• Security Engineer

    Location US-CA-San Francisco | US-SD-Sioux Falls
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  • Summary

    Esurance is looking for a Security Engineer to join a dynamic and award-winning team of individuals who are committed to making insurance smarter, easier, and dare we say- cooler. As part of a growing company that is focused on providing an outstanding customer experience, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your skills and discover your potential.


    If you’re looking for a career at a socially conscious company that offers great benefits — including matching 401k and tuition reimbursement — then you may have just found your new home. 


    Esurance combines the spunk of a startup company with the backing of Allstate (the largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the U.S.) to create a unique, energized, and exciting place to work. 


    The Security Engineer coordinates security responses with and trains engineers from other groups within the IT Function such as the MIS team, the NOCC, Network Engineering and the Production Support organization. This role requires availability for off-hour support and travel within the continental Unites States as needed.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • The primary responsibility of the Security Engineer is information security incident management. This includes:

    • Responds to information security incidents in a quick, effective and orderly manner
    • Monitors systems, alerts and vulnerabilities
    • Collects evidence for administrative follow-up or legal action
    • Conducts postmortems, enhancing controls and training others
    • Analyzes security incidents and reports finding to management
    • Documents and maintains the following types of procedures:

    • Recovery procedures that address specific classes of security incidents such as malicious code, denial of service attacks, breaches of confidentiality and internal misuse of information systems
    • Contingency plans for system recovery that identify the cause of an incident, detail how to contain the threat and identify corrective action for preserving live systems data
    • Guidance on how to collect forensic evidence for civil or criminal proceedings
    • Emergency actions and control procedures that will reduce the likelihood of recurrence


    • Familiarity with Unix/Linux, Windows Active Directory, OWASP, Network protocols and how to secure them.
    • Familiarity with with Netscreen, , Palo Alto, Checkpoint or other Firewall tecnologies, various IDS/IPS and SEIM systems. Experience implementing information security controls
    • Knowledge of other Security systems such as DLP, Application scanning, or Vulnerability assessment.
    • Demonstrated flexibility in approach and in developing solutions
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a member of a team
    • Demonstrated analytical skill, technical knowledge and practical application of information security at a business aware and technical level
    • Ability to explain complex IT concepts in non-technical terms
    • Demonstrated flexibility in approach and in developing solutions
    • Experience in the Financial Services industry and solid understating of SOX, PCI and SDP compliance requirement
    • Take charge personality, and the ability to drive a plan to completion
    • CISSP certification is highly desirable. Other industry standard certifications such as MCSE, CCSE, CCNA, CEH, Security+ or SANS also desirable.

      Experience / Education:

    • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Computer Science or equivalent job experience
    • Minimum 3 years security experience in implementing security solutions and processes
    • Minimum 5 years experience of implementation and maintenance some of the following IT systems, with a security focus; Windows 2008, 2012 server, Remote Access solutions, SSL/IPSEC VPN services, border routers security, firewalls, IP/VoIP network, DNS, WINS, IP network, TCP/IP, SSL certificates and Intrusion Detection System (IDS), IDS Alerts, and IDS signature upgrades, local and wide area networks

      Physical Demands and Work Environment: Representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to operate a PC and sit for extended periods of time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    At Esurance, being committed to our employees is not just something we say, it’s something we do. Our benefits package is designed to help our associates stay healthy, meet their long-term financial goals, and balance the demands of work and personal life. Esurance rewards hard work, dedication, and creativity with competitive salaries and a generous bonus system. We are committed to our employees and we are dedicated to creating a diverse, positive, innovative and team-oriented work environment.

    Health & wellness

    • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
    • Life insurance (company-paid and supplemental)
    • Accidental death and dismemberment coverage
    • Wellness coaching and incentives
    • Group critical illness coverage
    • Accident indemnity and hospital indemnity plans
    • Group legal


    • 401(k) plan with annual matching contribution
    • Referral bonuses
    • Performance-rewarding bonus system
    • Tuition assistance program (up to $5,250 per year)
    • Health savings and flexible spending accounts
    • Commuter benefits

    Family & Community

    • Adoption assistance
    • Maternity leave
    • Buckle Up Baby program
    • Pet insurance discount
    • Charitable gift matching
    • Give Time, Get Time volunteer program
    • Employee Assistance Program

    Time off

    • Short-term disability
    • Long-term disability (employee-paid option)
    • Paid time off (holidays, vacation, personal choice days)


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