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Principal Info Security Engineer (Active Directory/CA Top Secret), remote available in Des Moines, Iowa

What you’ll do:

Information Security & Risk (ISR) is looking for an Info Security Engineer to help manage and secure key directory, authentication, and related services.

In this position you will be hands-on in implementing and maintaining critical services and infrastructure to support enterprise workforce identity and access management, serving as a subject matter expert in one or more areas!

Here are few examples of the kinds of things you’ll do:

  • Areas of focus may include CA Top Secret, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, HashiCorp Vault, public key infrastructure (PKI), or other related technologies.

  • Be familiar with relevant protocols and technologies such as SAML, OpenID Connect, Kerberos, LDAP, REST-based APIs, or mainframe external security facility requests (i.e. RACROUTE).

  • Be comfortable using the command line and automating tasks through scripting or programming, using tools such as PowerShell, Terraform, bash, etc.

  • Share knowledge with team members and stakeholders through documentation, collaboration, and formal or informal training.

  • Provide technical source of security expertise, to include infrastructure services, to a variety of audiences while understanding risk and impact.

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, plus 3+ years of related technology experience

  • Info security background

  • Directory services experience

  • Must have the desire and ability to learn new technology and continuously grow

  • strong collaboration and ability to work through ambiguity

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • Software development exposure (PowerShell, Java, C#, etc.)

  • CA Top Secret


This role may require on-call responsibilities (on a rotational basis)

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 now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes, but is not limited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.)

Investment Code of Ethics

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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.


Requisition ID: 2020-28523

Enterprise Segment: Corporate

Business Area: Information Services

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt