Cyber Security - Senior Incident Response Handler (US Remote Available)

Security and Risk Management San Francisco, California Plano, Texas Seattle, Washington Boston, Massachusetts Los Angeles, CA, California McLean, Virginia San Jose, California Boulder, Colorado

About Splunk

Join us as we pursue our innovative new vision to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. We are a company filled with people who are passionate about our product and seek to deliver the best experience for our customers. At Splunk, we’re committed to our work, customers, having fun and most importantly to each other’s success. Learn more about Splunk careers and how you can become a part of our journey!

The Role

SplunkCIRT is responsible for coordinating the response to all Cyber Security Incidents at Splunk. As a team member on SplunkCIRT, you will lead the high-level responses to complex cyber security incidents affecting Splunk’s corporate and cloud environments. Successful incident commanders at Splunk are life long learners and passionate about all things' security. Additionally, critical thinking and great communication skills are necessary for this role.

You will guide multifaceted and dynamic groups of teams across the company to contain incidents as quickly as possible. You will also figure out steps vital to complete a technical investigation to discover security gaps and malicious activity for near and long term remediation actions. Once the incident is contained, non-technical external partners will look to your expertise to gain context and key details from the incident to drive security standards across the organization.


  • Build strong relationships with business owners and service providers from across Splunk
  • Command the response to sophisticated cyber security incidents across multiple teams, involving corporate and cloud environments
  • Lead analysts during technical investigations to reconstruct the chain of events that resulted in a cyber security incident or conduct log analysis when needed
  • Champion opportunities to improve Splunk’s cyber security posture through Threat Hunt, detection, architecture, and risk management work streams
  • Tell the story of cyber security incidents via detailed reports and presentations to key business level partners


  • 6+ years professional IT or IT Security experience
  • 7+ years of experience leading the response to cyber security incidents
  • Experience administering, defending, or analyzing MacOS or Linux
  • Technical expertise and depth in two or more of the following areas: Digital Forensics, detection creation, threat hunting, cloud administration
  • Experience with SIEM log analysis
  • Experience responding to multiple incidents at the same time OR large scale incidents
  • Comfort mentoring junior analysts
  • Experience documenting and automating repetitive tasks and playbooks, ideally in Python
  • Experience with process business development and creation
  • Ability to apply the MITRE ATT&CK and Killchain frameworks to security operations
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and take-charge during stressful situations
  • Ability to effectively communicate highly technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to see things through the customer’s eyes
  • Participation in SplunkCIRT’s on-call rotation to respond to off-hours/weekend incidents
  • Eligibility to work in the United States without company sponsorship

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

(Colorado only*) Minimum base salary of $115,000.00. You may also be eligible for incentive pay + equity + benefits.*Note: Disclosure per sb19-085 (8-5-201 et seq).

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