Cyber Security Engineer - Threat Hunter


Cyber Security Engineer - Threat Hunter

Harvey Nash are working with a technology first financial services company to recruit for a Cyber Security Threat Hunter to join a growing Cyber defence and operations team here in Dublin.

This is a newly created role where you will be responsible for working as part of a global team to build, maintain and improve the company’s threat hunting capabilities to help mature their monitoring and response processes through the development and implementation of advanced analysis and search capabilities.

Some of the Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Development and implementation of advanced analysis and search capability to identify potentially sophisticated APT and insider threat activities. ​
  • Researching new and existing attack techniques and our ability to detect these techniques within the business. ​
  • Work closely with the security engineering and threat intel team to develop advanced detection capability and improve overall efficiency of the SOC.​
  • Proactively investigate host, network, and log-based security events​
  • Conduct Malware Analysis​
  • Advanced Host, Network, and Memory Forensics​
  • Research new attack techniques to uncover innovative detection capabilities

The Ideal Candidate will have a combination of the below technical skills:

  • Experience and strong understanding of frontline security operations (SOC / Incident response activities) working with - SIEM, NetFlow, IDS/IPS, Anti-Virus, Malware etc.
  • Experience creating or continually improving a hunting program
  • Understanding of various threat hunting techniques (Structured or un-structured, custom or intel-based hunting etc.), tools (SIEM or EDR), models and frameworks (MITRE pre-attack and attack frameworks)
  • Understanding of modern security attack techniques and how best to detect them
  • Knowledge and/or experience with modern security automation technologies for threat hunting
  • Competent in scripting languages for automation (Ideally with Python or KQL, C, C++, Java, PowerShell, Bash etc.)
  • Experience of general IT infrastructure technologies and principles with an ability to automate tasks.
  • Understanding of the underlying protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, SQL.
  • Understanding of Networking Architecture (OSI Model).
  • Ability to write reports, collaborate across teams, present findings, and highlight detection improvements.
  • Knowledge and experience dealing with security frameworks such as NIST or MITRE
  • Experience with cloud environments or working in Financial service sector is desirable but not essential.
  • Security Engineering certifications preferred – Security+, Network+, GCIA, GCFA, GMON, GNFA, SSCP, OSCP etc.


In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, you will be working in a highly visible Security role working to improve and drive automation strategy within security.

If you are interested in this role or want to learn more, you can contact Aaron for a confidential chat at 01 674 1415 or apply directly.

€65000 - €80000 per annum
  1. Permanent

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