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Sr. Security Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10058088 Location Burbank, California, United States / San Francisco, California, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States / United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Sep. 25, 2023

This role is considered remote, which means the employee will work remotely on an ongoing basis and will not have an assigned workspace at a Company designated location.

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies, and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a dedication to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we are constantly looking for new ways to improve these exciting experiences.

Do you want to be a part of a team that creates magic for millions of guests across all of the Disney brands? Behind the scenes, the Global Information Security (GIS) group provides services and solutions to protect the value and use of Disney’s information through risk evaluation, collaboration, standardization, enforcement, and education across the enterprise. We protect the brand and reputation while enabling and supporting business objectives.

The Sr. Security Engineer, IR is part of FIRE, our name for Disney's world-class cybersecurity incident response team. Under the guidance of the Director, Incident Response, FIRE rapidly and efficiently responds to cybersecurity incidents across all Disney brands, companies, and operations, globally. This role triages, analyzes, contains, remediates, and reports on incidents to minimize risk to the Company. It is a critical role in the overall GIS mission; we Secure the Magic!

What you will bring:

  • Demonstrated experience in responding to cybersecurity incidents.
  • A keen ability to investigate complex scenarios, break them down to their base components, then identify, isolate, and communicate problems/issues.
  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Superb communication skills (both oral/written), including the ability to clearly communicate technical topics and risk to an audience than can include both engineers and executives.
  • Curiosity, inquisitiveness, and a bias towards collaboration.

What you will be doing:

  • Leading incident response activities consistent with defined processes and procedures.
  • Performing analysis on a diverse set of relevant data sources and providing analytical support to other security teams and partners.
  • Crafting runbooks, playbooks and other documentation.
  • Developing briefings, reports, and presentations for customers and partners across the organization.
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with the extended team and key partners.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in incident response, digital forensics, and/or as a security operations center analyst.
  • Knowledge of general information security principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of common operating systems, networking protocols, databases, and applications.
  • Willingness to participate in an on-call rotation, including the possibility of working nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • Ability to function both as an individual with limited oversight as well as in a collaborative team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with building Splunk queries or dashboards.
  • Experience with SIEM and/or SOAR platforms, including the development of automations and integrations.
  • Familiarity with EDR tools such as Tanium, Crowdstrike, SentinelOne, DarkTrace, Cortex EDR, etc.
  • Familiarity with cloud computing (AWS, Azure, GCP) from both operational and response perspectives.
  • Knowledge of scripting language, such as Python.
  • Relevant certifications, such as CISSP, GCIA, GCIH, GCED, or similar, are preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Electrical or Electronics Engineering or comparable field of study, and/or equivalent work experience.


The hiring range for this remote position is $123,902.00 to $166,210.00 per year. The hiring range for this position in Burbank, CA is $123,902.00 to $166,210.00 per year, in Seattle, WA is $129,806.00 to $174,130.00 per year, and in San Francisco, CA is $$135,710.00 - $182,050.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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