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Commonwealth Financial Network Platform Cloud Security Engineer in Waltham, Massachusetts

We at Commonwealth Financial Network (CFN) protect our people, our premises, and systems with the objective of maintaining trust in our services that we provide. Our mission which we believe in and are excited by is to protect our advisors, people, premises, and systems to build and maintain trust.

Our vision is to be recognized as a leading Information Security function within the financial sector leader and trusted partner delivering indispensable, and reliable services to our advisors, customers, and communities. As a CFN Cloud Security Engineer, you will be a key member of the Information Security Engineering team. You will need to have a strong understanding of data security solutioning and design processes needed to enable and securely deliver resilient security services. You will work collaboratively with the Information Security teams to ensure solutions and services are designed and adopted effectively. The Cloud security engineer is responsible for, but not limited to, performing maintenance and support functions associated with the Cloud security systems.

You will be closely working with other members of the information Security team and IT teams to ensure continued success operation. You will be able to make an impact to a more reliable and stable Cloud security environment with better monitoring and automation. This role is ideal for those seeking a challenge in a growing business, providing indispensable services to user communities and being part of its success.

This is a new role with a new team who have recently transformed to new ways of working. We are looking for an experienced Cloud Security engineer with good security knowledge and high impact leadership skills. This is a great opportunity to help build a high performing team in the finance industry.

Key responsibilities

  • Working as part of the Security Engineering team, assisting with ongoing, hands-on configuration and management of current and future cloud security technologies

  • Evaluating and implementing Azure and office365 Cloud security controls such as Office365 ATP, Azure Security Center, Azure Policy, Azure Sentinel, Azure ATP, Defender ATP

  • Implement and manage cloud security best practices in azure and office365.

  • Managing cryptography and encryption of data in the cloud

  • Implementing Logging, monitoring, and automation solutions to respond to detected incidents in the cloud and hybrid environment.

  • Configuring and integrating SIEM, SOAR and UEBA with cloud and hybrid security solutions

  • Researching and implementing new and advanced techniques for threat detection and response.

  • Work closely with application, developers, and infrastructure team members to implement and design secure cloud solutions.

  • Automate cloud security controls, data, and processes to provide better metrics and operational support.

  • Create, review, and update documentation including publishing SOPs, standards, and guidelines.

  • Identify security threats and risks related to cloud infrastructure services and plan remediation activities.

  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve basic and complex hybrid and azure cloud issues.

  • Develop and conduct training for team members including interns

Core strengths

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems or a related discipline, or equivalent training

  • 5+ years of related work experience in a Cloud security role

  • Expertise in Azure Infrastructure operations security tools including Azure Resource Manager, Azure Monitor, Azure Security Center, Azure Application Gateway, RBAC for storage accounts, Shared Access Signatures, Storage Service Encryption, VPN Gateway, Azure Key Vault, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Active Directory

  • Strong understanding of Identity and access management, conditional access, and role-based access control.

  • In depth knowledge of designing and building Azure cloud network infrastructure

  • Deep understanding of the security models of cloud providers and cloud native operations.

  • Hands-on experience in implementing and maintaining security for hybrid cloud infrastructure.

  • Familiar with Azure Services such as Kubernetes Services, Azure SQL, PowerBI, Logic Apps and other key technologies in the Azure cloud.

  • Experience with data security tools in Microsoft cloud such as Azure information Protection, Officer365 Data classification and DLP, Defender ATP

  • Experience with cloud data analytics tools and services.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Industry certifications such as Azure Fundamentals, Azure Security Engineer Associate, Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administrator Associate and other certifications

Additional desirable skills and knowledge

  • Understanding the best practices, control frameworks, and applicable existing and new legal/regulatory requirements (SEC S-P Rule, FINRA cybersecurity recommendations, data privacy and breach notification laws, ISO 27001, NIST CSF and SP 800-53, CIS, CSA CCM, PCI DSS, etc.)

Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves.

Picture Yourself Here

Imagine keeping company with big thinkers and even bigger doers who share a common purpose to make a profound difference. Figure in an experience-it-to-believe-it culture, massive growth potential, and benefits galore, and you get the full impression.

We are committed to providing a supportive, equitable environment where you can bring your full, authentic self to your work every day and truly thrive in meaningful ways. Where you can be yourself and belong. Where you can build a career and find community.

At Commonwealth, everyone plays a part in our success story—and in building a more diverse and inclusive workplace, we are broadening our perspectives and capabilities. Together, our potential is limitless. Come join us on the pathway to a brighter future!

About Commonwealth

Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser, provides a suite of business solutions that empowers more than 2,000 independent financial advisors nationwide. J.D. Power ranks Commonwealth “#1 in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Seven Times in a Row.” Privately held since 1979, the firm has headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California.

Turning our advisors into raving fans starts by doing the same for our employees. We foster an environment of excellence, growth, rewards, and fun in equal measure, so our employees genuinely enjoy coming to work. Our refreshing workplace culture has earned us 43 Best Place to Work awards—and counting.

The Fine Print

We care about your online safety as a prospective employee and encourage you to exercise caution when responding to job postings online. Commonwealth will never ask potential hiring candidates to pay or transfer funds as a precondition of interviews or employment, nor will we authorize recruiters or agents to do so on our behalf.

Commonwealth is an equal opportunity employer, making intentional efforts to source candidates from all backgrounds.

ID: W-2020-007

External Company Name: Commonwealth Equity Services, Inc.

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Street: 29 Sawyer RD