Director, IT Security Engineering

Date: Jul 24, 2021

Location: Radnor, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Work from Home (Excluding Colorado)


Work Arrangement: Work from Home


Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.


Level: M3 


Requisition #: 65802


About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.


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The Role


This position leads a team that evaluates LFG current state as well as analyzes external trends in relation to cyber threats and develops solutions and presents to Senior Management recommendations on actions that LFG should take to reduce vulnerabilities and mitigate risk.




  • Responsible for maintaining portfolio of technical security controls, such as, but not limited to Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Web Application Firewall (WAF), Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR), and similar tools.
  • Responsible for technical aspects or vulnerability management process, including scanning and technical expertise prioritizing, communicating, and partnering with other teams to manage risk.
  • Experience building teams that implement Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles and practices.
  • Familiar with leveraging CI/CD and automation best practices to support infrastructure as code.
  • Coordinates and executes proof of concepts and implementation of new security controls and technologies.
  • Experience with, at least one major Cloud Service Provider (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Ensures that top talent is hired and retained for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Builds organizational capability within his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Develop solutions and implements recommendations, alternatives and guidance on risk mitigation decisions.
  • Consults and collaborates with other Information Security teams to manage and improve overall risk at Lincoln Financial Group.
  • Maintains and communicates knowledge on current and emerging cyber threats/trends within information security risk management.


4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) - Minimum Required



  • 7+ Years in Information Security methodologies and/or Application Security Risk mitigation techniques and technologies, including 3+ years of managerial, supervisory, and/or demonstrated leadership experience. (Required)
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and recommend processes improvements.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully hire, retain, develop and coach staff via a culture of real-time performance feedback, with ability to build both technical and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. senior management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.
  • Agile Mindset; awareness/understanding of Agile methodologies (Preferred)
  • NIST Cybersecurity framework
  • Static and Dynamic Code Analysis
  • Black and White Hat Penetration testing
  • Layered Perimeter Defenses
  • Advanced threat defenses and services
  • Understanding of  BCP/DR tools and methodologies


Work Arrangement:

Work from Home : Employees will work fully from home. Their job will not require the employee to come into the office, unless for special circumstances. 



This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.


Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.



Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information.  Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications.  If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.




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