Info Security Engineer in Farmers Branch, TX at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

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Job #:  855387

Job Description 
In need of an Information Security Generalist/Engineer who would be responsible for detecting and responding to cyber threats targeting systems, applications, infrastructure, information, and users. The Information Security generalist is a highly technical role responsible for the development and growth of the 

This position is responsible for: 
• Development of monitoring and response use cases for security events and alerts. 
• Development of tools for automation of security tasks. 
• Process development and improvement. 
• Data collection and analysis for event monitoring, alerting, and reporting. 
• Responding to tickets, email, and telephone requests. 
• Participating in evaluation, implementation, and troubleshooting of security tools for the Security Operations Center (SOC) team. 
• Communicating security requirements, and soliciting feedback from other teams. 
• Evidence collection, documentation, communications, and reporting. 
• Providing feedback on effectiveness of security platforms and systems. 
• Maintaining current knowledge and understanding of the threat landscape and emerging security threats. 
• Maintaining a high level of confidentiality. 

Required skills and experience: 
• 3-5 years of experience working in a Security Operations Center (SOC). 
• Strong understanding of Security Operations Center (SOC) and Incident Response practices and methodologies. 
• Strong understanding of cloud computing and security issues related to cloud environments. 
• Experience performing security monitoring and response capabilities on cloud platforms. 
• Experience using SIEM products. 
• Experience with endpoint security analysis and review of event data on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. 
• Expert technical knowledge of Internet security and networking protocols. 
• Understanding of security technologies, including UEBA, SIEM, IDS/IPS, firewalls, endpoint security, content filtering, and packet inspection. 
• Understanding of system hardening techniques and practices. 
• Scripting skills such as Python, Perl, RegEx, Splunk Query Language. 
• Ability to interact effectively at all levels of an organization, across diverse cultural and linguistic barriers, and as part of a geographically distributed team. 
• Ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team and work independently with minimal supervision. 
• Ability to quickly adapt as the external environment and organization evolves. 
• Ability to prioritize projects and deliverables. 
• Comfortable facing new challenges and changes in direction. 
• Self-motivated, team player, and detail oriented. 
• Positive and constructive attitude. 
• Excellent written and verbal communications. 
• Availability outside working hours for high priority events. 

Desired skills/experience/certification: 
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. 
• Security certifications such as GCIH, GIAC, SSCP, or CISSP. 

Intake Notes: 
- Since team is operation oriented they are constantly focusing on alerts and now have a backlog of tests/tasks that need to be completed. These two openings will be brought on to help with these tasks. Position will likely not get extended beyond 6 months unless some things change. 

1) What hours/days will this person be working? M-F 8-5 
2) What are the top 3 skills/requirements this person should have? Hands on experience with security tools, threat modeling, use case developments, building process around tools, must understand SOC technologies and SOC processes. 
3) What are the top 3 soft skills (i.e., Presentation Skills, organization, etc.) this person should have? 
4) What are other requirements? 
a) Education level desired – degree preferred but experience is more important 
b) Previous experience – ***3-5 years in the Security Operations Center (SOC)*** 
5) What is the environment this person will be working in? 
a) Individually contributor within a team 
6) Does this position offer the ability to work remotely on a regular basis or is it an on-site role? If remote opportunity exists, what exactly are the options? (i.e. 1 day remote, 4 days in the office). WFH is available (a couple times a week)









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