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Wells Fargo

Cyber Security Research Scientist 1

Wells Fargo - Chandler, AZ





Since 1852, customers have trusted that Wells Fargo would keep their assets secure from theft and always available. Today, maintaining customer trust remains our underlying operating principle.

Enterprise Information Security’s (EIS) vision is to provide Wells Fargo world leading cyber security risk management. Through a framework that addresses policy, process, operations, people, and technology, EIS protects Wells Fargo’s infrastructure, corporate data, and customer assets, and ensures alignment with applicable regulations and laws. EIS is part of Wells Fargo's Corporate Risk organization and is led by the Chief Information Security Officer.* *

NOTE: The preferred location for this position is 1.) Charlotte, NC 2.) Winston-Salem, NC 3.) Chandler, AZ. Other locations may be considered.

Our Enterprise Information Security team is looking for a strong cyber security professional to join our Cyber Security Defense and Monitoring Team. The primary role will be testing cloud applications and infrastructure. This role will determine business risk using attacker techniques in order to reduce the overall risk for Wells Fargo. This role will determine likelihood, ease of exploit, data classification, impact and provide a severity/risk rating. This role must be able to utilize complex hacking tools and create proof of concept exploits. The ideal candidate will provide adversarial simulations to identify gaps and educates defense teams (blue teams) on attacker techniques. This role will research, analyze, design, test, and implement complex technologies, systems, and applications. This position reports to the Cyber Threat Management - Vulnerability Assessment Team and works closely with teams in other internal information security programs.


Validation Testing

Conduct innovative research in cyber security

Conduct various security assessments in the areas of: networking, device, mobile, wireless, hardware, and web-based application penetration tests

Conduct logical security audits and hands-on technical security evaluations and implementations

Conduct physical security assessments

Develop custom penetration testing tools

Develop in-depth findings report

Communicate findings to lines of business based on inherit risks

Required Qualifications:

2 years of information security experience in converged testing (red teaming)

1 year of experience in network, social, and physical domains

2 years of experience in one or a combination of the following: creating proof of concepts, creating exploits, or reverse engineering

2 years of executing ethical penetration testing including exploitation and post-exploitation experience

Desired Qualifications:

Intermediate Information Security technical skills

Proficient in working with systems, networks, and application vulnerability testing

Ability to manage complex security scenarios and develop innovative solutions to address the most recent cyber threats

Security engineering experience that includes knowledge and understanding of recent research and industrial advances in one or more of the following areas: computer and communication networks, cyber security threat detection, cyber security experimentation and testing, innovative research in cyber security, physical security controls and their weaknesses, debugging, hardware and device hacking, or electronics security

Assessment experience in three or more of the following: mobile, web application, mainframe, wireless or network penetration testing

Knowledge and understanding of Python, Ruby, PowerShell, and Shell scripting

Physical hardware hacking experience

Physical security assessments experience

Knowledge and understanding of information security risk assessment procedures, risk mitigation or remediation

Ability to work effectively, as well as independently, in a team environment

Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills

Ability to handle confidential material in a professional manner

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Knowledge and understanding of banking or financial services industry

Experience working in a large enterprise environment

Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy

Knowledge and understanding of system/application architecture and design concepts

Ability to present complex material in a digestible, consumable manner to all levels of management

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All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

18 days 7 hours ago

Wells Fargo


Cyber Security Research Scientist 1 Wells Fargo - Chandler, AZ, United States


Location: Chandler, AZ

Company Profile:
Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. The company’s Community Banking segment offers checking and market rate accounts, savings and time deposits, individual retirement accounts, and remittances; and lines of credit, auto floor plan lines, equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, education and residential mortgage loans, and credit and debit cards. This segment also provides equipment leases, real estate and other commercial financing, small business administration financing, venture capital financing, cash management, payroll services, retirement plans, health savings accounts, and merchant payment processing and private label financing solutions, as well as purchases retail installment contracts. Its Wholesale Banking segment offers commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection, foreign exchange, treasury management, investment management, institutional fixed-income sales, interest rate, commodity and equity risk management, insurance, corporate trust fiduciary and agency, and investment banking services, as well as online/electronic products. This segment also provides construction, and land acquisition and development loans; secured and unsecured lines of credit; interim financing arrangements; rehabilitation loans; affordable housing loans and letters of credit; loans for securitization; commercial real estate loan servicing; and real estate and mortgage brokerage services. The company’s Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement segment offers financial advisory, wealth management, brokerage, retirement, trust, and reinsurance services. As of March 7, 2014, it operated through 9,000 locations and 12,000 ATMs, and offices in 36 countries, as well as through The Company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.