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Information Security Analyst Job Description

Job Category IT & Engineering Job Location Remote

Starting Compensation

Annual Salary: $97,800.00 - $127,000.00 (Amount based on office location, relevant experience, skills, and competencies)

If you are wondering why you should work for us, here is something to help you decide:

  • Pay and Bonuses: Earn a competitive salary. All employees are eligible for uncapped commission or annual bonus incentives.

  • Career Progression: Grow at MCM with paid training and development programs – including our very own MCM Academy – as well as a promote-from-within philosophy.

  • Reward and Recognition: We are committed to honoring great results – ranging from informal accolades to formal company-wide awards and prizes like all-inclusive vacations.

  • Tuition Assistance: Pursue a degree or coursework related to your current role, or the role you are striving for.

  • Healthcare Insurance: Take advantage of comprehensive healthcare plans and options to ensure your continued health, plus fitness membership reimbursements, weight watchers, our wellness rewards Program and more.

  • Volunteering Opportunities: Enjoy up to eight hours of paid time off each year to volunteer. We also offer volunteer grants and matching financial donations, up to US$ 2,500 per employee annually.

  • Retirement Savings: Build a strong financial foundation and reach your goals for the future. With all the effort you invest in us, we’re proud to invest in you.

  • New Family Support: Celebrate your new arrival with company paid leave, new parent flex time, and child back-up care options.

  • Team-building: Enjoy experiences that inspire bonds with your colleagues through a wide range of company-sponsored team-building events, such as holiday celebrations and department outings.

  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy paid and floating holidays, as well as generous paid-time-off.

Our compensation and benefits programs were created with an 'Employee-First Approach' focused on supporting, developing, and recognizing YOU.  We offer a wide array of wellness and mental health initiatives, support volunteerism, and environmental efforts, encourage employee education through leadership training, skill-building, and tuition reimbursements, and always strive to provide promotion opportunities from within.

About the Job

The Senior Information Security Analyst provides expertise in the areas of cybersecurity system administration, production support, uptime monitoring, performance and effectiveness, as well as analysis of data from these systems and tools. This role, at the senior level, brings a level of professionalism and business focus to effectively utilize and support multiple technologies focused at the network, system, and application levels of modern computing environments. This position additionally will be involved in several different computing environments, including data centers, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, as well as productivity suites such as Microsoft 365. Responsibilities include:

  • Perform cybersecurity tool administration and production support of technologies and process used to enable a high degree of cybersecurity effectiveness
  • Participate in technical design reviews, integration, testing, and documentation work
  • Responsible for technical advisory to peer Information Technology teams
  • Run vulnerability scanning tools, access administration technologies, intrusion prevention tools, firewalls, anti-malware, end point encryption and detection/response tools, as well as web application firewalls, logging, and security event and incident management technologies
  • Apply system security administration principles to deliver effective solutions to operating system, cloud infrastructure, and embedded device administration
  • Identify threats and develop suitable defense measures, evaluate system changes for security implications, and recommend enhancements, research, and draft cyber security process and run books
  • Configure Windows and Linux host-based security as well as network and cloud-based security systems
  • Support with the installation and configuration of network security architectures, including firewalls, router ACLs (Access Control Lists), web content filters multi-tier architectures
  • Observe, analyze, and respond to Intrusion Prevention/Detection System (IDS/IPS) cues and anti-malware alerts.
  • Research weaknesses and find ways to counter them
  • Assist our Encore entities with achieving and maintaining compliance with various information security frameworks (i.e. NIST Cybersecurity Framework, FFIEC, ISO 27001, etc.) and with industry and government rules and regulations as they relate to IT/security (e.g. SOX, PCI DSS).
  • Perform other duties, as assigned


  • 5+ years' experience identifying threats and developing appropriate protection measures
  • Experience operating/designing/implementing security solutions such as: Security Information and Event (SIEM)/ Log Management, Governance Risk Compliance (GRC), Identity Access Management, IDS/IPS, Vulnerability Management, EDR, MFA, Content Screening, etc.
  • Knowledge working with VPCs, Containers, Kubernetes, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, GuardDuty, Inspector, Detective, Glue, Athena, Containers among others
  • IT administration experience with unix and windows OSs, network infrastructure and operations, data storage and backup, middleware in a distributed computing environment, and /or database implementation and administration.
  • Experience operating/designing/implementing security solutions such as: Security Information and Event (SIEM)/ Log Management, Governance Risk Compliance (GRC), Identity Access Management, IDS/IPS, Vulnerability Management, EDR, MFA, Content Screening, etc.
  • Strong understanding of IT and security operations, enterprise networking, systems planning and architecture
  • Familiarity with security frameworks such as NIST, CIS, ISO, CMMC, etc. 
  • Ability to build relationships with, understand business needs of, and deliver demonstrable value to management and executive teams
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Engineering, Computer Science, MIS, CIS or related field, or deep experience in lieu of degree
  • CISSP, CISM, CCSP, CCSK, CCAK, AWS, Azure, and O365 certifications highly desirable
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills


About Us

We are more than a specialty finance company providing debt recovery solutions for consumers. We are a global team of over 4,000 employees whose daily mission is to empower consumers to begin their path towards financial recovery and build a better life for themselves and their families. We know that the only way to support this mission is by hiring exceptional people who bring a diversity of ideas, a collaborative spirit, and a passion for attaining breakthrough results.  If you are results-driven, have a passion for helping others, and thrive in an innovative environment, this might be the right place for you!

Encore Capital Group and all of its subsidiaries are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and/or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at

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