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Commonwealth Financial Network SOAR Security Engineer in Waltham, Massachusetts

Are you an experienced SOAR security engineer with top-notch security knowledge and high-impact leadership skills? Are you seeking a challenge within a growing business? As a SOAR security engineer, you will be a key member of the Information Security Engineering team. By putting your strong understanding of security monitoring solutioning and design processes to work, you will enable and securely deliver resilient security services. You will work collaboratively with the Information Security team to ensure that solutions and services are designed and adopted effectively. This role is responsible for, but not limited to, implementation, maintenance, and support functions associated with security monitoring and response solutions.

In this newly created role, you’ll be part of a developing team that is transforming how it works. You will work closely with other members of the Information Security and Technology teams to ensure continued operational success. This is an impactful role that will help create more reliable, stable cloud and on-premises environments with improved monitoring and automation capabilities.

Key responsibilities

  • Assisting with ongoing, hands-on configuration and management of current and future cloud security technologies

  • Configuring security systems for continuous security monitoring and discovery of indicators of compromise

  • Implementing and managing SIEM and SOAR solutions in the Azure cloud and on-premises environments

  • Automating detection and response using cloud native tools, as well as third-party and custom solutions

  • Integrating security systems with threat intel and threat hunting tools and solutions

  • Developing custom applications and scripts to automate intelligence gathering and IR workflows

  • Working with the infrastructure, application, and developers’ teams to enforce security requirements for gathering logs and security events from custom and third-party technologies

  • Performing real-time network monitoring using SIEM, firewall IDS/IPS, raw packet analysis, and other network monitoring tools

  • Conducting comprehensive analysis of threat data obtained from open source and threat intel sources

  • Implementing a SOAR playbook and troubleshooting user experience

  • Developing security-focused content for SIEM, including creation of complex threat detection logic and operational dashboards

  • Investigating security alerts, logs, and raw network data to determine legitimate security concerns

  • Evaluating, analyzing, and modifying security alert rules and policies to minimize the number of false positives in the environment

  • Troubleshooting and resolving performance and configuration issues

Core strengths

  • Experience documenting security runbooks, standards, guidelines, and best practices

  • Understanding of technology stack

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Understanding of SOC and SOAR processes and workflows

  • Ability to autonomously prioritize and successfully deliver across a portfolio of projects

  • Expertise implementing and managing SIEM/SOAR solutions such as Splunk, Phantom, and MS Sentinel

  • Strong proven experience with operating systems such as Windows, Unix/Linux, and MacOS, as well as a strong understanding of databases

Additional skills and knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems or related discipline, or equivalent training

  • 5+ years of related work experience in a SIEM/SOAR security role

  • Proficiency in programming and scripting languages such as Python, JavaScript, BASH, C++, REST APIs, JSON, and XML

  • Understanding the best practices, control frameworks, and applicable existing and new legal/regulatory requirements (e.g., SEC Regulation S-P, FINRA cybersecurity recommendations, data privacy and breach notification laws, ISO 27001, NIST CSF and SP 800-53, CIS, CSA CCM, and PCI DSS)

  • Experience with other security solutions, such as EDR, SASE, firewalls, DLP, NAC, IDS/IPS, and vulnerability assessment tools

  • Knowledge of security frameworks and standards, including MITRE Att&CK, OWASP, and NIST

  • Industry certifications such as CEH, Certified Intrusion Analyst, CySA+, and Splunk Enterprise Security Certified Admin

Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves.

Picture Yourself Here

Imagine keeping company with big thinkers and even bigger doers who share a common purpose to make a profound difference. Figure in an experience-it-to-believe-it culture, massive growth potential, and benefits galore, and you get the full impression.

We are committed to providing a supportive, equitable environment where you can bring your full, authentic self to your work every day and truly thrive in meaningful ways. Where you can be yourself and belong. Where you can build a career and find community.

At Commonwealth, everyone plays a part in our success story—and in building a more diverse and inclusive workplace, we are broadening our perspectives and capabilities. Together, our potential is limitless. Come join us on the pathway to a brighter future!

About Commonwealth

Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser, provides a suite of business solutions that empowers more than 2,000 independent financial advisors nationwide. J.D. Power ranks Commonwealth “#1 in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Seven Times in a Row.” Privately held since 1979, the firm has headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California.

Turning our advisors into raving fans starts by doing the same for our employees. We foster an environment of excellence, growth, rewards, and fun in equal measure, so our employees genuinely enjoy coming to work. Our refreshing workplace culture has earned us 43 Best Place to Work awards—and counting.

The Fine Print

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Commonwealth is an equal opportunity employer, making intentional efforts to source candidates from all backgrounds.

ID: W/SD-2021-022

External Company Name: Commonwealth Equity Services, Inc.

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Street: 29 Sawyer RD