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Senior Endpoint Security (EDR) Engineer #1625

Austin, Texas · Information Technology
Senior Endpoint Security (EDR) Engineer
Contract – 12-24 months
Location – Austin, TX (Hybrid – 2 days onsite)

***Only applicants that are US Citizens or hold a full Green Card status may be considered for this project****

Our client provides industry-leading security and privacy services, statewide. The organization has been credited with proactively identifying and reducing risk while enabling innovative product development – to consistently build sustainable world-class security capabilities.

As an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Tools Engineer, the candidate will be part of the Business Operations Protection team responsible for deploying, operating, and maintaining the EDR platform. The candidate will provide support for EDR tools in the environment and must be able to communicate with the Security Operations and Incident Response teams to identify adjustments and modifications to be made to the EDR toolset.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity or equivalent information security, privacy, risk, compliance, project management or like discipline from an accredited college or university or measurable knowledge/experience from proven industry, military, defense, or government operations
  • Industry relevant certification(s) (CISSP, GSEC, CISA, Security+, Network+, etc.)
  • EDR vendor certifications are a plus
  • 6+ years of experience with performing systems administration, including basic troubleshooting and installation, monitoring system performance or availability, performing security upgrades, and optimizing solution configurations to meet the needs of operational users 
  • Previous experience with deployment of an EDR solution in a large customer environment
  • Knowledge of intrusion detection methodologies and techniques for detecting host and network-based intrusions
  • Experience with providing status reports, including metrics and KPIs, for team activities
  • Knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles 
  • Knowledge of various enterprise Operating System (OS) configurations and management tools for use during deployment, configuration, and management of EDR solutions
  • Knowledge of enterprise security tools, including Security Information & Event Management (SIEM), Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIPs), and network monitoring tools 
  • Knowledge of executing incident response activities and seeing incidents through to successful remediation
  • Ability to integrate cybersecurity data using enterprise or custom tools data aggregation and analysis tools, such as Splunk or Sentinel

General Duties:
  • Support operation and management of the Endpoint Protection Solutions
  • Management and Administration of the EDR tool (currently Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and CISCO Secure Endpoint)
  • Provide updates to correlations, alerting rules, customization of dashboards, views, and reports
  • Provide support response to other security teams in respect to the EDR platform
  • Identify adjustments and modifications for configuration
  • Identify new opportunities for tools to incorporate into the EDR platform

Genius Road, LLC is proud to be a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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