Lead Information Security Engineer

Recruiter
Wells Fargo
Location
Chicago
Salary
Competitive
Posted
24 Nov 2022
Closes
29 Nov 2022
Employer Sector
Technology, IT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Information Security Engineer cyber security professional with experience and education in tactical cyber–attack evaluation, exploit testing and analysis, malware reverse engineering, cyber intelligence, and red or purple teaming. The ideal candidate will have experience in using tactical expertise in exploit testing, and exploit proof–of–concept development and analysis, to identify over–the–horizon cyber–attack vectors that may pose a risk to the company's information security environment. The candidate will also have experience developing offensive tradecraft for cyber defender trainings and partnering with cyber defenders to resolve identified capability gaps. The team member will need to have experience in conducting technical research and identifying methods to detect emerging cyber threats, emulating full–life cycle cyber–attack methodologies, and have a deep, technical understanding of evolving Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs).

The ideal candidate will have a well–rounded understanding of the Cloud threat landscape, endpoint/network defenses and detection methodologies, or incident response, in addition to an expertise in how adversarial cyber threat actors think and attack. Regular collaboration with multiple teams such as the Cyber Threat Fusion Center, Security Content Development, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and Offensive Security teams will be critical to success.

In this role, you will:
  • Lead exploit testing, proof–of–concept development, and analysis
  • Create and conduct full–life cycle tactical cyber–attack chains and present to Cyber Network Defense Teams
  • Follow current trends on evolving threats, threat actors, and their TTPs to identify over–the–horizon cyber–attack vectors that may pose a risk to the company's information security environment
  • Utilize software development and reverse engineering skills to triage, reverse malware, and develop offensive tradecraft
  • Utilize subject matter knowledge of the Cloud threat landscape
  • Identify, collect, and analyze malicious code to conduct exploit and malware research
  • 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
  • Review and correlate security logs
  • 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
Required Qualifications, US:
  • 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 managing cybercrime detection, investigation, and intelligence strategies
  • 4 + years of experience with technical project coordination associated with Red Team, Purple Team, Blue Team Assessments or offensive security research assessment
  • 3 + years of executing ethical penetration testing including exploitation and post–exploitation experience
Desired Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of information security experience including experience in one or more of the following security disciplines: information security monitoring, incident response, vulnerability management, host/network forensics, cyber–crime investigation, penetration testing, business continuity, or cyber threat intelligence
  • Knowledge and understanding of malware reverse engineering including: code or behavior analysis for endpoints and the network
  • Ability to use software development skills to develop offensive tradecraft used to train cyber defenders
  • Knowledge and understanding of Cloud threat landscape
  • Experience with security technology product evaluation, proof of concepts and testing
  • Certifications in one or more of the following: Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP), Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE), Offensive Security Exploitation Expert (OSEE), or Offensive Security Web Expert (OSWE)
  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities
  • Highly refined and professional verbal and written communications
  • Knowledge and understanding of banking or financial services industry
  • Knowledge and understanding of data security controls including malware protection, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, content filtering, Internet proxies, encryption controls, and log management solutions
  • Knowledge of offensive security, with the ability to think like an adversary when hunting and responding to incidents
  • Strong investigative mindset with an attention to detail
  • Experience with multiple operating systems to include Windows, Mac OS, and Unix/Linux
  • Advanced problem–solving skills, ability to develop effective long–term solutions to complex problems
Job Expectations:
  • Travel up to 10% of the time
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.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.