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VP, Cyber Intelligence, Senior Threat Hunter

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Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:

The VP, Cyber Intelligence, Senior Threat Hunter will participate in leading and executing Cyber Threat Hunting within the Cyber Intelligence function. The Senior Threat Hunter’s key responsibilities include collaborating with intelligence analysts to identify priority cyber threats, designing strategies for complex cyber hunt expeditions, and the execution of those hunt expeditions to confirm the security of Synchrony’s network and assets. The Senior Threat Hunter will interact with Information Security, Technology, and Line of Business partners to best understand Synchrony’s attack surface and attendant risks and will design Cyber Threat Hunt expeditions accordingly. The Senior Threat Hunter will also greatly contribute to the mentoring and growth of more junior Intelligence and Detection analysts participating in the Cyber Threat Hunt program. The ideal candidate will be an inquisitive and curious critical thinker possessing prior threat intelligence, threat hunting, incident response, forensics, and information security (IS) experience.

Essential Responsibilities:

+ Lead the design and execution of complex and unique hypothesis-based Cyber Threat Hunting Expeditions, including hypothesis drafting and final documentation and closure.

+ Participate in the design and process-improvement of the Cyber Threat Hunting and Cyber Intelligence programs and their processes meeting requirements for effectiveness and consistency.

+ Benchmark and implement industry best practices for threat hunting and cybersecurity operations, such as MITRE ATT&CK and NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF).

+ Mentor, train and provide oversight for more-junior Cyber Operations analysts participating in the Cyber Hunt program.

+ Provide counsel to management regarding vendors, technologies, and special projects, and interact with suppliers to ensure appropriateness of Cyber Hunt and Detection tools and their configuration.

+ Interface with industry peers to acquire and share Cyber Hunt best-practices in the sector.

+ Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned.


+ Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience in information systems or intelligence required, advanced degree preferred.

+ Minimum seven years of cyber security, Hunt, red team / penetration testing, incident response forensics, or technical threat intelligence experience.

Desired Characteristics:

+ Experience as a Cyber Hunt, red team / penetration tester, incident response or forensics professional

+ Experience and familiarity with analytic standards and tradecraft

+ Experience in the financial services sector

+ Strong oral and written communications skills

+ Expertise to clearly define complex issues despite incomplete or ambiguous information

+ Knowledge of scripting languages, API functionality, and data access methodologies.

+ One or more relevant security certifications (GCIH, GCIA, GCFE, GCFA, SANS, or comparable)

Eligibility Requirements:

+ You must be 18 years or older

+ You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

+ You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process

+ You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

+ New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post. All internal employees must have at least a “consistently meets expectations” performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

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+ If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 85,000.00 – 170,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 12

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Information Technology

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