Commonwealth Financial Network

Junior Information Security Engineer

Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
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Technology - Operations, Engineering & Support


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 I-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

Commonwealth is adding to its team of information security engineers and is looking for a junior-level engineer who can help us identify risks and assist with the implementation of technical solutions to mitigate those risks. The day-to-day operational tasks—monitoring firewall rule changes and security logs, performing event analysis, and maintaining security infrastructure—would be your top priority, along with other project-based work as required.
If you’re an energetic self-starter with at least two years of experience in a technical security role, then let’s introduce ourselves. 


  • Taking an active role in event investigation and incident response
  • Handling vulnerability management and reporting, IDS/IPS management, DB security, OS security, etc.
  • Actively reviewing logs and taking appropriate actions to maintain our security posture
  • Implementing firewall rules and managing firewalls and other security devices
  • Performing vulnerability scans on servers and workstations
  • Assisting senior engineers with the implementation of new technologies as required to support the ever-changing security landscape
  • Participating in the Security Operations on-call rotation
  • Conducting research on new security solutions
  • Creating documentation and operating procedures for new and existing security solutions and processes


  • An energetic self-starter who is eager to learn and advance his or her skill set in security
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years in a technical security role
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of networking
  • Experience in log review and event analysis
  • Familiarity with security technologies, such as firewalls (Palo Alto or CheckPoint experience is a plus), vulnerability scanning, IDS/IPS solutions, VPNs, Endpoint Security solutions, web filtering, and cloud security
  • Experience creating technical documentation, such as architectural diagrams, standards, and operational procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Scripting experience, such as PowerShell, Bash, or Python, is a plus
  • GIAC (or other certifications) a plus


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 workforce.


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