Principal Cybersecurity Engineer

at Discover in Riverwoods, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Principal Cybersecurity Engineer

Remote Eligible


In-Office: Riverwoods, Illinois

About This Role

Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Ourcollaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together.And we mean it – we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description:

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity,teamworkand collaboration reign. Join a company that is just asemployee-focusedas it is on its customersandis consistentlyawardedfor both. We’re all about people , and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

The Principal Cybersecurity Engineerdesignsthe Cybersecurity engineering roadmap, and delivershighlycomplexsecure systems, cyber applications, technicalprojectsand regulatory and risk requirements.This role drivesCybersecurity engineering solutions, framework, roadmap, program optimization, process engineering, risk remediation, and mitigation of operational risk in a high velocity culture. Analyzing cyber technologies, metrics models, and performance indicators are key activities this role performs on the road toidentifyingrobust solutions and building resilient next-generation systems that solve business challenges and enhance the control environment.Actively manages and escalates risk and customer-impacting issues within the day-to-day role to management.


+ Acts as the principal advisor to upper management in Cybersecurity matters. Ensures security improvement designs are evaluated, validated, and implemented as required. Performs cyber defense incident triage, to include determining scope, urgency, and potential impact; identifying the specific vulnerability

+ Certifies that protection and detection capabilities are acquired or developed using the Cybersecurity engineering approach and are consistent with organization-level cybersecurity architecture

+ Explores and assesses the latest technology trends, disruptions and security/IT service business models to ensure Business Technology maintains, and improves, organization cyber competitive edge

+ Works closely with management to define and promote the strategic direction of the team. Provides strong leadership and direction to team members. Provides subject matter expertise across all Cybersecurity technologies

+ Creates and maintains Cybersecurity technology roadmap. Ensures compliance to audit, regulatory and legal requirements. Makes recommendations that enable expeditious remediation

+ Builds and maintains effective relationships with peers and internal business partners, and external vendors

+ Oversees project implementation to ensure successful solution delivery

+ Researches,engineers and integrates new Cybersecurity solutions. Applies service-oriented security architecture principles to meet organization’s confidentiality, integrity, and availability requirements

+ Work with the other Systems Developers in the support of IDM, Identity Governance, Active Directory and eDirectory

+ Gather business requirements for creation and maintenance of IDM Drivers

+ Maintain system documentation

+ A proven team player with strong interpersonal skills that has a track record of following directions and company policies

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:

+ Bachelors – Computer Science or related

+ 6+ years – Information Security, Application Security, Security Engineering or related

+ Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of proficient on the Dreyfus engineering scale

Preferred Qualifications

+ Identity & Access Management provisioning

+ Experience with Java, XML, JSON, and scripting languages

+ Understanding of LDAP and Directory Services

+ Identity Management tools: NetIQ, SailPoint, Saviynt, or similar

+ NetIQ specific modules: Designer, iManager, iMonitor

+ Identity Governance development

+ Access Certifications development and engineering

+ Developing IDM Drivers

+ REST Connectors, SCIM, Ansible, and Angular/React highly desirable

+ Understanding of Networking topics (DNS, Load balancing, TCP/IP, etc.)

External applicants will be required to perform a technical interview.



The base pay for this position generally ranges between $101,500.00 to $171,500.00. Additional incentives may be provided as part of a market competitive total compensation package. Factors, such as but not limited to, geographical location, relevant experience, education, and skill level may impact the pay for this position.


We also offer a range of benefits and programs based on eligibility. These benefits include:

+ Paid Parental Leave

+ Paid Time Off

+ 401(k) Plan

+ Medical, Dental, Vision, & Health Savings Account

+ STD, Life, LTD and AD&D

+ Recognition Program

+ Education Assistance

+ Commuter Benefits

+ Family Support Programs

+ Employee Stock Purchase Plan

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What are you waiting for? Apply today!

All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.

Discover is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Discover is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status.(Know Your Rights) (

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Job Posting: JC243464137

Posted On: Jul 10, 2023

Updated On: Oct 07, 2023

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