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Lead Security Engineer at U.S. Bank

Lead Security Engineer

U.S. Bank Atlanta, GA (Onsite) Full-Time

At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions and enabling the communities we support to grow and succeed. We believe it takes all of us to bring our shared ambition to life, and each person is unique in their potential. A career with U.S. Bank gives you a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities to discover what makes you thrive at every stage of your career. Try new things, learn new skills and discover what you excel at—all from Day One.

Job Description

U.S. Bank recently announced one of its larger investments in modernizing its technology to migrate its infrastructure and application portfolio to the cloud, partnering with its primary cloud provider, Microsoft Azure. U.S. Bank is committed to improving the speed at which it brings innovation to its customers, and cloud computing expedites that time-to-market while providing a new level of security over data, financial assets and customer privacy. To complete this technology transformation and maintain this new way of working into the future, U.S. Bank is seeking enthusiastic talent in a variety of roles—many of which will be hands-on innovators in this transformative work for both U.S. Bank and its customers.

The candidate is a self-motivated individual who can collaborate with a team and across the organization. The candidate takes responsibility of the software artifacts produced adhering to U.S. Bank standards to ensure minimal impact to the customer experience. The candidate will be adept with the agile software development lifecycle and DevOps principles.


This role will be responsible for defining architecture solutions that meet or exceed security guidelines while enabling rapid software development. The Lead Security Engineer will work closely with the infrastructure and security operations teams to enhance security initiatives on-premises and in the cloud. You will be building out the Security Center of Excellence!


What you Will do:

As a Lead Engineer with security and software development background who will focus on supporting our platform teams (Tools, Cloud, Data, and Operations) with a strong security focus. You will own design and implement specific joint efforts with our security organization and one or more platform teams to support the bank's overall modernization objectives, while building out the Security Center of Excellence.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for helping to build out the Security Center of Excellence

  • Takes ownership of all thing’s security in guiding, coaching and mentoring development teams

  • Considers scalability, reliability and performance of systems/contexts affected when defining technical designs, with Security at the forefront

  • Mentors Development teams in creating sound design and coding decisions, keeping customer and partner experience in the forefront

  • Takes feedback from code reviews and applies changes to meet security standards. Conducts code reviews to provide guidance on security engineering best practices and compliance

  • Accountable for ensuring all aspects of product development follow compliance and security best practices

  • Exhibits relentless focus in software security engineering standards embedded into development standards

  • Embraces emerging technology opportunities and contributes to the best practices in support of the bank's technology transformation

  • Contributes to a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement

  • Reviews tasks critically and ensures they are appropriately prioritized and sized for incremental delivery

  • Anticipates and communicates blockers and delays before they require escalation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience

  • 6+ years of relevant experience

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Has hands-on Security Engineer with a coding background

  • Experience with large, distributed, microservice based ecosystems

  • Experience with high-volume, low-latency event management

  • CISSP , CISA or other Security Certifications

  • Experience in enterprise-scale logging, test data management and security

  • Develop teams to envision and code with security in mind

  • Possesses expertise in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices in an agile environment

  • Several years of experience with AWS, AZURE or GCP cloud offerings

  • Experience on security teams supporting large organizations

  • Knowledge of best practices for protecting sensitive data in cloud environments

  • Knowledge of financial regulations and security control requirements

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and leadership skills; proven collaboration and influencing skills

  • Proficient understanding of algorithms, data structures, architectural design patterns and best practices

  • Excellent communication, presentation, leadership, problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Proven collaboration and influencing skills

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Has broad knowledge in security as a whole and can mentor

  • Strong understanding to Security practices and standards

  • Adept with agile software development lifecycle and DevOps principles

  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle and a passion to improve the developer experience

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants ([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Lead Security Engineer .

Learn how the way we work at U.S. Bank ([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Lead Security Engineer drives meaningful relationships with our customers and collaboration across the company.


Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Basic term and optional term life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave

  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan

  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)

  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities

  • Adoption assistance

  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS ([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Lead Security Engineer EEO poster.


U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program ([ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Lead Security Engineer .

The salary range reflects figures based on the primary location, which is listed first. The actual range for the role may differ based on the location of the role. In addition to salary, US Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401k contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $119,595.00 - $140,700.00 - $154,770.00

U.S. Bank will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.

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