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Systems Specialist, Detection Engineering


Job ID R24_00001356
Team Engineering
Posted Date Jul 05, 2024
Travel  
Location Etobicoke, Ontario  
Eligible for Remote  
Contract Type  
Security Clearance  

Description

Bring your IT career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your career and future. A Fortune 200 leader, we’re the driven professionals and technology experts companies turn to most to solve their IT challenges.

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 across the globe. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced start-ups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small. 

What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers. 
CDW is not only the People Who Get IT but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.
 

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