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Security Analyst

| Chicago


At NextCapital, we build financial software that helps everyday investors build and manage a world-class financial portfolio. Our work directly benefits the millions of Americans who can’t afford traditional financial advice, by providing them a solution driven by software. Working with the world’s leading financial institutions, our software tackles the complex challenges of providing financial advice through an intuitive and engaging user experience.

Our ability to be successful starts with our people, and we’re looking for someone who is passionate about developing and supporting our cloud-based SaaS platform. The ideal candidate is able to understand innovative technical concepts while evaluating the ever evolving risk landscape. This position identifies potential threats through our existing monitoring mechanisms and responds to reported security violations, determines causes of these violations and recommends corrective actions to ensure NextCapital and partner data remain secure. The Security Analyst works closely with the VP of Information security but also the Operations team. This position also researches and recommends changes to procedures and systems to enhance data and systems security. This also means communicating security procedures and risks to all stakeholders. Learn more about NextCapital at www.themuse.com/companies/nextcapital

  • Work with the Operations team to take an active role in the configuration and maintenance of a diverse range of security tools.
  • Be an advocate for Information Security across multiple teams and ensure that systems are compliant with internal and regulatory security standards.
  • Operate vulnerability scanning and compliance tools to identify system weaknesses and liaise with the wider operations/IT teams to assist with the coordination of remedial actions.
  • Actively monitor security tools deployed (anti-virus, configuration control, vulnerability management, DLP and other endpoint security), escalate issues, assist with remediation and maintain these systems.
  • Specification and design of automated security monitoring tools and, in conjunction with the operations team, support the installation, configuration of such tools and assist in maintenance and monitoring activities.
  • Perform Vendor Assessments and Partner Audits



  • You are a driven, creative thinker who is able to merge business and technical information
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or related field
  • You have at least 3-5 years of experience within Information Security
  • You have experience with vulnerability management and endpoint security
  • You have experience with Amazon Web Services and Mac environments
  • You are holding an Information Security Certification in good standing
  • You’re excited about learning and exploring new technologies and solutions



  • Disrupt the financial advice industry by bringing affordable, easy to use financial tools to millions of people
  • Enjoy a laid back work environment & learn from FinTech’s best & brightest
  • Receive great benefits like stock options, 401(k) match, and employer contributions to health, dental and vision coverage
  • Join a fast growing company where you can have a real impact on the company's future
  • Participate in company-sponsored cornhole leagues, company outings, wine tastings, fantasy football leagues, hackathons and other fun events
  • Enjoy a newly built out office on Michigan Avenue with a view of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan.
  • Sip locally roasted coffee, kombucha, or craft beer at your modular sitting/standing desk
  • Participate in women in tech events and service days at local organizations
  • Enjoy monthly, company wide, guided meditation sessions
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavaLanguages
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    • HTMLSLanguages
    • MATLAB Languages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • JIRAManagement


Located on Michigan Avenue, right across the street from Millennium Park and Pritzker Pavilion with an unobstructed view of the lake.

An Insider's view of NextCapital

What are some social events your company does?

Cornhole and ping pong tournaments, game nights, film and book clubs, music at the park in the summer, Whirlyball winter party, karaoke, wine tastings, an epic Halloween party.. just to name a few!


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at NC as a FullStack Product Designer, which gave me insight into how models form NC’s stack – driving creation of features with value to partners. Then, I moved into leadership by owning the ideation of individual features and facilitating their scoping, design, and development. Now, I’m managing an Agile team for delivery of milestones.


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What are NextCapital Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

120 degree sit/stand modular desks. Work/life balance. Local coffee, espresso, cold brew/iced tea, and beer. Stock options. A generous Parental Leave Policy.

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