Info Security Engineer III (Insider Threat & Data Engineer) at Principal Financial Group (Des Moines, IA)

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The Insider Threat Team is responsible for partnering with various Business Units (BUs) and stakeholders across the organization to manage insider threat prevention, detection and response. The Insider Threat Team will leverage various technical and non-technical datasets for early detection of insider threats and work closely with affected business units to ensure Insider Threat activities are managed effectively and efficiently. This position will focus on data engineering, integration and analysis to help develop strong rulesets, correlation and models to enable insider threat detection efforts.

What'll you do:
  • Integrates available data sources from a variety of sources into a data product available for consumption and analytics.
  • Develop rules and analytics that leverage relevant data from the Insider Threat detection tools, and other applicable data sources, to identify anomalies potentially indicative of an insider threat.
  • Collaborate with others to develop and tune data sets and analytical models to enhance detection capabilities
  • Implement and maintain the solutions used by the insider threat management team and develop associated design and configuration documentation
  • Develop mechanisms to monitor and test the effectiveness of insider threat management solutions
  • Understand and adhere to data management design principles and data governance regulations and policies


We're looking for someone with:
  • Associate's or bachelor's degree with a preference in a computer science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience and 6+ years of IT related experience (such as hands-on troubleshooting, analysis, and technical expertise to resolve incidents and service requests)
  • 4+ years of experience working in an Info Security related role
  • Experience using data and analytics platforms (AWS, Snowflake)
  • Knowledge of contemporary SIEM/UBA platforms and their application to cyber threat analysis
  • Experience with writing small bash, python, splunk scripts, sql queries
  • Experience with server administration in both on-prem and cloud environments
  • Knowledge of networking protocols, encryption, firewalls, host and network intrusion detection systems, data loss prevention systems, Windows and Linux
  • Understanding of information security, and incident analysis

We'll consider talent at the next level with the right experiences and skills.

Salary Range Information

Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

Salary Range

$87550 - $172800 / year

Additional Information

Job level

We'll consider talent at the next level with the right experiences and skills.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States? This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links. and

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Global Investors positions, you'll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Experience Principal

While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees - individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we're an exceptional place to grow your career.

Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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More Information on Principal Financial Group
Principal Financial Group operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Des Moines, IA. Principal Financial Group was founded in 1879. It has 18000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 72 open jobs at Principal Financial Group, click here.
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