Contract - Cryptography / PKI Security Engineer

  • CME Group
  • Donegall Square, Belfast BT1 5GS, UK
  • Mar 08, 2018

Job Description

CME Group: Where Futures Are Made

CME Group ( is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. But who we are goes deeper than that. Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career shaping tomorrow. We invest in your success and you own it - all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small. Joining our company gives you the opportunity to make a difference in global financial markets every day - whether you work on our industry-leading technology and risk management services, our benchmark products or in a corporate services area that helps us serve our customers better. With 2,500 employees located around the world, we're small enough for you and your contributions to be known. But big enough for your ideas to make an impact. The pace is dynamic, the work is unlike any other firm in the business, and the possibilities are endless. Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers. Those are our people. And we're looking for more.

Position Summary

This is a perfect opportunity for the right person to become a key part of a fresh, new team of cybersecurity professionals that are being assembled to execute a pivotal role in protecting and defending the nation's critical infrastructure.
The Crypto Security Engineer will be part of a team responsible for operating a highly important CyberDefense function. This role encompasses the implementation and subsequent maturing of CyberDefense solutions for CME's Cryptographic Services Platform(s) within CyberDefense Engineering - Global Information Security. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an individual who is looking for an opportunity in the CyberDefense arena and wishes to grow within an organization.

Position Responsibilities

Participate in the Creation and Execution of CyberDefense solutions as directed by CyberDefense management and in accordance with CME's CyberDefense Roadmap
Manage projects according to project plans with a keen eye to objective delivery, cost adherence and minimizing risk
Maintain industry awareness of; CyberDefense Product Landscape, emerging and rising threat landscape and the latest/newest protocols/techniques/evolution in CyberSecurity/CyberDefense with a focus on Cryptographic Technologies and emerging crypto patterns
Create / Document complete Service Designs including, but not limited to, Technical Requirement Documents, Proof of Concept use cases, Technology Engineering Documents, Service Operations Guides etc
Perform Service Transition to requisite Service Operations organizations and Service Consumers


Substantial experience in IT Engineering andor CyberSecurity Engineering
Solid working knowledge of ITIL (ITIL Certification preferred)
A good understanding of Industry Security standards (ie: ISO27001/2, NIST Cyber Security Framework, etc..)
Practical working knowledge of engineering, implementing, operating and supporting a Cryptographic Infrastructure consisting of such elements as; Enterprise Key Management System (EKMS), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Hardware Security Modules (HSM), Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP), Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC), Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), Enterprise Digital Rights Management (EDRM), etc for Data-at-Rest, Data-in-Transit and Data-in-Use.
Solid understanding of High Availability, System Resiliency, Systems Engineering and Web technologies.
A working knowledge of Cloud Technologies (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP), particularly Crypto implementations
Exceptional interpersonal skills; must build strong relationships with partners (internally and externally)
Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment
Proven execution capabilities.

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( ) is where the world comes to manage risk. Based in Chicago, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Calgary, Houston, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington D.C., our team of more than 2,500 employees has an impact on the global economy every day. We offer:

  • The widest range of global benchmark futures and options available across all major asset classes;
  • The most advanced trading technology;
  • Industry-leading clearing and risk management capabilities;
  • A relentless customer focus, serving leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, corporations and individual traders; and,
  • A great place to work.

With this strong foundation in place, we are looking to continue growing our business in both listed and over-the-counter markets. To support this growth, we are seeking highly motivated individuals to help foster our corporate culture and uphold our core values of leading with conviction and integrity, advancing the global economy, building lasting relationships and acting with ingenuity every day.

We hope you will consider joining our world-class team.