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The emergence of a new security role – Security Data Analytics Engineer

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Security Data Analytics Engineer shall be responsible for carrying out engineering tasks to deliver a clustered computing environment.  The engineer shall design and build large-scale security data analytics platforms, using open source software and tools, Cloud based tools and COTS technologies. The engineer shall establish a security data analytics system that produces manageable, actionable intelligence from massive streams of a structured and semi-structured security data.

This is a broad engineering role which requires years of defensive security experience, automating data feeds from different sources, and encompasses building of the core frameworks and platforms to deal with the complexities of ingesting, storing, and manipulating masses of data in real-time.

This engineering role will research and analyse large volumes of data by applying advanced analytical tools and methodologies, build data analytic pipelines, build data processing pipelines, and drive analytical reports to security analysts and investigators for situational awareness.

The reports and analytics dashboards provide analysts and investigators the ability to identify, process, and comprehend critical elements of information about what is happening.

Job Qualifications:

Software engineering, machine learning, data mining, modelling users, modelling attackers, data visualization, big data, data analytics, investigations, ETL, data munging, data wrangling, pipeline automation, Information Security, DFIR. 25 percent Infosec, 25 percent DFIR, 25 percent business knowledge, 25 percent analytics expertise, 25 percent technological capabilities and 25 percent visualization.

Potential Example of a Big Data Security Data Analytics system:

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One response to “The emergence of a new security role – Security Data Analytics Engineer

  1. Atomic Reach (@Atomic_Reach) February 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Hi BigSnarf,

    It all seems so exciting to have a new role in data security. The Security Data Analytics Engineer sounds to be a promising role. Thank you for sharing the requirements and information about this as security plays such a vital role for businesses depending on data. Good job!

    At the moment, I’m looking for bloggers and contributors for a storage, cloud computing and big data website. Would you perhaps be interested in contributing your past and future blog articles? We want this website to be a thriving community of experts generating conversations on big data, cloud computing and storage virtualization.

    It’s free to join, and only the title and the first few sentences of your blog entries will be published on the website. We want readers to engage with your content and be directed to your blog for the full article. This way, you’ll get traffic! 🙂

    If you’re interested or have any questions, please send me an email at tinajin [at] with “Tech” in the subject line. I’ll be glad to answer any questions and get you started on being an expert contributor!

    Tina Jin

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