Senior Analyst, Cyber Security Operations - #1671886


Date: 1 week ago
City: Pittsburgh, PA
Contract type: Full time

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AECOM is seeking a Senior Cyber Security Analyst for our Global Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC). This will be a remote/virtual position that can be based from a variety of locations in Canada and the United States with specific requirements to cover North America time zone hours.

This role will be an integral part of a high performing team providing triage and response services as part of a "follow the sun" model. He/she will be responsible for partnering with members of IT in various global regions for incident containment and remediation.

Periodically the analyst will also be expected to liaise with the organization's IT and security leadership in support of security OR business project(s) with security implications. These projects typically target expansion or improvements to CSOC capabilities or new AECOM business development.

The ideal candidate for this role is a seasoned professional with a broad level of experience in multiple areas of IT and a strong emphasis on Cyber Security. This includes awareness of current security risks, threats and targeted attack methods, techniques and tactics. In addition, we are seeking someone who has experience with technical investigations using contemporary event correlation and endpoint investigation technology. Finally, the candidate should possess strong analytical skills and have an inherent passion for seeking knowledge, sharing knowledge and continuous process improvement.


  • Monitor and analyze alerts from various sources in the incident queue.
  • Identify false positive alerts and suggest appropriate tuning to stop any reoccurrence.
  • Accept responsibility for ongoing incidents handed off from the previous shift.
  • Communicate status of new and ongoing incidents that are handed off to the following shift.
  • Manage and maintain playbooks and runbooks, both manual and automated; make recommendations for improvements.
  • Analyze phishing emails submitted for review. Research and document malicious emails and provide data for clean-up and email purge to the appropriate email teams.
  • Identify and analyze systems exhibiting suspicious or malicious behavior.
  • Collect and analyze volatile forensic data to confirm or rule out malicious or attacker activity.
  • Perform threat & malware analysis and research.
  • Follow up and determine root cause of incidents.
  • Produce written reports to management after large scale incidents.
  • Provide recommendations post-incident to mitigate failed security controls.
  • Mentoring and knowledge sharing with local and global CSOC team members.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, or similar, and at least 6 years of relevant IT / IS experience, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.
  • Must be able to work one on-call weekend approximately every 6-8 weeks.
  • Solid understanding of the Windows operating system, registry, security configurations, services, processes, etc.
  • English oral/written communication skills.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Able to work well on a virtual team without close Supervision.
  • Ability to cover North America time zone hours

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a global company and team.
  • Current security industry certifications preferred (GIAC, SC2, EC-CounciI, etc).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills,
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Experience with built-in OS shell commands and 3rd party command line tools.
  • Familiar with general IT security best practices and controls.
  • Familiarity With Linux/Unix systems.
  • Strong familiarity with various networking & infrastructure components, and how they interact.
  • Experience with cloud computing.

  • Due to the remote nature of this position, relocation assistance is not available
  • Sponsorship for relevant country work authorization is not available for this position, now or in the future.

Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position typically is $90,000 - $130,000. Please note that this role can be based anywhere in Canada and compensation data will vary in each location.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.


Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity 

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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