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Information Security Engineer Job Description

Job Category IT & Engineering Job Location San Diego, California

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!

About the Job

This hands-on position plays an integral part in the development, implementation, and compliance of information security across our global enterprise. This individual is responsible for assisting in managing security risks related to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our information and will lead and support various information security efforts and initiatives. This position requires an individual that can conduct the required elements of the role, partnering with the business to keep track of security assessments in alignment with security program and acceptable risk tolerance.


  • Assists and/or leads various information security projects and initiatives throughout the year, which may include scoping, execution, documentation and reporting, and reviewing the work of other project team members from an information security perspective.
  • Provide consultative support on behalf of InfoSec to other department’s security-related efforts and projects, as needed. This includes assisting IT as well as the broader organization with helping them understand how to implement security controls, procedures, and standards.
  • Support the Information Security team’s risk management efforts by performing security-related risk and control assessments, developing mitigation strategies and recommendations, and managing and tracking security issues to ensure they are appropriately addressed.
  • 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.


  • Associate's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Security
  • 3+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Security+ Certification
  • Knowledge of countermeasures against common attacks on web applications, app servers, databases, wireless & wired networks, and related cloud technologies.
  • Working knowledge of cybersecurity technology evaluation and provide feasibility assessments
  • Knowledge of security frameworks such as NIST 800-53, ISO 27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, CIS Critical Controls
  • Knowledge in application of threat modeling or other risk identification techniques
  • Experience and technical knowledge in security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security
  • Ability to provide technical direction and act as a subject matter expert as it relates to information security engineering for IT, to include but not limited to Network, Cloud, Applications, and Infrastructure
  • Able to articulate threat and risk modeling and able to communicate technical concepts in simple terms both verbally and in written reports
  • Excellent written and verbal communication as well as teamwork skills
  • Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated, self-driven
  • Ability to establish a partnership with IT and business to drive for effective solutions that both manage risk as well as enable business progression
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to clearly articulate security risks to both technical and non-technical individuals


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Security
  • Experience in Information Security Architecture, Engineering and/or Auditing
  • Security+, CISSP, CCSP, AWS Security, Azure Security, etc.
  • Preferred Information Security Certifications highly desired (GSEC, C|EH, CSSLP, OSCP, GISP, etc.)
  • Detailed knowledge of system security vulnerabilities and remediation techniques, including penetration testing and the development of exploits
  • Recent experience with securing cloud platforms and/or developing security controls for AWS and MS Azure

Starting Compensation

Annual Salary: $100,000.00 + (Amount based on office location, relevant experience, skills, and competencies)

What We Offer

We understand the important balance between work and life, fun and professionalism, and corporation verse community. We strive to support your career aspirations and provide the benefits you need to live a more fulfilling life.

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.

All these things are just a small way to show our employees that we recognize their value, we understand what is important to them, and we reward their contributions.

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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