Security Operations Engineer at Amount

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At Amount we have a thriving culture and possess a truly entrepreneurial spirit. We value innovation and individual voices, we are committed to active inclusion and diversity, and we support each other's growth. Most importantly, we’re always ready to hustle!
Amount is seeking a Security Operations Engineer. The right candidate for the role would provide support to the security operations organization with the objective of investigating, analyzing, and responding to cyber incidents within Amount’s network and AWS cloud services. Core responsibilities include design and implementation of cybersecurity security solutions to protect Amount assets, providing infrastructure security assessments and threat modeling exercises against potential threat vectors, while providing proactive alerting and monitoring capabilities.
If you’re ready to thrive in a fast-paced environment, come join an organization with visionary leadership and FinTech disruptors. With your help, we will continue to reinvent banking by helping our Amount platform partners innovate and digitize their banking products and services!

What you'll do at Amount:

  • Secure Amount applications deployed across AWS cloud infrastructure including account structure IAM policies and network controls such as Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), subnets, and security groups, not just limited to a single workload
  • Monitor external data sources (e.g., cyber defense vendor sites, Computer Emergency Response Teams, Security Focus) to maintain currency of cyber defense threat condition and determine which security issues may have an impact on the enterprise
  • Perform analysis of log files from a variety of sources (EDR logs, individual host logs, network traffic logs, firewall logs, and intrusion detection system [IDS] logs) to identify possible threats to network security
  • Proactively monitor, identify and analyze complex internal and external threats, including viruses, targeted attacks and unauthorized access
  • Perform investigation of network, cloud resources and hosts/endpoints for malicious activity and assist in efforts to detect, confirm, contain, remediate and recover from attacks
  • Engineer solutions to automate the security analytics platform/SIEM to make alerting more meaningful by reducing noise
  • Design and enhance incident response processes for both cloud and within Amount’s network (forensic collections, intrusion correlation and tracking, threat analysis, and direct system remediation)
  • Automate data collection, analysis, and report generation using script language programming (Shell / Perl / Python / Ruby)
  • Work with client facing stakeholders, such as partners and vendors to help comply with information security requirements
  • Educate and advise internal stakeholders on security best practices and architecture
  • Maintain and improve standard operating procedures and processes

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of security related experience in areas such as pen-testing, intrusion detection, incident response/handling, Firewall administration, Security analytics, and vulnerability scanning
  • Programming skills in various languages (Shell / Perl / Python / Ruby / Bash) highly desired
  • Expert knowledge/experience with: 
  • Networking fundamentals (TCP/IP, Network Layers, etc.)
  • Malware operation and indicators
  • Current threat landscape (threat actors, APT, cyber-crime, etc.)
  • Security related technologies and ability to engineer solutions (DLP, IDS, IPS, EDR, IRP, FW, WAF, SIEM, etc.)
  • Security tools (Wireshark, tcpdump, Netwitness, Snort, Bro, Kali)
  • Prior knowledge/experience with:
  • Securing container systems (Docker, EC2 Container Service, Kubernetes) and well versed in infrastructure as code orchestration tools (Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible etc.)
  • Vulnerability scanning tools and reporting (Rapid7 preferred)
  • SIEM solutions (SumoLogic, Splunk or similar) with the experience to write complex queries to configure alerts and dashboards
  • AWS resources including: EC2, ECS, RDS, Lambda, CloudWatch, Guard Duty, Security Hub, Inspector, Systems Manager, Config, CloudFront, VPC security configuration and Security groups
  • AWS/Cloud security audit tools such as ScoutSuite, Cloud Custodian, CloudCheckr
  • Understanding of: 
  • Security incident and event management, log analysis, network traffic analysis, malware investigation/remediation, SIEM correlation logic and alert generation
  • Audit requirements (PCI, SOX, etc.)
  • Security principles, techniques and technologies such as SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls and OWASP Top 10

About Us
Amount is a technology company focused on accelerating the world’s transition to digital financial services. We create technology experiences that help financial institutions better understand their customers while enabling them to live their best financial lives. We aim to make it easier for financial institutions to provide greater access and smarter tools, so everyone has the opportunity to tackle the financial challenges they face. Our technology is shaping the future of financial services by enabling our partners to better understand and serve their customers, and we are looking for talented team members to join us on the journey.
Our values:
Optimistic: We believe technology has the power to improve the financial lives of everyone. 
Teamwork: We make the best technology work for our clients by working together. 
Risk Aware: We understand the impacts of each and every decision we make in our high risk industry. 
Integrity: We work honestly and undivided in our commitment to make more possible. 
Eager: We are self-starters, fully engaged and committed to pushing great ideas forward quickly and responsibly.
Respectful: We honor diversity, value inclusion, and create an environment of belonging for people of all backgrounds. 
Committed: We are dedicated to the highest standard for our partners, their customers, and our people. 
Curious: We seek to understand the core of each problem, enabling us to find the right solution. 
Benefits and Perks:
In light of COVID-19, we have transitioned to working fully remote, within the United States, temporarily. We will continue to work remote in accordance with the CDC and local health authorities' recommendations. Please consider that this position will not be remote long-term and our expectation is that this individual will join us in our Chicago or LA office when it is safe to do so. Note: International work is not permitted at this time.
Enjoy each other's company over virtual happy hours, yoga and meditation sessions, lunch and learns, team demo days, game nights, and more!
Take the time you need when you need it through our Flexible PTO policy.
Save $$ on taxes by using our commuter and transit benefits! We also have a bike storage room available onsite.
Take advantage of our comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage, 401(k), parental leave, HSA match, and an Employee Assistance Program.
Interested in having a stake in Amount? We offer a meaningful equity program.
Have a pet? Then, we're paws-itively certain you're going to love our My Pet Protection plans.
Short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance are options too!

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Location

While our team transitioned to a fully-remote environment in early 2020, our two floor office is located on Chicago’s scenic riverwalk.

An Insider's view of Amount

What are some social events your company does?

The whole Chicago office holds demo days every other Thursday where we have drinks and watch presentations. These are always a fun way to take a break from work and meet new people.

Irma

Data Quality Analyst

What are some things you learned at the company?

Working at Amount, I learned more about retail banking, working effectively with different teams, and taking on responsibilities to get the job done.

Hannah

Prod Dev Sr Associate

How does your team reward individual success?

Hard work does not go unnoticed here. Managers regularly provide positive feedback to their teams and the company comes together each quarter for a town hall where employees are recognized for their achievements.

Hamza

Compliance Analyst

What are Amount Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love being in Chicago! We'll run donation drives for local schools, pack lunches for city shelters, host events for young people interested in fintech, and whatever else comes up!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Like the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Fun Committee, to name a few.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 10 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Amount also provides 10 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Amount provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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