Security Applications Technician

Herndon, VA
Jul 09, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Full Time

For more than 70 years, Northwest Federal Credit Union has provided valuable financial products and services for our members. Northwest offers employees a comprehensive benefits program including: medical and dental plans, paid time off, a generous 401k match, student loan assistance, parental leave, and the opportunity to grow professionally through a wide range of job-based, classroom and online training resources. Northwest Federal Credit Union has been recognized, for the second consecutive year, as a 2021 Top Workplace by The Washington Post and we believe that our success is built upon the excellence and achievement of our employees. Together, we serve and inspire to transform lives.

The Information System Security Applications Technician is a full-time position and reports to the Vice President of IT Security. The Security Applications Technician (SAT) is responsible for helping to maintain an enterprise wide information security program to assure information assets are appropriately protected. The SAT must be knowledgeable of Information Security best practices and regulatory and compliance requirements that impact security for the Credit Union. The SAT must have a cursory knowledge of how information security systems function and be involved with the support of the security technology deployed throughout the enterprise. This individual is responsible for overseeing security procedures that ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems technology.


  • Be knowledgeable of the overall Security Program, and make suggestions for improvements when required
  • Be knowledgeable of a limited range of Information Security standards and best practices across the industry
  • Administer a limited range of security applications and systems (e.g. perform daily and ad-hoc duties on such systems as patch management, endpoint protection, disk encryption, e-mail gateway, web gateway, AlienVault SIEM, and Multi-Factor Authentication).
  • Assist in the review of policies for data security, management, monitoring, and audit to assure information security and reporting.
  • Review audit procedures and work with information security and development teams to assure security events are captured and appropriate actions taken to secure the environment.
  • Assist in the development of, and reporting on, relevant metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, facilitate appropriate resource allocation and increase the maturity of the security program.
  • Lead the test and evaluation of existing IT Security controls, to assure compliance with policies.
  • Prepare reports on a quarterly basis to executive management on the effectiveness of the Information Security Program, including policy violations, security risks, progress of all security-related remedial actions and metrics.
  • Assist in developing, and ensuring compliance with, new security techniques, tool deployments, and methods to assess risk across the credit union.
  • Work across the IT department, coordinating and leveraging resources when needed
  • Protect the confidentiality and integrity of financial sensitive information and maintain the technical mechanisms of legitimate access and release of the data to meet the requirements of the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA).
  • Adhere to Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) regulations and all related Credit Union policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or other related field preferred, or commensurate experience
  • 2+ years of experience with Information Systems Administration and good understanding of Financial Services systems is preferred
  • Certification in A+, Network+, or Security+ preferred
  • Understanding of security applications and systems such as endpoint protection, disk encryption, e-mail gateway, web gateway, firewalls, and forward proxies
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment, to build good working relationships and effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Possess excellent customer service and communication skills, and strong analytic and problem solving skills.
  • The ability to assist in authoring and reviewing security policy, standards, and procedures.
  • Capable of applying common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form, dealing with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations, and comprehending and documenting a complex legacy application.

EEO Notice

Northwest Federal Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.

NWFCU complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Human Resources Department at 703-709-8900 or