Senior Information Security Automation Engineer


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What's cool about this job
REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate shared values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

At the Co-op, our goal is to lower the barrier to the outdoors by making an outdoor lifestyle relatable, accessible, and meaningful to all people. REI’s membership program is foundational to the Co-op and this work. At REI Co-op, we believe that a life outdoors is a life well lived. As an employee of REI, you will have the opportunity to shape what it means to be a Co-op Member. REI is more than an outdoor retailer – our members engage with us in experiences, content and community, advocacy and more.

This position plays a critical role within the Security Operations Center (SOC) Engineering team. The engineer works closely with the SOC to improve detection capabilities, and reduce time to respond by creating, maintaining, and enhancing SOAR playbooks and Python-based scripts. As a senior security automation engineer, you will partner with security engineers, analysts, and architects to understand requirements and develop solutions to automate incident response and engineering tasks or enhance existing capabilities. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

Bring your passion and expertise
• The engineer works closely with the SOC team to improve detection capabilities, and reduce time to respond by creating, maintaining, and enhancing SOAR playbooks.
• Builds and maintains resilient and robust environments to support automation platforms (SOAR) and related capabilities.
• Builds or customizes SOAR apps to integrate with various security technologies. Develops modular playbooks that can be reused across various other playbooks.
• Role will include researching and selecting tools for the SOC, implementing, and maintaining tools, and automating or improving workflows within the SOC to reduce analyst time and effort.
• Participates in the creation of roadmaps for security operations capabilities.
• Ensures documentation for playbooks, automations, and custom scripts are detailed, thorough, and kept current.
• Helps develop communications and actively promote related campaigns for information security awareness.
• Keeps current on organization's business practice, technology, security issues and legislation that impact the
company’s security policy.
• Makes recommendations to leadership on improvements to be made to existing security controls.
• Mentors junior engineers on the team.
Bring your passion and expertise
• 4+ years professional experience in cloud-based or online services security engineering, or service engineering.
• 6+ years experience in some Information Technology function (customer support, networking, software development, etc.)
• Strong proficiency with relevant scripting languages used in DevOps and automation (e.g. Python, Javascript, PowerShell, C#)
• 1+ years experience with deployment orchestration, automation, and security configuration management (Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, CloudFormation, Terraform, Ansible
• 2+ years experience with SIEM and SOAR platform automation and development
• Familiarity with the following technologies: SIEM, IDS/IPS, Network and Host malware detection and prevention, Network traffic analysis tools, AV and End Point security, Web Application Firewalls, anti-spam systems, event correlation systems, etc.

As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. The salary range for this position may be lower or higher in different markets.

The pay for this role is: $85,000 to $170,000 per year  
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting Range
$85,000 to $170,000 per year
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