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Senior Engineer, Network Security
Company Western Union
Location Denver, CO, USA
Preferred GIAC Certifications GCIH, GWEB, GCLD
Travel 10%
Salary Annual base salary gross:  $108,745 -$176,710
Contact Name Apply Via URL
Contact Email mshrewsbury/at/
Expires 2021-10-25

Job Description

Senior Engineer, Network Security – Denver, CO, USA

Would you like to be a part of a global team of information security experts? How about unleashing your skills in a hugely successful business that is committed to moving money for better? Join Western Union as a Senior Engineer, Network Security.

Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful

We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 10,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.

Better requires process discipline and simplification

As a Senior Engineer, Network Security you will be an essential part of Cyber Defense Infrastructure Engineering team focusing on network protection. Primary network protection systems are Intrusion Prevention System and Availability Protection System (DDoS protection). The Engineer will employ technical security skills to design, build, deploy and maintain infrastructure security tools, respond to escalated security alerts and provide security consultation and expertise for the technology teams and business.

You will be the escalation point for network protection security systems and will perform advanced security system maintenance and troubleshooting tasks. You will review escalated security system alerts and logs, correlate those into attack patterns and create action plans. You will perform protection security system architecture review, review and tune security system rule sets, aid in research of next generation security issues, 0-day attacks, and provide input on strategy for future security infrastructure and tools.

You will have the ability to work independently, take ownership of multiple tasks, and serve as the Subject Matter Expert for Infrastructure Engineering tools and processes.

You will need experience with security systems: IPS/IDS, DDoS protection (APS), SIEM, proxy, WAF, DAM, as well as experience in networking (TCP/IP, reading network packets, network technologies, and perimeter protection), Windows and Linux operating systems, AWS and GCP, Active Directory and LDAP.

You must be a strong team player with a desire to cross-train and learn from others, highly adaptable to shifting priorities and ad hoc critical remediation scenarios, and strong communication skills.

Join us, and let’s connect the world

Western Union is transforming its business and shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience, and customer service to new levels of excellence. It’s an exciting time for our organization, as the largest cross-border money transfer operator, trusted by millions of consumers around the world. If you’re ready to unleash your potential to help drive change through bottom-up innovation, apply now.

We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package.

We are passionate about our diversity. Our commitment is to provide an inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams, while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran (U.S.) status. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws.


Annual base salary gross:  $108,745 -$176,710. The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high end of the Western Union salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and proficiency for the role. The base salary is one component of Western Union’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards and benefits include short term incentives, health insurance (several options to choose from), accident and life insurance, access to the best in class learning and development platforms, to name just a few! To view more details of our benefits, visit us here: In addition to the annual salary, this role is also eligible to receive an annual bonus and long term incentives.