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Sr Vulnerability Management Engineer, Info Security

Job ID: R-019346 Date posted: 11/12/2021 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations TX-Austin , CA-Remote , CA-San Diego

Are you a team player? Are you curious to learn? Are you interested in working in meaningful projects? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? Are you interested in being part of a team that is working to transform and do things differently? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 19,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to objective guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Job Overview:
LPL Financial is in search of a SrVulnerability Management Engineer who is capable of maintaining and maturing the existing Infrastructure Vulnerability Management program at LPL. As a member of the Information Security organization, the Sr Vulnerability Management Engineer plays a key role in securing systems built and/or used by LPL Financial. A successful candidate can expect to work closely with infrastructure, engineering, and application teams, as well as third party vendors to ensure that vulnerability management tools are effectively maintained and leveraged throughout the environment.  The Sr Vulnerability Engineer is also expected to identify solutions for common security problems while participating in a broader Information Security team focused on building relationships with engineers throughout the organization. This role will be expected to execute complex projects with minimal oversight.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the management and maintenance of vulnerability management platforms/tools, including troubleshooting and resolving technical/functional issues and ensuring successful platform operations

  • Escalates issues to vendor support contacts when necessary to resolve identified issues

  • Design and maintain custom developed vulnerability platform reports to show information regarding remediation status, open vulnerabilities, or scan authentication status

  • Perform as a vulnerability management SME in one or more of the following areas: Microsoft platform (Server, workstation, applications), Open Systems platforms (Linux, UNIX, VM Ware ESX), virtualization platforms (e.g. Citrix), Networking, Databases (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, IMS), and others.

  • Participate in operational incident investigations to diagnose and troubleshoot potential vulnerability management tool impacts

  • Perform manual testing of vulnerabilities and exploits leveraging tools such as Metasploit, NMAP, and BurpSuite to identify false positives, validate security defenses and identify risk areas

  • Understands vulnerability exploitation techniques and stays up to date on the latest vulnerabilities and exploits

  • Be able to successfully partner with other security and IT professionals to assess potential impact from vulnerabilities specific to LPL Financials environment, and determine and implement mitigating controls.

  • Identify and recommend appropriate measures to IT stakeholders to manage and remediate vulnerabilities and reduce potential impacts on information resources to a level acceptable to the senior management of the company.

  • Build strong partnerships with technical teams to promote best practices for managing vulnerabilities in an agile manner and within cloud solutions.

  • Be a champion for vulnerability management and information security including broadening awareness and use of the team’s services, education of security best practices and integration with other business areas.

  • Develop and improve KPIs, metrics, and trending for vulnerability management functions.

  • Participate and lead new projects as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaborators who can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Information Security, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 2+ years of practical experience in information security field within a large enterprise environment

  • Prior experience performing technical support of security solutions

  • Familiar with industry standard security best practices and vulnerability management processes including compliance reporting.

  • Prior experience with security tools (e.g. Rapid 7 InsightVM, Qualys, Openvas, Kali Linux, NMAP, BurpSuite, etc.) is highly desirable.

Why LPL? 

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an @lplfinancial.com email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum.  During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card.  Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.

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