: Staff Information Security Engineer
200 Clarendon Street, Floor 21
Boston, MA 02116

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The Role

We are currently hiring an influential and creative Staff Information Security Engineer interested in joining our Global Information Security team – creating systems that make it easy to efficiently manage security compliance, event prevention, detection, and response in our large-scale corporate, development, and production environments. Working in collaboration with other members of the Operations, Engineering, Compliance, and Security teams you will be the technical lead for a small, nimble security engineering team that is building and maintaining the fundamental tooling and automation that empowers our Information Security Engineers, Application Engineers, and Compliance Analysts to improve productivity and security posture across our corporate and production systems.

Technologies you may work with include:

  • Perl, Python, Ruby, bash, Powershell, etc.
  • Operating systems (Windows, Linux)
  • Endpoint detection and response (e.g. GRR, squery, sysmon, Tripwire, or similar)
  • Network Intrusion Detection Systems (Suricata, Security Onion, Snort, or similar)
  • Vulnerability Management Systems (Tenable Security Center, Tenable.io, Qualys, Rapid7, or similar)
  • Log collection and normalization (e.g. Splunk, ELK, or simialr)
  • Security Incident and Event Management (Splunk ES, ThreatStack, or similar)
  • Configuration & runbook management (e.g. Puppet, Ansible, Rundeck, CloudFormation)
  • Public cloud/PaaS (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCC)
  • Private cloud (OpenStack or similar)
  • Continuous integration / continuous deployment (CI/CD)
  • Databases and related technology (MySQL/MariaDB, nosql, RDS)
  • Virtualization and Containers (VMware, Docker, Kubernetes, or similar)

Your day-to-day

  • Provide technical leadership and direction for a small, nimble security engineering team
  • Independently assess and organize day to day activities of the team across several competing projects and priorities established by management
  • Communication and coordination with Information & Application Security Engineers, Complaince Analsyts, Development, and other Operations Tools teams
  • Provide continuous monitoring, maintenance, and support of new and existing security tool systems and infrastructure to ensure resilience, reliability, and scalability.
  • Identify existing technology and processes that would be good candidates for automation, security monitoring, reporting or tooling optimization
  • Recommend, design, build, and deploy new tools and platforms that automate, streamline and scale our security operations efforts
  • Build reusable libraries and tools for common application security functions
  • Develop custom security monitoring/reporting automation
  • Analyze, scope, and document new tool requirements in accordance with standards

What you bring to the team

  • Security operations background that supports your understanding of security-specific tool needs (e.g. detection, forensics, log normalization, privilege separation, etc.)
  • Demonstrated success automating and optimizing security tools and infrastructure in a complex large-scale computing environment
  • Experienced utilizing packet capture tools and analysis of packet data
  • Experienced with a majority of the technologies listed above or equivalents
  • Effective and efficient programming skills; a fundamental understanding of what makes maintainable, extensible, and scalable code
  • Comfortable working with existing code, open source tools, APIs, and driving for improvement whenever possible
  • Excellent organizational skills and technical leadership skills, including the ability to independently set team priorities and drive projects to completion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including a focus on providing continuous, proactive communications to management, peers, and stakeholders while working on projects
  • BS in Computer Science or relevant work
  • Coding and/or scripting experience is required

Employee Testimonials

Crayson Jenkins
Sales Director, UKI

"ObserveIT is fast paced, proven leadership and leading edge product that’s leading the path in the Insider Threat space. We truly focus on Customer success partnering with our Customers as they move to solve their Insider Threat challenges. We ensure that our Customers are getting the most from the solution and work with them to ensure they have a successful deployment, as this is reflected in our high Customer retention figures.
The ObserveIT team are open to new ideas, approaches to the market and selling models providing an excellent opportunity deploy new strategies and approaches to the region. It’s both a challenging and demanding opportunity, but with high rewards."

Courntey McPhail
Head of Global Recruiting

"I moved across the country from San Francisco to join ObserveIT, and haven’t looked back since! This has been the most rewarding year for me and I truly feel like I found my fit. The autonomy that ObserveIT has offered is rare to find and allows for a tremendous amount of personal and professional growth. The energy in the office is fun and competitive and you really do feel like you’re part of a family of people who want to be an integral part of your success."