Sr. Information Security Engineer

Full Time
Farmers Branch, TX
Areas of Interest: Incident Response, Threat Analysis
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The VMware Information Security Operations team is responsible for detecting and responding to cyber threats targeting VMware systems, applications, infrastructure, information, and users. The Information Security Engineer is a highly technical role responsible for developing and maintaining threat monitoring capabilities used by the Security Operations Center (SOC) team. The ideal candidate will have strong experience implementing and maintaining security event monitoring and analysis solutions for large enterprises. This candidate will also have deep expertise in large scale threat analysis of event data from commercial and open source infrastructure technology platforms.

This position is responsible for:
  • Driving the development and ongoing tuning and optimization of security event monitoring and analysis application platforms.
  • Providing subject matter expertise on advanced threat analysis against large data sets.
  • Contributing to the strategic direction for the next generation of security monitoring and response capabilities at VMware.
  • Implementing processes, capabilities, and techniques for proactive threat hunting.
  • Developing, documenting, and maintaining common data standards for data normalization.
  • Ongoing review and analysis of threat intelligence data correlation against event data sets for relevance.
  • Developing and maturing active threat monitoring use case portfolio.
  • Designing and implementing dashboards and data visualizations for various stakeholders.
  • Developing and implementing KPI and metric reporting related the threat analysis.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of emerging cyber security threats.
  • Maintaining a high level of confidentiality.

Required skills and experience: 
  • 8-10 years of experience in cyber threat hunting, data analysis, and configuration of security monitoring platforms.
  • Extensive experience implementing and supporting SIEM products, including Splunk Enterprise, Elastic Stack, and AlienVault.
  • Strong understanding of threat analysis and incident response practices and methodologies.
  • Expert technical knowledge of Internet security, networking protocols, and related technologies, including IDS/IPS, firewalls, content filtering, and packet inspection.
  • Experience implementing security detection and response capabilities in cloud computing environments.
  • Experience with endpoint security analysis, including Tanium, McAfee ePO, Windows, Mac, and Linux host event data.
  • Experience with security behavioral analytics platforms used for user and entity behavioral analytics and anomaly detection.
  • Participate in evaluating, recommending, implementing, and troubleshooting security tools.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to identify advanced threats.
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of an organization and across diverse cultural and linguistic barriers.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Availability outside working hours for high priority events.
  • Strong written and verbal communications.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and deliverables.

Desired skills/experience/certification:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • ​Certifications such as GCIH, GIAC, CISSP, Splunk Certified Architect.
  • Scripting skills such as Python, Perl, Shell, Bash, RegEx, Splunk query language.
 
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