Engineer - Information Security Detection & Response, Sr.

Washington, DC
Apr 28, 2023
May 19, 2023
Engineering, Security
Full Time

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Information Technology Services is responsible for AARP enterprise-wide technology and information security functions. Services range from infrastructure design and operations, system and software lifecycle implementations, enabling the mobile workforce and protecting AARP network, systems and data. A variety of technologies and practices are used including cloud computing, automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning within highly collaborative Agile teams.


  • Responsible for designing, implementing, and optimizing AARP's Security Incident Response process.
  • Ensure sound integration, data, security, and business architecture design throughout all stages within the incident response lifecycle.
  • Design infrastructure and automation to detect, contain, and eradicate security threats.
  • Handle Solution Architecture with projects using Agile and Iterative approach. Handle Information Security Incident Response. Lead the architecture, information security, and other solution requirements in order to meet users' defined outcomes within one or more customer/employee journeys.
  • Analyze system and application logs to investigate security issues and complex operational issues. Detect assess, investigate, remediate and recover from security issues.
  • Handle security events in mission critical environments. Monitor security events to detect threats On-call availability outside business hours.
  • Ability to interpret, understand, and communicate real business risks in relation to technology risks.
  • Understanding of common security threats, attack vectors, vulnerabilities and exploits.
  • Provide proactive APT hunting, incident response support, and advanced analytic capabilities.
  • Determine scope of intrusion identifying the initial point of access or source.
  • Recommend remediation activities to secure the source or initial point of access of intrusion.
  • Develop new defense techniques to identify and stop advanced adversary tactics and techniques.
  • Conduct hands-on troubleshooting, analysis, and technical expertise to resolve incidents and service requests.

Telecommuting may be permitted.


Minimum Requirements: Master's degree or the foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or related field, and 24 months of experience in the job offered or related role.

Alternate Requirements: Bachelor's degree or the foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or related field, and 60 months of experience in the job offered or related role.

Apply online through: AARP Careers ID 2023-4537

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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