Senior SIEM Security Engineer

KS Overland Park

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Empower is currently looking to add a new Senior Security Engineer to our SIEM and Detection Engineering team. This position is technical in nature, and we are looking for a self-motivated professional who is driven to succeed in a fast-paced environment. The Sr. Security Engineer will be part of a team of individuals that are responsible for developing, reviewing, and updating Empower SIEM detections and helping drive key components of the SIEM and Detection engineering program. Day-to-day responsibilities of collaboration, research, and testing; working closely with the Cybersecurity - Threat Intel and Response teams to leverage threat intelligence sources, identify new threats in the wild and verify the organization's security posture by simulation and testing, leading to development of new SIEM detections. Together with other engineers and incident response specialists, you will research attacker techniques, test vectors, apply cyber threat intelligence analysis and make recommendations to prioritize detection engineering operations for your team. 

What you will do

  • Serve as lead engineer for Splunk SIEM design, related components, and the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) of logs.
  • Subject matter expert for onboarding Splunk SIEM
  • Development of Splunk reports, dashboards, and alerts
  • Experience in a large enterprise environment, of analyzing security event data for attack patterns and understanding attacker tactics.
  • Experience in creating automated log correlations in a SIEM to identify anomalous and potentially malicious behavior.
  • Understanding of monitoring devices such as firewalls, network and host-based intrusion detection systems, web applications, AV, WAF, Proxy and operating system logs
  • Create technical documentation around the content deployed to the SIEM.
  • Ability to partner with anomaly detection and incident responders to improve data quality and reduce false positives.
  • Ability to recognize patterns and inconsistencies that could indicate complex cyber-attacks.
  • Experience in developing SIEM correlation rules to detect new threats beyond current capabilities.
  • Create rules for compliance and audit requirements and create and manage Watch Lists for current threats.
  • Manage Splunk SIEM user accounts (create, delete, modify, etc.).
  • Add /Remove log sources. Troubleshoot issues with log sources.
  • Support SOC automation initiatives leveraging playbooks, while also using human analysis as needed.
  • Assist with designing and documenting work processes within the SOC.
  • Manage product enhancement/feature requests with vendors as needed.
  • Automation or Scripting skills, i.e. Ansible, Lambda, SOAR
  • SIEM tools, i.e. Splunk
  • Responsible for mentoring and training of less experienced Splunk SIEM Engineers.
  • Perform analysis of log files
  • Experience with Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools.
  • Able to create, modify, update, and maintain Python and PowerShell scripts that enhance endpoint detection capabilities.
  • Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation.
  • Perform related duties as requested.

What you will bring

  • Bachelor s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field and 6 years’ experience in information technology or related field within the last 10 years 
  • Preference will be given to those with degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Engineering (various disciplines), and other technology-focused areas.
  • Must have CISSP or ability to obtain within first six months of employment.

What will set you apart

  • 5+ years of experience with Splunk SIEM and ES
  • 6 + years of technical experience working with security solutions and conducting security operations.
  • 6+ years of network security experience and reviewing security tools and solutions and making recommendations on utilization and strategy.
  • 6 + years of experience with network protocols, data flows and attacks within an IP environment
  • 5+ years of experience in building configurations for security devices and building an automated process to support large-scale deployment.
  • 5+ years of experience with managing security controls, to include defining policies and administering devices such as Cisco and Palo Alto networks firewalls, IDS/IPS platforms, DLP devices, e-mail/web filtering solutions.
  • 2+ years programming/scripting experience – one or more of: Perl, PHP, Python, PowerShell

***Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time, including CPT/OPT.***

What we offer you

We offer an array of diverse and inclusive benefits regardless of where you are in your career. We believe that providing our employees with the means to lead healthy balanced lives results in the best possible work performance.

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Retirement savings – 401(k) plan with generous company matching contributions (up to 6%), financial advisory services, potential company discretionary contribution, and a broad investment lineup
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250/year
  • Business-casual environment that includes the option to wear jeans
  • Generous paid time off upon hire – including a paid time off program plus ten paid company holidays and three floating holidays each calendar year
  • Paid volunteer time — 16 hours per calendar year
  • Leave of absence programs – including paid parental leave, paid short- and long-term disability, and Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Business Resource Groups (BRGs) - internal networks that rally around common interest, experiences and identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, ability, military status and sexual orientation. BRGs play a vital role in educating and engaging our people and advancing our business priorities.

Base Salary Range

$120,600.00 - $174,825.00

The salary range above shows the typical minimum to maximum base salary range for this position in the location listed. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation offered may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

Equal opportunity employer •  Drug-free workplace

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity.  All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age (40 and over), race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, religion, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. 

***For remote and hybrid positions you will be required to provide reliable high-speed internet with a wired connection as well as a place in your home to work with limited disruption. You must have reliable connectivity from an internet service provider that is fiber, cable or DSL internet. Other necessary computer equipment, will be provided. You may be required to work in the office if you do not have an adequate home work environment and the required internet connection.***

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Tags: Ansible Automation CIA CISSP Compliance Computer Science EDR ES6 Firewalls IDS Incident response Intrusion detection IPS Lambda Log files Mathematics Monitoring Network security Perl PHP PowerShell Python Scripting SIEM SOAR SOC Splunk Strategy Threat intelligence

Perks/benefits: Career development Flex vacation Gear Health care Home office stipend Insurance Medical leave Parental leave Signing bonus

Region: North America
Country: United States

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