Lead Info Security Engineer
Charlotte , North Carolina
November 22, 2017
Job Description



Since 1918, it has been TIAA’s mission to serve, our ability to perform and the values we embrace that make us a different kind of financial services organization. We’re dedicated to serving the financial needs of those in the academic, medical, cultural, governmental and research fields, and committed to helping make lifetime financial well-being possible for them.


By building a culture that allows all employees to contribute their unique talents and skills, we’re able to provide our customers with fresh ideas and distinct perspectives to help them achieve their goals.  We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is one of our greatest strengths and a key measure of our success*.


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The Security Engineer will be responsible for leading and implementing of security solutions and partnering with the operational users of those security solutions to ensure that the underlying technology is sufficiently meeting the needs of the overall Security department as well as suggesting and implementing enhancements to key technologies. This role will require flexible hours and expanding responsibilities for new technology.



  • Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) for various enterprise security solutions, primarily SailPoint, MSSQL Warehouse, java, best security practice, and stable operation while enhancing existing solutions
  • Partner with security architecture on implementing and improving security solutions
  • Champion the technical details of security solution initiatives including business case
  • Continually assess security controls for deficiencies then remediate
  • Measure and report key performance indicators for responsible solutions including effectiveness of control activities, uptime, and enhancement demand
  • Assist engineering partners in skills development and on-call backup 


Associates or advanced degree in computer science, information technology, or similar

Minimum 5 years information security experience (8 years if candidate does not hold advanced degree)

Minimum 3 years security engineering experience

Experience with developing specific identity management technologies (SailPoint IIQ,SIQ)

Experience with large, modern technology environments, their challenges, common approaches to overcome their challenges, and their inherent security strengths and weaknesses

Experience with and knowledge of administering enterprise OSes (e.g., Windows, RHEL, etc.)

(Preferred not required)

  • Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g., VMware, Hyper-V, etc.) (desired)
  • Experience with or knowledge of various platform security tools and scoring concepts (e.g., AV, HIPS, firewalls, CVSS, OWASP 10, etc.)
  • Experience with or knowledge of various networking concepts and devices (e.g., routing, switching, VLANs, etc.)
  • Experience with or knowledge of various network security tools (e.g., firewalls, NIPS, WIPS, VPN, DLP, etc.) (desired)
  • Experience with or knowledge of various databases (e.g., Oracle, MS-SQL, etc.) (desired)
  • General information security certification (e.g., CISSP, CISM, etc.) (desired)
  • Technical information security certification (e.g., CCNP, MCSE, MCITP/MCTS, etc.) (desired)
  • Experience in the Financial Services industry (desired)
  • Ability to communicate technical information in understandable business terms
  • Ability to deliver results in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Excellent judgment and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Excellent ability to calculate both risk and return on investment


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