Python Developer – Cyber Threat Incident Response Engineering

Job title: Python Developer – Cyber Threat Incident Response Engineering

Company: Macquarie Group

Job description: Macquarie’s Cyber Threat Incident Response team are looking for a talented python developer to join our team protecting Macquarie from systemic cyber threat.

Who are we?

  • A globally distributed team of cyber defense analysts, incident responders, threat researchers, security architects and engineers tasked with the mission of protecting Macquarie’s businesses from systemic cyber threat.
  • We work with Macquarie’s security control operators and infrastructure and workplace technology teams to build platforms and integrate technologies which support the identification, containment, and eradication of threats in our environment.
  • We work with internal and external partners to leverage telemetry and data analytics as well automation and orchestration to solve the scale challenges faced by the cyber threat team.

What will you be doing?

  • Working as part of a distributed engineering team, maturing our security orchestration and automated response (SOAR) platform, ensuring quality releases through processes such as code reviews, automated testing etc.
  • Building and supporting our platforms in a CI/CD environment, with a view to constantly improving how we do that across our systems. Helping us mature our continuous integration approach, enabling us to move to the more valuable continuous delivery approach
  • Using your development expertise to help us mature our code base as we move from Python 2.x to Python 3.x. We are taking the opportunity during the porting exercise to implement improvements such as automated testing and better observability to enable CI/CD
  • Leveraging our SOAR platform to improve the identification, correlation, and containment of threats
  • Working with our cyber defense customers to develop solutions to complex automation and orchestration tasks
  • Working with the security analytics team to enrich cases with information from internal and external threat intelligence sources
  • Working with security control operations and infrastructure teams to integrate existing solutions, ensuring that our teams have maximum visibility across the threat landscape

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate background includes

  • Focus on customer facing delivery
  • Software development and process automation experience
  • Experience leveraging test driven development practices to improve operational outcomes
  • Experience with CI/CD platforms such as Bamboo or Jenkins
  • Experience with end-to-end platform automation and deployment
  • Strong process automation skills, leveraging python to interact with external systems via APIs
  • Experience supporting AWS cloud environments with a focus on Linux

The following background is preferred, but not essential

  • Experience with configuration management and orchestration platforms (ansible, puppet etc.)
  • Experience with end-to-end testing frameworks
  • Experience with code scanning and software composition analysis tools
  • Development and maintaining Angular frontend systems
  • Familiarity with integrating security-oriented SaaS services

The ideal candidate will have a background in software development, process automation or system integration, with a focus on customer facing delivery. While cyber security domain experience would be beneficial, we are looking for someone with a passion for learning, continual improvement and solving complex problems in a dynamic and rapidly expanding area.

To join a high performing Cyber team, apply online now or for more information visit

About the Corporate Operations Group

The Corporate Operations Group brings together specialist support services in Digital Transformation & Data, Technology, Market Operations, Human Resources, Business Services, Business Improvement & Strategy, and the Macquarie Group Foundation.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and an inclusive workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you’ll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you’re inspired to deliver on our purpose of ’empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’, we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, gender identity or any other impermissible criterion or circumstance. Macquarie also takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

We equip our people with the support to work in a range of flexible ways. Talk to us about what working arrangements would help you thrive.

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About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world-whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere-across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 16,000+ employees and offices in 32 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

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Job no: COG-959919
Work type: Permanent – Full time
Location: Houston
Category: Mid-senior, Mid-level, Technology
Group: Corporate Operations Group
Division: Technology
Recruiter: Danielle Scaife
Opening Date: 09/8/2021

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Job date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 04:07:56 GMT

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