Bank of America Information Security Innovation Engineer in Chicago, Illinois
Innovation Engineer for the Global Information Security (GIS) Research and Development Evaluation team with a focus on emerging technology testing and evaluation.
R&D Innovation Engineers are responsible for evaluating emerging/emerged security technology across a broad portfolio of domains that include network, device, people security, data, applications; designing test scenarios; building testing environments using various operating systems; interfacing with vendors; conducting research on products; competitive analyses; and producing white papers and presentations.
The successful candidate will be highly intelligent, insanely curious and have an unbridled thirst for figuring out new technologies in the security space in addition to possessing a broad technology background to serve as a foundation for understanding emerging/innovative approaches to hard problems. The ability to work across a wide variety of technology disciplines to determine the viability of vendor solutions is required, as is the ability to flourish in a fast paced environment and communicate clearly in both oral and written modalities. This is a hands-on position with the GIS R&D Evaluation team requiring knowledge of network infrastructure and systems. The candidate will be expected to both independently execute ideas/evaluations from concept through completion as well as manage small ad-hoc teams (contractors/vendor consultants) within our group.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and committed to this work: in other words, you do this because you love it, and hard problems don’t scare you.
The ideal candidate will possess expertise in several of the following areas:
Scripting languages (PowerShell, Python, or other languages)
Insider threat detection
Required Skills and Responsibilities:
Exceptional analytical/critical thinking abilities - must be able to analyze proposed technological solutions to not only understand how mechanisms work, but to also develop methods of effectively testing and evaluating technologies
Excellent research skills - must be able to identify relevant data sources for information about emerging technologies to gain an understanding of how things work, and be willing to dig in and take things apart to figure out how they work
Strong written communication skills - must be able to write technical whitepapers/reports on emerging technologies
Strong oral communication skills - must be able to present findings to broad audiences inclusive of senior technology and business management, requiring the ability to explain complex technical matters in a way both technical and non-technical personnel can understand
Hands-on technical abilities: Strong network knowledge (esp in the area of security), OS (Windows and RedHat), VMWare, endpoint and midrange, as well as development or scripting knowledge (e.g., Python, .NET, PowerShell, or Java)
Good software + hardware architecture experience: strong background productionizing applications in an enterprise environment
Ability to work independently: Must be adept at undertaking and completing tasks independently, meeting schedules and delivery timelines, and to moving swiftly from concepts and theory to action.
Ability to build and execute testing methodologies unique to emerging technology products for which scant documentation exists
Ability to collaborate with teams at all levels: Line of Business, R&D, Operations, Technology Infrastructure, Platform Engineering, Vendor
Capable of advancing the program by developing policies, processes and procedures to promote security technology evaluation objectives for adoption throughout the Bank as an on-demand service
5-7 years of experience with information security and either systems administration, networking, data analysis or application development
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent or higher in CS, IT, a related technical or engineering field.
Experience working in the financial sector
Desired Skills & Experience:
Experience with the evaluation of emerging technology and /or experience as a technology innovator or maker
Demonstrated understanding of security vulnerabilities, attacks and ability to apply/implement appropriate controls or find new ones based on new technology being developed.
Familiarity with the Bank of America environment, security controls and BAND builds
Strong knowledge of a plurality of languages, operating systems, and databases
Previous experience working on an R&D or Architecture team
Master’s Degree in a technology related field from an accredited university
Enterprise Role Overview:
Key individual contributor, with accountability for researching, designing, engineering, implementing, and supporting information security & directory technology systems (software & hardware). Utilizes in-depth technical knowledge and business requirements to design & implement secure solutions to meet customer / client needs while protecting the Bank's assets. Develops and implements security standards, procedures, and guidelines for multiple platforms and diverse environment (e.g. client server, distributed, mainframe, etc.). Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results. Work leadership may be provided by assigning work and resolving problems. Typically 5-7 years of IT experience.
Posting Date : 05/22/2017
Location : US-CA-Simi Valley, US-DC-Washington, US-FL-Jacksonville, US-IL-Chicago, US-NY-New York, US-NC-Charlotte, US-TX-Addison
Travel : Yes, 5% of the time
Full / Part-time : Full time
Hours Per Week : 40
Shift : 1st shift
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