Information Security Engineer

San Francisco, CA 94111 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 09/20/2023 Industry: Information Technology Job Number: RO7.26.1 Pay Rate: 150,000 - 200,000 base salary Experience: Mid-Senior Level

Job Description

We are a prominent financial firm located in the vibrant city of San Francisco, committed to providing innovative financial solutions to our diverse clientele. As the industry leader, we uphold the highest standards of security to safeguard our data and financial assets. To reinforce our cybersecurity team, we are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Information Security Engineer.

As an Information Security Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in securing our financial systems, data, and infrastructure against potential cyber threats. Collaborating with a talented team of professionals, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining robust security measures that comply with industry regulations and ensure the utmost protection of our clients' sensitive information.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Security Infrastructure Management:

    • Deploy, configure, and maintain security tools, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and other security infrastructure components.
    • Conduct regular audits and vulnerability assessments to identify potential weaknesses and propose remediation measures.
  2. Incident Response:

    • Develop and maintain an incident response plan to efficiently address security breaches or cyber incidents promptly and effectively.
    • Participate in post-incident analysis to determine the root cause and recommend enhancements to prevent future occurrences.
  3. Security Policies and Procedures:

    • Collaborate with internal teams to establish, review, and enforce information security policies and procedures, ensuring alignment with industry best practices and regulatory requirements.
  4. Threat Detection and Monitoring:

    • Implement advanced threat detection mechanisms and continuously monitor network traffic, system logs, and security events for suspicious activities.
    • Respond proactively to potential threats and take appropriate actions to mitigate risks.
  5. Security Awareness and Training:

    • Conduct security awareness training for employees, educating them on best practices to maintain a secure work environment.
  6. Compliance and Governance:

    • Ensure compliance with relevant industry regulations, such as PCI-DSS, GDPR, and local data protection laws.
    • Keep abreast of emerging security trends, threats, and best practices to enhance the organization's security posture.
  7. Security Architecture:

    • Collaborate with the IT team to design and implement secure architecture for new systems and applications.
    • Conduct security reviews of existing systems and recommend enhancements as needed.

Join our dynamic team in San Francisco and help us maintain the highest standards of security in the financial industry. If you are passionate about cybersecurity, possess the required skills, and have a track record of success in securing critical systems, we encourage you to apply and be part of our innovative journey.



Job Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field. Advanced degrees or certifications (CISSP, CISM, CEH, etc.) are highly desirable.
  • Proven experience as an Information Security Engineer or related role, particularly in the financial sector.
  • Strong knowledge of network protocols, firewalls, VPNs, IDS/IPS, and other security-related technologies.
  • Familiarity with cloud security principles and technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Experience with security tools and systems (SIEM, EDR, DLP, etc.).
  • Solid understanding of encryption, authentication, access control, and other security protocols.
  • Demonstrated expertise in incident response and threat detection methodologies.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.




Meet Your Recruiter

Rolf Otten
Technology Recruiter



In 2004, shortly after graduating from NIU's College of Business, my recruiting career at CPS, Inc. started. During this time, I have been able to learn from some of the best recruiters within the industry and continually look to improve myself in order to better serve both the candidates and client companies I represent. 

I partner with several of the leading tech firms in Chicago and across the country in helping them secure hard to find technologists.  These companies are in a variety of industries: Financial/Trading, E-Commerce, Data Analytic, Ad-tech, Education Tech, SaaS, Hedge Funds, and more. 

The positions I work include: Software Engineers (C++, Java, C#, Python, Ruby, etc.), Network/Systems Engineers, DevOps, DBA's, Data Scientists, and more. 


About me: 

I grew up in the west suburbs of Chicago just blocks from the famed Brookfield Zoo. I enjoy spending time with my wife and our three children and try to keep up with all of their activities. I try to remain as active as possible and enjoy all things "sports". You can find me at Soldier Field for most Bears games and will never say no to a good chicken wing.



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