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Security Operations Analyst
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Join the FHLBC team!

At the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, employees come first. That's why we offer a highly competitive compensation and bonus package, and access to a comprehensive benefits program designed to meet the needs of our employees.

* Medical, dental and vision insurance
* Retirement program (401k and Pension)
* Generous PTO plan
* 10 paid holidays per year
* Work from home options
* Casual dress code

Position Summary:

The Security Operations Analyst contributes to the success of the Bank by monitoring and administering a safe and sound technology environment. This includes actively monitoring, testing, documenting, and resolving security-related incidents and issues. Resolution of these issues may involve systems administration tasks, testing, interacting with vendors and partners, and automation. Candidates should have experience with or interest in incident response (IR) processes and system administration.

Duties & Responsibilities:

* Execute Security Operations functions including Incident Response (IR), system administration and small projects.
* Contribute to a threat detection program that aggregates and correlates threat data to identify network intrusions.
* Perform analysis to contain and neutralize network intrusions.
* Monitor and respond to security events from a variety of sources in a timely manner.
* Document and execute standard operating procedures.
* Analyze requirements and apply knowledge of business needs and security risks to determine appropriate course of action.
* Collaborate with different areas of IT in order to provide security and business technology solutions for the bank.
* Review daily threat intelligence feeds and take necessary actions to counter reported threats.
* Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks.
* This position is part of an on call rotation for security events.

Experience & Educational Requirements;

* 2-4 years of security or technology experience.
* 4 year college degree in information technology or equivalent experience.
* Security and technology certifications are highly preferred (SANS GSEC, GCIH, Security+).
* Experience in a Windows Server Environment.
* Experience with Amazon Web Services or similar IaaS preferred.
* Experience with Splunk is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Behaviors:

* Strong communication (verbal, written, visualization and listening) skills.
* Self-starter who can work independently as well as in a team setting.
* Giving and receiving effective feedback across all interactions.
* Ability to address conflict with peers and others in the organization.
* Interest in understanding customer perspective to aid in development of the right solution.
* Commitment to delivering quality solutions.
* Ability to communicate technical topics to a non-technical audience.
* Interest in understanding business needs to aid in developing solutions that are right for the broader organization.
* Knowledge of IT security controls.
* Knowledge of IT infrastructure.
* Threat modelling.
* Knowledge of Windows and Linux subsystems.

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