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Information Security Analyst

  • Location: San Francisco, 94104
  • Salary: 27 - 42
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 year ago

Title: Sr. Information Security Analyst
Location: San Francisco, CA (preferred) or Remote
Type: Contract

Job Description: 

This role is will be responsible for assisting with the operation of the Bank information security systems and controls with a goal to maintain a strong information security program that enables comprehensive monitoring and compliance verification. The Analyst will play a key role in Information Security event triage and incident response by monitoring the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system and other alerts generated by security related tools. The Analyst will also be involved in security operations and is expected to provide hands-on support for a broad spectrum of technologies, including security software running on Windows and Linux systems, network devices, virtual machines, as well as the Bank’s own products and services.

  • Monitor security systems for anomalies, alerts, and respond to potential security issues.
  • Investigate security related alerts and analyze events for impact and escalation.
  • Derive conclusions on security events and propose solutions
  • Assist in preparing documentation related to security issues and cyber incidents.
  • Manage the Information Security service tickets to provide updates and closure.
  • Promote security awareness through newsletter communications, classroom training, and facilitating computer based training exercises
  • Work with and support Security Engineers in troubleshooting security infrastructure devices and solutions.
  • Stay current on IT security trends and news, including researching emerging technologies and maintain awareness of current security risks.
  • Participate in security vulnerability assessments and penetration tests on Bank systems and applications.
  • Participate in periodic policy compliance reviews, risk assessments, and control testing.
  • Participate in internal security audits and investigations.
  • Participate in on-call system administration support including but not limited to weekends, holidays and after-business hours as required to service the needs of the business.

Required Skills:
  • Understanding in the following areas: Windows and Linux Security, Networking, Vulnerability Management, Cloud Security, Identity and Access Management.
  • Strong understand of security concepts and hands-on with tools and systems such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, SIEM, manage antivirus/antimalware, patch management, NAC, and DLP, firewalls vulnerability scanners.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, a related field, or equivalent work experience, is required.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating the ability to write with purpose, clarity, and accuracy to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Minimum of two years of hands-on experience in an equivalent Information Security role. Banking and/or financial services industry experience, a plus.
  • Self-motivated, organized and able to multi-task, prioritize, and adhere to deadlines
  • Able to operate independently and effectively

Desired Skills:
  • Industry certification is a plus: GIAC Security Essentials, Certified Ethical Hacker, GIAC Certified Incident Handler, Certified Security Administrator (firewall), CISSP.
  • Programming knowledge, a plus (Perl, Python, C, PowerShell, Ruby, SOAP, XML).
  • Security Operation Experience
  • Knowledge of compliance and regulatory program requirements, a plus (such as HIPAA, ISO 27000, NIST, FISMA, and SOC standards).

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re a top 15 U.S. IT staffing firm and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

For hourly W2 contract roles, MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options. Please see for more information. For direct hire placement with our clients, benefits will be offered in accordance with that particular client’s offerings. This may include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other pre and post-tax options.

Motion Recruitment Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Veterans/Disability/Women. All applicants must be currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the country for which they are applying, and no sponsorship is currently available. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Motion Recruitment Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.