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Principal Cybersecurity Engineer- Security Orchestration & Automation



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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Regular or Temporary:


Language Fluency: English (Required)

Work Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Please review the following job description:

Responsible for developing and maintaining the technical IT / cyber security capabilities necessary for safeguarding the firm's information systems and applications (software development lifecycle. As a Principal CyberSecurity Engineer, lead and mentor junior engineers, manage product feature development and backlogs, and create rapport with stakeholders while ensuring security automation is implemented effectively. Be a Subject Matter Expert and innovative thought leader in Security Automation, DevSecOps, SDLC, and Cyber Security response, bring fresh insight and sound development practices to the SOAR Development Team. Design, plan, test and implement phases of cybersecurity technology projects.


  • Lead and drive the development, maintenance, and delivery of new Security Orchestration and Automation content including custom RESTful API integrations, SOAR Playbooks, Automations/Scripts, Jobs, dashboards, reports, widgets, and code via Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery pipelines adhering to an Agile development practice
  • Mentor junior engineers and lead the team in the technical IT/cyber capabilities including all phases of the software development lifecycle and software stack which includes threat modeling of application designs, static application security testing (SAST), software composition analysis (SCA), dynamic application security testing (DAST), and penetration testing.
  • Oversee efforts related to designing, planning, enhancing, and testing all cybersecurity technologies used throughout the enterprise including base-lining current systems, trend analysis, and capacity planning as required for future systems requirements and new technologies.
  • Lead the implementation of new information security technologies or integration of existing technologies including initial configuration, installation, change management, and operational handoff.
  • Use sophisticated analytical thought through models, testing, and experience to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions.
  • Be the point of contact for technical support of information security technologies providing expert problem analysis and resolution in a timely manner.
  • Manage and lead teams or projects with substantial resource requirements, risk, and complexity, while creating and maintaining rapport with stakeholders.


Required Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience in systems engineering or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

2. Strong functional and technical knowledge of information/cyber security capabilities with deep expertise in one or more of the following areas: Encryption, Data Security, Application Security, End Point Security, Identity and Access Management, Windows/Unix/Linux Systems Security, Mainframe Security, Perimeter Security, Network Security, Mobility Security, Cloud Security, Cyber Security, Cryptography, or Authentication Systems

3. Strong understanding of service lifecycle management, strategic planning, and the cyber security landscape CISSP Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in leading teams and mentoring junior cybersecurity engineers
  • Expertise in leading feature development and managing backlogs
  • Experience creating and maintaining rapport with stakeholders while advancing cybersecurity goals
  • Designing and documenting process workflows and processes
  • No-Code/Low-Code Security Orchestration and Automated Response (SOAR) tool (Swimlane, Splunk SOAR, Siemplify, Google Chronicle)
  • Advanced Python development experience
  • Test automation experience
  • Palo Alto XSOAR Platform Expertise
  • API development experience
  • Master’s degree or MBA and ten years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Banking or financial services experience.
  • Docker, Kubernetes, containerization pipeline and deployment experience
  • Additional security certifications (e.g. CCNA Security, GSEC, GCED, GPPA, etc.)
  • Additional technical Certifications (e.g. CCNA, RHCE, MCSE, etc.)


Sitting (if checked, indicate frequency)

Constantly (More than 50% of the time)

Visual / Audio / Speaking

Able to access and interpret client information received from the computer and able to hear and speak with individuals in person and on the phone.

Manual Dexterity / Keyboarding

Able to work standard office equipment, including PC keyboard and mouse, copy/fax machines, and printers.


Able to work all hours scheduled, including overtime as directed by manager/supervisor and required by business need.


Minimal and up to 10%

General Description of Available Benefits for Eligible Employees of Truist Financial Corporation: All regular teammates (not temporary or contingent workers) working 20 hours or more per week are eligible for benefits, though eligibility for specific benefits may be determined by the division of Truist offering the position. Truist offers medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, tax-preferred savings accounts, and a 401k plan to teammates. Teammates also receive no less than 10 days of vacation (prorated based on date of hire and by full-time or part-time status) during their first year of employment, along with 10 sick days (also prorated), and paid holidays. For more details on Truist’s generous benefit plans, please visit our Benefits site. Depending on the position and division, this job may also be eligible for Truist’s defined benefit pension plan, restricted stock units, and/or a deferred compensation plan. As you advance through the hiring process, you will also learn more about the specific benefits available for any non-temporary position for which you apply, based on full-time or part-time status, position, and division of work.

Truist supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, citizenship or national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law. Truist is a Drug Free Workplace.

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