Information Security Engineer III (San Diego, CA)

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Headquartered in San Diego with regional offices located throughout the United States, ICW Group has been named for seven consecutive years as a Top 50 performing P&C company offering the stability of a large, profitable and growing company combined with a small-company entrepreneurial spirit. Our purpose-driven ethos provides team members with opportunities to contribute, develop, and belong.

The Information Security Engineer III is responsible to design secure architectures and develop cybersecurity approaches and techniques to evaluate the security of a system or network. This position will assist with strategic initiatives for short and long-term plans to identify and reduce the attack surface across applications and systems. The position exists to monitor and defend ICW Group's technology against potential threats that jeopardize the financial growth and security goals of the Company.


Monitors and defends information systems against unauthorized access, modifications and/or destruction.

  • Monitors networks and systems for security breaches, using software that detects intrusions and anomalous system behavior and develops strategies to respond to and recover from a security breach.
  • Leads security incident response, including preparation, detection, analysis, containment, eradication, and recovery.
  • Researches and implements methods to remediate network and application security vulnerabilities.
  • Leads and participates in security architecture controls reporting, compliance audits, monthly and ad-hoc statistics and trends, and risk-focused reports including internal and 3rd party Risk Assessments.
  • Utilizes automated tools to identify, assess, and report security concerns, with emphasis placed on effective communication to stakeholders. Takes an active lead to inform, advise, and partner with business units to help better secure operations.

Leads and runs complex security related projects and resolves security related issues.

  • Resolves complex security projects and issues. Develops a set of security standards to respond to and recover from a security breach.
  • Provides support by proposing solutions, coordinating implementation, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies.
  • Uses advanced technologies including Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Firewalls, SIEM, Antivirus, Network Packet Analyzers, Malware analysis and forensics tools to detect intrusions, breaches in compliance, etc.
  • Prepares and analyses system security reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends and makes recommendations to improve security.
  • Maintains operational security posture for an information system or program to ensure information system security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed.
  • Creates and updates technical security standards for assets and software.

Serves as cyber security technical subject matter expert and trainer and primary resource for the organization.

  • Provides information security expertise to system development teams throughout the life cycle process.
  • Partners with systems engineering teams to ensure system design and implementation are consistent with company policies, requirements, and directives.
  • Leads and conducts information security risk assessments including documenting processes, service level agreements and best practices.
  • Develops the overall security design, development, testing and implementation of security solutions. Recommends compliance strategies that support customer requirements and alignment to company policy.
  • Ensures security quality, adherence to security guidelines, profitability, and information security related metrics for self and assigned projects.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders on remediation strategies and follow remediation activities through closure.

Partners with project management and other internal teams in determining overall security solutions.

  • Executes technical and process changes required to adopt, maintain, and adjust InfoSec controls as required to manage the company's risks and align with industry best practices.
  • Works with peers in other internal groups to drive technical security risk down in targeted areas.
  • Takes end-to-end ownership of one or more security tools and metrics, driving risk down actively across the company.
  • Contributes to the continual enhancement of the IT security infrastructure program through governance, core processes, leading technology, and enhancement of team's skill sets.
  • Coaches and educates others to increase early detection rates and decrease IT risk and security.


  • Bachelor's Degree from four-year college or university required with major or emphasis Engineering, Cybersecurity, Networking, or Computer Science related discipline.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience working in a security engineering related role designing secure networks, systems and application architectures or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in AWS Cloud Security services preferred. Direct experience using advanced technologies such as Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Firewalls, SIEM, Antivirus software, Network Packet Analyzers, content filtering, Malware analysis and forensics tools to detect intrusions.
  • Experience in cyber security role requiring knowledge of data analysis, risk assessment, risk mitigation, investigation methods, incident management concepts and practices, and policy and procedure development.
  • Experience with AWS Services such as AWS Identity & Access Management, AWS Organizations, AWS Security HuB, Guard Duty, CloudTrail, AWS CloudTrail.


Certification in GSEC, CISSP, and/or Security+ preferred. AWS Certified Security - Specialty, preferred


  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies, and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of disaster recovery, computer forensic tools, technologies, and methods.
  • Knowledge of enterprise security platforms.
  • Ability to communicate network security issues to peers and management.
  • Ability to read and use the results of mobile code, malicious code, and anti-virus software.
  • Strong understanding of endpoint security solutions to include File Integrity Monitoring and Data Loss Prevention.
  • Demonstrated experience as a lead engineer in the design, implementation and support in an enterprise IT environment.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Ability to combine disparate skills and thinking to craft solutions and solve complex operational problems.
  • Ability to hypothesize on root cause of inefficiencies and then test out probable solutions against those hypotheses.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, financial reports, security analysis reports and other IT related documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English effectively.
  • Ability to effectively communicate/present technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to cross train and share information with team members.


More Information on ICW Group
ICW Group operates in the Insurance industry. The company is located in San Diego, CA. ICW Group was founded in 1972. It has 955 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 25 open jobs at ICW Group, click here.
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