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Principal Sr Cloud Security Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa

U.S. Insurance Solutions (USIS) is looking for a Cloud Security Engineer! The engineer role will work with development teams and architects to design secure cloud and hybrid solutions, understand the balance between business impact, cost and risk when implementing security controls and possess deep security technical knowledge to mentor others in developing secure solutions!

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Design and develop security architectures for cloud and hybrid based systems.

  • Develop secure solutions working with new technology and assist in the development of security blueprints and patterns by applying best practice concepts

  • Represent security while engaging with other technical teams and leaders throughout the organization in design and implementation of secure solutions.

  • Lead initiatives designed to share knowledge across security and technology teams.

  • Research and maintain proficiency in tools, techniques, countermeasures, trends in vulnerabilities, and other security topics.

Consult on Building Security In:

  • Architecture Risk Analysis– Consult on technical or complex security concepts

  • Code Reviews – Participate in code reviews offering security related feedback

  • Risk Based Security Tests – Design test requirements and evaluate results with application owners

  • Abuse Cases – Explain common attacks and attacker’s viewpoint

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math related field or equivalent work experience

  • 8+ years of IT experience. Relevant security consulting or industry experience preferred

  • Firm understanding of the offerings and developing secure design patterns within Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Salesforce

  • Results oriented, multi-disciplined, and experienced in designing and reviewing security solutions for critical business applications

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required to partner with other teams across USIS to find opportunities, understand threats, develop and deliver solutions that support business strategies.

Additional preferred technical experience:

  • CISSP Certification

  • Understanding of cyber security concepts and the ability to design and execute appropriate solutions.

  • Experience with the broad set of technologies that are incorporated into full stack security solutions including platforms, databases, web servers, applications, networks, etc.

  • Experience in identity federation and with multi-factor authentication technologies in a hybrid enterprise environment with SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and on-premises IT assets.

  • Experience with identity and access management (IAM), account provisioning, virtual directory, role-based and attribute-based access control etc.

  • Experience in applying policies and procedure in crafting security controls.

  • Strong familiarity with NIST CSF, NIST 800-53, OWASP Top 10, and OWASP ASVS.

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

For Principal 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.


Requisition ID: 2021-29619

Business Area: Individual Life

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Exempt