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Analyst - IT Security

Brand:  Matthews
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  MATW Corporate

Des Plaines, IL, US, 60018


This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who wants to contribute to an enterprise team in the rapidly growing Information Security arena. You’ll be joining a small but growing IT Security team as a primary point of contact, supporting and working with experienced Matthews Sr. Information Security Analysts. Your passion for Information Security must also be accompanied by outstanding customer service skills as we deliver Information Security Services to multiple business lines across the world on behalf of Matthews International. 
While we continue to formalize our Enterprise Service Delivery model as a team, our work environment remains informal.  Our job of protecting all company information assets and information resources while helping to ensure compliance with government regulation and Matthews Intl. Corporate Policies and Standards is challenging, face-paced, and rewarding. 


  • Your primary responsibility will be monitoring of security controls including but not limited to: 
    • Endpoint Protection 
    • Advanced Threat Protection
    • Vulnerability Management
  • You will serve as initial point of contact for the security team on:
    • IT Security service ticket response
    • IT Security email 
    • Incident Response
    • Sev2 Incidents requiring engagement from IT Security
  • You will work closely with and be mentored by experienced Sr. Security Analysts. 
  • Your primary daily work will be to identify and remediate (on your own or working with corporate resources) endpoint, server, and network device vulnerabilities. 
  • As assigned, you will coordinate and assist with additional Information Security functions.
  • You will promote continuous process improvement.
  • You will work with users and staff to enforce corporate information security policy and procedures by applying Matthews Security Standards in your daily work. 
  • You will report to the IT Security Senior Manager


  • Bachelor's degree in an Information Technology-related field.
  • Two years or more experience in enterprise IT or information security-related positions, with hands-on technical experience.
  • Professional designation or certification related to Information Security is preferred.
  • Strong familiarity with security issues surrounding network computing and some experience with enterprise security systems and controls.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve daily problems with minimal supervision and escalate issues as appropriate.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and teamwork skills. 
  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one.
  • Knowledge of enterprise network and endpoint security assessment tools desirable.
  • Experience with enterprise endpoint security tools and remediation desirable.
  • Prior experience upholding security policy and/or standards desirable.
  • Opportunity requires that candidates have flexibility to work in conditions in which there may be extended work schedules, multiple assignments, conflicting and changing priorities, and specific time constraints.



  • Teamwork – works well with others, accepts and owns responsibilities within the security team.
  • Communication –  communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and well written correspondence, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.
  • Personal Organization –  keeps information organized and accessible, maintains clean/functional work space, works systematically, efficiently, and manages time well.
  • Dependability – ability to meet deadlines; a solid performer who consistently delivers; works independently; stays focused under pressure; meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
  • Decision Making/Judgment – recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, communicates decisions to others.
  • Sense of Urgency – prioritizes well, shows energy, reacts to opportunities, instills urgency in others, and meets deadlines.
  • Productivity – manages a fair workload, volunteers for additional work, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well, and handles information flow.
  • Teach ability – brings a healthy desire to improve, learn, and grow as a security professional. Is open to feedback and input from peers and managers. Sets and achieves personal learning goals.
  • Motivation – brings tenacity to accomplish the difficult, persistence to accomplish the mundane, and a creative mindset to improve and enhance daily work.



At Matthews International, we believe in a world of inspired possibilities. We believe that taking pride in our past inspires growth for the future. And that we all have a responsibility to explore new ways of thinking, working and advancing our craft.  

Globally headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews International is home to a global network of employees operating in three distinct industries—SGK Brand Solutions, Memorialization and Industrial Technologies. We care deeply about what they do each day—because when we’re inspired, we can inspire others. We can make difference that goes beyond expectations—for our clients, our community and our company. 

Our dedication, drive and determination empower creativity and give us strength to transform inspired possibilities into inspiring realities. This is strengthened by our values which are fundamental to our business and guide how we work—to demonstrate integrity, cultivate employees, be our best, innovate and live the Matthews spirit. 


Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants.  In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago