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Security Automation Engineer III (SOAR)

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This is a hybrid position at either our Milwaukee office or our New York City office. ( The Milwaukee office requires onsite M, T, and W or in our NYC office on Thursday plus 1 other day.)

What are we looking for?

A highly motivated Security Automation Engineer to join NM’s Cybersecurity team. As a member of the Security Automation team, you will play a pivotal role in building and maintaining a continuous and sustainable security automation pipeline to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy of detection and response capabilities and reduce manual tasks for the Cybersecurity teams. This role requires a mix of coding skills, systems engineering, and security domain expertise. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Automate workflows/processes related to security events through SOAR playbooks. 

  • Assist with the design, engineering, deployment, and maintenance of custom automation tools (primarily in Python and PowerShell) 

  • Develop integrations with security tools and APIs. 

  • Assist with the ongoing enhancement to the organization’s case management system, and actively identify areas of improvement within the processes of our Cybersecurity teams with the goal of decreasing response times, increasing effectiveness and streamlining security operations.

  • Maintain and improve the team's products, infrastructure, and technology stack. 

  • Assist with the development of dashboards, metrics and alerts related to the organization’s security case management system/processes and SOAR-infrastructure/processes. 

  • Develop and maintain documentation related to the automation of workflows related to detection/response procedures for security events. 

Required Skills: ​

  • 2-4 years of professional development experience using Python.

  • Hands-on experience with security automation and orchestration tools and/or software development technologies.

  • Comfortable with REST API best practices and usage. 

  • Hands-on experience deploying content and/or systems through CI/CD environments, and tooling such as GitLab, GitLab CI, Terraform, Ansible, Kubernetes etc. 

  • Hands-on experience with AWS and cloud services configuration and development. 

  • Hands-on experience with Linux and Windows systems administration.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. 

  • Ability to communicate to a technical and non-technical audience.

Preferred Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related field 

  • Experience with Splunk SOAR (Phantom) and Splunk SIEM. 

  • Experience with Splunk SPL queries, dashboards, and alerts. 

  • Practical experience with automation techniques using PowerShell, Bash, JavaScript, API calls, and regular expressions.

  • Additional coding experience in one or more programming languages – Java, C++, Go 

  • ServiceNow development experience 

  • Experience with network and/or systems administration.

  • Experience working in Security Operations, Incident Response, or Penetration Testing

  • Hands-on experience with security technologies such as SIEM, firewalls, IDR/IPS, EDR, IAM principles and others.

Our Benefits!

  • Tons of room for career growth.

  • We offer highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program

  • We provide tuition reimbursement, PTO, and Holiday Pay

  • We provide extensive Professional Training Opportunities

  • We offer an excellent Work/Life Balance


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Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additiona l information relating to location-based pay structures.

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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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