SOC/NOC Engineer

Brea, CA

Full Remote  -  IT - Security  -  Right to Hire  -  Job ID: 24-00695

Title: SOC/NOC Engineer
Location: REMOTE/PST
Duration: 6+ month Contract to Hire
Compensation: $40-50/hr
Work Requirements: US Citizen, GC Holders or Authorized to Work in the U.S. 

If interested and qualified, please email your resume to Cindy Tran at cptran@inspyrsolutions.com!

Position Summary:

The primary job function of the SOC/NOC Engineer is to identify, investigate, and escalate alerts and events to safeguard sensitive information from unauthorized access or breaches of malicious and potentially damaging intent in a 7x24x365 environment. Manages and configures security monitoring tools. Assess security systems and measures for weaknesses and possible improvements. Create and maintain the enterprise's security architecture design. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the IT security industry including awareness of new or revised security solutions. Must be ethical, curious, and detail oriented.

Other essential NOC/SOC functions are to assist in supervising the monitoring/maintenance of the company's enterprise Infrastructure. This would include software/applications, hardware, and network efficiency. Will also be responsible for definition of process road maps (KB), change management validations, user/system impacted incident management and resolutions; Administration of all SOC/NOC owned tools including scripting, customizations, report building, alert modifications, automations, and maintenance; Minimize risk and exposure to system security and business interruptions of company's infrastructure; actively participate in disaster recovery and BCP events. Some scripting, coding and/or technical certificates may be needed to achieve certain job functions, so willingness to expand technical attributes will be expected.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Monitor all software/applications and production environment on available tools
  • Supervise all Incident/Security issues, including preliminary triage, troubleshooting and remediation.
  • Administration of all team owned tools/applications including scripting, customizations, report building, alert modifications, automations, and maintenance
  • Work with other IT and business groups.
  • Send out communications for both Incident and Security issues. (including leadership and business communications)
  • Provide documentation for process changes and format updates
  • Minimize risk and exposure to system security and business interruption on company's infrastructure
  • Actively participate in disaster recovery and BCP events
  • Actively creating enterprise security documentation.
  • Some Scripting/coding in Python, Java, Perl, C, BASH, Shell

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Extensive experience in enterprise security architecture design.
  • Extensive experience in enterprise security document creation.
  • Experience in designing and delivering employee security awareness training.
  • Experience in using Extra Hop, Qradar, Splunk and/or any other security related tools.
  • Security Certifications (one or more of the following):
  • GIAC Security Essentials Certification
  • GIAC Security Leadership Certification
  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    • (ISC)2 SCCP
    • (ISC)2 CISSP
    • (ISC)2 ISSAP
  • Education : BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Experience:

  • 2-5 years of NOC administration monitoring with computer operating systems, applications, and related technologies
  • 2-5 years of Security operations and related technologies
  • Essential Job Functions
  • Security & operational monitoring, maintenance, and performance/integrity of enterprise Infrastructure – 25%
  • Administration of all team tools/applications including scripting, customizations, report building, alert modifications, automations, and maintenance – 20%
  • Create and maintain the enterprise's security architecture design. – 5%
  • User/system impacted incident management and resolutions, including working with multiple IT groups, Incident Managers, open business communications and reporting to IT Senior Leadership- 35%
  • Minimize risk and exposure to system security and business interruption on company's infrastructure – 10%
  • Mentoring/Training – 5%
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the IT security industry including awareness of new or revised security solutions, improved security processes and the development of new attacks and threat vectors.
  • Demonstrates Company's core values of People, Service Excellence, Trustworthiness, Process Simplicity and Product Value
  • Cordially and professionally interact with customers, vendors, superiors, and peers
  • Ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data residing on or transmitted to/from/through enterprise workstations, servers, and other systems and in databases and other data repositories.
  • Select and acquire additional security solutions or enhancements to existing security solutions to improve overall enterprise security as per the enterprise's existing procurement processes
  • Regular attendance on a full-time schedule of at least 8 hours and 40 hours per week

Nice to Have:

  • SolarWinds
  • PRTG
  • Splunk
  • App Dynamics
  • ServiceNow
  • Extra Hop
  • Qradar
  • TrustWave
  • ProofPoint
  • CrowdStrike
  • Microsoft Security Suite
  • Incident Management Communication tools
  • CV/CIRT Gov't notification process
  • Other monitoring/security tools (e.g. Nagios, SEP, RSA, Exabeam, ScienceLogic, OpsView, BMC Helix, etc.)
  • Other Log Monitoring tools
  • F5 and load balancers
  • Firewall/router/networking equipment
  • Enterprise level process and escalations
  • Full stack monitoring (specifically geared towards App monitoring)
  • Familiarity with Data Center Firelife systems, CRAC/HAVC units, UPS', and Data Center Generators
  • Personal Attributes
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct research into IT security issues and products as required.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Team-oriented and skilled in working within a collaborative environment.

Our benefits package includes:

  • Comprehensive medical benefits
  • Competitive pay, 401(k)
  • Retirement plan
  • and much more!

About INSPYR Solutions:
As a leading information technology partner, we connect top IT talent with our clients to provide innovative business solutions through our IT Staffing, Professional Services, and Infrastructure Solutions divisions. We understand and value the unique needs of highly-skilled information technology professionals in the industry and always strive to stay above the curve. Our company was founded on the following core values: Be the Best, Understand the Urgency, Never Ever Give Up, Have the Courage to Excel, and Make a Contribution. We take pride in our business model and strive to create a positive workplace environment through an exemplary culture.

INSPYR Solutions provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, INSPYR complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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