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SOC 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 Security Analytics & Incident Detection team is looking for new and qualified security analysts to join our ranks. Our team serves alongside other teams in Information Security as experts in the detection and analysis of all technology-related security incidents. We employ a multitude of enterprise-grade security solutions to achieve our goals. Our primary mission is the timely and accurate identification of incidents, mastery of the technologies and information we analyze, maintaining expert-level knowledge of detection tools and techniques, and proper escalation/hand-off of incidents for response and containment.

Were looking for talented, self-motivated professionals who have a strong passion for information security– and a burning desire to learn. 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. Were also looking for individuals that are interested in working both collaboratively and independently to hunt down and identify anomalous and malicious activity, wherever it may be. Whether youre a seasoned information security professional or new to the field, 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
  • Monitoring of events & alerts from a multitude of technologies to detect malicious activity
  • Detailed analysis using a variety of tools and techniques to investigate, navigate, correlate and understand security incidents to the fullest extent of the data available
  • Tuning of rules, filters and policies for detection-related security technologies to improve accuracy and visibility
  • Data mining of log sources to uncover and investigate anomalous activity, along with related items of interest
  • Maintaining documentation of logic, rules, policies, and procedures
  • Proper escalation and hand-off of security incidents for containment and remediation
  • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.

Skills:
Skills Required:

  • Working knowledge of common operating systems (Windows, Linux, etc.) and basic endpoint security principles
  • Knowledge of (or a strong desire to learn) common networking services and protocols (TCP/IP, SSH, FTP, DNS, DHCP, SMTP, SSL, etc.)
  • Rudimentary understanding of (or a strong desire to learn) common security technologies (IDS, Firewall, SIEM, etc.)
  • Exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • 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
  • The ability to work in a 24×7 shift-based operation
  • The flexibility to adjust shift schedule based on the needs of the team

Skills Desired:

  • 1-3 years of experience in Information Security, Incident Response, etc. (or related field)
  • Prior experience detecting, analyzing and/or responding to security incidents
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and correlate information from a wide variety of enterprise technologies
  • Hands-on experience with common security technologies (IDS, Firewall, SIEM, etc.)
  • Knowledge of common security analysis tools & techniques
  • Understanding of common security threats, attack vectors, vulnerabilities and exploits
  • Knowledge of data science, data visualization, mathematics, and/or statistics
  • Programming experience (Python, Perl, etc.)
  • Knowledge of regular expressions

Certifications Desired:

CompTIA Network+/Security+, CISSP, GIAC (GCIA, GCIH, GSEC, GPEN, GREM, etc.), OSCP, CEH, etc.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Location

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.
Diversity Program
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