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Sr. Incident Response Analyst

Farmers Branch, Texas

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Job ID R1900509

As a Sr. Incident Response Analyst, you are responsible for:

  • Providing subject matter expertise on incident response and forensic analysis.
  • Implementing processes, capabilities, and techniques for incident response and forensic analysis.
  • Responding to security incidents escalated from other teams.
  • Performing triage and analysis on workstations, servers, mobile devices, cloud platforms, and network infrastructure.
  • Identification of malware using memory analysis, live forensics, and hard drive forensics.
  • Performing malware analysis through peer collaboration, sandboxed analysis, and reverse engineering.
  • Identifying key Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) from new or unknown malware and developing rules and signatures for detection.
  • Contributing to active threat hunting programs and security monitoring use cases.
  • Contributing to the strategic direction for incident response and forensic analysis capabilities at VMware.
  • Identifying and documenting lessons learned from incidents, participating in remediation requirements definition.
  • Maintaining current knowledge and understanding of the threat landscape and emerging security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Maintaining a high level of confidentiality.

Required skills and experience:

  • Over 8 years of experience in Incident Response, forensic analysis, and malware research.
  • Strong understanding of threat analysis and incident response practices and methodologies.
  • Experience with YARA rule and OpenIOC signature creation.
  • Experience with cloud computing and security issues related to cloud environments.
  • Experience with incident response and forensic analysis on cloud platforms (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform).
  • Authoritative technical knowledge of Internet security and networking protocols.
  • Strong knowledge of Windows, Linux, and OSX operating systems.
  • Scripting skills such as Python, Perl, Shell, Bash.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to identify advanced threats.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization, across diverse cultural and linguistic barriers, and among 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 rapidly adjust to new challenges and changes in priority.
  • Self-motivated, collaborative, and detail oriented.
  • Positive and constructive attitude.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and operational workload.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Availability outside working hours for high priority events.
  • Some travel required.

Desired skills/experience/certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, Master’s degree desirable.
  • Security certifications such as GCIH, GCFE, GCFA, GREM, GNFA, GASF, CISSP.

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*For a full list of benefits, broken out by country, please visit our Benefits Website.

  • Parental leave for mothers and fathers

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Generous vacation, holiday, and paid-time-off plans

  • Ongoing development through monetary reimbursements and rotation programs

  • Neurodiversity, Backup Child Care and Employee Assistance programs support your loved ones

  • Medical and wellness plans that are inclusive of all family types

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