Cyber Security Analyst

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Job Description

You’ll do more than the expected. You’ll do the unexpected.

The Security Incident Management team performs monitoring of the AXP network and infrastructure to detect, analyze, and respond to security risks and exposures that impact American Express globally. The Security Incident Management team is a core team within the Cyber Fusion Center, serving as the eyes and ears of threats targeting American Express. The Cyber Security Analyst will serve as the front line of defense against for American Express’ Cyber Fusion Center to detect, analyze, and respond to the ever-changing threat landscape.



  • Review, validate, classify, and respond to security events.

  • Analyze security and traffic logs to determine “what happened” and document findings.

  • Analyze packets to recreate an attack and carve out files from packet captures.

  • Analyze a variety of network and host-based alerts (i.e. antivirus, network intrusion detection systems, SIEM).

  • Perform initial triage of security events using a multitude of tools deployed within AXP.

  • Determine correct remediation actions or escalation of incidents for each security event, as appropriate.

  • Document investigations to support event conclusion.

  • Maintain awareness of real-world cyber security threats and support cyber intelligence capabilities.

  • Identify trends in events and incidents and make recommendations to improve risk posture.

  • Perform root-cause analysis of security related events (i.e. attack vector).

  • Help ensure documentation is up to date to reflect current processes and procedures.

  • Able and willing to work non-standard shifts to provide coverage.

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.


  • Systems and Network experience. You may be an existing information security analyst, or a systems administrator or architect, network engineer, application developer, IT support technician, web developer etc. with a demonstrable flair for security.

  • Information Security knowledge and passion.

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Thrives in a challenging team environment.

  • Ability to learn quickly, retain information and apply knowledge when and where relevant.

  • Ability to document and explain in technical details in a concise and understandable manner.

  • Be committed to continuous learning and professional development.

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Desire to contribute to a high-profile team at the cutting edge of cyber security.

Educational requirement

  • Bachelors or associate’s degree or equivalent work experience.  

Preferred Additional

  • Experience in a Security Operations Center (SOC), Computer Incident Response Team (CSIRT), Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC), or Cyber Fusion Center

Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.


American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.


We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.


Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.


The powerful backing of American Express.

Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.

A competitive benefits offering designed to support our employees’ total health and wellbeing, including:

  • Health care scheme
  • Defined contribution pension plan
  • Dental scheme
  • Virtual GP
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Core holiday allowance with opportunity to buy or sell additional days
  • A range of flexible benefits to choose from designed to suit your lifestyle: healthcare plan options, health assessments, critical illness coverage, cycle to work, season ticket loans
  • Employee Discount Portal
  • Back up childcare/adultcare
  • Onsite facilities include; Fitness classes, Health Checks, Digital Health Kiosk, Physiotherapy, Healthy Living Nurse, Wellness Studio, Costa Coffee and subsidised staff restaurant

To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).


ReqID: 19016336
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 5, 2019, 2:00:09 AM