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Senior Security Operations Center Analyst Posted Mar 14
Request Technology - Anthony Honquest , Northbrook, IL
Senior Security Operations Center Analyst


Northbrook, IL

*This can be a 1st shift (normal business hours) position or a 2nd shift 3pm-11:30pm Monday through Friday position*2nd shift there is a 10% shift differential*

Prestigious Fortune 500 Organization is looking for a Security Analyst (Level 3) who will perform responsibilities as the technical lead and incident responder for Company's Security Operations Center (SOC), leading technical investigations for security incidents, overseeing process improvements, and driving implementation of new capabilities. Serve as a technical escalation resource for other SOC Analysts and provide mentoring for skill development. Partner with Security Engineers to implement and improve technology and process to enhance SOC monitoring, investigation, and response.

Job Description

Serve as an escalation resource and mentor for other analysts

Perform investigation and escalation for complex or high severity security threats or incidents

Work with SIEM Engineering and other security partners developing and refining correlation rules

Work on complex tasks assigned by leadership, which may involve coordination of effort among Level 1/2 analysts

Coordinate evidence/data gathering and documentation and review Security Incident reports

Assist in defining and driving strategic initiatives

Create and develop SOC processes and procedures working with Level 2 Analysts

Provide recommendations for improvements to Company's Security Policy, Procedures, and Architecture based on operational insights

Define and assist in creation of operational and executive reports

Define tool requirements to improve SOC capabilities

Provide leadership and technical guidance in project planning, task definition, estimating, reporting, scheduling, documentation, and workflow.

Job Qualifications


At least 10 years of technical experience in Information Security, System Administration, or Network Engineering with at least 5 years of experience in Information Security. Experience in Security Operations and Incident Response. Detailed practical knowledge of Internet protocols, Firewalls, load balancers, Routers, Switches, intrusion detection/prevention systems. Ability to conduct multi-step breach and investigative analysis to trace the dynamic activities associated with advanced threats. Knowledge of configuration of Firewalls, load balancers, Routers, and Switches. Advanced knowledge and expertise of using SIEM technologies for event investigation. College degree in related field or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Competencies:

Advanced event analysis leveraging SIEM tools

Advanced incident investigation and response skill set

Advanced log parsing and analysis skill set

Advanced knowledge of networking fundamentals (TCP/IP, network layers, Ethernet, ARP, etc)

Advanced knowledge of current threat landscape (threat actors, APT, cyber-crime, etc)

Advanced knowledge of malware operation and indicators

Advanced knowledge of penetration techniques

Moderate to Advanced knowledge of DDoS mitigation techniques

Moderate to Advanced knowledge or IDS/IPS systems

Moderate to Advanced knowledge of Windows and Unix or Linux

Moderate knowledge of Firewall and Proxy technology

Moderate knowledge of Data Loss Prevention monitoring

Moderate experience with Scripting

Moderate knowledge of forensic techniques

Moderate protocol analysis experience (Wireshark, Gigastor, Netwitness, etc.)

Moderate knowledge of audit requirements (PCI, HIPPA, SOX, etc.)

Experienced in mentoring and training Junior Analysts

Security Certifications Preferred (Including but not limited to the following certifications):

- Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

- Certified Intrusion Analyst (GIAC)

- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

- Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT)

- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

- Networking Certifications (CCNA, etc)

- Platform Certifications (Microsoft, Linux, Solaris, etc)

Employment Type: Permanent
Work Hours: Full Time

Pay: $100,000 to $120,000 USD
Pay Period: Annual

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