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Senior Security Engineer

Location: Seattle, WA
Department: IT - Corporate Services
Type: Full time
# of openings: 1



Who We Are


At PEMCO it’s all about people, starting with our customers. We’re a mutual insurance company owned by our Northwest policyholders and protecting their dreams since 1949. We believe in listening to our customers and showing that we understand them in ways that others don’t.


Working at PEMCO, you will enjoy the benefits of working for a thriving and growing company, sharing ideas, learning and seeing the impact of your work, while also enjoying positive energy and work-life balance. We’re a company of 500+ relationship-focused, community-minded people, serving our policyholders from our modern office in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.”  


Why We Need You


This role provides technical and Information Security engineering direction and leadership. You will work collaboratively with all technical support areas to ensure systems are designed, implemented and supported consistent in maintaining security standards.


What You’ll Be Doing


Strategy & Planning

  • Collaborate with other groups to ensure secure and reliable implementation and operation of software and systems for fulfilling business objectives and processes.

  • Work with executive team members, decision makers, and stakeholders to define business requirements and systems goals, and to apply appropriate Security controls.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Design and deploy secure new operating systems, applications and enhancements to existing applications, software, and operating systems to improve performance and reliability

  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions regarding Security toolsets and controls.

Operational Management

  • Analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing security systems, controls, and standards; develop and implement strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.

  • Provide thought leadership in security engineering for the company.

  • Support day-to-day information security program administration.

  • Work collaboratively with technicians to ensure designs meet security standards: Develop security controls and perform validation testing; contribute to design documentation and other project deliverables, as necessary.

  • Design, implement and support highly confidential or niche security systems.

  • Perform troubleshooting, forensic analysis and investigations for security and all incidents to determine level of Incident Response, mitigation and resolution.

  • This role may require detailed technical work in the event a conflict of interest is suspected or exists.

  • Mentor, remain current, and provide guidance to others on security best practices.

What You’ll Bring

  • 10 years of experience working with information processing and information security products and technologies. 

  • BA/BS in science or technology-related field or equivalent preferred.

  • CISSP certification required 

  • Experience in supporting a wide range of compliance audits.

  • Proven experience with systems planning, security principles, and general software management best practices.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.  Must effectively produce, communicate and implement systems documentation, reports, and business correspondence.  

  • Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products as required (Troubleshooting).

  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

  • Ability and willingness to work hours outside of normal business hours. 

  • Must have strong organizational skills  and the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks.

  • Working knowledge of secure TCP/IP network architecture and enterprise computer/infrastructure operations required

  • Required technical skills: 

  • Active Directory Security along with application of Group Policy Objects

  • Cisco IOS

  • Microsoft Stack

  • Multi-factor authentication

  • SQL Security Hardening

  • IIS Security Hardening

  • Web Application Security/Firewalls

  • Network hardening with ACLs (understanding protocols)

  • SSL/VPN Remote Access

  • Unix/Linux, intrusion detection systems

  • Network vulnerability assessment tools

  • Forensics knowledge


We’ve Got You Covered

  • Competitive salary
  • 200% match on your 401(k) up to 6% of your pay
  • Generous medical, dental, disability and life insurance plans
  • A friendly, professional work environment
  • The opportunity to work at a place of integrity, where customer service is emphasized

At PEMCO, we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, our products and our community to flourish. PEMCO is honored to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or Veteran status.



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