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Security Engineer (Hardware Security Modules - HSM) at First Data Corporation

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Chandler, Arizona

Job Description:

About First Data First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the world. The company’s 22,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 3,000 transactions per second and $2.4 trillion per year. To learn more about First Data, visit

Position Description Overview

This position requires experience with and working knowledge of a variety of modern audit, development, and HSM products in an enterprise environment. You should be strongly motivated by learning new technologies. Your ownership of vulnerability, risk, and compliance processes will have you working hand-in-hand with engineering, infrastructure, compliance, and privacy teams to ensure the security, compliance, and privacy of critical customer systems. In the role, you will: Deploy and manage hardware security modules (HSMs) Manage network access reviews and automation frameworks Work with application engineering, infrastructure, and corporate compliance teams to evaluate risk of new features Evaluate data privacy implications Perform code reviews for vulnerabilities and adherence to requirements Assist with design and deployment of highly-available, customer-facing systems Foster a strong security and compliance culture throughout 


  • Understanding of cryptographic algorithms and implementations

  • Experience deploying, managing, and monitoring hardware security modules (Gemalto, Safenet, Thales, HP, FutureX)

  • Familiarity with data and messaging services

  • Experience applying requirements of regulatory compliance controls, such as PCI, SOX, GDPR, etc.

  • Practical experience with Java and/or Python is a plus

  • Experience working with large auditing firms

  • Mobile payment and online banking experience

Experience with Global Platform or other embedded smartcard technologies

Job Requirements

  • 8+ yrs. of related IT experience. 

  • MS preferred or Bachelor’s Degree with equivalent work experience and appropriate certifications. 

  • Expert knowledge of operating systems, subsystems, and software vendor products.  

  • Strong understanding of how technology relates to business, market and industry and applies knowledge to support the needs of critical systems and projects.

First Data is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)
First Data provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity/expression), disability, veteran status and military status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, or any other factor that may be protected by law.