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Threat and Vulnerability Management Lead Job Description

Job Category Legal & Compliance Job Location San Diego, California

About Us

We are more than a specialty finance company providing debt recovery solutions for consumers. We are a global team of over 4,000 employees whose daily mission is to empower consumers to begin their path towards financial recovery and build a better life for themselves and their families. We know that the only way to support this mission is by hiring exceptional people who bring a diversity of ideas, a collaborative spirit, and a passion for attaining breakthrough results.  If you are results-driven, have a passion for helping others, and thrive in an innovative environment, this might be the right place for you!

About the job

The Threat and Vulnerability Management (TVM) Lead will design and build a sustainable program alongside an incredible team of highly motivated and passionate security practitioners. The main focus of the role is to design a capability that will ingest threat intelligence and handle vulnerabilities through treatment. The key needs of the program are to develop an ability to assess potential threat impact, work with control teams to adjust as needed, assess and evaluate vulnerabilities through automated scanning as well as specific offensive penetration and red team. This position requires deep analytical skills as well as a robust understanding of technology, tools, adversarial techniques and countermeasures. The incumbent will work at a high level and in the technical detail to build a program consisting of robust process, leading technology, and mentoring team members.

  • Lead the design, build, and day-to-day operations of a threat and vulnerability management program
  • Lead threat intelligence and counter threat control management
  • Develop processes, playbooks, and run-books for threat intelligence and vulnerability management practices
  • Review and analyze cyber threats and provide SME support and training to junior level security analysts
  • Serve as the authority for the platform and metrics reporting
  • Early informer of critical vulnerabilities and exposures relevant to safeguarding the company’s information assets
  • Provide in-depth analysis of vulnerabilities and impacts to key partners
  • Influence partners to prioritize and execute risk management initiatives, and drive remediation of process and technology gaps
  • Lead critical vulnerability identification and response exercises
  • Participate as part of a close team of technical specialists on coordinated responses and subsequent remediation of security incidents
  • Act as a liaison between cyber engineering, architecture, network & system operations, and functional project teams to ensure effective project implementation that meets TVM requirements
  • Work with colleagues in other technology departments as well as the business and remote offices to establish effective, productive business relationships
  • Proactively find opportunities to minimize cyber threats and increase our ability to respond


  • 8 plus years of demonstrated ability in security operations
  • 3 - 5+ years of related experience in cybersecurity engineering and network defense
  • Proven domain expertise in relevant areas, such as threat intelligence, penetration testing, intrusion analysis, incident handling, malware analysis or security engineering
  • Demonstrated experience in an enterprise-level TVM team or security operations center
  • Solid understanding of malware families, application, network, and cloud attack vectors
  • Solid understanding of Linux, Windows, and MacOS
  • Strong solid understanding of scripting and common security tools, such as a SIEM, EDR, vuln scanners, WAF, netflow, IDS, and forensics tools
  • Advanced technical knowledge associated with various operating systems, network services and applications along with a deep understanding of logging components and capabilities
  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and build credibility as a leader
  • Superb communication and presentation skills with proven skill in presenting analytical data efficiently to different (including executive) audiences


  • Offensive security experience
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or a related technical field or equivalent professional experience directly related to information security, cyber, or computer network defense
  • Relevant security related certifications: CISSP, GCIA, CEH, GSEC, GCIH, GCED, GCFA


What We Offer

We understand the important balance between work and life, fun and professionalism, and corporation verse community. We strive to support your career aspirations and provide the benefits you need to live a more fulfilling life.

Our compensation and benefits programs were created with an 'Employee-First Approach' focused on supporting, developing, and recognizing YOU.  We offer a wide array of wellness and mental health initiatives, support volunteerism, and environmental efforts, encourage employee education through leadership training, skill-building, and tuition reimbursements, and always strive to provide promotion opportunities from within.

All these things are just a small way to show our employees that we recognize their value, we understand what is important to them, and we reward their contributions.

Encore Capital Group and all of its subsidiaries are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and/or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at

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