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Threat Defense and Response Engineer

Company: Fannie Mae
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAt Fannie Mae, futures are made. The inspiring work we do makes an affordable home a reality and a difference in the lives of Americans. Every day offers compelling opportunities to modernize the nations housing finance system while being part of an inclusive team using new, emerging technologies. Here, you will help lead our industry foward, enhance your technical expertise, and make your career.Job DescriptionAs a valued contributor to our team, you will apply your extensive and diversified knowledge of principles, advanced techniques, and theories to create unprecedented solutions related to monitoring and evaluating threats to Fannie Mae's cybersecurity. In this role, you will set up checks and warnings to alert management when suspicious activity is detected. You will also ensure that new and existing technologies are being used to their fullest extent for detection, response, and intelligence operations. Additionally, you will participate in proof of concept (POC) evaluations, and the recommendation of new technologies and processes. This role will report to the Director of Threat Detection and Response.THE IMPACT YOU WILL MAKEResponsibilitiesThe Threat Defense and Response Engineer role will offer you the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities

  • Provide deep expertise in detection, incident response and cyber intelligence during the planning of new solutions and capabilities to ensure TDR requirements are considered and met
  • Ensure that Information Security applications and appliances are fully utilized to protect Fannie Mae assets
  • Work to integrate various toolsets to add additional context and enrichment to events and alerts with a goal of decreasing detection and analysis times.
  • Develop solutions to automate detection and response capabilities where possible
  • Recommend improvements to TDR processes, procedures, guidelines and standards
  • Make TDR leadership aware of new technologies and technical initiatives within Infosec and the business
  • Serve as a Cyber Detection and Response SME for project within InfoSec and the BusinessQualificationsTHE EXPERIENCE YOU BRING TO THE TEAMMinimum Required Experiences
    • 6 yearsDesired Experiences
      • Bachelor degree or equivalentSkills/Tools
        • Expert knowledge of detection, incident response and intelligence gathering tools. Including, but limited to, Splunk Enterprise Security, Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Protection, O365 Protection Suite, Acessdata Enterprise Forensics, Anomali ThreatStream, etc
        • Must have extensive scripting and automation experience using either Python, Golang, Perl or other scripting language.
        • Familiar with detection and response in the cloud, specifically AWS and Microsoft Azure.
        • Experience with the breakdown complex problems into smaller, more manageable pieces and coming up with solutions for those problems.
        • Comprehensive understanding of all aspects of TDR including Detection, Incident Response, Cyber Intelligence and Insider Threat.REF ID: REF10472MAdditional InformationIn response to COVID-19, Fannie Mae has adapted our workplace and hiring processes to better safeguard our employees, candidates, and new hires. We understand that this is an unprecedented situation and Fannie Mae is committed to creating protocols for these processes that are agile and conform with federal, state, and local health administration guidance. While the company's operating status for on-site work is currently voluntary, the majority of Fannie Mae's workforce is remote until further notice. We continue to conduct all interviews and onboarding virtually. In addition, all employees who wish to come on site must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and enter their vaccination information into a confidential HR system before arriving at the facility, unless they have an approved accommodation. Click here to go directly to information about accommodations.The future is what you make it to be. Discover compelling opportunities at Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal appearance, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the application process, email us at

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