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Security Operations Engineer (MA/CT)



Hartford, CT, USA · Boston, MA, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024

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Security Operations Engineer (MA/CT)

Boston, Massachusetts | Shelton, Connecticut

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Location Boston, MassachusettsUS Job ID REQ-052102

PerkinElmer is building out a cybersecurity capability in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area. Perkin Elmer is seeking a skilled and proactive SecOps Engineer to join our dynamic security operations team. As a SecOps Engineer, you will play a critical role in maintaining the security posture of our organization. You will report directly to the Manager of Security Operations and be responsible for security incident response, threat intelligence, and contributing to our overall cybersecurity initiatives. The security and compliance team will collaborate regularly within a PerkinElmer office location.


  • Manage security incidents from identification through resolution, ensuring timely and effective response.
  • Conduct thorough incident analysis, including root cause determination and identification of potential improvements in detection, response, and prevention.
  • Collaborate with various teams to implement remediation plans and minimize impact.
  • Document incident outcomes and lessons learned to enhance future incident response efforts.
  • Monitor and analyze threat intelligence sources to identify potential threats to organizational assets.
  • Integrate threat intelligence into security monitoring tools to improve detection and response capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the threat landscape relevant to the organization.
  • Provide actionable intelligence to relevant stakeholders and contribute to strategic security planning.
  • Manage and fine-tune security monitoring tools to ensure effective detection of malicious activities.
  • Perform regular security reviews and audits, identifying and mitigating potential vulnerabilities.
  • Develop and maintain security monitoring dashboards for real-time awareness of security posture.
  • Work closely with the Manager of Security Operations to align security initiatives with organizational goals.
  • Collaborate with IT, development, and other departments to ensure security best practices are integrated throughout the organization.
  • Communicate effectively with team members and stakeholders on security issues, risks, and incident updates.
  • Stay informed of the latest security trends, tools, and best practices.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of security policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Participate in security training and awareness initiatives within the organization.
  • Ability to be on an on-call rotation nights and weekends as part of our global security operations team in the United States, Germany and India, to respond to security monitoring escalations from our managed 24/7 security operations center (SOC) and managed detection and response (MDR) service providers.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2.5 years of experience in a SecOps or similar role.
  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity principles, frameworks, and best practices.
  • Experience with incident response and threat intelligence.
  • Proficient in using security monitoring tools and technologies.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Relevant security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CEH) are a plus.
  • Must be able to commute to either Woburn, MA or Shelton CT with some frequency and the rest of the time will be remote work from home.
  • Potential Travel 10%

Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field.
  • Operational Technology (OT) security experience at a global manufacturing company
  • Defending against nation state threat actors
  • Past United States Security Clearance
  • Experience preferred in applying relevant technical knowledge in the following audits/regulations: SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, FISMA, FedRAMP, SOX 404, HITRUST CSF, HIPAA, ISO 9001, GxP, 21 CFR Part 11, GAMP 5, EU Annex 11, NIST Requirements
  • Ability to script in languages such as – python, shell, ruby, perl
  • Corporate IT / help desk experience

Technology Expertise Preferred

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure (AZURE)
  • Operating Systems: Windows & Linux
  • Zero Trust Network: Zscaler, Palo Alto
  • IDP, SSO, MFA – Microsoft, Okta
  • IGA – SailPoint, Saviynt
  • PAM – Beyond Trust, Saviynt, CyberArk
  • MDM – Intune, JAMF, Workspace One
  • EDR – SentinelOne, Crowdstrike, Microsoft Defender
  • MDR - SentinelOne, Crowdstrike, Microsoft Defender, Expel, Reliaquest
  • SIEM – Splunk, Exabeam, LogRhythm
  • Log Management – ELK, Data lake as a Service
  • Containers – Kubernetes, Docker
  • Vulnerability Management – Wiz, Nessus, Qualys, Veracode, Orca
  • Secrets Management – Hashicorp, CyberArk, BeyondTrust, Bitwarden
  • Service Now
  • Atlassian Suite - JIRA & Confluence

The annual compensation range for this full-time position is $91,000 to $137,000. The final base pay offered to the successful candidate will be determined by factors including internal equity, work location, as well as individual qualifications, such as job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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