Security Engineer

MFS Investment Management
Boston, USA
02 Jun 2022
02 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

What you will be responsible for: The Security Engineer I is a technical resource on the Information Security team responsible for the implementation and effective, efficient maintenance of related technologies to maintain the security posture at MFS. This individual has knowledge of Information Technology at large, with an understanding of related disciplines and how they interoperate. The Security Engineer I is an active participant and contributor in implementation and troubleshooting efforts and aids in design efforts.


  • Serves as subject matter resource in the field of Information Security, developing and maintaining a strong understanding of the field and its related technologies.
  • Provides technical support to ensure the ongoing efficient and reliable operations of related MFS information systems.
  • Proactively develops and maintains knowledge of MFS information systems and their related components, and makes recommendations to improve the reliability, scalability, performance, and security of these systems as appropriate.
  • Leverages technology to automate manual tasks, and seeks to improve processes or identify efficiency gains wherever practicable and appropriate.
  • Makes recommendations for process improvements.
  • Aids in the development of, and enforces and maintains MFS Information Security controls, procedures, and standards; may participate in audits, as necessary.
  • Utilizes various enterprise-class security solutions for vulnerability management, intrusion detection, security information and event management, etc. to protect MFS and its information.
  • Has the ability to quickly learn and leverage these solutions.
  • Assists in performing security risk assessments to methodically analyze MFS information technology assets and processes, identifying risks from both a technical and business perspective, and recommending mitigation strategies to mitigate those risks to an acceptable level.
  • Collaborates with other IT and business groups, and readily shares information to resolve problems.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a related technical field.
  • Two or more years of related Information Security or Information Technology related experience.
  • Working knowledge of Windows Domains, Active Directory, Unix/Linux, Databases, Networking a plus.
  • Strong analytical, writing, and problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities as circumstances warrant. CISSP preferred.


What we offer:
  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs

During the Covid pandemic, MFS Employees are currently working from home. When safe to do so and in accordance to local government guidelines, MFS will be a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting .

This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless MFS approves an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission of an exemption request does not guarantee that an exemption will be approved or that the request can be accommodated.
If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the EEO is the Law document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision , linked for your reference.

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