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Sr. Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) Engineer

San Diego, CA or Remote

The Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) Engineers support the business operations of SIE through rapid mitigation of all high severity cyber security incidents. They support and coordinate incident response within the organization, serve as a trusted point of contact and clearinghouse for security incident-related information. They cooperate with other security teams within the broader Sony and the gaming industry. This team is a highly technical team, with extensive hands-on role in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. The candidate will need to have a good mixture of deep technical know-how as well as a background in various information security concepts. SIRT Engineers are also responsible for the ongoing development and improvement of intrusion detection rules, incident response plan (IRP), processes and procedures and other department related documentation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responding to critical incidents, threats, actively exploited vulnerabilities and bring these issues to resolution
  • Actively drive incident response, document and communicate findings, coordinate efforts and provide regular updates to leadership
  • Improve and challenge existing processes and procedures in an agile and fast paced information security environment
  • Continually create new knowledgebase articles and pattern discovery to be used for detection and alerting
  • Detailed Investigations using multiple tools and methods to correlate and analyze relevant events from various sources
  • Able to perform digital forensics investigations and malware analysis, perform live response data collection and analysis on hosts of interest in an investigation
  • Perform hunting activities to search the network for indicators of compromise using all available security tools and systems
  • Position includes on call responsibilities
  • Maintain current knowledge of tools and best-practices in advanced persistent threats; tools, techniques, and procedures of attackers; forensics and incident response
  • Use and expand the capabilities of existing analytical tools and technologies; recommend new technologies as appropriate
  • Participating in project meetings and performing security reviews - from high level architecture to configuration of OS level parameters to meet security goals
  • Act as mentor and guide for SIRT members and SOC Analysts

Required Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

  • 5+ years of experience in a hands-on technical role working within the Information Security Field, with emphasis on Intrusion Detection, Incident Response, Digital Forensics and Malware Analysis
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to prioritize and execute in a methodical manner, as well as to set and handle expectations with senior leadership and team members
  • The ability to analyze complex problems, quickly develop creative solutions, and adapt to a fast-paced environment. A good ability to multi-task and manage varying priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, high attention to detail
  • Excellent understanding of operating systems (Windows, Linux, OS X) and web applications
  • Proficiency in networking concepts and experienced in network device configuration, routing, switching and firewalling
  • Experience with and knowledge of packet flow, TCP/UDP traffic, firewall, IDS/IPS, proxy technologies, EDR and antivirus solutions, protocol analyzers, vulnerability scanners, endpoint monitoring tools
  • Proficient with one or more scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PowerShell etc. in an incident handling environment
  • Experience in digital forensics and tools associated with the task such as Axiom, EnCase, FTK, GRR, X-Ways, Volatility, Surge, Rekall, BlackLight, MacQuisition
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Splunk and AWS.
  • Experience and proficiency with any of the following: Intrusion analysis, Host-Based Forensics, Network Forensics, Malware Analysis concepts and methods
  • Basic knowledge of architecture, engineering, and operations of at least one enterprise SIEM platform
  • Demonstrated commitment to training, self-study and maintaining proficiency in the technical cyber security domain


  • Experience in security engineering such as security device installations, configurations, troubleshooting (e.g. IPS, WAF, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and experience in Endpoint Security, Cloud Security, Network Security, Application Security monitoring
  • Familiarity with network and application penetration testing
  • Experience in reverse engineering malware and tools associated with the task such as IDA Pro, OllyDbg, Radare2

Education, Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Intelligence studies or equivalent degree preferred
  • One of more certifications such as GIAC GCIA, GCIH, GCFE, GCFA, GREM is a plus, but skill level carries more weight


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