Aetna Sr SOC Engineer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Req ID: 35553BR


The Senior Engineer for the Security Operation team will serve as a Level 3 incident responder and overall program manager for specific functions including health of technology, process improvements or new system implementation and tuning. Senior Engineers are expected to help mentor less experienced staff and support leadership in fulfillment of the organization's mission and objectives.

Fundamental Components:

The Senior Engineer is a critical member of the Security Operations & Incident Response team responsible for advanced and deep network analysis, intrusion detection identification, incident triage, project management, and fulfillment of remediation activities. The Senior Engineer will serve as a team contact for escalations during after hours on-call incidents and alerts. The successful candidate will have experience in the review and analysis of intrusion detection systems, security incident event management systems, network traffic and data from solutions such as anti-malware, advanced endpoint detection/prevention, firewalls, internet/email gateways and VPNs. Experience in packet analysis to identify anomalies in protocols and payloads as well as a security penchant to stay current with the latest malcode, attack vectors and security trends is also required. The Senior Engineer will be responsible for incident handling, discovery, triage, containment, recovery, and remediation plan coordination when needed. He/She will assist with evaluation and integration of new products and technologies and provide project support related tasks to integrate security platforms as well as ongoing tuning support for existing technology. Ultimately, Senior Engineers in the team serve as mentors leveraging their compendium of knowledge and skillsets to help elevate the overall skillset of the team and help bake-in continuous improvement strategies.


Expert level understanding of network security devices, protocols, routing, and services. Experience with analysis of adverse server, network, web and mail security events. Experience engineering SIEM solutions including tuning and orchestration. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Security certifications such as Security+, CISSP, GSEC, GPEN, etc. are a plus.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Information Management/Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - - sponsored by International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium is desired

Information Technology/GIAC Incident Handler (GCIH) - Global Information Assurance Certification is desired


Functional - Information Technology/Security/4-6 Years

Functional - Information Technology/Data / info management & architecture/4-6 Years


Technical - Security/Intrusion Detection/4-6 Years/Power User

Technical - Network/IP/4-6 Years/System Support

Technical - Security/Norton Antivirus/4-6 Years/Administrator


Technology/Leveraging Technology/MASTERY


Technology/Promoting Emerging Technology/MASTERY

Telework Specifications:

Flexible work-at-home and/or office based schedule available as discussed between the candidate and the hiring team.


The organization thrives on employing best of breed industry solutions so analysts have the chance to test, assess and implement innovative technologies on a regular basis. Aetna is heavily invested in personal development and helping employees expand their own talent skill sets, lead projects and be more marketable through our industry. There is also significant support for information sharing to help broaden one's professional network.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Information Technology