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TIAA Senior Cybersecurity Engineer in Chicago, Illinois


TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. We offer a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.


Sr Info Security Engineer

The Senior Information Security Engineer conducts network and software vulnerability assessments and testing by utilizing reverse engineering techniques. This job tests the current state of the information security architecture and provides improvement recommendations by gathering key insights found from testing and analyzing the current systems and networks. This job also evaluates system security configurations and performs root cause analysis to determine how to provide optimal IT security for the organization.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Executes vulnerability analysis and exploitation of applications, operating systems and networks.

  • Identifies intrusion or incident path or method through testing and evaluation procedures.

  • Contributes to the design, development and implementation of countermeasures, systems integration and tools specific to cyber and information operations.

  • Resolves complex malware and intrusion issues within the system as they occur.

  • Monitors industry security updates, technologies and practices on a continual basis to improve overall security management.

  • Serves as an internal information security consultant on the standards, complex issues and best practices for the organization.

  • Performs testing and analysis of complex software systems to determine both the functionality and intent of the systems.

  • Builds and maintains operational and configuration documentation and creates and maintains diagrams.

  • Works with Cybersecurity Risk and Security Operation teams to enhance the overall security posture of the enterprise.


  • 3 Years Required; 5 Years Preferred

  • University (Degree), Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Preferred Education

  • University (Degree)

Career Level


Required Qualifications

  • 3 or more years of experience within Cybersecurity or Information Technology

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in security, information technology or related field

  • General information security certifications (e.g. CISSP, Security +, etc)

  • Experience in financial services or other highly regulated industry

  • Expertise in Windows, Linux, Python, and shell scripting.

  • Experience with SIEM or other log management platforms.

  • Ability to work across functional groups to implement and maintain security solutions

Potential Salary: $112,450.00 USD

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary ( .

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TIAA started out over 100 years ago to help ensure teachers could retire with dignity. Today, many people who work at not-for-profits rely on our wide range of financial products and services to support and strengthen their financial well-being.