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Senior Cybersecurity Data Analyst

| North Suburbs

Discover. A more rewarding way to work.

At Discover Financial Services, you’ll find yourself in the company of some of the industry’s smartest and most reliable professionals. And at a company that rewards dedication, values innovation and supports growth.

Thrive in an environment that promotes teamwork and shared success. Build on a foundation of mutual respect. Join the company that understands rewarding careers like no other, with this exceptional opportunity:

Job Description:

The Discover Cybersecurity Data Science Team is the focal point for cybersecurity risk analytics, metrics and reporting in the organization. Our team is looking for talented candidate to utilize their Unix/Linux, scripting, data integration and other technical skills to operate and enhance the security risk analytics and metrics solutions. The position is ideal for individuals interested in working in the captivating world of cybersecurity, and it has growth potential for cybersecurity data analytics.

The team plays an integral role in supporting the organizations security mission by driving Security First in strategies and behaviors. We work closely with functional areas of the company including Security, Compliance, Risk Management, Legal, IT teams and lines of business to manage cyber risk to the company. In addition, the team incorporates security methodologies into their programs, communicates with stakeholders, ensures cybersecurity practices align with business requirements, integrates and manages processes, collects data, performs analytics, measures and reports risk.

This is a highly competitive position, and applicants should have strong technical skills, academic background (or desired experience) and excellent communication, writing, critical thinking, analytics, and advanced research skills. Demonstrated interest and knowledge of cybersecurity or technology is required.

Skills:

The Discover Cybersecurity Data Science Team is the focal point for cybersecurity risk analytics, metrics and reporting in the organization.

Our team is looking for talented candidate to utilize their Unix/Linux, scripting, data integration and other technical skills to operate and enhance the security risk analytics and metrics solutions.

The position is ideal for individuals interested in working in the captivating world of cybersecurity, and it has growth potential for cybersecurity data analytics.

The team plays an integral role in supporting the organizations security mission by driving Security First in strategies and behaviors.

We work closely with functional areas of the company including Security, Compliance, Risk Management, Legal, IT teams and lines of business to manage cyber risk to the company.

In addition, the team incorporates security methodologies into their programs, communicates with stakeholders, ensures cybersecurity practices align with business requirements, integrates and manages processes, collects data, performs analytics, measures and reports risk.

This is a highly competitive position, and applicants should have strong technical skills, academic background (or desired experience) and excellent communication, writing, critical thinking, analytics, and advanced research skills. Demonstrated interest and knowledge of cybersecurity or technology is required.

The Data Analyst will:

  • Operate and enhance security analytic and metrics solutions.
  • Integrate data and systems to gain new capabilities
  • Enable solutions to present data and visualizations to management; provide input into new operational processes; perform data quality analysis, assist in tool selection, automation and strategies.
  • Prepare, review, revise, and maintenance of technical documents and deliverables; grammar concepts, editing, proof reading and revision maintenance will be used.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate security analytic and metrics solutions.
  • Integrate and manage data source feeds.
  • Ensure event flow disruption is minimized and appropriate data testing is performed.
  • Enhance and develop automation to enhance processes, data, and analytic solutions and capabilities.
  • Analyze operations to identify key issues, trends, and other observations for management attention.
  • Promote a risk-aware culture; ensure effective security, risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required policy, standards and processes.
  • Produce reports within specified deadlines.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation as needed.
  • Carry a messaging device; Minimal off-hours support.

Required Qualifications

Proficiency in Unix/Linux Operating Systems, Unix/Linux shell scripting or API programming.

Knowledge of basic data structures, SQL or other database query languages.

Understanding of technical terminology and infrastructure designs.

Knowledge of new and emerging IT and information security technologies.

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;Ability to communicate complex and technical issues to diverse audiences, verbally and in writing.

Strong analytical and decision-making capabilities; Ability to perform analysis of complex problems and distill relevant findings and solutions.

Ability to successfully work under pressure while maintaining a professional image.

Ability to be organized and detailed-oriented.Self-motivated with a strong desire to learn new methods and techniques and apply gained knowledge to implement creative solutions.

Ability to work independently when required but also be able to function as part of a team.

Desired Skills

Experience with: Data Mining, Programming/Scripting/Query Languages (such as Bash programming, Node.js, Go, Python, Perl or SQL), DevOps, Algorithms, Computer Architecture, Data Structures, Logic and Computation, Programming Principles/Paradigms, Computer Cryptography, Computer Network Architecture and Protocols, Data Communications Networks, Intelligent Systems, Network Security, Operating Systems Theory, Computer Engineering, Database Administration, Engineering, Physics, Information Management, Telecommunications, Net-centric computing, Network Administration, Program/Project Management, System Administration, System Engineering.Proficiency in advanced Excel, R Analytics, or other data analytics tools.Knowledge/Experience with technology tools: AWS technologies, Git.Security-focused certification(s); Knowledge of current industry methods for evaluating, implementing, and disseminating IT security assessment, monitoring, detection and remediation tools and procedures utilizing standards-based concepts and capabilities.Knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of Defense-in-Depth).Work Experience DesiredPreferred; 1+ years of on the job or academic experience in cybersecurity, analytics, programming, Unix/Linux administration, or related fields.

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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 Financial Services

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 Financial Services Perks + Benefits

Discover Financial Services 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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Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
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
Professional Development Benefits
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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