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Engineer - SOC Cyber Security
LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP. | Las Vegas, New Mexico
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Job Description

Position Overview

The primary responsibility of the Engineer – SOC Cyber Security is to work closely with the other members of the cyber security team, information technology, business units, and management in support of a comprehensive cyber security program. This role provides expert security appliance engineering support to Las Vegas Sands Corp.  This role researches tool solutions, works with Information Technology to architect tool installation and works with the PMO to implement the architected solution. The Security Engineer will tune existing tools to operate at optimum efficiency. This role provides expert support in creating and executing auditing and logging strategy and solutions. The role provides expert support to the SOC team. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s policies, practices, and procedures.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coach and train colleagues.
  • Work closely with all Global SOC team members, Information Technology, business units, and management.
  • Maintain a professional positive attitude, especially in high stress situations.
  • Create and maintain project schedules
  • Work with Information Technology, Cyber Security and the SOC to architect security appliance solutions.
  • Work with Information Technology, Cyber Security and the SOC to create an auditing and logging strategy.
  • Determine which alerts are relevant for immediate action, which are wait and watch and which are not relevant.
  • Tune all security appliances for relevant alerting levels.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and assist with the maintenance of assigned security systems in accordance with industry best practices to safeguard internal information systems and databases.
  • Analyze email events including phishing and malware for relevant alerting levels.
  • Ability to conduct deep packet inspection and articulate findings in order to fine-tune alerts.
  • Prepare and maintain project plans and schedules.
  • Participate in event and incident response as needed.
  • Prepare event and incident documentation as needed.
  • Maintain an expert understanding of vulnerabilities, response, and mitigation strategies used to support cyber security operations.
  • Provide metrics and reports as assigned.
  • Provide off-hours support on an infrequent, but as needed basis. (Potential shifts may run 24/7 due to the need of the business.).
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with the global team.  This position will work with Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 analysts, Information Technology, the Project Management Office, business units, and with various levels of management regularly.
  • Ability to clearly, calmly, verbally communicate with enough information that allows others to act.
  • Ability to create documentation and process work flows.
  • Ability to present information concisely and clearly.
  • Ability to work with Information Technology, business units, and cyber security to determine a strategy for auditing and logs including what events should be logged, what devices logs should be collected from, retention, etc.
  • Ability to create a plan for tuning from an audit and logging strategy.
  • Ability to examine historic alert data to determine alerting strategy.
  • Maintain certifications and attend training to remain current with the operation and installation of security appliances and industry best practices.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Computer Information Systems, or a related field is required OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience to include extensive experience in Security Engineering at the enterprise level within the preceding 5 years. 
  • Ability to handle high stress situations graciously and with a positive attitude.
  • At least six years’ hands-on experience configuring and working with information technology systems plus three years’ experience architecting, installing, configuring, implementing and tuning security appliances.
  • Must possess relevant ISC2 and/or SANS certification(s). i.e.: CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, GPEN.
  • Expert understanding of network traffic, i.e., Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Internet traffic, and mail.
  • Expert understanding of network architecture and protocols, network devices, multiple operating systems, websites, databases, applications and operating systems.
  • Expert technical knowledge of the operation of a wide range of security technologies, such as correlation engines, network security appliances, scanners, anti-malware solutions, automated policy compliance tools, and desktop security tools.
  • Experience using, configuring, installing, and tuning information security applications and appliances.
  • Hands-on experience with configuring, installing, implementing and tuning the McAfee security suite of applications or similar equipment and applications.
  • Hands-on experience with configuring, installing, and implementing industry best practice scanning and surveillance tools for networks, hosts, databases, applications and operating systems.
  • Expert understanding of encryption technologies and their installation, configuration, and implementation.
  • Expert understanding of key management and the software that supports it.
  • Understanding of cyber threats and the associated tactics, techniques, and procedures used to infiltrate computer networks.
  • Thorough understanding of alerts from many different security and network sources with the ability to ascertain their relevance and tune the appliance accordingly.
  • Expert experience in working with the following: IBM iSeries, Linux, and MS Windows-based system platforms.
  • Ability to quickly assess network activity and system configuration for anomalous activity to determine system security status.
  • Expert project management skills.
  • Willing to work an assigned shift which could be the night shift, and to work extended hours when necessary.
  • 21 years of age.
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in standard English in written and oral business communications
  • Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of the job
  • Proof of authorization to work in the United States


Work Environment

  • Perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature, with frequent interruptions or distractions.
  • Adapt to frequent changes in workload and be able to adjust priorities quickly as circumstances dictate while completing tasks within established time frames.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow Team Members, management, outside contacts, guest and the public
  • Ability to meet the basic physical requirements of an office environment including moving freely and frequently about an office, accessing computers and related technologies using peripheral equipment and operating other office equipment


Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVSC) owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino (The Venetian Las Vegas), The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino (The Palazzo) and The Sands Expo and Convention Center (the Sands Expo Center) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel (The Venetian Macao) and the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip (the Four Seasons Macao) in Macao, People's Republic of China (China). The Company is creating a master-planned development of integrated resort properties, anchored by The Venetian Macao. In addition, the Company is developing Marina Bay Sands, an integrated resort in Singapore, and Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem (the Sands Bethlehem), an integrated resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (Source: 10-K)

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