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Lead Information Security Engineer

  • Technology & Data
  • Full time
  • R-339890

About this role:

The Application Encryption and Tokenization & Bring Your Own Key [BYOK] Team, within the Wells Fargo Chief Technology Office – Secure Network Services – Critical Security Infrastructure organization, is seeking a Lead Information Security Engineer to join an exciting, fast-paced Team working on cutting edge Cryptographic related technologies.  This position reports directly to the manager of the Application Encryption and Tokenization & Bring Your Own Key [BYOK] Team.

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for infrastructure design, engineering, automation, and day to day management of Crypto infrastructure.  This infrastructure consists of Windows and Linux servers, software and hardware-based appliances, and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) leveraged to provide Cryptographic capabilities companywide at Wells Fargo. 
  • Lead incident response activities for highly complex events
  • Conduct technical investigation of incidents to identify causes and recommend future mitigation strategies.
  • Need to be capable of creating technical/engineering documentation and have excellent written and oral communication.
  • Design, develop and implement automation for manual processes via scripting and other automation tools.
  • Provide security engineering/design for cryptographic solutions and ensure risk mitigation via effective security configuration standards, best practices and while ensuring engineering discipline and quality security technology and business outcomes.
  • Participate in the research, analysis, design, testing and implementation of complex information protection technologies, alongside other teams within our organization.
  • Design, document, test, maintain, and provide issue resolution recommendations for highly complex security and cryptographic technology solutions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate and influence all levels of professionals, including managers.
  • Provide periodic 24/7 on-call support rotation and some work will be required to be done during off hours.
  • May provide technical guidance to less experienced staff.  Given the nature of the encryption technologies, the team environment is very fast paced and requires the ability to drive to solutions as an individual and to work effectively with the team as well.

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

Required Qualifications :

  • 7+ years of Information Security Engineering experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education
  • 5+ years of Unix/Linux Systems Administration experience with in-depth knowledge of troubleshooting, OS hardening and OS tuning
  • 4+ years of intermediate to advanced level experience with scripting/automation using tools such as: Bash, PowerShell, Python, Ansible, VBScript, or JavaScript, UI path, etc.
  • Proven experience successfully designing, developing and deploying automation solutions for technical and engineering processes.
  • 3+ years of experience with encryption or tokenization technologies
  • 2+ years of experience performing builds, administration and/or support of hardware security modules or security appliance devices.
  • Advanced Knowledge of Cryptographic protocols & algorithms
  • Advanced Understanding of (format preserving encryption) FPE, tokenization and TDE (transparent data encryption) etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of implementing infrastructure upgrades, security patches, version upgrades for systems, appliances and HSM’s
  • Experience with Agile Scrum or Kanban methodologies
  • Proven experience with change and incident management practices in medium to large enterprise environments.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with M365/MS Office: PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, MS Teams, MS SharePoint Online

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced Knowledge of Cloud key management and Bring Your Own Key (BYOK).
  • Experience with Thales CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager (CCKM).
  • Experience with and the ability to thrive in a complex and fast-paced technology and/or information security organization, within a large enterprise environment.
  • Experience with application support in Linux and Windows server environments.
  • Experience performing technical product assessments, including development of implementation plans, in a large enterprise.
  • Experience mentoring/guiding less experienced staff.
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Advanced critical thinking, problem solving and technical troubleshooting abilities.
  • Ability to identify and assess issues then make sound decisions.
  • Security certifications such as CISSP, GIAC or equivalent.
  • Cloud certifications such as AZ-900, MS-900 or equivalent/higher.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Advanced scripting skills specifically around log rotation, data collection, error collection and alerting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of implementing infrastructure upgrades, security patches, or version upgrades.
  • Experience designing, developing and implementing synthetic transactions for the monitoring of applications and/or infrastructure.
  • Experience with Puppet/Chef/Ansible or similar automation tools.
  • Public cloud engineering or support experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Splunk.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Cryptographic Technologies and Key Management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of banking or the financial services industry.
  • Ability to coordinate completion of multiple tasks and meet aggressive time frames.
  • Application development experience.

Job Expectations:

  • Ability to work on call /off-hours as assigned per the Team on-call rotation.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.

Posting End Date: 

24 Apr 2024

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

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