Lead Cybersecurity Analyst (Hunt / Red Team / Incident Response / Platform Engineer)

| North Suburbs

Job Description

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Discover is seeking Cybersecurity talent with a minimum of three years of experience in at least 2 of the 5 following disciplines:

  • Cybersecurity Monitoring
  • Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence
  • Adversary Simulation
  • Cyber Threat Hunting
  • Cybersecurity Platform Engineering
  • Cybersecurity Incident Response

Seasoned candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Cybersecurity Platform Engineering

The Platform Engineering Team serves as experts in the creation and operation of solutions for our Security Operations Center (SOC) and related enterprise teams. Spread across two functional areas (technology and analytics), key responsibilities include development of custom tools, creation of new security detection logic, partnering with our Security Operations Center (SOC) to ensure their success, and working with big data platforms to achieve our mission.

The ideal candidate has prior experience in an engineering or security-related role, hands-on experience implementing security tools and detection logic for enterprise teams, and the ability to think creatively to find elegant solutions to complex problems.

Cybersecurity Threat Hunter

The Cybersecurity Threat Hunting Team is designed to proactively detect advanced threats that evade traditional security controls. Cyber Threat Hunting includes using both manual and machine-assisted capabilities and aims to find the Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) of advanced adversaries. The candidate must have a curious investigative mind, security background in information technology (network/systems administration), and the ability to communicate complex ideas to varied audiences.

The candidate will be a key member of the SIIRT’s Threat Hunting and Adversary Simulation team responsible for actively developing hunts, translate them into an iterative process, participating in threat actor-based red team simulations, and creating new detection methodology. The focus of the Cyber Hunter is to detect, disrupt and eradication of threat actors from the enterprise network. To execute this mission, you will use data analysis, threat intelligence, and cutting-edge security technologies.

 

Cybersecurity Adversary Simulation

The Adversary Simulation Team operates as a tactical think tank, generating strategically relevant attack scenarios, simulating Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) of threat adversaries to test the organization’s security posture. Collaborating with all of Cybersecurity, the Adversary Simulation team acts as a progressive, adaptive, and proactive work stream focused on testing the security effectiveness and defensive readiness of the organization as a whole.

The ideal candidate is a very experienced, seasoned, and well-rounded red team operator that is relentless and creative. This individual will have a deep adversarial mind, disciplined methodology, and a willingness to work closely and collaborate with very bright security minds on the offense and defensive sides. A strong technical background will be essential to deliver high quality results. The ideal candidate must foster good working relationships with business and IT managers to ensure the organization meet its business objectives. This position is also responsible for being involved with new developments in the industry as it relates to research on new attacks and defense mechanisms to maintain system resilience to next generation attacks.

Cybersecurity Incident Response

The Cybersecurity Incident Response Team provides world-class cyber incident response services. As a member of the team, the individual will be responsible for performing CSIRT activities including: responding to computer security incidents, gathering forensic evidence, analyzing events based on digital artifacts, determining mitigation/remediation/security improvement opportunities, and working with stakeholders to communicate findings.

The ideal candidate has a disciplinary background in information technology such as enterprise web applications, operating systems, computer programming, networking, or system administration; proficiency in log analysis and implementing mitigation techniques; acquiring and analyzing digital evidence; and producing thorough reports, including analysis findings and lessons learned.

Responsibility of the role is to design the Cybersecurity roadmap, contain potential breaches, conduct digital forensics, and deliver highly complex secure systems, cyber applications, technical projects, and regulatory and risk requirements. Drives Cybersecurity framework, roadmap, program optimization, process engineering, risk remediation, and mitigation of operational risk in a high-velocity culture by introducing technology, requirements, deliverables, gaps, and systems design. Analyzes competitive strategies, cyber technologies, metrics models, and performance indicators. Contributes to robust and innovative strategic solutions, builds resilient support for next-generation systems to solve business challenges, and enhances the control environment and executive decision-making.

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • 6+ years of experience in Information Security, Computer Science, Engineering, Data Analytics, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security , Computer Science, Business Administration, Data Analytics, or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in Information Security, Computer Science, Engineering, Data Analytics, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 4+ years of experience with related certifications: CISSP/GIAC
  • PMP, CEH, GIAC, CISM, CISSP

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.

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Our headquarters is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and we also have a downtown Chicago office which is known as the“The 606”.

An Insider's view of Discover

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The cool thing about working at Discover is the wonderful collaborative environment we have and all the smart, talented and fun people we work with every day to continuously work on innovations.

Hiba

AWS Cloud Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

I enjoy working at Discover because I get to work with and collaborate with talented people who are passionate about what they do, and together we get to help others. We work constructively and cross-functionally to provide the best and newest products for our users and provide exceptional support for our customers!

Mandy

Project Manager, Advanced Analytics Platform

How does the company support your career growth?

There are two reasons I enjoy working at Discover. First, I enjoy the challenging and meaningful work. Second, my career path at Discover is mine to shape. My managers have supported me when I wanted to learn more and move within the company.

George

Senior Manager, Software Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

My vision of the company is that we create rewarding experiences in lives of our customers every day through analytics.

Kumar

SVP, CDO Advanced Analytics Platforms

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love working at Discover because of how the company invests in its people and innovation. The environment is encouraging and the smart people around you makes it an amazing experience every day!

Brent

Director, Digital Analytics

What are Discover Perks + Benefits

Discover Benefits Overview

Start enjoying great benefits Day 1 — We support you with the same dedication we bring to all of our customers.Our comprehensive benefits package features first-class insurance, financial planning support and excellent perks designed to help you reach your goals and live a rich, healthy life.

Check out more of our amazing employee benefits at mydiscoverbenefits.com

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can open a separate Health Care FSA (HCFSA) and contribute up to $2,650 tax-free from your paycheck to reimburse yourself for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
Disability Insurance
Employees receive Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost.
Dental Benefits
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
Discover offers a variety of medical plans for you and eligible family members, so that you can choose the benefit plan that suits your needs.
Life Insurance
As a Discover employee, you receive Basic Life Insurance of one times your HWEE (up to $500,000) at no cost to you.
Pet Insurance
Purchase medical coverage at a discounted rate for your beloved family pet. The more pets you insure, the greater the discount.
Wellness Programs
Help balance your work and personal life with a wide variety of free and discounted resource and referral services including family and relationship counseling and financial guidance.
Onsite Gym
Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You may elect to contribute 1% to 30% of your eligible base salary, commissions and bonus on a pre-tax basis, up to IRS limits every year.
401(K) Matching
Discover matches up to 6% of the pre-tax contributions you make to the 401(k) Plan.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The ESPP provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase shares of Discover common stock through payroll deductions at a 5% discount.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Discover provides 7 paid holidays.
Paid Sick Days
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When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
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Game Room
Parking
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Relocation Assistance
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Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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