Senior Cyber Security Threat Detection Engineer (Remote Work Schedule)

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Posted 8 days ago United States Salary undisclosed
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Job Description

At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you'll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation. As part of Freddie Mac's return to the office pilot, all employees, contingent workers and visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be on-site unless they have an approved accommodation. Posting Overview Do you have a passion for Cyber Security and the creation of security content? If you have validated Threat Detection experience and wish to be part of our team that seeks to enhance the defensive posture of an organization, apply to join Freddie Mac's Cyber Security division! As a Senior Cyber Security Threat Detection Analyst, the right candidate will help carry the Information Security department's vision of reducing information risk by ensuring and enhancing the Confidentiality, Integrity and availability of Information systems! This position can be performed from a remote location in the U.S. Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories: Threat Detection Utilize Splunk to proactively identify and detect threats Drive use case development from concept to alert creation Engage with the Freddie Mac LOBs to identify security risks in order to create use cases for alerts Ensure existing alerts are working as intended by partnering with the CSOC and IR teams as well as other teams within the organization Evaluate data sources to ensure their applicability for the detection of threats and alerting Utilize and map content to the MITRE ATT&CK Framework Deliver dashboards and metrics as they pertain to Threat Detection Follow established processes, procedures & SLAs in the creation of alerts Responsible for development/improvement of processes/procedures Collaboration Coordinate with the CSOC and Incident Response team to ensure that detective measures are in place for security events affecting the enterprise Coordinate with the Threat Intelligence Team to implement vital detective measures for threat actors and known malware Partner with Business/IT stakeholders to identify, detect and prevent security threats the organization faces. Provides guidance to build the vital controls to provide automated and proactive detection and prevention. Present to different audiences and adjust accordingly. (business, technical and management) either structured presentations or ad-hoc. Establish and maintain business relationships with individual contributors as well as management. Align with Industry standard methodologies Review new threats, resolve need for relevant security use cases and implement alerts. Evaluate alerts on a continuous basis for relevancy, support monitoring of security risks, have the right data sources and are providing value. Ensure the Threat Detection strategy is based on the MITRE ATT&CK Framework. Qualifications: 5+ years of Information Security or Cyber Security experience Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Information Technology, related field or equivalent work experience 2+ years of Hands on Information Security SOC/Incident Response experience with analyzing IOCs/Alerts as identified by CSOC & Threat Intel team Knowledge and working experience of Splunk Validated experience with SIEM alert development and mapping to the MITRE ATT&CK Framework Experience in Threat Hunting Validated experience in handling security events in mission critical environments Solid understanding of enterprise detection technologies and processes (Advanced Threat Detection Tools, IDS/IPS, Network Packet Analysis, Endpoint Protection) Sophisticated knowledge of network protocols and operating systems (Windows, Unix, Linux, Databases) Relevant security knowledge and experience in two of the following areas: security operations, incident response, network/host intrusion detection, threat response Keys to Success in this Role Self-starter and self-motivated. Ability to work & collaborate reliably in a team environment. Sense of urgency and able to apply risk based approach to prioritize work. A sense of humor. Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, persuasively with technology and business partners. Motivated to learn new technologies and identify process improvements and efficiencies. Ability to adapt to change while continuing to deliver on assigned objectives. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site. Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. Notice to External Search Firms: Freddie Mac partners with BountyJobs for contingency search business through outside firms. Resumes received outside the BountyJobs system will be considered unsolicited and Freddie Mac will not be obligated to pay a placement fee. If interested in learning more, please visit and register with our referral code: MAC. Time-type:Full time Job Category:Information Technology FLSA Status:Exempt Freddie Mac provides anticipated base salary ranges where required by law.