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Application Monitoring and Response Specialist

Dublin, Ireland

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Job Title: Application Monitoring and Response Specialist

LOB:  Global Information Security

Corporate Title: Up to Vice President

Location: Dublin


We are recruiting for an Application Monitoring and Response Specialist. In this role you will be a member of an enterprise network application layer intrusion, detection, prevention, and response team. You will develop and implement custom alerts and dashboards monitoring controls based on OSI layer 7 attack and threat indicators. 

We are a front line team that handles active security events and highly current threats. On call and after hours work can be expected although we rotate to approximately one week every 2 months.

  • Provide leadership in assessing new threat vectors
  • Designing and implementing effective controls
  • Utilise advanced investigative skills using best in class data correlation and network/packet analysis tools
  • Will partner with senior leaders from lines of business organizations to triage security events
  • Report on impacting security initiatives
  • Responsible for mentoring and developing the skill sets of less experienced team members
  • Develops and implements processes or controls in support of audit and risk requirements
  • Identify and interpret weblogs from various webservers
  • To identify common exploits from the appropriate web and event logs

Core Skills

  • Experienced using Splunk to a high level
  • Intrusion Analysis background
  • Knowledgeable of current exploits
  • Working knowledge of Linux, Windows, and OS X operating systems
  • Comfortable with scripting languages and regular expressions
  • Knowledge of common network protocols
  • Working knowledge of enterprise Client / Server architecture
  • Experience doing packet captures and interpreting them (wireshark for example)
  • Understanding of stateful firewalls and able to interpret firewall rules
  • Able to interpret SQL, Apache web logs, IIS, Active Directory and other security logs
  • Full understanding of modern web site deployments and technology
  • Familiarity with web application attacks including SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and remote file inclusion
  • Use tools to detect anomalous/malicious data transmissions on the network
  • Use advanced analytics / security tools to detect malware on the network
  • Use new intelligence to update existing controls to detect new threats against the bank
  • Have solid technical skills to operate independently and to support others within the security team

Bank of America

Every day, across the globe, our employees bring a commitment to our purpose and to driving responsible growth by living our values: deliver together, act responsibly, realize the power of our people and trust the team. A key aspect of driving responsible growth is doing so in a sustainable manner, a critical pillar of which is being a great place to work for our teammates.

In line with these values, in EMEA we have 9 Employee Networks, a wide range of Sports & Social clubs, and other development and networking opportunities so that you can enjoy a range of experiences and connect with colleagues across the bank. We also offer exclusive discounts to some of the most iconic cultural experiences for you to enjoy in your spare time outside of work. Learn more about our benefits here.

Good conduct and sound judgement is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

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We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

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