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TIAA Bank Lead Information Security Engineer - Cloud in United States

Lead Information Security Engineer - TIAA Bank

The Lead Information Security Engineer job collaborates with various business units and stakeholders across the organization to monitor external and insider threat detection, mitigation, investigation and response efforts. Working under limited supervision, this job develops and implements robust technical solutions and advanced analytics to enable preventive threat detection efforts. This job also conducts and reviews the testing of the current state of the information security architecture and suggests improvement recommendations by gathering key insights found from testing and analyzing the current systems and networks.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provides operations and engineering support for critical security systems and services including servers, endpoint security, computer forensics, vulnerability/penetration assessment/mitigation, and security event management.

  • Ensures the execution of vulnerability analysis and exploitation of applications, operating systems and networks.

  • Reports identified intrusion or incident paths and methods discovered through testing and evaluation procedures.

  • Designs, develops and implements countermeasures, systems integration and tools specific to cyber and information operations.

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

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

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

  • Communicates with cybersecurity risk and security operation teams to enhance the overall security posture of the enterprise.

  • Coaches, reviews and delegates work to lower level professionals to enhance their knowledge and performance related to information technology (IT) Security.

Educational Requirements

  • University (Degree) Preferred

Work Experience

  • 5+ Years Required; 7+ Years Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level



  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure or GCP, that directly aligns with the responsibilities of this role

  • Minimum of five (5) years total experience in Application security/Security services


  • At least two+ (2) years’ experience managing or auditing SaaS applications.

  • Security+, CISSP, CCSP or related certification preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience with process automation and improvement.

  • Proficiency with at least one scripting language (e.g., Perl, Python and PowerShell).

  • Experience on IaaS platforms, AWS, GCP, Azure and Oracle and understand shared responsibility model.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently under tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment, identify, and recommend complete solutions. Strong Team player and experience in Matrixed organizations working across org boundaries.

Base Pay Range: $103,300/yr. - $172,100/yr.

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).

Company Overview

TIAA Bank, a division of TIAA, FSB, provides nationwide banking services to consumer and commercial clients through a variety of channels, including online and mobile applications, as well as its Florida-based financial centers.

TIAA has entered into a definitive agreement to sell TIAA Bank to new investors with extensive experience in financial services, as part of the company’s strategy to refocus on its core retirement business and Nuveen, the company’s asset manager. When the transaction is complete, in 2023, TIAA will retain a non-controlling stake in the bank, demonstrating the company’s confidence in the bank’s future success.

Benefits and Total Rewards

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 ( .

Equal Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

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Accessibility Support

TIAA offers support for those who need assistance with our online application process to provide an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.

If you are a U.S. applicant and desire a reasonable accommodation to complete a job application please use one of the below options to contact our accessibility support team:

Phone: (800) 842-2755


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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.