Security Engineer - Threat & Response (open to remote)

IT, Security, Systems, Engineer, Architecture, Windows, Linux, TCP, IP, Development, Python, SOAP, API, Engineering, Management, CISSP
Full Time

Job Description

About the Team

It's an exciting time in technology, and that buzz is felt throughout PetSmart! We are continuing to grow at a faster pace and we want to continue to provide best-in-class experiences for pets and pet parents. Our IT team has 4 different departments: Information Security, IT Service Delivery, Business Enabling Systems, and IT Commerce & Customer Engagement.

Whether it's online or in our stores, the work that the IT team does is instrumental in PetSmart's success. We have a strategic and actionable plan underway and are looking for associates who are just as excited about it as we are.

About the Job

Security Engineer - Threat & Response

Do you have a natural curiosity and desire to understand how data and events can be related? Are you passionate about cyber security and desire to understand new threats and vulnerabilities? Do you love pets?

PetSmart is looking for a Security Engineer with a focus on threat and response. This individual is a key member of our cyber security team focusing on Security Operations and Incident Response. This role engages with our Business Partners, Security Architects, and Threat Intelligence partners to lead cyber security investigations and build out new capabilities.

This position is for an individual with a strong background in information security technologies and processes. The Security Engineer will participate in evaluating, developing, and implementing security tools, standards, procedures, and guidelines for multiple platforms and diverse systems environments. They will have the ability to learn and implement a variety of security technologies, such as vulnerability management, data loss prevention, intrusion prevention, log management and security event management. This position will also require an individual who can work well with both technical and non-technical business partners.

Essential Functions
  • Respond to security events and alerts
  • Lead cyber security investigations and incident response
  • Threat Model and develop appropriate security monitoring content
  • Design and implement automation where opportunities exist
  • Execute security operations functions such as security monitoring, vulnerability management, and security awareness programs
  • Coordinate between IT, Business Partners, and 3 rd parties in support of security activities
  • Analyze current attack trends to design and implement technical and process-oriented countermeasures
  • Build, configure, and support security technologies
  • Build and refine security event response plans
  • Engage with projects to develop appropriate security instrumentation of solutions and support the Security Architecture and Risk function

Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum 3+ years progressive experience in Information Technology

Knowledge and Skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Splunk technologies
  • Knowledge of Splunk search language, search techniques, alerts, dashboards, visualizations, and report development
  • Experience in managing security technologies such as web proxies, email protection, PKI, endpoint security, encryption and key management solutions
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and working experience with common IT Platforms: Windows, Linux, RDMS, Directory Services, GCP, Salesforce, containerization, microservices architecture, source control, etc.
  • Demonstrated technical understanding of the TCP/IP networking stack & network technologies
  • Development experience with scripting languages such as Javascript, Powershell, Python and development of new integrations with SOAP, REST API, web-based technologies
  • Knowledge of industry laws and regulations mandating information security and information risk management requirements (PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, Privacy Regulations)
  • Knowledge of common application architectures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with ability to explain security topics and risk to a business audience

Preferred Requirements
  • Experience in Security Engineering, Security Operations, and Incident Response
  • Experience working with threat intelligence data products and developing capabilities for threat hunting
  • Experience in consumer engaging industries such as Retail or Technology
  • Experience with Endpoint Detection & Response technologies
  • Experience with Vulnerability Management solutions
  • Experience with user behavior analytics capabilities and solutions
  • Experience administering and securing cloud service provider environments
  • Experience penetration testing
  • Experience in digital forensics
  • Security Certifications such as CISSP, GIAC, OSCP


About the Culture

Our home office offers outstanding amenities in a fun and rewarding workplace including:
  • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
  • A work-life balance and family events such as movie nights, art events and holiday festivals
  • "Top Dog" gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
  • "Sit & Stay" Caf serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
  • Starbucks cart-productivity at its finest!
  • "Lil' Paws" learning center and onsite daycare facility
  • Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities
  • Learn more about #LifeAtPetSmart here:
  • Check out Associate stories and share in some celebrations at PetSmart:
  • Explore PetSmart Benefits here:
  • Learn more about #LifeAtPetSmart in the IT space from our team members:
Dice Id : 80112043
Position Id : 2491
Originally Posted : 6 months ago
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