Cyber Security Analyst L1

Charlotte, NC 28217

Ally and Your Career

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do – and that’s more than some cliche people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people – with interests, families, friends, dreams and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You’re constantly evolving, so shouldn’t your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

The Cyber Security Analyst position is a valued member of the Information Protection and Risk Management team. The Analyst is part of the SOC (Security Operations Center) team and works closely with other members of the IPRM program to develop and implement a comprehensive approach to the management of security risks.

This role is responsible for working with other Security Operations Center team members in responding to security events according to established policies and best practices.

The Work Itself

First level response for real time security alerts and events
Assist the Incident Response team in handling security events / incidents
Perform complex security investigations and root cause analysis
Data mining through use of SIEM or other data analytics solutions
Perform phishing investigations and response
Report generation around security events and metrics
Ensure analysis is thorough and properly documented.
Develop documentation in support of response processes and/or procedures
Determine level of event severity and escalate as necessary

The Skills You Bring

  • Security+ or CYSA+ certification preferred
  • Practical understanding of network protocols and operating systems
  • Broad understanding of security mitigation solutions at all layers
  • Minimum of 3 years information security specific experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent business experience.
  • Ability to analyze large data sets to identify trends/anomalies indicative of malicious activity
  • Good understanding of application logic flow
  • Understanding or background in code development
  • Awareness of the current threat landscape
  • Problem solver, driven by data, strong analysis skills and a passion for product development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to interact with personnel at all levels across the organization and to comprehend business imperatives
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize workload and balance multiple duties and work in a fast-paced environment

How We’ll Have Your Back

Ally’s compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally’s total compensation – or total rewards – extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:

  • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
  • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
  • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally and financially.
  • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and child care discounts.
  • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

Who We Are

Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on “Doing it Right” and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit www.ally.com.

Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at work@ally.com. Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do – and that’s more than some cliche people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people – with interests, families, friends, dreams and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You’re constantly evolving, so shouldn’t your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

The Cyber Security Analyst position is a valued member of the Information Protection and Risk Management team. The Analyst is part of the SOC (Security Operations Center) team and works closely with other members of the IPRM program to develop and implement a comprehensive approach to the management of security risks.

This role is responsible for working with other Security Operations Center team members in responding to security events according to established policies and best practices.

The Work Itself

  • First level response for real time security alerts and events
  • Assist the Incident Response team in handling security events / incidents
  • Perform complex security investigations and root cause analysis
  • Data mining through use of SIEM or other data analytics solutions
  • Perform phishing investigations and response
  • Report generation around security events and metrics
  • Ensure analysis is thorough and properly documented.
  • Develop documentation in support of response processes and/or procedures
  • Determine level of event severity and escalate as necessary

The Skills You Bring

  • Security+ or CYSA+ certification preferred
  • Practical understanding of network protocols and operating systems
  • Broad understanding of security mitigation solutions at all layers
  • Minimum of 3 years information security specific experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent business experience.
  • Ability to analyze large data sets to identify trends/anomalies indicative of malicious activity
  • Good understanding of application logic flow
  • Understanding or background in code development
  • Awareness of the current threat landscape
  • Problem solver, driven by data, strong analysis skills and a passion for product development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to interact with personnel at all levels across the organization and to comprehend business imperatives
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize workload and balance multiple duties and work in a fast-paced environment

How We’ll Have Your Back

Ally’s compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally’s total compensation – or total rewards – extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:

  • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
  • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
  • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally and financially.
  • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and child care discounts.
  • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

Who We Are

Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on “Doing it Right” and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit www.ally.com.

Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at work@ally.com. Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.