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Sr Information Security Engineer

Farmers Branch, Texas

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Job ID R1910708

Sr. Information Security Engineer

Job Description

The VMware Information Security Operations team is responsible for detecting and responding to cyber threats targeting VMware systems, applications, infrastructure, information, and users.  The Sr. Information Security Engineer is a highly technical role responsible for developing, maintaining, and automating threat monitoring capabilities used by the Security Operations Center (SOC) team in various environments.  The ideal candidate will have strong and continuous experience with Security Orchestration and Automation platforms, SIEM technologies, and DevOps with a focus on Security.

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 automation response capabilities at VMware.
  • Development of integrations with orchestration tools and cloud environments
  • Developing and maturing active threat monitoring and response 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.
  • Development, implementation, and improvements of internal tools for Security Automation.
  • Participate in evaluating, recommending, implementing, and troubleshooting security tools.
  • Maintaining a high level of confidentiality.

Required skills and experience:

  • 8-10 years of experience in cloud security, data analysis, configuration of security monitoring platforms, and SecDevOps
  • Extensive experience implementing and supporting enterprise Security Event and Incident Management (SIEM) platforms.
  • Experience implementing security monitoring and response capabilities on cloud platforms (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure).
  • 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 with endpoint security analysis on Windows, Mac, and Linux host event data and related tools.
  • Experience with security behavioral analytics platforms used for user and entity behavioral analytics and anomaly detection.
  • 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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*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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