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Lead Cybersecurity Engineer

Crystal Lake, IL Discover

Discover. A brighter future.

With Discover, you’ll have the chance to make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, you’ll do meaningful work you’re passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at Discover.

Job Description

The responsibility of the Lead Cybersecurity Engineer role is to contribute to the delivery of critical infrastructure solutions as part of Discover’s Data Security Products team. The individual will work closely with Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Services, and Enterprise Architects to build solutions which meet the ever changing Cybersecurity threat landscape. This is a great opportunity for someone who is a self-starter, team player, and wanting to join a growing area of demand.​

What You’ll Do

  • Engineer solutions in alignment with the Cybersecurity engineering roadmap, and maintain processes for the delivery of highly complex secure systems, cyber applications, technical projects, and regulatory and risk requirements.
  • Facilitate process engineering, risk remediation, and mitigation of operational risk in a high-velocity culture by collaborating to introduce technology, requirements, deliverables, gaps, and systems design.
  • Contribute to analyzing cyber technologies, metrics models, and performance indicators.
  • Identify robust solutions and build resilient next-generation systems to solve business challenges and enhance the control environment.

How You’ll Do It

  • Manage relationships with security partners and vendors.
  • Ensure compliance with audit, regulatory, and legal requirements.
  • Analyze, design, and develop security solutions with Cybersecurity architects to ensure they are consistent with corporate technology goals and risk tolerance levels.
  • Provide direction to infrastructure, operations, data, and application developments groups throughout the transitioning phase, implementation in production, and beyond.
  • Validate current- and future-state architectural models to assess impact across assigned Cybersecurity technology systems.
  • Provide subject matter expertise for supported security technologies and during escalations.
  • Oversee security requirements and technical specifications to guide project implementation toward successful solution delivery.
  • Maintain knowledge of engineering next-gen designs, security trends, threats, and attack techniques.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with management, peers, project managers, and internal customers.
  • Design and engineer solutions to align with the Cybersecurity strategy.

Qualifications You’ll Need

The Basics

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 6+ years of experience in information security, security engineering, or related field

Bonus Points If You Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in information security, information technology, or related field
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; able to quickly digest any issue/problem encountered and recommend an appropriate solution Experience in leveraging agile practices for planning and executing work
  • Experience working with cryptographic services such as TLS/SSL, Key Management, Certificates, and Tokenization
  • Experience working with cloud services such as AWS
  • Experience with containers and container management systems (Kubernetes, Openshift)
  • Experience working with major Operating Systems, such as Windows Server and RHEL
  • Experience supporting and maintaining highly available distributed systems
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python and Powershell
  • Experience with integrating systems and workflows via APIs, ServiceNow, and Jenkins
  • Knowledge payment compliance and standards (PCI DSS, FFIEC, NIST Security Standards and Frameworks) is a plus

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