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Associate Cyber Security Engineer - Incident Response

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

What is the role?

We are looking for an Associate Cybersecurity Engineer on the Threat Detection & Response Team, your role will include responding to, investigating, and containing anomalous or malicious activity that could indicate a security threat. You will be responsible for staying up to date on the latest cybersecurity threats and assisting in the continued development and refinement of techniques used to monitor, detect, and respond to events.

We look for a fast learners and self-starters. This team is willing to share knowledge and lend a helping hand, as long as you are willing to take ownership of the outlined goals and make things happen.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to assigned events, incidents, and document response procedures.

  • Perform real-time monitoring and analysis of security events from multiple sources.

  • Triage, pivot and correlate across multiple network and host-based log sources.

  • Keep up to date on evolving cyber threats and identify methods to detect them.

  • Continually improve incident response procedures and documentation.

  • Participate in an on-call rotation with other cybersecurity engineers.

Desirable Skills:

  • Functional and practical experience with at least one development or scripting language/framework (PowerShell, Python, .NET) and regular expressions.

  • Familiarity with security tools including SIEM (Security Incident Event Management), EDR (Endpoint Detection & Response), Next-Gen Firewalls, and VPN (Virtual Private Network)

  • Familiarity with various cloud computing platforms.

  • Familiarity of fundamental security, system & network concepts (Operating systems, intrusion/detection, TCP/IP, OSI, etc.)

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills along with solid interpersonal skills.

  • Curiosity and passion for learning new things.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

If any of this excites you, we want to hear from you!

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This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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