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Security Engineer (Purple Team)

Denver, Colorado;

Job Description:

Our Emerging Threat Defense team within Bank of America’s Cyber Security Defense function works to continuously strengthen the bank’s cyber security posture through research, threat simulations, threat hunting, and offensive security engagements.  This team works with partners throughout the bank to both discover and develop mitigations from threats to help secure a critical infrastructure around the world that interacts with millions of customers.

Role Description

Bank of America is seeking an experienced cyber security engineer to join our Purple Team function within the Emerging Threat Defense team. As a Security Engineer on the Purple Team, you will assist in the review, development, testing, and implementation of security initiatives across a large and complex environment. As well as support in vulnerability research and assist in high impact incident response engagements. Successful members of the Purple Team draw from hands-on experience in both offensive and defensive security roles to help uplift cyber security initiatives throughout the bank.

Required Skills:

  • Experience in a technical role in the areas of Security Operations, Detection Engineering, Threat Intelligence, Penetration Testing, Red Teaming, Purple Teaming, Threat Hunting or Incident Response
  • A strong understanding of system internals and security mechanisms related to the Windows Operating system and Active Directory
  • Experience working with Windows security logging in either a forensic, threat hunt, incident response investigation, or red team operational security research capacity
  • Experience querying log sources within large centralized logging platforms, e.g. Splunk, Elastic, Cloudera, SQL
  • A strong understanding of networking including how firewalls, load balancers, and proxies function within a large enterprise network
  • Understand system and network telemetry generated by Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools
  • Demonstrate understanding of Application Allowlisting and Application Control concepts
  • Functional understanding of how threat actors gain access, move laterally, privilege escalate, set persistence, and evade defenses to achieve objectives
  • Ability to critically examine an organization’s systems through the perspective of a threat actor and articulate risk in a clear and precise manner
  • Be able to communicate, both verbally and in written form, technical and risk based information to individuals with a variety of both technical and non-technical backgrounds

Desired Skills

  • Background in executing red team or penetration testing engagements
  • Hands on experience with offensive security tools such as Metasploit, Burp, Cobalt Strike, Empire
  • An interest and willingness to deep drive into the security function around various critical banking systems and technologies such as ATMs
  • Experience with large scale data analysis
  • Working knowledge of MITRE ATT&CK framework
  • Certifications in relevant areas you are passionate about

Enterprise Role Overview:

Analyzes, improves, implements, and executes security controls proactively to prevent external threat actors from infiltrating company information or systems. Researches more advanced and complex attempts/efforts to compromise security protocols. Maintains or reviews security systems, assesses security policies that control access to systems, and provides regular status updates to the management team. Typically has 5-10 years of relevant experience and will act as an individual contributor.

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Our Emerging Threat Defense team within Bank of America’s Cyber Security Defense function works to continuously strengthen the bank’s cyber security posture through research, threat simulations, threat hunting, and offensive security engagements.  This team works with partners throughout the bank to both discover and develop mitigations from threats to help secure a critical infrastructure around the world that interacts with millions of customers.

Role Description

Bank of America is seeking an experienced cyber security engineer to join our Purple Team function within the Emerging Threat Defense team. As a Security Engineer on the Purple Team, you will assist in the review, development, testing, and implementation of security initiatives across a large and complex environment. As well as support in vulnerability research and assist in high impact incident response engagements. Successful members of the Purple Team draw from hands-on experience in both offensive and defensive security roles to help uplift cyber security initiatives throughout the bank.

Required Skills:

  • Experience in a technical role in the areas of Security Operations, Detection Engineering, Threat Intelligence, Penetration Testing, Red Teaming, Purple Teaming, Threat Hunting or Incident Response
  • A strong understanding of system internals and security mechanisms related to the Windows Operating system and Active Directory
  • Experience working with Windows security logging in either a forensic, threat hunt, incident response investigation, or red team operational security research capacity
  • Experience querying log sources within large centralized logging platforms, e.g. Splunk, Elastic, Cloudera, SQL
  • A strong understanding of networking including how firewalls, load balancers, and proxies function within a large enterprise network
  • Understand system and network telemetry generated by Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools
  • Demonstrate understanding of Application Allowlisting and Application Control concepts
  • Functional understanding of how threat actors gain access, move laterally, privilege escalate, set persistence, and evade defenses to achieve objectives
  • Ability to critically examine an organization’s systems through the perspective of a threat actor and articulate risk in a clear and precise manner
  • Be able to communicate, both verbally and in written form, technical and risk based information to individuals with a variety of both technical and non-technical backgrounds

Desired Skills

  • Background in executing red team or penetration testing engagements
  • Hands on experience with offensive security tools such as Metasploit, Burp, Cobalt Strike, Empire
  • An interest and willingness to deep drive into the security function around various critical banking systems and technologies such as ATMs
  • Experience with large scale data analysis
  • Working knowledge of MITRE ATT&CK framework
  • Certifications in relevant areas you are passionate about

Enterprise Role Overview:

Analyzes, improves, implements, and executes security controls proactively to prevent external threat actors from infiltrating company information or systems. Researches more advanced and complex attempts/efforts to compromise security protocols. Maintains or reviews security systems, assesses security policies that control access to systems, and provides regular status updates to the management team. Typically has 5-10 years of relevant experience and will act as an individual contributor.

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-22072007

Band: H5

Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Michael Geddie

Referral Bonus:

0

Colorado pay and benefits information

Colorado pay range:

$86,500 - $139,900 annualized salary, offers to be determined based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary plan. Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual performance results and behaviors, the performance and contributions of their line of business and/or group; and the overall success of the Company.

Benefits

This role is currently benefits eligible. We provide industry-leading benefits, resources and support to our employees so they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.

Jersey City pay and benefits information

Jersey City pay range:

$86,500 - $139,900 annualized salary, offers to be determined based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary plan. Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual performance results and behaviors, the performance and contributions of their line of business and/or group; and the overall success of the Company.

Benefits

This role is currently benefits eligible. We provide industry-leading benefits, resources and support to our employees so they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.