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First American Title

Senior Security Engineer First American Title
Santa Ana, CA

First American Title Insurance Company facilitates and streamlines real estate transactions by providing comprehensive title insurance protection and professional settlement services.

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Job Description

Company SummaryJoin our team! As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is an ideal place to build your career. We have been entrusted with helping our customers achieve and protect their dream of homeownership since 1889.We believe that our people are the key to the company's continued success. Because our employees enable our future, we invest in theirs by supporting their careers and promoting their overall wellbeing. First American has created an award-winning culture and has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2018 list for the third consecutive year and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists. For more information, visit

Job Summary


The Security Engineer is responsible for providing operational security solutions that would enable the success of IT and business initiatives. Security Engineer interfaces with IT Groups across the company, client managers, business customers, third-parties, vendors, and auditors. The Security Engineer co-designs (along with Security Architect) and operationalizes security solutions that can be effectively delegated to Security Analysts or other support/operations functions. The scope of Security Engineers extends across technical and administrative controls that enable the protection and availability of business and IT systems. The Security Architect is responsible for defining the organization's information security architecture and standards and creating prioritized risk based upon technical security control roadmap. The Security Architect will coordinate technical design/review activities and develop secure architectural frameworks, operational guidelines and metrics to support a secure computing environment consistent with the organizations Information security policies, standard and overall strategy security risks for the company.

Essential Functions

* Lead technical direction in designing and implementing security solutions for corporate technical infrastructure and business applications.
* Participates in all phases of project planning in security service support, including functional requirements, design specifications, testing and quality assurance, implementation and support.
* Lead technical engineering services to support and update existing security systems and works to automate processes related to security implementations, monitoring, and enforcement
* Investigates, recommends, evaluates, deploys and integrates security tools and techniques to improve our ability to protect corporate assets and infrastructure.
* Participate in technical risk assessments and security exposure analyses of systems, networks and business applications
* Evaluate and implement security devices such as firewalls, IDS, IPS, threat correlation tools, vulnerability management tools, encryption capabilities, etc.
* Analyzes network elements and designs to ensure secure and optimal system and network performance and cost effectiveness.
* Oversees the purchase, installation, and support of security devices.
* Responsible for assessing and managing information security risks to pre-existing current systems.
* Assists in the planning of large scale systems projects through vendor comparison and cost studies.
* Monitors, reports and resolves all security related problems and discrepancies.
* Participates as a member of the Information Security Incident Response Team.
* Interacts with internal and external clients on security requirements, identifies security process and develops strategies/solutions to security issues while maintaining tight security discipline.
* Develops test plan and implements rigorous testing prior to rollout of new systems into the production environment.
* Lead Cyber Security incident investigations

Job Complexities

* Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and established policies and procedures.
* Troubleshoots and guides others on a wide variety of complex problems and identifies solutions within broad application and functional expertise.

Supervision Received or Extended

* May set objectives for project goals and other team members and monitors progress to achieve goals.
* Devises or modifies department processes and procedures.
* Negotiates, persuades and gains consensus from cross functional team(s)
* Errors may cause system/application outages that affect a large number of users or possibly multiple applications.
* May instruct, direct, and assign work to other team members, monitoring project status.
* Uses expertise of other team members and leverages a wide range of additional resources to explore/implement complex customized applications as a solution.
* May act as a team leader for projects with moderate budgets or of a short to intermediate duration.

Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

* Experience in implementing Information Security technologies and/or processes required.
* Experience in product evaluation and managing vendor relationships required.
* Experience in defining Information Security strategy and integrating security technologies into corporate frameworks.
* Must have hands on working knowledge of UNIX/AIX, Microsoft NT/2000, firewall multi-layer design and implementation, router access list/packet filtering (CISCO), WANs, LANs, the Internet, Intranets, network protocols and network services (i.e., telnet, ftp, etc.), Intrusion detection systems, Virtual Private Network (VPN), two factor authentication.

Typical Education

* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent work experience

Typical Range of Experience

* Minimum 7 years information security experience
* 5+ years hands on experience with networking, intrusion detection, VPN, PKI, Next-Generation firewalls, NAC; Identity management and encryption technologies

License or Certification

* CISSP, GIAC, CCNA, CCNP preferred

First American invests in its employees' development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer. For more information about our Company and our dedication to putting People First, check out

About First American Title

First American Title Insurance Company facilitates and streamlines real estate transactions by providing comprehensive title insurance protection and professional settlement services.

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