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Security Analyst III

Company: Yum!
Location: Plano
Posted on: May 6, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description

Join our Team! We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Web Application Firewall (WAF) Engineer with expertise in Akamai and Cloudflare technologies to join our cybersecurity team. As a WAF Engineer specialized in Akamai and Cloudflare, you will be accountable for designing, implementing, and maintaining robust WAF solutions to protect our web applications against evolving cyber threats. You will partner with cross-functional teams to ensure the effective deployment and optimization of WAF policies across Akamai and Cloudflare platforms.

If you are a skilled WAF Engineer with expertise in Akamai and Cloudflare technologies and are passionate about protecting web applications from cyber threats, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join our cybersecurity team and contribute to the ongoing security and resilience of our web-based systems using the latest WAF solutions from Akamai and Cloudflare.

This position is based in Plano, Texas or Louisville, KY, in a hybrid work environment, coming onsite 2-3 days per week.

Salary Range: $93,000 - $105,000 annually + bonus eligibility. This is the expected salary range for this position. Ultimately, in establishing pay, we'll consider the successful candidate's location, experience, and other job-related factors.


1. WAF Implementation: Design, deploy, and configure WAF solutions using Akamai Kona Site Defender and Cloudflare WAF to safeguard web applications against a wide range of cyber threats, including but not limited to OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities, DDoS attacks, and bot traffic.

2. Policy Development: Develop and maintain WAF policies tailored to the specific security requirements of our web applications, leveraging the capabilities of Akamai and Cloudflare platforms. Continuously monitor and update these policies to adjust to emerging threats and minimize false positives.

3. Incident Response: Partner with the incident response team to investigate and respond to security incidents related to web application attacks detected by Akamai and Cloudflare WAF. Analyze WAF logs and alerts to identify malicious activities and implement mitigation strategies in a timely manner.

4. Security Review: Conduct regular security assessments of web applications using Akamai and Cloudflare tools to identify vulnerabilities and recommend remediation measures. Perform penetration testing and vulnerability scanning to validate the effectiveness of WAF defenses across both platforms.

5. Performance Optimization: Monitor the performance of Akamai and Cloudflare WAF solutions and fine-tune configuration settings to ensure optimal security without impacting web application performance. Identify and address any issues related to latency, throughput, or false positives to maintain uninterrupted access to web applications.

6. Compliance and Reporting: Ensure WAF configurations and policies comply with industry standards and regulatory requirements, including PCI DSS, GDPR, and HIPAA. Generate regular reports on WAF effectiveness, security incidents, and compliance status for internal stakeholders and regulatory bodies.

7. Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including developers, network engineers, and security analysts, to integrate Akamai and Cloudflare WAF solutions seamlessly into the web application infrastructure. Provide guidance and training to team members on best practices for WAF configuration and management across both platforms.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Extensive experience working as a WAF Engineer with expertise in Akamai Kona Site Defender and Cloudflare WAF.
  • CDN configuration experience, onboardings, guidance in improving performance, researching, and implementing new features as they become available.
  • In-depth knowledge of web application security standards and common vulnerabilities, including OWASP Top 10.
  • Hands-on experience with configuring and managing WAF policies on Akamai and Cloudflare platforms.
  • Proven knowledge of networking concepts, including TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP(S), and SSL/TLS.
  • Familiarity with scripting languages (e.g., Python, Bash) for automation and customization of WAF configurations.
  • Experience with web application security testing tools such as Burp Suite, OWASP ZAP, or Acunetix.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex security issues across Akamai and Cloudflare environments.
  • Familiarity with scripting languages (e.g., Python, Bash) for automation and customization of WAF configurations.
  • Ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical professionals verbally and in writing. About Us

    Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, and its subsidiaries franchise or operate a system of over 55,000 restaurants in more than 155 countries and territories under the company's concepts - KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and the Habit Burger Grill. The Company's KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut brands are global leaders of the chicken, Mexican-style food, and pizza categories, respectively. The Habit Burger Grill is a fast casual restaurant concept specializing in made-to-order chargrilled burgers, sandwiches and more. In 2023, the KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut brands were ranked in the top five of Entrepreneur's Top Global Franchises Ranking. In addition, in 2023 Yum! Brands was included on the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index; Forbes' list of America's Best Employers for Diversity; and Newsweek's lists recognizing America's Most Responsible Companies, America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity and America's Greatest Workplaces for Women. In 2022, the Company was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America.

    As the world's largest restaurant company, we have a clear and compelling mission: to build the world's most loved, trusted, and fastest-growing restaurant brands. The key and not-so-secret ingredient in our recipe for growth is our unrivaled culture and talent, which fuels our results. To that end, we're looking for talented, motivated, team-oriented individuals to join us and have the opportunity be your best, have fun, make friends, and make a positive impact.

    We are excited about the future growth of our brands. In fact, as a company we are opening an average of 8 restaurants a day worldwide! This growth creates endless opportunities for professional, as well as personal growth. Customer sentiment and love for our brands is the fuel for our excitement! Taco Bell has been named one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World by Fast Company. Pizza Hut delivers more pizzas than any other pizza company in the world, KFC's still uses its 75-year-old finger-lickin' good recipe, including secret herbs and spices to hand-bread its chicken every day, and the Habit Burger Grill is looking to expand its regional footprint across the country.

    Check Out Some Of Our Great Benefits (Some available at HQ locations only)
    • Recognition based culture and unique, fun events year round
    • 401(k) with a 6% matching contribution from Yum! Brands with immediate vesting
    • 4 weeks of vacation per year plus holidays
    • Onsite childcare through Bright Horizons
    • Onsite dining center (yes, you can eat KFC, Taco Bell or Pizza hut every day!)
    • 2 paid days off per year to volunteer
    • Tuition reimbursement, education benefits and scholarship opportunities
    • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
    • Company paid life insurance
    • Generous parental leave for all new parents and adoption assistance program
    • Onsite dry cleaning, laundry services, concierge
    • Onsite gym with fitness classes and personal trainer sessions
    • Discounts for life's adventures (ex: theme parks, wireless plans, etc.)
    • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental including prescription drug benefits and 100% preventive care
    • Grow Yourself Week which is devoted to your personal development

Keywords: Yum!, Plano , Security Analyst III, Professions , Plano, Texas

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