Cyber Threat Detection & Response Expert

Location: Hopkins, MN

Location: Hopkins, MN
Compensation: $135,000 - $150,000


Our client provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, they help people thrive by applying their insights and over 150 years of experience. They have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities.

Position Purpose

Now Hiring Heroes, Inc. is seeking an exceptional Cybersecurity Threat Detection & Response Manager for one of our premier clients' growing Command Center team. This is a direct full-time key position to strengthen the Cybersecurity capability which has been identified as a critical area for growth and specialization within Global IT’s scope.

This position requires a passionate cybersecurity manager with demonstrated experience and success leading a decentralized team of incident responders (CSIRT, level 3 analysts) as well as a 365x24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC, level 1 and 2 analysts) in our US and India state-of-the-art hub facilities. This role will also be the Command Center hub lead for the Hopkins location and will be supported by a team lead in our Bangalore location.

You must have expert insights into cyber trends, threat actors, and incident response techniques. You have hands on experience in Incident Response (IR), security operations, and in managing large teams / developing people.

You will drive the IR process for critical incidents, collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders to put in place mitigations and remediations. You will also collaborate with our security engineering team to ensure the continuous tuning of our defense apparatus. You will drive process excellence and maturity and push the envelope on incident response automation and orchestration. Join us in this journey!

Principal Accountabilities

35%     Strategy and planning
Develop and execute the strategy and approach for the global CISO organization for Incident Response and Security Operations including but not limited to threat detection, intrusion prevention, threat hunting, wargames and deterrence processes and policies.
Oversee the direction of SOC and CSIRT technology roadmap
Maintain and update the Incident Response and SOC plans & playbook

40%     Execution
Leads Incident Response coordination for highest impact incidents
Formulates initial and ongoing response strategy for security incidents
Champion and leads activities such as Wargames and Red Team/Blue Team exercises and any associated continuous improvement activities.
Directs and drives adoption of pre-incident preparation, including, but not limited to, log analysis and monitoring

25%     People management
Accountable for performance management, talent development, succession planning, and engagement
Manages and provides coaching to direct reports, including coaching core values
Participates in selection of direct reports and plans for future workforce needs
Motivate for High Performance and Excellence: Motivate, inspire, and engage others to excel and work towards the vision
Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments
Constructs compelling development plans and executes them
This position is posted internally as well as externally

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in business or information systems or 14 years equivalent experience in lieu of degree
10+ years of professional IT experience
2+ years of previous leadership in a Global Incident Response, Security Operations Centers and/or Red Team roles
Possess current security certifications (CISSP, SANS, etc.)
Experience working in collaboration with Forensics and Threat intelligence teams or as part of a ‘fusion’ center;
Experience in managing third party vendors in a global, managed services environment
Exceptional teaming skills encompassing cross-functional teams, peer relationships, informing, and understanding and appreciating differences
Ability to accomplish results through others (lower level managers, professional employees, managed service employees).
Possess excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills necessary for team coordination, helping partners, and service discussions with IT leadership.
Business fluency in English
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree
5 + years of professional experience with antivirus/malware, threat intelligence, security analytics, or intrusion detection
Experience in metrics development, reporting and analysis
Experience with incident response automation & orchestration platforms
Experience in a large SAP/ERP environment
Work experience in multiple countries
Non-English language skills

NOW Hiring Heroes, Inc. (NHH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NOW Hiring Heroes, Inc. and all client companies of NHH comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training, etc.. For more information on NHH's EOE program or to report a violation, Follow this link

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