Sr. Security Engineer



F&G offers life insurance and annuities to help you plan and protect your future. We value collaboration, authenticity, dynamics and empowerment.

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Job Summary

The Sr. Security Engineer will analyze and make recommendations to improve network, system and application architectures.  This role will assist in the review and update of cyber security policies, architectures and standards and assist in responding to audits, penetration tests and vulnerability assessments.  This senior level role will help determine how security controls should be designed and integrated and define and design security controls to meet regulatory and contractual obligations.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research, design, and implement cyber security solutions for organization systems and products that comply with all applicable regulations, security policies and standards
  • Conduct network monitoring and intrusion detection analysis using various computer network defense tools, such as intrusion detection/prevention systems, firewalls and host-based security systems
  • Conduct log-based and endpoint-based threat detection to detect and protect against threats coming from multiple sources
  • Work with security information and event management (SIEM) to manage/tune the system, create/manage the detection content and actively watch for alerts
  • Correlate network, cloud and endpoint activity across environments to identify attacks and unauthorized use
  • Research emerging threats and vulnerabilities to aid in the identification of incidents
  • Provide users with incident response support, including mitigating actions to contain activity and facilitating forensics analysis when necessary
  • Perform security standards testing against IT Assets before implementation to ensure security
  • Prepares material (reports, presentations, spreadsheets, etc.) on Information Security to help develop scenarios, response procedures, and to enable informed decision-making
  • Participate in the evaluation of products, services, and/or procedures
  • Analyze underlying trends and action plans associated with Information Security and other domains
  • Work with IT and internal and external business partners to ensure that security is factored in the evaluation, selection, installation and configuration process of hardware and software
  • Analyze and make recommendations to improve network, system and application architectures
  • Define and document how the implementation of a new system or new interfaces between systems impacts the security posture of the current environment

Experience & Education Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree in Information Security or equivalent experience
  • 4-7 years of experience in Information Security
  • Experience with information technology (IT) security principles and methods (e.g., firewalls, DMZs, encryption)
  • Experience conducting assessments of the application’s security design for the appropriate security controls
  • Experience applying cybersecurity and privacy principles
  • Experience in Information Security, compliance, assurance, and/or other security standard methodologies and principles

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • CISSP, ITIL, and/or GIAC certification 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one
  • Dedicated work ethic
  • Strong work prioritization and planning skills
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, written and verbal

Other Requirements

  • Perform other functions, duties and projects as assigned
  • Regular and punctual attendance
  • Minimal travel required (less than 10%)

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Additional Information

Work Environments

F&G believes in an employee-centric flexible environment, which is why we offer the ability for in-office, hybrid and remote work arrangements. During the hiring process, you'll work with your leader to decide what works best for your role.

F&G complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and candidates with disabilities, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship for F&G.  If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact 

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About F&G

Since 1959, Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company (F&G) has offered annuity and life insurance products to those who are seeking security in retirement and protection during life’s unexpected events.

As a national Top Workplace1, an Iowa Top Workplace2 and a proud equal opportunity employer, F&G team members are empowered, collaborative, dynamic and authentic. We believe that by embracing these values, we will continue to build and strengthen the company while continuing to be a great place to work.

1Top Workplaces USA 2022 – 2023

2Des Moines Register Top Workplaces 2018 – 2022


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Tags: Audits CISSP Cloud Compliance Encryption Firewalls Forensics GIAC Incident response Intrusion detection ITIL Monitoring Privacy SIEM Threat detection Vulnerabilities

Perks/benefits: Insurance Team events

Region: Remote/Anywhere
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