MTR Security Automation Engineer

Carmel, IN, US, 46032

Technology Office

Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at www.sophos.com

Role Summary

The MTR Security Automation Engineer will be responsible for the successful conception, design, development, integration and support of SOAR Playbooks and other enabling technologies that meet the automation needs of the Sophos MTR Team. Leveraging proprietary and open source tools and technologies, the MTR Security Automation Engineer will deliver against unique and broad challenges facing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Sophos MTR Team.


What You Will Do

  • Provide high-quality, cost-effective engineering within Sophos MTR, Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) platform to streamline and expedite incident response and threat response workflows. 
  • Lead meetings with Sophos MTR teams to identify and prioritize potential projects based on impact, feasibility, and urgency.  
  • Builds automation around operations & software development processes (CI/CD) 
  • Applies knowledge of cybersecurity and incident response operations to ensure automation outcomes remain relevant to the operations stakeholders.  
  • Promotes best practices, design patterns, standards through workshops, knowledge sharing, and code walk-throughs 
  • Provides mentorship, advice, and skill enhancement to junior team members. 
  • Participates in on-call after-hours support rotation to ensure that critical performance issues are resolved in a timely manner, in accordance with established expectations and SLAs


What You Will Bring


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Cyber Security or direct experience working in a Security Operations Center (SOC) 
  • Experience with either object oriented programming languages (C++, Java, etc) or scripting languages (e.g. Python, or, JavaScript) 
  • Experience interacting with APIs to develop applications 
  • Knowledge of CI/CD and automation tools (e.g. Git, Jenkins) 
  • Experience working in a CIRT or Cyber Fusion Center environment 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, including experience using at least one development/release framework (e.g. Agile, Waterfall) 
  • Detailed understanding of CND-based analytical models (Kill Chain, ATT&CK, Pyramid of Pain, etc.) 
  • Detailed understanding of APT, Cyber Crime and other associated tactics 
  • Practical experience in host forensics and network analysis techniques and tools 
  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task and prioritize efforts 
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment 
  • Foundational cyber security knowledge in at least two areas (e.g. architecture, digital forensics, incident response, threat intelligence) 


A Plus if You Have

  • Experience with SQL query construction  
  • Experience with OSQuery 
  • Experience administering and supporting Windows OS (both workstations and server) and one of the following: Apple or Linux-based operating systems (e.g. XP, Windows 7, 2003, 2008, OS X) 
  • Knowledge of common adversary tactics and techniques, e.g., obfuscation, persistence, defense evasion, etc. 
  • Knowledge of Mitre ATT&CK framework 
  • Knowledge of incident response procedures 
  • Basic understanding of network traffic analysis including TCP/IP, routing, switching, protocols, etc. 
  • Basic understanding of Windows event log analysis 

What’s Great About Sophos?

  • Our people are what makes Sophos special – we demonstrate shared vision, talent, innovation, and creativity, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit.
  • Employee-led diversity and inclusion groups that build community within Sophos and provide internal education and advocacy (eg. Sophos Women in Tech group to improve gender parity, encourage gender-balanced leadership, and support career progression at Sophos)
  • Sophos Environment Network and employee challenges to contribute to sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint
  • Annual commitment to charity and fundraising across our global sites and volunteer days for employees to give back to local communities
  • Global trivia competitions to keep our minds sharp
  • Global Mental Health days off work for all Sophos to help employees relax and recharge
  • Monthly employee wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
  • Employee rewards and thanks, such as our free annual subscription to Calm


Our Commitment To You

We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.


Data Protection

If you choose to explore an opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunites at Sophos. If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights. If you have any questions about Sophos' data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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