Information Security Specialist - Data Science

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Job Description

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.

It’s more than protecting systems and data.
It’s protecting people.

Our Information Security Specialists know that security is a top priority for our business and our partners and customers. Today, as cyber-attacks increase and compliance is more rigorously enforced, we look to them to stay ahead of what’s next and to protect our business and our future.  So if you are dedicated to the latest technology and motivating others, secure your career here.

You won’t just see the problem coming, you’ll see the solution.

New threats to our business, our partners and customers appear on the horizon every day, so no two days are the same. But there are some things you can count on doing:

  • Serving as a member of Cyber Data Science team that creates data driven services and products using Data Science, Machine learning, Statistics for Information Security and IT Risk customers.
  • Discovering new product/service opportunities by collaborating with Data Scientists, ML Engineers, Blue team, Red team and Web engineers to build real world solutions.
  • Generating synthetic test datasets and validating machine learning model outcomes to assess business value
  • Working on risk reduction and ops efficiency use cases related to User & Entity behavior analytics, anomaly detection, risk modeling, threat prediction, noise reduction, recommendation systems etc.
  • Applying cyber security domain knowledge, statistical techniques, data mining and machine learning to create actionable insights from 100+ sources in the IS Big data platform and integrating it with products and operational processes

Minimum Qualifications

Do you have what it takes to lead the way in cyber security?
  • 10+ years of experience and BS degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Previous experience on more than one of the following: Incident Response, Threat Intelligence, Infrastructure/Application/Network security, IAM, Cyber Analytics, Cyber Data Science
  • Excellent technical capabilities including an understanding of enterprise security network architecture, user and entity behavior analytics and other risk-based security operations
  • Ability to translate threat intelligence into detection, hunting strategies and hypotheses
  • Direct experience with implementation of more than one security solutions such as UEBA, SIEM, Identity and Access management (Windows, Linux, Mainframe), WAF, DAM, IPS/IDS, Anti-DDoS, Bot Detection, DLP, Web Proxy, Email gateway
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of tactics, techniques and procedures associated with malicious insider activity and other threat actors
  • Experience with information security risk management and process improvement
  • An analytical mindset coupled with a proven ability to create actionable insights
  • Linux & Windows System administration experience desired along with hands on experience with the following languages and technologies such as Python, Scripting, SQL, NoSQL & Big Data
  • Knowledge of statistics, data mining and machine learning techniques.
  • Industry certifications in cyber security such as but not limited to CISSP, GSEC, CSSP, CEH
At the core of Information Security Management.

Every member of our team must be able to demonstrate the following technical, functional, leadership and business core competencies, including: 

  • Agile Practices
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Business Risk Management
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Business Case Development
  • Industry and Company Knowledge
Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions. 

ReqID: 20003216
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 31, 2020, 5:35:56 PM