Senior Cyber Defense Threat Forensics Engineer

Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Posted on Mar 13, 2023 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Chicago, IL 60601
Immediate Start
$140k - $160k Annual

*We are unable to sponsor for this permanent Full time role*

*Position is bonus eligible*

Prestigious Financial Institution is currently seeking a Sr. Cyber Defense Threat Forensics Engineer. Candidate will help plan actions and lead security professionals in the analysis and determination of threats to the enterprise, vulnerabilities in the environment, and how our company will best defend itself against these threats. This position will require initiative to oversee security initiatives and be expected to put together projects and teams to remediate identified security threats, incidents, and compliance issues. In addition, the position will enhance the process around monitoring third-party security-related feeds, websites, forums, and mailing lists for information regarding cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits. The role will be heavily involved in the documenting, delivery, and testing of regulatory compliance to all required security regulation as well as the reporting of high-level details and metrics to Senior management.


  • Incident Management and Security Analysis:
  • Lead cyber security incident responders in response activities including investigation, coordination, review, and reporting.
  • Oversee technical analysis of security events while coordinating incident response activities with internal and external teams.
  • Ensure and directly oversee the collection and preservation of data associated with cyber security incident response activities following industry best practices and established procedures.
  • Develop and support briefings to senior management as a trusted incident responder.
  • Actively monitor and research cyber threats with a direct or indirect impact to the business operations, or technology infrastructure.
  • Oversee process of monthly reporting to Security management on and Incident management metrics.
  • Prioritize and identify security risks, threats and vulnerabilities of networks, systems, applications, and new technology initiatives.
  • Lead various teams to operationalize remediation efforts for gaps identified.
  • Develop and implement security monitoring roadmaps for technologies, applications, SaaS, and other cloud-hosted solutions. These roadmaps will direct efforts on implementation of monitoring use cases and measurement of monitoring capabilities.


  • Minimum two years hands-on security operations experience including interdisciplinary experience with four or more of the following: Cyber Threat Analysis, Digital Computer Forensics, Incident Response, Application Security, Operating Systems Security, Cryptographic Controls, Networking, Programming languages, Incident Response
  • Minimum one year in a leadership role or team/project lead capacity.
  • Technical experience and comprehensive knowledge of threat actor capabilities, intentions, methodologies, and motives.
  • Familiarity with computer network exploitation and network attack methodologies.
  • Team Leadership experience, taking initiative; providing and following through on solutions across various skillsets.
  • Effective and excellent oral and written communication, analytical, judgment and consultation skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both formal and informal review settings with all levels of management.
  • Ability to work with local and remote IT staff/management, vendors and consultants.
  • Ability to work independently and possess strong project management skills.

Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in:
  • Incident Response playbook development managing incident analysis and remediation.
  • Network sniffers and packet tracing tools (DSS, NAI SnifferPro, Ethereal and tcpdump).
  • Standard technical writing tools including MS Word, Excel, Project and Visio
  • Proxy and caching services.
  • Client Server platforms including Windows, Linux.
  • Operating system hardening procedures (, Linux, Windows, etc.)
  • Web Application Firewalls.
  • Security Orchestration and Automated Response tools and concepts.
  • Minimum three years of information security experience, preferably in the financial services industry.

Reference: 2510084087

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