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Senior Cybersecurity Engineer – Threat Detection

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

As a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer on the Threat Detection and Response team, your role will include the continuous development and build-out of our security detection and alerting capabilities

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Your primary responsibilities will include the ongoing development and maintenance of SIEM content to detect and alert on potential security incidents.

Secondary responsibilities include:

Assist with enhancements to our threat detection platform including:

  • Security Incident and Event Management(SIEM)
  • Security Automation and Response(SOAR)
  • Support of Insider Threat & Incident Response Function
  • Creation of correlation rules and/or logic to detect malicious activity
  • Developing and maintaining documentation related to detection and alerting procedures for security events.

Desirable Skills:

Hands-on experience:

  • Using regular expressions to define filters and pattern matches.
  • Writing advanced Splunk SPL queries, dashboards, and alerts.

General knowledge:

  • Familiarity with MITRE ATT&CK framework, understanding various techniques & tactics used by threat actors, and how those activities are detected.
  • SOC / Incident Response investigative skills, such as digital forensics, memory analysis, malware reverse engineering or threat hunting.
  • Experience integrating various security tools and log output used to detect malicious behavior.
  • Experience in scripted IT operations by way of Systems Administration, Software Development, DevOps or Site Reliability Engineering.
  • Strong problem solving, ability to analyze, design, develop, deploy, and support solutions.


  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, MIS or related field
  • Background in information technology with an emphasis on network or systems administration.
  • Hold or willingness to acquire certifications such as GCIH, GCFE, GCFA, GDAT, CISSP or other relevant security certifications.

Our Benefits!

  • Highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities
  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program
  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
  • Extensive Professional Training Opportunities
  • Excellent Work/Life Balance
  • Hackathons/Dedication to Innovation


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W e 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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We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.