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Truist Mainframe - Cybersecurity Senior Engineer (Direct RACF Experience) in Atlanta, Georgia

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Language Fluency: English (Required)

Work Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Please review the following job description:

Hybrid 3 days a week in office in Atlanta, Charlotte or Raleigh - Open to remote if you live outside of our Truist Footprint.

Mainframe - Cybersecurity Senior Engineer will be responsible for developing and maintaining the technical IT/cyber security capabilities necessary for safeguarding the firm's Mainframe system. Lead in the designing, planning, testing and implementation phases of cybersecurity mainframe technology projects. Responsible for subject matter knowledge technical support of information security technologies providing expert problem analysis and resolution in a timely manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time,

  • Lead efforts related to designing, planning, enhancing, and testing all cybersecurity technologies used throughout the enterprise including base-lining current systems, trend analysis, and capacity planning as required for future systems requirements and new technologies.

  • Lead and support mainframe security high visibility and critical projects to harden security footprint through engineering mitigating solutions.

  • Harden company security footprint through engineering automation-based solutions.

  • Responsible for the creation and management of operational keys and application program interfaces used for encryption of data encryption in-flight between environments and platforms.

  • Responsible for configuring resource profiles required to administer multi-factor authentication on various applications, testing options to determine policies, and producing documentation on deployment, testing, roll-out, and aiding users.

  • Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan the use of new information security technologies, or modifications to existing equipment and systems that will provide capability for proposed project or workload, efficient operation, and effective use of allotted resources.

  • Support attestation of access controls, access, and alert monitoring, change control approvals, insurance of continuity, and inventory/updates of releases.

  • Leads or assists senior level engineers with analysis to identify security vulnerabilities and conduct security risk assessments to ensure compliance with corporate security policies and adherence to best practices.

  • Utilize subject matter knowledge in industry leading security solutions and best practices to implement one or more components of information security such as availability, integrity, confidentiality, risk management, threat identification, modeling, monitoring, incident response, access management, and business continuity

  • Identify security vulnerabilities and issues, perform risk assessments, and evaluate remediation alternatives

  • Collaborate and consult with peers, colleagues, and managers to resolve issues and achieve goals

  • Performs periodic detailed assessments of the operating system and infrastructure components' security configuration to identify security vulnerabilities and provides remediation alternatives.

  • Lead on all zSecure Products responsible for configuration, policy, support, and usage training on Access Monitor, Command Verifier, zAlert, zERT and CARLa coding.

  • Collaborate with several business units to identify security control weaknesses and process gaps, addressing audit issues, planning responses and action plans, and tracking and monitoring compliance with security policies and standards.

Required Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree and eight years of experience in systems engineering or administration or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Deep specialized and/or broad functional knowledge in applied enterprise information security technologies including but not limited to firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, network operating systems, identity management, database activity monitoring, encryption, content filtering, and Mainframe security.

  • CISSP Certification.

  • Previous experience in leading complex IT projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or MBA and ten years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Deep specialized and/or broad functional knowledge in Mainframe security technologies including but not limited to pervasive encryption, ICSF, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, identity management, database activity monitoring, encryption, content filtering, and Mainframe security.

  • Expert knowledge of program command Mainframe batch and reporting language (such as: JCL, CARLA, REXX, CLIST, ISPF, SAS)

  • Direct RACF experience including demonstrated skills with RACF architecture, z/OS system and security knowledge, ICSF, JCL, and batch processing, and RACF security controls.

  • 10+ years of Information Security Engineering experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

  • 10+ years of mainframe security risk assessment and remediation experience

  • 10+ years of hands-on Resource Access Control Facility (RACF) experience with at least current and supported version (z/OS 2.1 and above)

  • 10+ years of mainframe security experience using native z/OS and Resource Access Control Facility (RACF) tools

  • 10+ years of experience issuing Resource Access Control Facility (RACF) commands and performing diagnosis

  • Banking or financial services experience.

  • Other security certifications (e.g. CCNA Security, GSEC, GCED, GPPA, etc.)

  • Other technical Certifications (e.g. CCNA, RHCE, MCSE, etc.)

Other Job Requirements / Working Conditions


Constantly (More than 50% of the time)

Visual / Audio / Speaking

Able to access and interpret client information received from the computer and able to hear and speak with individuals in person and on the phone.

Manual Dexterity / Keyboarding

Able to work standard office equipment, including PC keyboard and mouse, copy/fax machines, and printers.


Able to work all hours scheduled, including overtime as directed by manager/supervisor and required by business need.


Minimal and up to 10%

General Description of Available Benefits for Eligible Employees of Truist Financial Corporation: All regular teammates (not temporary or contingent workers) working 20 hours or more per week are eligible for benefits, though eligibility for specific benefits may be determined by the division of Truist offering the position. Truist offers medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, tax-preferred savings accounts, and a 401k plan to teammates. Teammates also receive no less than 10 days of vacation (prorated based on date of hire and by full-time or part-time status) during their first year of employment, along with 10 sick days (also prorated), and paid holidays. For more details on Truist’s generous benefit plans, please visit our Benefits site (

. Depending on the position and division, this job may also be eligible for Truist’s defined benefit pension plan, restricted stock units, and/or a deferred compensation plan. As you advance through the hiring process, you will also learn more about the specific benefits available for any non-temporary position for which you apply, based on full-time or part-time status, position, and division of work.

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