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EY Senior Cybersecurity Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

EY Technology:

Technology has always been at the heart of what we do and deliver at EY. We need technology to keep an organization the size of ours working efficiently. We have 300,000 people in more than 140 countries, all of whom rely on secure technology to be able to do their job every single day. Everything from the laptops we use, to the ability to work remotely on our mobile devices and connecting our people and our clients, to enabling hundreds of internal tools and external solutions delivered to our clients. Technology solutions are integrated in the client services we deliver and is key to us being more innovative as an organization.

EY Technology supports our technology needs through three business units:

  • Client Technology (CT) - focuses on developing new technology services for our clients. It enables EY to identify new technology-based opportunities faster and pursue those opportunities more rapidly.

  • Enterprise Workplace Technology (EWT) – EWT supports our Core Business Services functions and will deliver fit-for-purpose technology infrastructure at the cheapest possible cost for quality services. EWT will also support our internal technology needs by focusing on a better user experience.

  • Information Security (Info Sec) - Info Sec prevents, detects, responds and mitigates cyber-risk, protecting EY and client data, and our information management systems.

The opportunity

The Cyber Capabilities Development (CCD) Response Improvement Engineer will support the EY Security Operations Center by identifying opportunities for increasing the efficacy of the team. Additionally, the Response Improvement Engineer will collaborate with other teams throughout EY Technology to drive forward initiatives to realize those opportunities. Candidates for the role must have strong knowledge of cybersecurity incident response, work well with other people, have strong verbal and written communication skills, a sense of diplomacy, ability to anticipate obstacles, and decision-making skills to handle complexity and uncertainty.

Your key responsibilities

  • Envision, plan, and facilitate the development and realization of initiatives that improve the responsiveness and effectiveness of the EY Security Operations Center

  • Global interactions that may involve nontraditional working hours

  • Serve as a liaison to different businesses and interface with fellow team members and colleagues on other EY teams.

  • Manage relationships with business partners, management, vendors, and external parties

  • Help lead medium to large sized projects as directed by leadership

  • Maintain certain specialized systems required by the security operations center

  • Development of learning path recommendations for roles within the security operations center

  • Drive the development, SOC operations and improvement of a Security Orchestration and Automated Response (SOAR) solution.

  • Drive the automation of the playbooks within the tools & new playbooks.

  • Collaborate with other teams to share knowledge and working patterns

  • Oversee the SOAR Playbook repository to maximize collaboration and knowledge share amongst the teams.

  • Champion the maximizing of SOAR’s technical issues/features, and work closely with the wider design, delivery, operational engineering teams to deliver and effective and optimized solution.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Proficiency in working in teams crossing multiple business functions

  • Demonstrated integrity and judgment within a professional environment

  • Ability to appropriately balance work/personal priorities

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Education:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related field

  • Experience:

  • 7+ years’ experience in at least two of the following roles:

  • Member of a Security Operations Center (SOC)

  • Architect or management responsibility for a cybersecurity function

  • Engineer or operations for a cybersecurity related platform or system

  • Understanding of security threats, vulnerabilities, and incident response

  • Be familiar with a basic understanding of legalities surrounding cybersecurity investigations, legislation and privacy

Ideally, you’ll also

  • Candidates must hold or be willing to pursue related professional certifications such as CISM, CISSP or technology related certifications such as those from Splunk or Microsoft

What we look for

  • Demonstrated integrity in a professional environment

  • Ability to work independently

  • Have a global mind-set for working with different cultures and backgrounds

  • Knowledgeable in business industry standard security incident response process, procedures, and life-cycle

  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail

  • Excellent teaming skills

  • Excellent social, communication, and writing skills

What we offer

As part of this role, you'll work in a highly integrated, global team with the opportunity and tools to grow, develop and drive your career forward. Here, you can combine global opportunity with flexible working. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond too, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Your recruiter can talk to you about the benefits available in your country. Here’s a snapshot of what we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

Please apply to this role only through the ‘Apply’ link (not through the local office). Your application will then be routed to the appropriate recruiting team.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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