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Lead Information Security Engineer - Cryptography

About this role:

The Wells Fargo cryptographic team provides and supports encryption, tokenization, and cryptographic key management for companywide solutions. We are seeking a Lead Information Security Engineer with a strong knowledge of process automation to join our team. You must have strong leadership qualities and be a mentor to the team. You will be expected to deliver automated solutions for hardware, software, and business processes. You will also become a subject matter expert in several solutions, providing knowledge and support to users and others within the team as well as their own leadership. 

In this role, you will:

  • Provide technical and professional 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.

  • 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. 

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

  • Participate in the research, analysis, design, testing and implementation of complex information protection technologies, alongside other teams within our organization.

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

  • 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.

  • Provide periodic 24/7 on-call support rotation and some work will be required to be done during off hours.

  • Create technical/engineering documentation and have excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Lead 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

  • 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

  • 5+ years of Unix/Linux Systems Administration experience with in-depth knowledge of troubleshooting, OS hardening and OS tuning

  • 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

  • Understanding of Format Preserving Encryption (FPE), tokenization, and Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)

  • Knowledge and understanding of implementing infrastructure upgrades, security patches, version upgrades for systems, appliances and HSMs

  • Experience with Agile Scrum or Kanban methodologies

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

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Global Information Assurance Certification (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 with Thales CipherTrust Cloud Key Manager (CCKM)

  • 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's on-call rotation

  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time

  • Willingness to work on-site at stated location on the job opening

This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship.

Posting Locations:

  • 2600 S Price Rd - Chandler, AZ 85286

  • 2222 W Rose Garden Ln - Phoenix, AZ 85027

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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