Staff Security Engineer
The successful candidate for the Staff Security Engineer role will assist in the deployment and administrative support of the SIEM. You will be responsible for helping identify and deliver required security logs into the SIEM, assist in troubleshooting and system upkeep. In addition, you will serve as the subject matter expert for various security programs and tooling. You will be responsible for maintain documentation, driving and communicating metrics, and cross-training peers.
Onboard data sources in SIEM and design and build rules and dashboards to implement customer use cases
Create detailed technical process documentation
Review API documentation and connect third-party services to SIEM
Provide deployment and configuration services for the SIEM
Develop automation, tooling, and security controls to strengthen defenses or mitigate risks
Determine technical solutions to address security weaknesses and work across teams at Avalara to refine your plans, obtain buy-in, and implement mitigating controls or technologies
Assist Incident Handlers, including iterative development, testing, and improvement of existing incident response procedures
Draft, acquire executive endorsement, and enforce security standards
Work autonomously as well as in team environments, often in stressful, high impact situations
10+ years in a security tools deployment
Experience configuring, managing, and using one or more SIEM (Splunk/QRadar) products, highly desired
2+ years experience in network security
Working knowledge of version control systems like GIT
Familiarity with at least one query language like SQL, MySQL, SPL, etc.
Experience working with REST and other third-party API integrations
General understanding of security infrastructure and related technologies (proxies, firewalls, email filtering technologies, and network intrusion detection systems)
Experience with cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and GCP nice to have
Ability to use ticketing systems like ServiceNow and JIRA
Experience and knowledge of network protocols, packet flow, TCP and UDP traffic
SOC experience, highly desired
Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.