Security Risk Compliance (SRC) Engineer

About the job


Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today – planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The IBM Cloud Networking Services group is looking for a technical, talented, innovative and enthusiastic Security Risk Compliance (SRC) Engineer professional to lead and drive compliance, security awareness, training, applying best practices for secured development across our growing portfolio of next generation network services for IBM Cloud.

Security is something that every development team needs to incorporate into every phase of their product development life cycle and the Security Risk Compliance (SRC) Engineer is expected to ensure security is built into the design, planning, implementation, and execution of our network services.


  • Collect and produce evidence in response to audit requests for supported service(s).
  • Streamline audit engagements by applying SRE principles to develop strategies and tooling that automate evidence collection and production and anticipate data production requests.
  • Develop tools and strategies to assess the health of security controls and adherence to policy, process, and procedures requirements.
  • Ensure proper documentation and rapid remediation of identified deviations.
  • Develop test cases to ensure observed deviations do not reoccur.
  • Serve as primary SME for service control implementation, design, and operating procedures in audit engagements.
  • Drive risk culture transformation in service teams.

Short term expectations

  • Collect and provide evidence for ISMAP and C5 audits
  • Leverage learning from ISMAP and C5 to begin developing strategies to automate and anticipate evidence collection

The goal of an SRC Engineer is to;

  • Enable the business by increasing time to market through the attainment of regulations thereby removing security regulations as a barrier to adoption by our customers.
  • Identify and mitigate information security risk through continuous control monitoring and automation.
  • Scale global regulation requirements through proactive definition of security controls and an applicable security management system to establish scope and audit requirements.
  • Work across regulated industries to support IBM Cloud customers in their own compliance journey and be prepared to act on audit requirements.

SRC Core Competencies

  • Streamline audit engagements by applying SRE principles to develop strategies and tooling that automate evidence collection and production and anticipate data production requests.
  • Provide guidance on security and compliance practices and solutions to help business units build & deliver solutions
  • Design and contribute to security architecture processes that enable the enterprise to develop and implement security solutions and capabilities that are clearly aligned with the business, technology, and threat drivers
  • Participate in and drive cloud and application security strategic initiatives and programs that feed directly into the organization’s strategic security plan.
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and direction in the design and implementation of automated solutions, based on a set of standards and processes that enable our application developers to easily consume security and compliance services.
  • Providing subject matter expertise in the creation, implementation, and maintenance of appropriate enterprise programs, policies, and procedures to be compliant with regulations governing the banking and financial services industry
  • Collaborating with security compliance leaders and technical security teams to define and implement security processes and procedures based on financial services requirements and industry-standard best practices. Defining the requirements and validating the procedures and audit testing methodology
  • Experience with Cloud operations and network security services, including firewalls, intrusion detection, vulnerability scanning, OS patching, system hardening/health checking
  • Excellent skills in risk assessment processes, policy development, proposals, work statements, product evaluations, and delivery of technology Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience with compliance programs such as HiTRUST, FFIEC or FedRAMP/ FISMA, HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2, or PCI
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail

If you are hired into a Colorado work location, the anticipated compensation range for the position 135,000 to 185,600.00 is based on a full-time schedule. Your ultimate compensation may vary depending on your job-related skills and experience. For part time roles, the compensation will be adjusted appropriately.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Working knowledge of common security frameworks, such as NIST 800-53 and ISO27k
  • Process automation experience
  • SRE experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Deep technical understanding of cloud concepts, able to learn and explain IBM cloud technical control implementation
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Experience with compliance programs such as FFIEC or FedRAMP/ FISMA, HIPAA, GDPR, SOC 2, PCI, NIST, ISO,ISMAP, C5, ITAR etc.
  • Experience in risk assessment processes, service delivery operations, and software development

Preferred Technical And Professional Expertise

  • Ability to understand enterprise business computing operations/requirements, and in particular, Cloud and communicate to service lines what is expected in order to consider a work item complete
  • Ability to stand firm on issues yet be flexible and creative when working with stakeholders to find effective solutions

About Business Unit

Digitization is accelerating the ongoing evolution of business, and clouds – public, private, and hybrid – enable companies to extend their existing infrastructure and integrate across systems. IBM Cloud provides the security, control, and visibility that our clients have come to expect. We are working to provide the right tools and environment to combine all of our client’s data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics.

Your Life @ IBM

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It’s time to define your career.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries. IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

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In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to

IBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work.

  • 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
  • World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM’s learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
  • Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
  • Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
  • Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
  • Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
  • Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
  • Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


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