30 days old

Sr. Vulnerability / Automation Engineer

Discovery Inc
Sterling, VA 20164
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Discovery Inc

Location: Sterling, Virginia, United States, Req ID: 867

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company's mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.


The Sr. Vulnerability / Automation Engineer will have the responsibility of ensuring the overall infrastructure, operating system and application patching cycles are functioning appropriately and align with the Discovery security policies. As a part of the Info Sec team, candidates are expected to act as in-house consultants to help engineering and application support groups implement secure solutions and work with the Global IT team to remediate issues in accordance with all global policies, standards & mandates.


? Provide guidance and solutions to engineering teams, IT support staff and application developers responsible for the patching and vulnerability remediation of systems and applications.
? Meet with technology owners weekly to ensure full visibility and understanding of open security vulnerabilities and the risks inherent with those vulnerabilities.
? Maintain and provide a detailed register of all open vulnerabilities, exceptions and remediation actions to ensure constant improvement of the Discovery risk surface
? Understand and communicate Discovery patching policies, standards, and procedures to business teams and ensure compliance.
? Collaborate with engineering teams and technology stakeholders to balance security remediation priority with potential business risk to ensure maximum security compliance with minimal operational impact to business systems.
? Develop and maintain relationships with engineering teams and business partners and provide an environment of trust and technical competence and set expectations of compliance with remediation SLAs


? One or more of the following certifications required:

o GSEC, GCIH, SSCP, CCSP, CISSP-ISSEP, CEH, GCIA, GISF, Security Plus, Network Plus preferred but 3-5 years of experience and demonstrated knowledge accepted.

? BS degree in computer science or computer engineering preferred; will consider applicants with equivalent work-related experience with a minimum educational requirement of a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
? Ability to negotiate with business teams on timelines and expectations within the confines of set remediation SLAs.
? Working knowledge of at least one scripting language (Python, Go)
? Hands on technical experience with vulnerability management platforms (Rapid 7, Tenable, Qualys).
? Hands on technical experience with cloud native security compliance tools (AWS inspector, Google CSCC).
? 5-7 years technology operations experience, specifically operating systems such as Microsoft, Linux, Mac OS, Oracle, etc. as well as related sever applications.
? Hands on technical experience with cloud infrastructure and the vulnerabilities that may exist in bleeding edge cloud native infrastructure (VPC, ECS, RDS) and the remediation steps involved.
? Strong customer service, communication, and presentation skills required.
? Good understanding of data analysis and reporting with data analytics tools (Splunk, Kibana)
? Thorough understanding of risk, specifically the ability to derive residual and acceptable risk from competing priorities with regard to security and business impact.

? Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.



Posted: 2020-10-30 Expires: 2020-11-30

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