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Site Reliability Engineering Manager (US Remote)

Gabi

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Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Allen, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

Company Description

Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. During life’s big moments – from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers – we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organizations to prevent identity fraud and crime.

We have 20,000 people operating across 44 countries and every day we’re investing in new technologies, talented people, and innovation to help all our clients maximize every opportunity.

Job Description

As a Site Reliability Engineering Manager, you will lead a global team of talented SREs in the development, deployment, and continuous improvement of our Cyber Threat Detection Pipeline. You will leverage cutting-edge technologies such as Splunk Enterprise Security, Exabeam Advanced Analytics (UEBA), Security Data Lakes (e.g., Data Bricks or Snowflake), and Cribl for log ingestion. Your leadership will ensure the delivery of a scalable, efficient, and highly reliable Threat Detection Engineering platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor a global team of SREs in the design, implementation, and maintenance of our Threat Detection Pipeline.

  • Drive the adoption of best practices in security engineering, including secure coding, security testing, and operational incident response.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify, assess, and ingest new log sources in to the detection pipeline.

  • Drive the adoption and implementation of Detection as Code principles, leveraging CI/CD pipelines to automate the deployment and management of detection rules and platform configurations, ensuring fast, reliable, and consistent updates across our environment.

  • Implement and maintain the platform's configuration via Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using tools such as Ansible and Terraform, ensuring that our security infrastructure is scalable, reproducible, and manageable through code.

  • Manage the full lifecycle of security tools and platforms, including evaluation, selection, implementation, and optimization.

  • Ensure the reliability, availability, and performance of the Threat Detection Pipeline through proactive monitoring and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Stay abreast of the latest security trends, threats, and technologies to continuously enhance our security posture.

  • Foster a culture of innovation, encouraging the team to explore new technologies and approaches that enhance our security capabilities.

  • Develop and manage the security engineering data storage and compute budget, ensuring effective allocation of resources through management of the data lifecycle.

  • Prepare and present reports on the team's progress, operational incidents, and other relevant metrics to senior management.

Qualifications

  • Extensive Experience: At least 10 years of experience in the SRE field preferably supporting a Cyber Threat Detection function, with a minimum of 3 years in a leadership or managerial role overseeing a team.
  • Scripting and Automation Proficiency: Demonstrated expertise in scripting and automation with a strong proficiency in either Python or Golang, enabling the development of efficient, scalable security solutions.
  • CI/CD and Infrastructure as Code: Solid understanding and hands-on experience with CI/CD concepts, specifically relating to Infrastructure as Code, utilizing platforms such as Github or Bitbucket to automate and streamline security operations.
  • System Administration Skills: Experienced in system administration across various operating systems, including Linux, and Windows, with an emphasis on securing and maintaining robust IT environments.
  • Network Forensics and Event Management: Proficiency in network forensics, including logging and event management, with a focus on identifying, analyzing, and mitigating network-based threats.
  • Defensive Network Infrastructure Knowledge: Deep understanding of defensive network infrastructure, whether from an operations or engineering perspective, including the design and implementation of secure network architectures.
  • Security Technologies Expertise: In-depth knowledge of network and host security technologies and products, such as firewalls, network IDS, and scanners, with a commitment to continuously improving these skills.
  • Security Monitoring Technologies: Experience with security monitoring technologies, including but not limited to WAF, Web Proxies, UEBA, and DLP, to detect, prevent, and respond to security incidents.
  • MITRE ATT&CK™ Framework Understanding: Strong understanding of the MITRE ATT&CK™ framework, cyber threat landscapes, attack vectors, and threat actors, enabling informed decision-making and strategy development.
  • Cybersecurity Framework Familiarity: Familiarity with common cybersecurity frameworks, such as NIST, or other leading practices and industry standards, to guide the organization's security practices and policies.
  • Relevant Security Certifications: Possession of relevant security certifications, such as CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, or similar, is highly desirable, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and expertise in the field.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Experian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Our goal is to create a thriving, inclusive and diverse team where people love their work and love working together. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to our purpose of creating a better tomorrow. We value the uniqueness of every individual and want you to bring your whole, authentic self to work. For us, this is The Power of YOU and and it reflects what we believe. See our DEI work in action!

Please contact us at [email protected] to request the salary range of this position (please include the exact Job Title as it reads above in your email). In addition to a competitive base salary and variable pay opportunity, Experian offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, life and disability insurance, generous paid time off including 12 company paid holidays and parental and family care leave, an employee stock purchase plan and a 401(k) plan with a company match.

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