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Systems Specialist, Detection Engineering


Job ID 24001021
Team Engineering
Posted Date Apr 17, 2024
Travel  
Location Vancouver, British Columbia
Eligible for Remote  
Contract Type Full-Time
Security Clearance  

Technology never sleeps and neither do we. At CDW, we’re always on, forever vigilant and information security is infused in our DNA. Our System Specialist – Security career puts you on the front-line of defense, the cutting-edge of innovation and plays a crucial role within the CDW Security Operations Center. The System Specialist, Security – Detection Engineering role will be responsible for leading and managing Detection Engineering development and should have a solid understanding and working experience with frameworks like MITRE ATT&CK, Lockheed Martin Kill Chain analysis, and STRIDE threat modeling.
 
You will work closely with the CDW Security Operations and other internal and external stakeholder teams and will be responsible for maintaining threat detection logic, building new detection capabilities, and translating threat intelligence into actionable methods. As a Detection Engineering specialist, you will also work on enhancing SOC processes, automating repetitive tasks, tuning data sources for better threat identification, and providing operational support for additional SOC tools.
 
Join us now, secure your future and advance your IT security career like nowhere else.
 
What you’ll do
  • Design, develop, test, and maintain threat detection logic based on the latest threat intelligence and operational requirements for environments under CDW SOC management
  • Build new detection capabilities based on research, analysis of threat actor methodology, and testing of new attack technique
  • Translate threat intelligence into actionable detection methods
  • Actively work with the Security Operations team and other stakeholders to enhance the processes that support the SOC team’s mission
  • Develop and maintain threat hunting playbooks, procedures, and best practices to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the threat hunting program
  • Identify and automate repetitive or tedious tasks to optimize the threat detection workflow
  • Define and tune data sources to better identify and stop threat actor activity
  • Provide operations support for additional tooling as required by the SOC
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior team members
  • Support purple teaming and other proactive security readiness exercises to help test and improve detection capabilities
  • Collaborate with cybersecurity coworkers to develop and implement effective defensive strategies against current and emerging threats

What do you need to succeed
Must-have
  • Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Science, or equivalent experience
  • Sound knowledge of frameworks like MITRE ATT&CK, Lockheed Martin Kill Chain analysis, and STRIDE threat modeling
  • 2+ years of experience working with threat intelligence platforms, SIEM, and other cybersecurity tools and technologies
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm in a fast-paced work environment and to demonstrate thoughtful leadership in assessing problems/opportunities and recommending an approach to solving problems and pursuing opportunities
 
Nice-to-have
  • Industry certifications such as OSCP, PNPT, CySA, GSEC, CISSP, etc. or other related security certifications and or trainings
  • Understanding and ability to speak to security frameworks (NIST, ISO27001), security compliance (PCI, SOC I, SOC II) and ITIL frameworks
  • Able to obtain and maintain Canadian Security Clearance
 
Who we are 
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced startups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, combined with the expertise of our specialists, there is no request too big or too small. A unified team of challenge takers, diverse thinkers and problem solvers, we believe when you enjoy what you do and who you do it with, you do your best work. And that means everyone wins.
Awards and Recognitions                                                                                      
  • #178 on the Fortune 500 list
  • #81 on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work
  • #1 on Channel Daily News’ Top 100 Solution Providers List across Canada
  • Fortune’s Future 50, an index that evaluates the long-term growth prospects of major public 
 
Our Benefits
CDW offers a variety of benefits, perks and development programs that enable coworkers to perform at their best personally and professionally. We understand the importance of work/life harmony and strive to help our coworkers achieve it. Core benefits include:
  • Comprehensive package: healthcare, dental, vision, paid vacation time and sick days
  • Coworker stock purchase program
  • Coworker discounted purchase program
  • Tuition reimbursement for those wishing to further their education

Salary range: $96,400 - $123,520, depending on experience and skill set
Annual bonus target of $10,000 subject to terms and conditions of plan
Benefits overview:https://careers.cdw.ca/pages/benefits
Salary ranges may be subject to geographic differentials

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