Job Description :
Position: Security Engineer

Location: Philadelphia. PA

Job Type: Contract

Core Responsibilities

Support and maintain the SIEM infrastructure inclusive of the OS, application software, appliances, and databases
Provide and support requirements for system health monitoring, remediation, event log collection and analysis
Performs deployment, testing, and validation of infrastructure enhancements and system components
Provide actionable and proactive engineering plans to management to support ever increasing availability, capacity, and capability requirements of the SIEM
Works with operational teams to develop and improve monitoring solutions, plan and schedule maintenance, and implementing changes
Develop standards and procedures for managing, monitoring, and updating systems and applications
Log source onboarding review, use case requirement gathering and documentation
Understanding of log source parsing needs and methods
Development of correlation rules based on identified requirements
Tuning of existing rules to enhance detection capabilities
Perform cyclical evaluation of SIEM content to enhance processes and capabilities
Communicates progress of work in progress, key initiatives, and walkthroughs on complex designs and architecture
Works under immediate supervision - Typically reports to a supervisor or manager

Required Experience and Skills

Experience in building and managing SIEM use cases and content driven from customer requirements
Experience in log formats and source data for SIEM analysis
Experience in deploying systems and applications, monitoring, ETL, and configuration management
Knowledge with SIEM platforms (e.g., ArcSight, Splunk, LogRhythm, QRadar, etc and concepts:
Logging - Parsing, Normalization, Aggregation, Filtering and Enrichment
Events - Correlation, Alerting, and Monitoring via Reports, Dashboards, & Active Channels
Health - Monitoring of varies aspects SIEM environment: application, hardware, and events
Experience with IT Operations Environment and Incident Response
Strong communication skills understanding the value of good documentation, ability to detail complex systems in simple language, and express concerns about design and architecture with appropriate solutions
Proactive in engaging with stakeholders for effective use case requirement gathering
Proven ability to excel in a team, as an individual, in a dynamic environment and still meet deadlines

Job Specification:

Bachelors degree in computer science or similar
Requires 5+ years of experience in the field or in a related area
Preferred Certification(s): CISSP