What you’ll be doing...

At Verizon we believe technology should help you achieve more. And we help businesses do exactly that almost daily — co-creating innovative connected products, rapidly and securely deploying apps in the cloud, managing employee-owned devices on a global scale, and deflecting sophisticated hacker attacks. In support of our world leading position in Cyber Security and the provisioning of Advanced Security Operations Centre (ASOC) services, we have a requirement for a Melbourne based, Senior Cyber Analyst experienced in SPLUNK.

The Senior Cyber Analyst will work closely with technical customer teams, vendors and the Verizon ASOC team. This includes, but is not limited to, escalation handling, liaison and coordination with the security monitoring capability, threat detection and analysis, review of security intelligence, and publication of finished intelligence reports.

The Senior Security Analyst will be a fully or partially dedicated resource assigned to a customer for the ASOC service. He or she will work through daily action items, respond to customer requests, and fulfill priority items. In addition, he or she will deliver consistent results and outputs, adopt refined methodologies and procedures to better align with the customer, and execute tuning instructions in regards to the ever evolving threat landscape.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Tune the Splunk security policy with use cases, threat libraries, and watch list details for better threat detection and threat recognition;
  • Work with the customer to incorporate asset landscape details, severity ranking details, and business impact details;
  • Passive threat analysis and incident investigation;
  • Develop guidance on mitigation strategies and defense techniques relative to trends and events in the global threat landscape;
  • Assist security staff with incident management, security strategy, and publication of security intelligence;
  • Facilitating information exchange amongst Verizon, the customer, and the customer’s third parties (if applicable) during an incident;
  • Provide assistance with proactive services that help with prepare, recognize, and respond in anticipation to a specific attack or known attack patterns:
    • Applying lessons learned from past incidents to improve the customer’s CERT basic processes and practices;
    • Provide regular feedback on day-to-day incident management and response;
    • Help develop and maintain processes and methodologies in preparation for specific and probable threats;
    • Trigger the customer’s Investigative Response Retainer (if applicable).
  • After proper remediation or containment, close the incident and provide root cause analysis, lessons learned, and additional recommendations on how to prevent a similar incident;
  • Monitor the global threat and vulnerability landscape. Participate in Verizon’s weekly intelligence calls and intelligence summary reports.

What we’re looking for...

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, plus at least 5-7 years’ experience in a dedicated security position
  • One or more current Splunk Certifications (preferably Splunk Certified Architect)
  • Extensive experience with Splunk Enterprise Security
  • An excellent understanding of log ingestion and data normalisation on the Splunk platform
  • Strong communication skills and ability to engage with customers at both technical and executive levels
  • Clear and concise written and oral English, including the ability to produce professional-level documentation
  • Strong problem-solving and security analytics skills; able to identify gaps in processes and recommend improvements for mitigation
  • Strong leadership skills and a proactive approach to customer issues
  • Ability to excel in high pressure environments

Preferred Skills

  • Strong SPLUNK analytics and configuration skills
  • SANS or other Security certifications, such as GCIA, GCIH, GREM, GPEN, CEH
  • CISSP Certification and / or CISM Certification
  • ITIL Foundations training / certification
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001 requirements
  • Significant experience in Security Operation Centre (SOC) processes
  • Experience of how to structure and operate an efficient Incident Response process
  • Knowledge of common types of malware, their infection vectors, how identify them using network and host based tools, how to eradicate them and verify the success of eradication efforts
  • Knowledge of current security threats and vulnerabilities, how to detect and mitigate them, ability to understand their possible consequences on the customer’s environment
  • Understanding of modern technologies used to detect malware and vulnerabilities and protect assets
  • Understanding of modern network and cloud technologies

Why Verizon?

As well as an attractive package, you can look forward to excellent prospects for career progression in our expanding business. We are passionate about our people and we love to see them develop and grow. We have a generous training allowance which allows them to study and upskill themselves.

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At Verizon we believe in embracing the diversity of our global workforce - our employees have different interests, experiences and skills that combine to foster an innovative and enriching culture. We recognize the need to offer flexible and varied working solutions to enable our people to reach their potential and strike the right balance between personal and work life. We leverage our innovative technology and communication solutions to connect us on a global scale, enabling collaborative working.

If you are interested in discussing flexible hours, mobility and alternative working solutions, talk to us; we’ll do our best to accommodate you.


When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.