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Sr. Security Analyst (Cloud)

| 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 Security Intelligence & Incident Response Team (SIIRT) is looking for qualified security analysts to join our ranks. Comprised of several sub-teams, Discovers SIIRT group oversees all information security detection, response, and intelligence efforts for the enterprise.

SIIRT currently has an opening on one of our newest teams, SIIRT Logic, Design & Instrumentation (SIIRT-LDI). This highly specialized team of skilled analysts serves as experts in creating detective tools and logic for our Security Operations Center (SOC) and related enterprise teams. Our primary mission is to enable our analysts to efficiently find, triage, and analyze potential security incidents and related items of concern. To achieve these goals, we have a wide variety of tools, techniques, and datasets at our disposal. We utilize an innovative blend of commercial and home-grown solutions to ensure the best possible tools are deployed to meet our analysts needs.

As we continue to build out our detective tools and capabilities, were looking for talented, self-motivated, and experienced professionals who have a strong passion for designing and deploying solutions to hunt down and identify anomalous and malicious activity. Were interested in people who enjoy being challenged on a daily basis to stay one step ahead of an ever-changing landscape of threats and adversaries. Whether youre a seasoned SOC analyst or a security engineer in search of a unique and exciting challenge, were looking for new team members to join us in guarding our enterprise as the last and ultimate line of defense.

Responsibilities:

  • Building and maintaining custom security detection logic to analyze and correlate information to produce meaningful, actionable results
  • Tuning of rules, filters and policies for detection-related security technologies to improve accuracy and visibility
  • Creation of visualizations and telemetry to accurately depict operational status and increase situational awareness
  • Data mining of log sources to uncover anomalous activity, along with related items of interest
  • Maintaining documentation of tools, logic, policies, and procedures
  • Serving as a lead on team projects and providing guidance to more junior team members
  • Acting as a representative of the team for larger company projects and initiatives
  • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.

Skills:
Skills Required:

  • 1-3 years of experience in Information Security, preferably as a SOC analyst or security analyst/engineer in a related position
  • Prior experience detecting, analyzing and/or responding to security incidents
  • Prior experience developing custom SIEM rules
  • Experience with Endpoint Detection & Response Solutions
  • Experience with the Splunk Query Language (SPL)
  • In depth knowledge of cloud technologies
  • Experience with logging, continuous monitoring, and auditing in the cloud
  • Knowledge of common security threats, attack vectors, vulnerabilities and exploits
  • Working knowledge of common operating systems and basic endpoint security principles
  • Knowledge of common networking services and protocols
  • Exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Experience in leading large-scale long-term projects
  • The ability to think creatively to find elegant solutions to complex problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The desire to work both independently and collaboratively with a larger team
  • A willingness to be challenged along with a strong appetite for learning
  • Ability to participate in an on-call rotation

Skills Desired:

  • 5+ years of experience in Information Security, preferably as a SOC analyst or security analyst/engineer in a related position
  • Hands-on experience with common security technologies (SIEM, UEBA, IDS, Firewall, WAF, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience implementing cloud security in either AWS or Azure
  • Knowledge of OWASP, MITRE ATT&CK, and SANS Critical Controls
  • Previous experience with big data analytics (Splunk, Hadoop, ELK Stack, etc)
  • Experience with common computer forensic tools
  • Scripting experience (Python, Ruby, Javascript, Bash, PHP, Perl, Powershell, etc.)
  • Prior information security experience in a large-scale enterprise
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Security or related/equivalent educational or work experience

Preferred Certifications:

GIAC (GCIA, GCIH, GSEC, GPEN, GREM, etc.), OSCP, CEH, etc.

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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
Perks & Discounts
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.
Company Outings
Game Room
Parking
Recreational Clubs
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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