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Sr. Cybersecurity Engineer

Date: Mar 26, 2019

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202

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Northwestern Mutual is becoming a leader in technology innovation with rapid customer solution development becoming the norm. We are seeking experienced Security Engineers with a broad background in all aspects of Security Technologies including Network, cloud, mobile and application to ensure the availability and accessibility of data is provided to our customers, but equally important, is protected for our customers.  This role will utilize your expertise and experience to swiftly deliver enterprise impacting security solutions through dynamic and collaborative partnerships across IT.



  • Lead analysis, design and implementation of secure solutions for new and existing environments
  • Provide technical leadership for assigned security projects including; the protection of information assets, corporate and customer information and intellectual property
  • Communicate security standard and minimal control requirements
  • Act as a technical advisor and subject matter expert to internal stakeholders and partners
  • Maintain a superior knowledge of Security capabilities and applicable vendor product offerings
  • Understand technical issues and risks affecting the business and be able to communicate them to management and other business leaders



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in Information Technology with demonstrated Cyber Security experience in a complex business environment. Preferred specifics:
  • Firewall design, implementation, maintenance of a stable platform and operational support experience in NextGen Firewall technologies
  • VPN design and operational support
  • Experience in AWS and Azure cloud platforms; added bonus is cloud security work
  • Scripting experience also a plus
  • Web Proxy configuration and operational support
  • Troubleshooting production network security challenges, requiring knowledge of BGP, TCP/IP and other common layer 2 / layer 3 protocols
  • Endpoint protection Design, Implementation and operational support
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues throughout multiple security stack layers
  • Strong aptitude and ability to logically analyze and solve complex issues collaboratively
  • Ability to set priorities for scope, risk and quality of technology solutions to meet business needs
  • Strong Network and Security Endpoint device experience desired
  • Certifications in Comptia Security +, CISSP desired
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor other staff members
  • Ability to communicate complex, technical information in a consumable manner to any organizational level
  • Strong ability to independently identify and resolve critical and complex issues through effective problem solving skills
  • Strong ability to maintain and strengthen relationships; ability to effectively influence and negotiate with internal and external partners.
  • Proven skills in conflict management, decision making and negotiation preferred
  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills with the ability to work within deadlines, prioritize work, and multi-task; Agile/Scrum team experience a plus
  • Proven ability in dealing with ambiguity


Req ID: 24793
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 6-8 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 04/02/2019