• Senior Security Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Security/Cyber Risk
    Regular Full-Time



    Common Securitization Solutions, LLC ("CSS") is seeking a Senior Security Engineer in support of the Common Securitization Platform (CSP).

    How many times in your career do you get the opportunity to do something that’s never been done? To create something that will change an entire industry? CSS is building the Common Securitization Platform to issue and manage mortgage securities. We’re looking for people who can walk in two worlds – a start-up environment where development is collaborative and rapid; and a production environment where we run and monitor the performance of the platform. Longer-term, this platform could serve the entire US housing finance industry. Sound transformative? It is. Come join us and help create something remarkable.


    CSS is expanding its information security function and is looking to hire a Senior Security Engineer to design and enhance application and infrastructure security for a new financial services platform. We are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable expert who has proven design and deployment experience. The role involves working with platform developers and infrastructure engineers to secure the platform data and transactions. The role includes the opportunity to implement Security Services requirements for the platform. Security Services include, security monitoring, authentication, roles based access control, logging, privileged account management and password vaulting, web services security, web single sign on. This individual will be working in a high-performing technical environment.  A well-qualified candidate will be comfortable working both hands-on and at the architecture/design/development levels of a solution.

    The position provides an opportunity to participate in an energetic and fast paced environment using the latest in technology and tools to build and secure an advanced financial services processing platform running in a virtual cloud-based IaaS datacenter.





    The Senior Security Engineer is responsible for liaising directly with infrastructure and platform developers to design and test standardized security solutions that meet stated security control objectives. Work closely with information technology teams and business stakeholders to understand goals, determine security requirements, design, and implement application and data security solutions to meet business objectives, IT strategic initiatives, corporate and regulatory requirements.

    • Hands-on design, develop, integrate, and update system security solutions that provide confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation.
    • Coordinate with systems architects and developers to provide guidance in the development and integration of secure design solutions.
    • Validate IT solutions collaboratively with infrastructure and application development project teams ensuring that corporate security policy, standards and industry best practices are met.
    • Drive the selection, POC, implementation and operational deployment of new security technology solutions to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of business data
    • Develop disaster recovery and continuity of operations plans for new security systems under integration, and ensure testing prior to systems entering a production environment.
    • Deploy and configure technology, partnering with IT Infrastructure teams and vendor product professional service partners.
    • Act as system owner for security technologies and, working with the IT infrastructure team, ensure they remain properly maintained.
    • Stay current with developing technologies, emerging threat landscape and predict impact of changing technologies.





    • Must have at least 6 years experience including security related engineering solution, SDLC/Agile development and DevOps.
    • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Cyber Security or a related technical field. Master’s Degree is a plus.
    • Demonstrated experience in defining security solutions for large, mission critical systems comprised of multi-tier web applications, enterprise messaging and web service based applications and batch processing.
    • Knowledge of cloud deployments and associated security risks is required, an understanding of IaaS and SaaS based risks and mitigating security control solutions is essential.
    • Demonstrated experience of working directly with vendors to ensure requirements can be met and familiarity with RFP/RFI processes.
    • Demonstrated Java programming experience and ability to review Java code for specific characteristics.
    • Demonstrated experience with building IaaS cloud based solutions including AWS, Azure, etc.. including set up of their network security and identity and access management capabilities.
    • Hands on experience with security technology including Firewalls, DLP, enterprise antivirus, multifactor authentication, Active Directory, ADFS, PKI with certificate lifecycle management, encryption for data at rest and in transit is required.
    • Candidate must have demonstrated experience with Windows, Linux, Red Hat, etc. hosts, operating systems
    • Familiarity with security aspects of databases and middleware including MS SQL, Oracle, Tibco EMS.
    • Familiarity with network security techniques including virtual networking, IP routing, micro-segmentation using subnets and vlans, firewall-based network ACLs.
    • Knowledge of cloud solution orchestration tools including Chef, Puppet and scripting tools like Python, Perl.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and verbal / written communication skills
    • Self-starter; adaptable to change; motivated to set personal and program goals and proactively track performance against goals and initiatives
    • Ability to influence peers and management; ability to team cross-functionally and form relationships to achieve objectives
    • Familiarity with information security policies, standards, industry best practices, and frameworks is desirable (ISO 27K, NIST 800-53, FISMA, etc.)

             Desirable: - CISSP, CISM Certification



    As a condition of employment with Common Securitization Solutions, "CSS", any successful job applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and to successfully complete a background investigation, which may also include a credit check for positions in some areas of our business.
    CSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





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