Commonwealth Financial Network

Information Security Technical Specialist

Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
Job ID
# of Openings
Information Security


We are not your typical financial services firm. For starters, we’re a fast-growing company with 30 percent of our employee head count in technology. We’ve been recognized as a Best Place to Work 38 times (and counting), and Computerworld has ranked us highly nationwide for the past 11 years as one of the best places to work in IT—and for good reason. We think and have fun like a start-up (bocce tournament, annual turkey fry, summer outing, etc.) yet have the financial stability to offer you the best training and technology money can buy. Conveniently located on the commuter rail near the intersection of Route 95 and the Mass Pike, we’re accessible from anywhere—and away from the congestion of a downtown commute.
Discover what it’s like to be psyched to come to work every day! We offer you:

  • A generous bonus plan
  • Stock options and use of vacation properties (Cape Cod, Lake Winnipesaukee, Sunday River, Key Biscayne, Las Vegas, Park City, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic)
  • An opportunity to participate in our Idea Lab, a fun and dynamic program that lets us dedicate time to experimentation
  • A more relaxed, “dress for your day” dress code
  • A free on-site fitness center
  • Ample opportunity to volunteer with and support local charities
  • A VTO (volunteer time off) day to use toward a cause that’s important to you
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free breakfast on Fridays
  • A competitive benefits package—and much more

About the Opportunity

As part of our Information Security team, you will be helping to ensure that the company’s information resources are secure and protected from unauthorized access and inappropriate alteration, while supporting the needs of Commonwealth users. Doing so will have you operating as an in-house consultant, responsible for designing, implementing, supporting, and maintaining our information security program.
Are you an organized, action-oriented team player? Someone who is adept at prioritizing his or her daily work while supporting multiple initiatives? Do you have strong technical skills with a natural analytical approach to addressing the needs of the firm? If you think you have what it takes, then let’s introduce ourselves.


  • Engineering, implementing, and monitoring security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks, and information
  • Identifying and defining system security requirements
  • Designing system security architecture and developing detailed security designs
  • Preparing and documenting standard operating procedures and protocols
  • Developing technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security risks and automate repeatable tasks
  • Ensuring that the company has full visibility into security incidents in a timely manner
  • Writing comprehensive reports, including assessment-based findings, outcomes, and propositions for further system security enhancement
  • Responding to internal and external customer inquiries regarding the company’s security practices


  • BS or BA in computer science or a related technical discipline (or equivalent experience) and around 5 years of related work experience in an information security (or technical) role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop positive relationships and effectively communicate with employees, customers, auditors, business partners, and all levels of management
  • Technical background with hands-on experience in security technologies (DLP, SIEM, MDM, and/or others) highly desired
  • Experience with network technologies and with system, security, and network monitoring tools
  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols
  • CISSP, Security+, GIAC, or similar security certification desired


Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this career opportunity, as well as our Anything but Common® workplace culture? If so—and if your background and experience align with our needs—please do submit your application right away.


Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workplace.



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