Principal Cloud Security Engineer

Date: Jan 15, 2021

Location: Irvine, CA, US, 92618

Company: Capital Group

Req ID: 35463 

Location: IrvineCA 

Other location(s): Irvine (CA); Los Angeles (CA); Seattle (WA) 

Relocation benefits offered: Yes 

Travel required: None 


“I can be myself at work.”


You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world  ̶  everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.


We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.


“I can influence my income.”


You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).


“I can lead a full life.”


You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones


COVID-19 HIRING: Our recruiting and onboarding activities are virtual during the pandemic and we’ve transitioned to a work-from-home environment until further notice. We are offering generous work-from-home benefits to improve our associate’s ability to work remotely.


Capital Group is not your average financial services company. Since 1931 we’ve helped millions of customers worldwide pursue their real-life goals through successful investing and a history of superior results.  Today, our investment engineering team is harnessing data and ML to build next generation, large-scale investment analysis and knowledge management services while maintaining the highest security standards for our customers.  These tools help our investment professionals find the nuggets of insight across millions of data sources, allowing Capital Group to continue delivering value to our customers.

If you are energized by solutioning the technical security complexities driven by leading-edge technical opportunities and if you’re motivated by securing highly sensitive personal data while protecting $1.7 trillion in assets, then we have an inspired and rewarding security leadership role for you. 


We are looking for a technical leader who has a passion for security, clarity of vision and relevant experience to advance our cloud security strategy and work closely with executives and engineers to drive innovative, end-to-end, security solutions into the organization. In your first 12 months you will be responsible for working across security engineering and business teams to identify security risks and vulnerabilities and ensure our next-gen AWS hosted investment research applications are designed and implemented to the highest security standards.  You will also ensure the AWS services needed by our investment engineering teams have security built-in from the outset and are provided in advance of them being required.


You will combine strategic technical security experience with deep knowledge of AWS’s cloud services, and business acumen to design and execute security solutions that balance risk mitigation, business objectives, regulatory requirements, and operational efficiency. 


You will build and lead cross-functional virtual teams and bring exceptional communication and influencing skills to achieve consensus, identify and mitigate security risks, mature our security control environment, deconstruct and prioritize ambiguous security problems into straightforward options and solutions, and drive understanding of security for engineering teams and executives alike.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field
  • 10+ years of security engineering experience with advanced knowledge of assessing security risks and vulnerabilities, and designing secure solutions that balance risk mitigation, business objectives, regulatory requirements, and operational efficiency
  • 10+ years communicating complex security and technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • 5+ years spent designing and implementing security solutions hosted in AWS and built using AWS services
  • Passion, curiosity and creativity combined with exceptional communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience of building applications hosted at Azure and/or GCP
  • Advanced understanding of the full range controls and technologies required to securely mange end-to-end information flows across all technical components – identify and authentication, encryption, network security, application security
  • Broad experience of designing and delivering secure solutions across a wide range of technologies that include AI/ML, RPA, Big-Data, Collaboration tools and the ability to quickly pick up new technologies
  • Recent experience building and integrating security requirements into modern application development platforms and methodologies, both Cloud Native and traditional that include CI/CD tool sets, Agile/DevOps practices
  • Strong track record of bringing a product-oriented mind-set to the design and implementation of security tools used by other technology and user groups so they are easy to consume and built to automatically scale
  • Strong project management experience combined with ability to form and lead virtual teams of business and technical subject matter experts to set security strategy, agree security solutions and problem solve
  • Experience of working closely with internal risk teams and contributing to the design of security policies, standards and controls
  • Knowledge of security standards and regulations relevant to the financial industry (e.g. GDPR, CCPA, NIST)


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You’ve reviewed this job posting and you’re ready to start the candidate journey with us. Apply now to move to the next step in our recruiting process. If this role isn’t what you’re looking for, check out our other opportunities and join our talent community.


“I can learn more about Capital Group.” 


At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That’s why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.


We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 




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