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Associate Cyber Threat Analyst

| Chicago


Delivering one-of-a-kind cloud technology, accompanied by award winning customer service, Paylocity is a software development company in a category of its own.  We are a publicly traded company that offers an Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) which enables employees to share in the long-term growth and future success of the company.

Poised to revolutionize the world of human capital management for hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized businesses, we are seeking the best and the brightest to help us create the future of our talent solutions – enabling our customers to better develop their employees and supervisors. 

The Associate Cyber Threat Analyst is responsible for understanding and providing appropriate surveillance for the critical cyber threats to Paylocity’s Information Systems. The Associate Cyber Threat Analyst will be supporting the existing security team through leveraging Network Monitoring, Logging and Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) systems to produce alerts, audit data and reporting to detect suspicious activity and will analyze the threat data to help the Information Security team to determine what response is appropriate. This position will also participate in Incident Responses to analyze and perform forensics analysis to help determine the root cause and recommend corrective measures.

Are you the teammate that we are looking for?

Who you are:

• Passionate about information security and privacy

• An evangelist regarding the importance of information security 

• Familiar with security issues affecting financial service organizations as well as widespread data center operations, such as cloud and mobile technology solutions

• Committed to an ongoing partnership with other high profile groups within the organization (e.g. software development) to insure information security objectives are being understood and embraced

• Established presence within information security communities

• Ability to anticipate problems and recommend decisive action

• Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)

• Ability to work collaboratively across the organization

• Values their role as an advisor and business enabler more than their role as a rule enforcer

• Self-driven, creative, and resourceful

How we work:

• Casual, collaborative environment which embraces and operates under our shared principles  

• Complete transparency with open, honest discussions about our progress 

• Close working relationships across all areas of the organization

• Focus on outcomes and learning

What we offer:

• A strong commitment to Information Security both financially and organizationally  

• An existing talented and passionate Information Security team 

• The chance to meaningfully contribute to a vast market opportunity

• A collaborative environment where our security team is empowered to help steer the direction of the team

• A place to contribute your security knowledge company-wide through forum panels with our product development team  

• Annual training allowance to learn new things and bring it back to the team.

• Flexible remote work schedule

• Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) which enables employees to share in the long-term growth and future success of the company


• Bachelor's Degree in InfoSec, Computer Science, or a related discipline

• 0-2 years of experience in an Information Security role

• Solid understanding of information security and networking concepts, such as firewalls, patch management, vulnerability scanning, packet sniffers, intrusion prevention, and SIEM

• Relevant experience with intrusion detection systems and firewalls

• Experience collecting data from multiple sources and consolidating results into analytic models, alerts, and reports

• Strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills are required

During the last three months, you would have:

• Ensured that we monitor for and analyze cyber threats on a regular basis as part of a comprehensive program to reduce our risk exposure to an acceptable level

• Evaluated security threats, assess the potential impact to the business, and implement strategies to detect and generate alerts on security incidents

• Determined what data traffic should be logged and/or monitored to correlate and quickly assess security events

• Applied business intelligence to analyze data from logs and monitoring to produce meaningful alerts and reports for potential security incidents

• Analyzed data collected to determine if there are any security anomalies that require further action, and if so classify and document the incident, escalate significant security incidents

• Provided situational awareness during significant security incidents through clear and concise communication to appropriate personnel

• Worked collaboratively with IT and Software Development to continually improve our security posture

• Performed forensics analysis when necessary

• Provided input on emerging threats to executives to update our corporate risk analysis

• Understood and stayed current with the critical threats to our IT infrastructure and SaaS applications by continually analyzing cyber threat intelligence sources and techniques utilized by cybercriminals

Paylocity’s Awards:

• Glassdoor's Employees Choice Award in 2014

• 7-time Winner on Chicago Area's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

• Inc Magazine listed Paylocity as an Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Firm from 2007-2013

• Ranked #14 on Built in Chicago Top 100 Digital Companies for 2014

• Ranked #24 on Forbes 2013 List of Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago 

• Ranked #38 on Crain's Fast Fifty List of Chicago's Fastest Growing Companies in 2014

• Ranked #334 on Deloitte's 2014 Technology Fast 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies in North America

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1400 American Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60173

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department • Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive • Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams • Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement • Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

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