Defense and Response - Threat Detection - Senior Associate

Reston, VA, United States

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Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae is your source for mortgage financing and reliable housing information.

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Company Description

At Fannie Mae, futures are made. The inspiring work we do makes an affordable home a reality and a difference in the lives of Americans. Every day offers compelling opportunities to modernize the nations housing finance system while being part of an inclusive team using new, emerging technologies. Here, you will help lead our industry forward, enhance your technical expertise, and make your career.

Job Description


The Defense and Response - Threat Detection - Senior Associate role will offer you the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities:

As a valued colleague on our team, you will monitor and evaluate threats to Fannie Mae's cybersecurity. In this role, you will set up checks and warnings to alert management when suspicious activity is detected.

  • Present information to team to ensure current understanding of Fannie Mae's information security activities and systems.
  • Create advanced cyber indicators to maintain awareness of systems and alert when abnormal behavior is detected.
  • Evaluate and recommend improvements to existing indicators to detect more advanced threats.
  • Independently monitor cyber threats in real-time.
  • Work with Incident Response to investigate threats and attacks.
  • Ability to be on on-call rotation during non-business hours



Minimum Required Experiences

  • 2 years

Desired Experiences

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Sec+, CySA, CISSP, SANS Certs, ect 
  • Previous experience in NOC/SOC environment 
  • Knowledge of MITRE ATT&CK framework
  • Experience with Security Automation, Orchestration, and Response Platforms
  • Experience with security technologies such as Splunk, and endpoint UEBA tools


  • Scripting skills (PowerShell and/or Python).
  • Advanced understanding of Windows, Linux, and/or UNIX OS.
  • Understanding of networking including packet capture analysis.
  • Determining causes of operating errors and taking corrective action
  • Experience identifying measures, or indicators of system performance, and the actions needed to improve or correct performance to achieve desired outcomes
  • Experience monitoring and managing operation systems (OS), and staying current on patches, upgrades, and other elements of the OS
  • Experience identifying and determining levels of risk to an organization's networks and systems using cybersecurity techniques and tools such as penetration testing, application security, and intel
  • Experience in the process of analyzing data to identify trends or relationships to inform conclusions about the data
  • Skilled in cloud technologies and cloud computing
  • Skills related to Communication including communicating in writing or verbally, copywriting, planning and distributing communication, etc.
  • Skills related to Programming including coding, debugging, and using relevant programming languages
  • Experience gathering accurate information to explain concepts and answer critical questions
  • Skilled in creating and managing databases with the use of relevant software such as MySQL, Hadoop, or MongoDB
  • The group of skills related to Security including designing and evaluating security systems, identifying security threats, securing computers, assessing vulnerability, etc.


  • Skilled in Maltego for data mining
  • Skilled in VPN software and encrypting data
  • Skilled in Python object-oriented programming
  • Skilled in Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings, development, and networking platforms
  • Skilled in HTML
  • Skilled in using PowerShell to automate tasks that manage Microsoft operating systems and processes
  • Skilled in Azure
  • Skilled in ServiceNow to manage digital workflows
  • Experience using VMWare
  • Skilled in ThreatStream
  • Skilled in Active Directory
  • Experience using media storage management software

Additional Information

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Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal appearance, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the application process, email us at

Tags: Active Directory Application security Automation AWS Azure CISSP Cloud Finance Incident response Linux MITRE ATT&CK MongoDB Monitoring MySQL Pentesting PowerShell Python SANS Scripting SOC Splunk Threat detection UNIX VMware VPN Windows

Perks/benefits: Career development

Region: North America
Country: United States
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Category: Threat Intel Jobs

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