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Lead Information Security Engineer Cryptography Products and Services

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a motivated Lead Information Security Engineer to join an exciting, fast paced team working on cutting edge encryption, tokenization and key management technologies that are leveraged to protect information companywide.  This role will provide technical leadership, and be an individual contributor, to teams that design, deploy, and operationally maintain cryptographic products and services including Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) and security appliances.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in the design and deployment of cryptographic products in physical, virtual, and containerized environments. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated experience in automating processes including product builds, operational maintenance, and customer integration and onboarding.  This role reports directly to the Senior Manager for the Encryption, Tokenization and Key Management team. Learn more about the career areas and lines of business at

In this role, you will:

  • Provide technical guidance and oversight to teams and team members responsible for product delivery and operational maintenance

  • Develop and maintain documentation including design and build guides, deployment strategies, automation guides and operational processes

  • Participate in research, analysis and evaluation of new cryptographic products and services

  • Participate in Proof of Concept (POC) testing and demonstrations for new cryptographic products and services

  • Support company driven audits, gather evidence of compliance to company policies, and drive product enhancements, when needed, to remediate findings

  • Conduct technical investigation of incidents to identify causes and recommend future mitigation strategies

  • Collaborate across Wells Fargo teams, including compliance, security architecture and security evaluation teams to ensure cryptographic products are compliant to company policies

  • Work with vendors to understand the technology vendor's roadmap, help to influence that roadmap, and ensure requests for technology/product enhancements are meeting the needs of Wells Fargo

  • Work with partner engineering teams on identification and remediation of security vulnerabilities and may also conduct risk assessments of infrastructure to ensure compliance with corporate security policies and adherence to best practices

  • Support incident response, root cause analysis and corrective action activities

  • Oversee team of engineers and influence design/architecture decisions regarding encryption infrastructure to support our line of business customers

  • Ensure design decisions consider blast radius and business resiliency requirements to reduce / eliminate impact during service changes or DDOS type events, among others

  • Provide security consulting on large projects for internal clients to ensure conformity with corporate information, security policy, and standards

  • Design, document, test, maintain, and provide issue resolution recommendations for highly complex security solutions related to networking, cryptography, cloud, authentication and directory services, email, internet, applications, and endpoint security 

  • Utilize subject matter knowledge in industry leading security solutions and best practices to implement one or more components of information security such as availability, integrity, confidentiality, risk management, threat identification, modeling, monitoring, incident response, access management, and business continuity

  • Identify security vulnerabilities and issues, perform risk assessments, and evaluate remediation alternatives

  • Collaborate and influence all levels of professionals including managers

  • Lead a team to achieve objectives

  • Lead computer security incident response activities for highly complex events

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Information Security Engineering experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

  • 3+ years of experience with encryption, tokenization and/or key management technologies.

  • 3+ years of experience working with hardware security modules (HSMs) or security appliance devices.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Understanding of data at rest and data in motion encryption fundamentals

  • Financial services industry experience

  • Experience with design and implementation of resilient, scalable and efficient solutions for hardware security modules (HSMs) and/or security appliance devices

  • Experience performing technical product assessments, including development of implementation plans, in a large enterprise

  • Experience with DevOps and CI/CD automated build and deployment processes.

  • Intermediate to advanced level experience with scripting/automation using tools.

  • Experience with Linux or Windows server and operating systems.

  • Knowledge and understanding of logging and monitoring tools.

  • Proven experience with change and incident management practices in medium to large enterprise environments.

  • Security certifications such as CISSP, GIAC or equivalent.

  • Experience with Public cloud engineering.

Job Expectations:

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.

  • Ability to work onsite in the office in a hybrid model.

  • This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Posting Location:

  • 2600 S Price Rd.– Chandler, AZ 85286

  • 2222 W Rose Garden Ln. – Phoenix, Arizona 85003

  • 1525 W.W T Harris Blvd. – Charlotte, North Carolina 28262

  • 112646 - 3075 Loyalty Cir.– Columbus, OH 43219

  • 550 S 4th Street. – Minneapolis, MN 55415

  • 150 E 42nd St.– New York, New York 10017

  • 1301 Solana Blvd. – Westlake, TX 76262

  • 333 Market St. –San Francisco, CA 94105

Pay Range:

  • California –San Francisco Pay Range: $133,300 – $237,100 Annually

  • New York –New York Pay Range: $133,300 – $237,100 Annually

Pay Range

$111,100.00 - $197,500.00


Wells Fargo provides all eligible full- and part-time employees with a comprehensive set of benefits designed to protect their physical and financial health and to help them make the most of their financial future. Visit Benefits - Wells Fargo Careers for an overview of the following benefit plans and programs offered to employees.

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental Leave
  • Critical Caregiving Leave
  • Discounts and Savings
  • Health Benefits
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Scholarships for dependent children
  • Adoption Reimbursement

Posting End Date:

23 May 2024

*Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

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