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Sr Network Cyber Security Engineer

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

What’s the role?

The Northwestern Mutual Home Office is becoming a leader in technology innovation with rapid customer solution development becoming the norm. We are seeking experienced Security Engineers with a broad background in all aspects of Security Technologies including Network, cloud, mobile and application to ensure the availability and accessibility of data is provided to our customers, but equally meaningful, is protected for our customers. This role will apply your expertise and experience to swiftly deliver enterprise impacting security solutions through multifaceted and collaborative partnerships across IT.


  • Lead analysis, design engineering and implementation of network security solutions for new and existing environments

  • Act as a technical advisor and domain specialist to multi-functional teams and partners

  • Maintain an outstanding knowledge of capabilities and applicable vendor product offerings in the Network Security domain

  • Understand technical issues and risks affecting the business and be able to communicate them to management and other business leaders

  • Proven competence and ability to logically analyze and solve sophisticated issues collaboratively

  • Ability to set priorities for scope, risk and quality of technology solutions to meet business needs

  • Communicating technical information in a consumable manner to any organizational level

  • Ability to independently identify and resolve critical and issues through effective problem-solving skills

  • Maintaining and strengthen relationships; ability to optimally influence and inspire change with internal and external partners.

  • Demonstrated ability in management, decision making, and arbitration preferred

  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills with the ability to work within expectations, prioritize work, and multi-task; Agile/Scrum team experience a plus

  • Demonstrable experience in handling ambiguity


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Minimum 6 years’ in Information Technology with demonstrated Networking and Cyber Security experience in a business environment. Preferred specifics:

  • Firewall design, implementation, maintenance of a stable platform and support experience in NextGen Firewall technologies

  • VPN design and operational support

  • CASB / SASE / Proxy configuration and operational support

  • Solving production network security challenges, requiring knowledge of BGP, TCP/IP and other common layer 2 / layer 3 protocols

  • Ability to tackle issues throughout multiple security stack layers

  • Current experience in securing Public Cloud environments is a plus (AWS preferred).

  • Experience in Integrating network security into CI/CD pipelines a plus

  • Strong Network and Security experience desired

  • Certifications such as CCNA, CISSP, CCIE and SANS/AWS certifications are a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor other staff members

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We a re an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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