Ashburn, VA

Automation Engineer

Job Specs

Cyber Defense

Job Description:

XOR Security is currently seeking several Automation Engineers to support an Agency-level SOC. The SOC program provides comprehensive Computer Network Defense and Response support through 24×7×365 monitoring and analysis of potential threat activity targeting the enterprise.   

To ensure the integrity, security, and resiliency of critical operations, we are seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds in cyber security systems operations, analysis and incident response. Strong written and verbal communications skills are a must along with the ability to work shift.

***Regular days - Non shift work

Primary Responsibilities:

Author, test, and maintain automation scripts/workflows within SOAR platform
• Design, implement, and maintain efficient and reusable Python code 
• Review, debug, and resolve technical issues throughout all stages of SDLC
• Integrate SOAR platform with other security tools and APIs to execute automated workflows
• Coordinate with System Administrators, Engineers, and ISSOs to provision service accounts and/or grant required permissions
• Assist with process development and process improvement for Security Operations to include creation/modification of SOPs, Playbooks, and Work instructions
• Measure effectiveness of process improvement and automation efforts via metrics and KPIs
S variables within a complex enterprise network
• Expert in creating, modifying, tuning IDS signatures/SIEM Correlation Searches/yara rules  and/or other detection signatures
• Familiarity with disk based forensic methodologies, Windows, and Linux forensic artifacts
• Experience with Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools such as Carbon Black, Tanium, Crowdstrike, etc
• Able to create, modify, update, and maintain Python and Powershell scripts that enhance endpoint detection capabilities
• In-depth knowledge of attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures
• Author, test, and maintain automation scripts within SOAR platform
Basic Qualifications:
Have expert proficiency with Python
• Working knowledge of SOAP/REST APIs, JSON, HTML/CSS, Javascript, XML
• Experience with SOAR platforms such as Swimlane, Phantom, Demisto, etc
• Experience as a SOC Analyst and/or Incident Responder
• Authored SOC SOPs, playbooks, work instructions and/or other process documents
• Familiarity with Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL) and/or Elastic Domain Specific Language (DSL)
• General networking knowledge to include operation of routers, firewalls, DNS, DHCP, subnetting, VPN and Web Proxies

Closing Statement:

XOR Security offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from the first day of employment, 401k with a vested company match, vacation and supplemental insurance benefits.

XOR Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V.

Citizenship Clearance Requirement
Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements - US CITIZENSHIP and a SECRET CLEARANCE.