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Incident Response Specialist (SOC)

Large Insurance Client

Lansing or Grand Rapids, MI

Contract or Contract-to-Hire



We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Security Operations Specialist to join our Client’s IT Security ecosystem. The ideal candidate should have a strong a ability to work & communicate with a team of SOC, IT, and Business professionals, demonstrating a knack for clear and concise interactions. As a Security Operations Specialist, you will play a crucial role in handling incident responses, overseeing security operations, and ensuring the effective management of cybersecurity incidents.


  • Incident Response Leadership:
    • Take charge of incident response activities, demonstrating strong leadership in managing both smaller and medium-sized incidents.
    • Provide immediate assistance in resolving security incidents, ensuring a quick and efficient response to mitigate potential risks.
  • Team Collaboration:
    • Work closely with a team of 30+ individuals, including 4 leaders, to coordinate and execute incident response plans.
    • Oversee and lead the security operations team, guiding them in handling incidents and maintaining a proactive security stance.
  • Training and Development:
    • Conduct training sessions for team members to enhance their skills and capabilities in incident response.
    • Assist in the development of training programs to ensure the team is well-prepared for various security scenarios.
  • Security Tools Proficiency:
    • Utilize tools such as Jira and Confluence for effective communication and collaboration.
    • Possess knowledge of SIEM and EDR, with the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Demonstrate expertise in scanning and identifying vulnerabilities.
    • Stay updated on emerging threats, including 0-day vulnerabilities, to enhance the organization’s security posture.
  • Desired Qualifications:
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in security operations, preferably with a focus on incident response.
    • Strong background in enterprise-level security operations, showcasing a proven track record in handling incidents effectively.
  • Location and Availability:
    • Ability to work in Lansing or Grand Rapids, with a willingness to travel if required.
    • Available to work closely with leadership on requested days
    • Available to work in the office at least 1 day per week
  • Immediate Start:
    • The successful candidate will be expected to hit the ground running, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Salary and Benefits:
    • Competitive salary based on experience.
    • Comprehensive benefits package.
  • Interview Process:
    • Immediate interview(s) will commence upon identifying suitable candidates.
    • The position is crucial, with verbal approval already obtained.
  • Holiday Considerations:
    • Recognizing the importance of work-life balance, the role takes into account holiday schedules and ensures flexibility where possible.

Brooksource provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Benefits & Perks:

Brooksource offers competitive medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Dependent Care FSA, and supplemental coverage with plans that can fit each employee’s needs. We offer a 401k plan that includes a company match and is fully vested after you become eligible, paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides services like virtual counseling, financial services, legal services, life coaching, etc.

Pay Disclaimer:

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


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