Austin, Texas

POSITION PURPOSE
The Home Depot is seeking a full-time, experienced Security Engineer to join The Home Depot's enterprise Purple Team. The Purple Team was established to provide assurance on The Home Depot's cyber detection and response capabilities, train network defenders, and help to increase the security posture of the enterprise through providing subject matter expertise during cyber incidents. This position will be responsible for planning, executing, and reporting full-scale Purple Team threat scenarios against The Home Depot using adversarial attack tools, tactics, and techniques. Other responsibilities include developing and executing knowledge sharing and security training for the Threat Detection and Response team and providing assistance to the Red Team as needed.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
20% - Strategy & Planning:
  • Researches and analyzes business trends and behavioral data to identify opportunities for improvements and new initiatives
  • Leads the evaluation, development, and recommendation of specific technology products and platforms to provide cost-effective solutions that meet business and technology requirements
  • Researches and designs best fit infrastructure, network, database, and security architectures for products
  • Proactively creates and maintains tools for monitoring and support
  • Participates in project planning and management across multiple efforts
  • Develops formal training courses
30% - Delivery & Execution:
  • Leads configuration, debugging, and support for infrastructure
  • Leads field and corporate roll-outs of technology
  • Leads the stand up of necessary system software, hardware, and equipment (physical or virtual) to meet changing infrastructure needs
  • Creates and optimizes specifications for technology solutions
  • Produces and manages purchase requests for hardware and software
40% - Support & Enablement:
  • Collaborates with product and project teams to understand needs and enable them with infrastructure
  • Supports technology architecture design review efforts for project and product teams
  • Leverages tooling and custom applications to monitor the operational status of applications, infrastructure, networks, databases, and security; optimizes and tunes performance as appropriate
  • Drives root cause analysis, debugging, support, and post-mortem analysis for security incidents and service interruptions
  • Maintains, upgrades, and supports existing systems and infrastructure to ensure operational stability
  • Acts as a vendor liaison, owning resourcing, issue management, and documentation
  • Leads the production of in-house documentation around solutions
  • Monitors tools and proactively helps teams struggling with systems issues
  • Provides application support for software running in production
  • Creates scripts and tools that drive automation and enable product teams and end users to move towards self service
  • Acts as a mentor to more junior Systems Engineers
10% - Learning:
  • Keeps abreast of innovations and industry trends as well as changes to internal systems and determines how they impacts tools, training, and support necessary to keep systems up, running, and secure
  • Participates in and contributes to learning activities around modern systems engineering core practices (communities of practice)
  • Proactively views articles, tutorials, and videos to learn about new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations
NATURE AND SCOPE
Typically reports to the Systems Engineer Manager or Sr. Manager.

Environment:
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Travel:
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years

Physical Requirements:
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in penetration testing, network detection, incident response, or related experience
  • Must have a strong passion for offensive and defensive security
  • Experience with the MITRE ATT&CK framework 
  • Experience performing security testing against Linux and Windows endpoints
  • Experience working with or working in a Security Operations Center environment 
  • Strong understanding of Active Directory
  • Proficient knowledge of Red Team and adversarial TTPs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong understanding of the TCP/IP protocol and OSI layers
  • Strong understanding of operations security (OPSEC), defense evasion, and anti-forensics techniques
  • Strong understanding of threat detection or monitoring techniques
  • Experience with SIEM or EDR solutions 
  • Red, Blue, and/or Purple teaming experience
  • An understanding of threat actors specifically targeting enterprise retailers
  • Experience in computer programming languages such as Python, C++, C#, PowerShell, as well as scripting with Bash.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
  • Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
  • Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Business Insight: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization s goals
  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Global Perspective: Taking a broad view when approaching issues; using a global lens
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
  • Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear
  • Optimizes Work Processes: Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Self-Development: Actively seeing new ways to grow and be challenged, using both formal and informal development channels
  • Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations

Austin, Texas

​When it was founded in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, The Home Depot began changing consumers’ perspectives about how they could care for and improve their homes. The Company created the “do-it-yourself” concept, spawning an entire industry that now spans the globe.

Today, The Home Depot® is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with more than 2,200 retail stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Canada, Mexico and China. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.