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Wells Fargo Senior Lead Cyber Security Research Consultant in Boston, Massachusetts

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Senior Lead Cyber Security Research Consultant

to join our Threat Detection Services (TDS) team to support the Incident Response and Cyber Threat Hunt teams. The role will be responsible for providing senior subject matter expertise in Incident Response and Threat Hunting; senior-level incident handling; mentoring less experienced team members; partnering with multiple team managers on enterprise initiatives; and, leading existing strategic level programs and executive reporting. This position will report to the Threat Detection Services Senior Manager, and directly interact with team members from Threat Detection Services, Security Content Development, Cyber Threat Fusion Center, Offensive Security Research Team, and Cyber Threat Intelligence teams, and including internal partners such as legal, fraud, financial crimes, technology and line of business leaders and executives. Requires regular interface with external entities including law enforcement, intelligence, financial industry contacts and government organizations and agencies.

The role of the Senior Lead Cyber Security Research Consultant is to identify opportunities to enhance cyber security defenses and reduce risk to the corporation, create and execute strategic business plans, and lead new initiatives to incorporate, expand, and maintain inter-team engagement strategies and liaison within and external to Wells Fargo Technology. The role will also be responsible for identifying, evaluating, and implementing new technology and team requirements as defined by evolving industry best practices. The role is also the senior technical subject matter expert for Incident Response and Cyber Threat Hunt team members.

In this role, you will:

  • Apply advanced data analysis techniques, including machine learning, statistics and data mining to solve core business challenges, capture cyber security requirements and translate them into solutions

  • Build prototypes and proof of concepts, pilot systems, and optimize databases in support of program operational, business, and strategic requirements development process

  • Conduct research and identify technologies to address capability gaps for emerging cyber threats, attack methods and evolving tactics, techniques, and procedures

  • Integrate new architectural analysis of cyber security features and relate existing system to future needs and trends

  • Embed advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction, and provide engineering recommendations

  • Provide oversight and guidance to a team in responding to and resolving critical cyber security events and consult leadership with the decisions related to business process, security controls, policies and standards, regulations and investment prioritization

  • Set the strategy and direction for advanced cyber security incident response and threat detection for the company

  • Collaborate and influence all levels of professionals including managers

  • Lead team to achieve objectives

Required Qualifications, US:

  • 7+ years of Cyber Security Research experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

  • 7+ years of cyber security incidents and events investigation experience

  • 5+ years of experience working with multiple security domains (network, application security, threat intelligence and data analytics)

  • 5 + years of experience with sophisticated cyber threat actor Tactics, Techniques, Procedures (TTPs) intelligence

Desired Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of information security experience including experience in one or more of the following security disciplines: information security monitoring, incident response, vulnerability management, host/network forensics, cyber-crime investigation, penetration testing, business continuity, or cyber threat intelligence

  • Certifications in one or more of the following: Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Offensive Security Certified Professional (DQO0012775) (OSCP), Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP), Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE), Offensive Security Exploitation Expert (OSEE), or Offensive Security Web Expert (OSWE)

  • Certifications in one or more of the following: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Global Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM), Global Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), Global Network Forensics Analyst (GNFA), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE) or other relevant certifications

  • Strong investigative mindset with an attention to detail

  • Advanced problem solving skills, ability to develop effective long-term solutions to complex problems

  • Ability to manage complex security scenarios and develop innovative solutions to address the most recent cyber threats

  • Expert knowledge and understanding of information security practices and policies, including Information Security Frameworks, Standards, and best practices

  • Ability to manage highly complex issues and negotiate solutions

  • Experience explaining complex technical items to senior level audiences

Job Expectations:

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.


Req Number: R-203156-1

Updated: Fri Sep 23 18:23:50 UTC 2022

Location: Boston,Massachusetts