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Microchip Technology Sr. Engineer I-IT Security in Chandler, Arizona


Microchip is looking to hire a Sr Engineer I - IT Security to work with our growing Global IT Security team. This is an experienced position and the ideal candidate should be highly motivated to learn and engage as a team player. The Sr Engineer I will manage company wide information security activities and continuously improve the overall security posture to meet the challenges of evolving threats. The Sr Engineer I will manage and respond to high severity incidents, act as a technical expert for the IS personnel on the front line and perform security monitoring / incident response functions as a critical escalation point. The individual reports to the IT Security Manager.

  • Act as an escalation point for incident response cases and help mentor entry level security analysts in re-enforcing weekly and monthly trainings.

  • Assist with the monitoring of current security policies, standards and processes that encompass all of Microchip and include areas such as network security, application security, data security, and privacy.

  • Review potential security events and incidents utilizing (SIEM technology). Identify and investigate events and review tier one analyst cases for escalation.

  • Aid in the creation and monitoring of IOCs / Dashboards of high priority campaigns.

  • Aid in working with other IS teams in the remediation of compromised systems.

  • Perform general OSINT gathering processes and apply current security intelligence to proactive investigations.

  • Analyze security events via firewall logs, DNS logs, AV logs… …etc.

In addition to aiding in the day to day tasks of threat hunting, active security monitoring, analysis, and other security related tasks, the Security Engineer will learn advanced topics within the following areas:

  • Advanced Hunting Techniques

  • Emerging Security Technology Design

  • Advanced Networking Concepts

  • Malware Analysis

  • Cyber Forensics

  • Investigative Reporting

  • Incident Response


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering.​

  • Fundamental knowledge in networking and Internet protocols such as TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP/S, packet capturing, switching, routing, DMZ and firewall configurations.

  • Solid working knowledge of Windows and Linux; advanced command-line usage is desirable.

  • Understanding of network and host based intrusion detection system (alerts and analysis).

  • Knowledge of memory / file system forensics for both Windows and Linux systems a plus.

  • Experience with SLA environments a plus

  • Security Incident and Event Monitoring (SIEM) experience a plus

  • Experience in IT/systems and network administration; including both Linux and Windows.

  • A deep understanding of the common network and software security vulnerabilities.

  • Ability to analyze root causes and deliver strategic recommendations for mitigation.

  • Programming and/or scripting languages Python, Java, js, HTML, PHP, bash, and RegEx a plus.

  • Familiar with analyzing pcap data for intrusions and/or malware analysis.

  • Network Certification such as CCNA a plus.

  • Ideal Candidates should have an industry security certification, such as Comptia S+, EC-Council CEH, or GIAC Certifications

Equal Opportunity Employer

Microchip is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Disabled / Veterans / Minorities / Women. We provide equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Applicants with Disabilities

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send us an email here with "Applicant Accommodation Request" in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, you may call us at 480-730-7330 to let us know the nature of your request.