM Security Specialist in SAN JOSE, California

Job Description

In this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Security, Social and the Internet of Things. This is changing how we create, how we analyze, and how we engage. IBM is a leader in this global transformation, and we’re looking for talented professionals to navigate this dynamic world with us. You’ll be part of an innovative team that strives to make the world work better.

Job Duties:

IBM seeks to hire a Security Specialist. The candidate will be responsible for supporting various components of the IBM Security program. These components include physical security, emergency planning and crisis management support, information protection, and investigations.


  • Performs risk analysis at proposed and existing IBM location/sites to identify internal and external threats, including support during acquisition and divestiture business activities.

  • Provides security systems technology support with regards to the installation and maintenance of security equipment, technologies and tools.

  • Provides emergency planning and crisis management support to ensure IBM location/sites are prepared to manage natural or man-made disasters.

  • Maintains location emergency plans, and develop and provide regular training and moderate emergency scenario exercises with Crisis Management teams.

  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts investigations of alleged and suspected violations of law including theft, fraud, computer crimes, and workplace violence.

  • Procures information to assist senior leaders in understanding IBM's exposures in all matters under investigation.

  • Supports IBM corporate events and special projects.

  • Fosters security vendor relationships to ensure effective and efficient supplier performance results.

  • Works under the direction and in support of a senior staff member. Works independently to ensure completeness, qualitative and goal oriented measures.

  • Implements and maintains Corporate Security directives.

  • Prepares process documents and updates, prepares reports for functional use, develops security related training and education for IBM management and employees.

  • Participates in the audit process for assigned location/site or area of responsibility.

Must have the ability to work in the US without current/future need for IBM sponsorship

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • At least 1 year experience in industrial security

  • Readiness to travel 10% travel annually

  • Communication skills in a customer facing environment.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Experience with physical security technology, contract security management, risk assessment & analysis, emergency preparedness, and investigations/incident management

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.