Security Monitoring Engineer

Information TechnologyAll Practice AreasPittsburgh, PA

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

We are seeking a Security Monitoring Engineer to join the Pittsburgh office. As member of the Information and Security Management team, the Security Monitoring Engineer is responsible for detecting potential cyber security incidents. This position will directly engage with peer technical teams in order to increase the firm’s situational awareness and interdict attacks before sensitive data is placed at risk. In addition, this role will refine detection rules and models to effectively analyse large volumes of incoming data and evaluate new technologies to assist in the same. Candidates must be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service are strongly preferred.

Director, Security and Information Management,  Assoc. Director, Security Intelligence and other IT teams

• Develop security detection use cases, tune signatures and refine analytical models in order to identify malicious activity
• Anticipate adversary actions and recommend timely countermeasures
• Monitor and investigate potential cyber security incidents
• Evaluate security monitoring technologies for their suitability within the environment
• Ensure ideal placement of sensors to generate the most actionable information
• Serve as a technical expert regarding monitoring technologies
• Identify new data sources and integrate them into monitoring operations


• Knowledge in network intrusion detection and experience working within a Security Operations Center (SOC)
• Understanding of cyber threat actor techniques
• Technical knowledge related to networking and host operating systems
• Practical knowledge of cyber security platforms and methodologies
• Technical knowledge related to cyber security monitoring platforms such as intrusion detection systems (IDS), firewalls, and Security Information and Event Monitoring (SIEM) solutions.
• Minimum one year of direct experience in a cyber security field
• Minimum three years in a technology or security field

• Communicate effectively and develop lasting partnerships
• Global travel (up to 25%) will be required
• Perform well under stress or for prolonged hours during periods of heightened risk



K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

To learn what makes us different from other law firms, including our collaborative approach, entrepreneurial spirit, and our commitment to diversity, check out our video, “Grow Your Career at K&L Gates.”

If you agree that we are different from other law firms - and the right place for you to grow your career - please apply for this position.  For more information or to view other job opportunities, please click here to go back to our careers page.

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We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.


The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.