Information Security Team Lead

Holmes Murphy has always believed that investing in our employees, the spaces in which they work, and the environment that we provide are all critical to our culture, purpose, and the services we offer. After all, we know that employees who feel appreciated and recognized for their hard work and dedication results in employees who feel immensely invested in the success of our clients and our company. On top of this, our employees have a seat at the table and the opportunity to pave their own way. Cool, right?! If you nodded yes, check out our open Information Security Team Lead position and apply!


We are looking to add an Information Security Team Lead to join our Information Security team in Waukee, IA. Candidates thrive in our environment when they harness their collaborative mindset, strong interpersonal communication skills, and a love of learning.


The purpose of the Information Security Team Lead is to ensure the safety and privacy of sensitive enterprise information from misuse, unauthorized access, disruption, or destruction.



  • Accountable for the effective and efficient management of the Security Operations of Holmes Murphy and Associates.
  • Manage day-to-day activities of the Security Operations team and oversee, monitor, and guide the performance and duties.
  • Direct the functions, processes, and operations of the Security team and ensure policies and procedures are followed.
  • Provide optimal identification / resolution of security incidents and enhance security posture.
  • Interface with Managed Security Service Provider to guide escalations, adjust processes and knowledge share.
  • Participate in security compliance efforts (e.g., PCIDSS, HIPAA, SOX)
  • Develop and deliver training materials and perform general security awareness and specific security technology training.
  • Evaluate and recommend new and emerging security products and technologies.
  • Provide additional support to the team as needed.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong working knowledge of security concepts of threat categories (such as malware, phishing attacks, Defense-in Depth, MITRE ATT&CK framework, etc.)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to serve as an escalation point and knowledgeable resource.
  • Decision making abilities to produce quality results.
  • Ability to motivate team by setting a mission then turning it into clear, specific, and measurable incremental goals.
  • Ability to understand security threats, vulnerabilities, controls, and remediation strategies.
  • Ability to apply various security methodologies and technical security solutions.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant work experience required.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience in computer security- related disciplines such as incident response, host forensics, malware analysis, network traffic analysis, Insider Threat, alerts tuning and trend analysis.
  • 5+ years’ experience working with security tools such as SIEM, XDR.


Benefits:  In addition to core benefits like health, dental and vision, also enjoy benefits such as:

  • Paid Parental Leave and supportive New Parent Benefits — We know being a working parent is hard, and we want to support our employees in this journey!
  • Company paid continuing Education & Tuition Reimbursement — We support those who want to develop and grow.
  • 401k Profit Sharing — Each year, Holmes Murphy makes a lump sum contribution to every full-time employee’s 401k. This means, even if you’re not in a position to set money aside for the future at any point in time, Holmes Murphy will do it on your behalf! We are forward-thinking and want to be sure your future is cared for.
  • Generous time off practices in addition to paid holidays — Yes, we actually encourage employees to use their time off, and they do. After all, you can’t be at your best for our clients if you’re not at your best for yourself first.
  • Supportive of community efforts with paid Volunteer time off and employee matching gifts to charities that are important to you — Through our Holmes Murphy Foundation, we offer several vehicles where you can make an impact and care for those around you.
  • DE&I programs — Holmes Murphy is committed to celebrating every employee’s unique diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) experience with us. Not only do we offer all employees a paid Diversity Day time off option, but we also have a Chief Diversity Officer on hand, as well as a DE&I project team, committee, and interest group. You will have the opportunity to take part in those if you wish!
  • Consistent merit increase and promotion opportunities — Annually, employees are reviewed for merit increases and promotion opportunities because we believe growth is important — not only with your financial wellbeing, but also your career wellbeing.
  • Discretionary bonus opportunity — Yes, there is an annual opportunity to make more money. Who doesn’t love that?!



Holmes Murphy & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.