• Sr. Information Security Analyst

    Job Locations US-NC-Durham
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Information Technology
  • Job Description

    Senior Information Security Analyst will join a team of security professionals to practice and advocate to improve the security of Cree’s corporate environment every day.  Ideal candidate will need to have strong foundational expertise in all areas of Information Security, great analytical skills, ability to manage very complex and diverse systems and mentoring to junior team members.  Ideal candidate is someone who wants to take on challenges in the building of security infrastructure, who thrives under pressure with the challenges of integrating myriad cutting edge technologies, and who looking for opportunity to influence Cree’s overall security posture.


    • Responsible for designing, developing, administering and tuning security event monitoring and intrusion detection related systems including the development of correlation searches, dashboards and reports for Management and Regulatory bodies.
    • Responsible for tuning systems to reduce false positives continuously.
    • Develops performance metrics, trend statistical data and customized management reports for Audit, Regulatory Exams, Committee and Board reports. Consults with all departments within IT to determine how to onboard security monitoring in new technologies being introduced or upgraded in the enterprise.
    • Serve as an Incident Commander on IT Security incident response team to handle incident investigations. Apply forensic investigation techniques to document root cause and impact of detected computer security incidents.
    • Take corrective action using the industry best practices for incident response as well as advises on remediation activities on security events escalated to Information Security.
    • Keeps management aware of incident status while performing deep-dive analysis by correlating data from various sources to determine if a critical system or data set has been impacted all.
    • Leads postmortem Incident Response activities including lessons learned while advising on the implementation of revised or new security controls that may be needed from the Incident Response.
    • Communicates potential security exposures, misuse or noncompliance situations to the Information Security Manager.
    • Monitors and maintains knowledge on new security trends and technologies to better position detective and preventative controls to minimize risks associated with security breaches.
    • Provides guidance and education to organization employees on the concepts and needs of a security conscience culture to achieve compliance according to regulatory requirements, security policy and industry standard to promote high levels of security knowledge or awareness.



    • At least five years of experience in a computer security incident response role
    • At least five years of enterprise Linux and Windows administration
    • Passion for information security and incident response
    • Experience with Active Directory and other enterprise credential stores
    • Experience with virtualization technologies such as VMWare or VirtualBox
    • Experience with computer forensics and malware analysis
    • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and respond to changing requirements and environment
    • Ability to work independently and in a cross functional team
    • Ability to identify both tactical and strategic solutions to complex issues
    • Ability to script and automate repetitive tasks
    • Focus: Able to communicate goals in support of the business' mission.
    • Drive: Self-motivated and able to work well under pressure. Proactive in identifying and proposing new solutions.
    • Teamwork: Demonstrated technical leadership, ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team. Develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships that can provide information, assistance, and support.
    • Communication: The ability to ensure that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed. Express self clearly in conversations and interactions with others. Clear business and technical writing skills.
    • Customer Focus: The ability to demonstrate concern and meet external and/or internal customers’ needs
    • Analytical: The ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
    • Technical Expertise: The ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and skill in a technical area.
    • Forward Thinking: The ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.
    • Influencing Others: The ability to gain others' support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions.


    At Cree, we’ve spent more than 30 years developing industry firsts as a leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology. Not familiar with all of our products? That is because we are a part of the invisible revolution; if we do our job right you will never know we were there. Our products make impossible possible like our LEDs that power cities to our Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) components that power electric vehicles, solar energy, telecommunications and industrial, military and aerospace solutions.


    We believe in enabling the world to do more with less. That’s why we encourage each other to think unconventionally, take ownership and solve real problems. Interested in a career at Cree? We want to meet you. Submit your application now.


    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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