Sr. Manager, Security Data Analytics @ Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. - Culver City, CA

Job Overview

2 months ago

Sr. Manager, Security Data Analytics

Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. - Culver City, CA

Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Information Security team are currently looking for a Security Data Analytics Sr. Manager to join their team and be responsible for launching and managing the information security data analytics team.

The Security Data Analytics Sr. Manager will oversee a team of offshore resources who will ensure critical InfoSec Data is collected, analyzed, reported, and actioned. This role requires out-of-the-box thinking, detail-orientation, problem solving, and innovative proposals.

Additionally, this position will work closely with incident response, cyber threat, vulnerability management, security operations, data loss prevention, security awareness and training, and IT peers to meet alerting, reporting and dashboarding requirements.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide technical and team leadership to a team of data engineers. You’ll split your time between removing technical obstacles for your team, vetting their designs, and coaching them to realize their full potential, while also building things yourself.
  • Be a subject matter expert in big data analytics (Splunk/PowerBI/Tableau)
  • Oversee the implementation of new analytic techniques and technologies to provide insight into threats to SPE and tool and process effectiveness
  • Oversee correlation of multiple data sources to present an effective measurement of SPE’s global risk
  • Oversee basic programming and development of scripts in support of the data analytics team
  • Design, document, and implement a repeatable data onboarding process
  • Responsible for ensuring routine (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly) reports are accurate and produced on time
  • Responsible for insuring data health of all critical data systems
  • Provide expert level technical advice to the InfoSec team
  • Meeting with stakeholders across teams to determine data workflows and documentation
  • Managing Workload – Manages multiple tasks, with the ability to deal with ambiguity and shifting priorities
  • Some travel may be required

In order to be considered for this role, candidates will need to meet the following background:

Functional knowledge of:

  • Expert level knowledge of Splunk (essential)
  • Data Analytic approaches and concepts
    • Pattern Analysis
    • Trend identification
    • Cluster analysis
    • Predictive Analysis
    • Diagnostic Analysis
  • Interpreting, searching, and manipulating data within enterprise logging solutions (essential)
  • Working with network, host, and user activity data, and identifying anomalies (essential)
  • Information security, client/server architectures, and networking (essential)
  • Current and evolving cyber threat landscape (essential)
  • Threat intelligence and applied use within incident response and forensic investigations (essential)
  • Understanding of attack techniques (essential)
  • Programming and scripting to support data analysis (essential)
  • Multilayer security architectures and controls (desirable)
  • Application architecture (mainframes, databases, web, middleware, virtual) (desirable)
  • Vulnerability analysis (desirable)
  • Training & Awareness through Phishing Simulation (desirable)


Technical/Certification Essential (Must have one or more)

  • Incident and Forensic Security certification (GMON / GCIH, etc.)
  • Ethical hacking certifications (CEH, etc.)
  • Splunk Certified Architect

Background/Tools/Skills

  • Education (essential)
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent working experience
    • SIEM Certification (Splunk, ArcSight, PowerBi, Etc.)
    • 7+ years of experience in Data Analytics or Data Science
    • 7+ years of experience in Security Operations and/or Security Engineering
    • 3+ years leading a team or program
    • 2+ years of experience in Incident Response and/or Cyber Threat
    • 2+ years managing vendor relationships
  • Tool Experience
    • Big Data Tools: Splunk, PowerBi, ArcSight (essential)
    • Ticketing Systems: ServiceNow / Jira / Archer (desirable)
    • Endpoint Security Products: McAfee / Qualys / Symantec DLP / Window Event Logs / Linux Auditd/ Sysmon (essential)
    • Network Security Products: PaloAlto, Cisco (essential)
  • Knowledge of
    • Logging strategies, formats, and best practices (essential)
    • Data analytic techniques (essential)
    • Reporting and Dashboard development and execution (essential)
    • Cloud Environments (AWS, Azure, GCP, O365) (desirable)
    • Hacker techniques, tools, and motivations
    • Operating systems (Windows, OS X, Linux and UNIX) (essential)
    • Network architecture (firewalls, routers, switches and load balancers) (essential)
    • Security technologies (IDS/IPS, advanced endpoint protection, AV) (essential)
    • Applicable data privacy laws (CCPA, CPRA, GDPR, etc.) (essential)
  • Experience in:
    • Analyzing and onboarding various security logs (essential)
    • Assessing technology deployment and/or environment for implementation of best practice and/or creative logging solutions to support InfoSec and business needs
    • Excellent data analysis skills (essential)
    • Experience supporting a SOC (Security Operations Center)
    • Experience developing security use cases and alerting
    • Problem solving with missing information while under pressure with short deadlines (essential)
    • Indicator pivoting, tracking and analysis (essential)
    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks rapidly, formulate a plan, delegate tasks, respond quickly and communicate with customers and leadership (essential)
    • Generating both technical and executive reports, dashboards, and briefings (essential)
    • Working with and communicating with IT tool and solution owners (essential)
  • Other Desirable Skills:
    • Programming in one or more of the following: SPL, SQL, Python, ASM (desirable)
    • Shell scripting in one or more of the following: Perl, Bash, PHP, WMI, PowerShell (desirable)
  • Ability to:
    • Manage an offshore team (14 people)
    • Ability to develop and communicate a team strategy
    • Take on new responsibilities and influence others as needed to deliver consistent results
    • Work in a global environment and manage issues across multiple locations
    • Strong written & verbal communications skills
    • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
    • Pick up new skills through self-learning and on the job training
    • Innovate and stay current on security technologies
    • Attention to detail with flexibility in addressing changing requirements

  • Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

  • As part of our commitment to health and safety, all U.S. non-union and O.P.E.I.U. Local 174 applicants and employees must submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request and obtain approval of a reasonable accommodation based on disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance. To request an accommodation for purposes of participating in the hiring process, you may contact us at [email protected]


  • Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

  • As part of our commitment to health and safety, all U.S. non-union and O.P.E.I.U. Local 174 applicants and employees must submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request and obtain approval of a reasonable accommodation based on disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance. To request an accommodation for purposes of participating in the hiring process, you may contact us at [email protected]

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