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CNO Financial Group Sr. IT Security Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

The Sr. IT Security Engineer will serve as the lead security expert and communicate information security-related concepts to technical and non-technical team members. The Sr. IT Security Engineer will also lead the design and implementation of security tools and technologies for the company. This role monitors and controls performance and status of all security systems. The role is constantly looking for ways to optimize system resources to enhance the effectiveness and security of the environment.

Key Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining identity and privileged identity security-related technologies.

  • Participates in projects as required; analyze, design, develop, and implement security solutions which protect the information assets while enabling business functionality.

  • Utilizes software and hardware tools, identifies and diagnoses problems affecting information security tools and systems providing 2nd and 3rd tier operational support.

  • Provides information security expertise and consulting to internal IT, business system owners, and other stakeholders.

  • Performs product and solution life cycle management ensuring capacity, integrity and availability of all security systems.

  • Aligns technologies to support overall strategy and information security framework.

  • Ensures new and existing products conform to information security policies, standards, and best practices.

  • Conducts research on emerging technologies in support of enterprise operations.

  • Reviews new and existing system designs for compliance with security standards and best practices.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong background in systems administration

  • Understanding of security concepts, practices, and procedures

  • Understanding of information security technologies (SAML, Web Application Firewalls, Certificate Management, DLP, Azure, Active Directory, Big IP F5)

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline, or equivalent

  • Minimum of five years of related work experience

  • Applicable certifications preferred.

  • Experience working in highly regulated organizations

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