Baird | Wealth Management, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Investment Banking Offered by Baird

Want to contribute to a growing financial services firm who values IT as a partner to the business? The Senior IT Security Engineer role offers an opportunity to work in a complex technical environment utilizing a variety of technologies to create a secure environment at Baird.

The Baird IT Operations team is looking for a highly professional, client service driven Senior IT Security Engineer to assist in the implementation and maintenance of IT security practices at a global financial services company, where security has become one of the top five initiatives for the firm. The qualified candidate will have proven experience in a Microsoft environment and passion to bring IT Security best practices to Baird. This position can be based in our downtown Milwaukee headquarters, Louisville or Madison West offices. 

This position is hybrid, working a combination of remote and in-office in our new collaborative work space. We offer a collaborative culture with a continuous learning, agile/lean environment and adding value to the Baird business. Learn more about Baird IT here.   

As a Senior IT Security Engineer, you will:

  • Partner with the business to design solutions that solve business needs in a secure fashion.

  • Contribute to teams or initiatives designed to improve Baird's IT Security control environment.

  • Assist in the evaluation and proof of concept of new technology tools.

  • Investigate and remediate security issues reported to the service desk

  • Complete security requests submitted to the team

  • Investigate and report on security-based alerts across multiple security tools.

  • Proven ability to pick up new concepts and skills and apply them to other IT security controls.

  • Assist with audits of the network and server infrastructure, desktop firewalls, anti-virus and other security related applications.

  • Seek out and apply new technologies and skills in daily work through conferences, online training, reading, participation in organizations and user groups, etc.

  • Participate in a rotating on-call schedule.

What makes this opportunity great:

  • Information technology is a core part of Baird’s business strategy and plays a critical role in the growth and transformation of the firm.

  • Computer World Best Company to Work For with collaborative culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership.

  • Opportunity to provide expertise and contribute to the key firm initiative of IT Security.

What we look for:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent work experience. 

  • Minimum of five years of prior security experience is required.

  • Expert knowledge of IT security concepts and technologies.

  • IT Security related certifications, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional CISSP, Global Information Assurance Certification GIAC or applicable technical certification preferred Understanding of security concepts in a Microsoft Windows environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills—ability to effectively exchange ideas and information and effectively relate to others in order to accomplish work responsibilities.

  • Organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects.

  • ·Experience with the some or all of the following technologies:

    o   Firewalls, such as Palo Alto, Checkpoint or Cisco

    o   IPS, such as Palo Alto, Cisco or Zscaler

    o   Security Event Monitoring, such as LogRhythm, QRadar, Splunk.

    o   Endpoint security, such as McAfee, Trend Micro, Carbon Black, Crowdstrike, Cisco Secure Endpoint

    o   DLP technologies, such as Proofpoint, McAfee, Symantec, Zscaler

    o   Cloud technologies, such as AWS, Azure or GCP

    o   Cloud web filtering, such as Forcepoint, Zscaler, Symantec


Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

Baird is committed to inclusion & diversity for our clients, our associates and the communities where we live and work. This commitment stems from our culture of integrity, genuine concern for others and respect for the individual. We view inclusion & diversity as an ongoing journey – one of shared responsibility, continuous improvement and a focus on progress. We invite you to join us as we work together to foster an environment where diversity unites rather than divides us. Learn more here.


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