IT Security Analyst (Threat Hunter)

  • 3coast,
  • Houston, TX
Windows, MS OFFICE, SQL, Oracle
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Job: SC15536


Location: Downtown

Type: Permanent

Our client is looking for an IT Security professional who specializes in threat hunting.  This is a great opportunity if you are passionate about technology and want to work for one of the top employers in Houston.  


  • Performs network and system security testing (threat hunting) to proactively identify security vulnerabilities and recommend / implement mitigation and remediation plans.
  • Works with the business and management to analyze current and emerging security risks and recommends security solutions and changes.
  • Routinely checks various log sources and network monitoring tools for indicators of a security incident, events and alerts.
  • Develops automated scripts and tools to handle and track vulnerability remediation efforts.
  • Conduct routine assessments for rogue or unauthorized wireless access points / devices.
  • Monitors industry sources for emerging security risks, defenses, and best practices.
  • Understands and interprets internal and external system security requirements (e.g., network segmentation) and plans the implementation and support.
  • Provides after hours and/or on-call support for network, security, and associated platforms.
  • Intrusion Detection and Threat Vulnerability management
  • Problems resolution, including ownership through resolution
  • Data event correlation
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Penetration and vulnerability testing
  • Incident response
  • After-hour and weekend availability
  • Light to moderate travel

Technical Requirements

  • Experience with developing and executing security vulnerability test plans and procedures.
  • Experience with programming in C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, Perl, .Net, Python, Ruby, PowerShell, and Linux Shell Scripting.
  • Experience with problem solving through using out-of-the-box approaches.
  • Knowledge of penetration attack strategies for web services, databases, networks, basic forensic tools, and cryptography principles.
  • Knowledge of the Linux operating systems, TCP/IP protocol stack, and networking tools.


  • Minimum five (5) years technical experience.  Exposure to following:
  • Windows 2008/2012 Server / Active Directory
  • Windows 7/10 Workstation
  • MS Office
  • Microsoft SQL and Oracle application/database
  • Knowledge of virtualization techniques and risks
  • HP Unix and Redhat Linux
  • Tenable Nessus / Nmap / Metasploit / Core Impact / Kali Linux
  • Ability to parse and decode various application protocols – XML, HTTP, etc.
  • Firewall technology with IPS/IDS
  • Hosted/SaaS/Cloud Computing
  • Server administration tools
  • Security administration tools

Posted By

Sally Culley

Dice Id : itjobs
Position Id : SC15536
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