Lead Threat Intelligence Analyst

Date: Mar 31, 2024

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22805 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description


The Cybersecurity team at Grace is seeking to hire a versatile and highly motivated Lead Threat Intelligence Analyst to join our global team. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can work collaboratively in a team environment and possess exceptional problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and refined communication skills. Reporting to the Manager, Threat Intelligence, the Lead Threat Intelligence Analyst will play an instrumental role in advancing our cybersecurity program by leveraging their expertise and proactive approach to identify and mitigate potential threats. This key position involves actively monitoring and analyzing threat intelligence data to enhance our defense mechanisms and ensure the security of our organization's digital assets.


The ideal candidate will be based in Columbia, MD with a hybrid work schedule (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in office and Tuesdays and Fridays may be remote). 




  • Develop and maintain customized threat intelligence for Grace
  • Work on complex tasks assigned by leadership, which may involve coordination of effort among Level 1/2/3 analysts
  • Provide lead analytical support to incident responses and risk management
  • Coordinate evidence/data gathering during incident responses and draft incident reports
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to define Priority Intelligence Requirements and Collection Requirements
  • Brief decision-makers, including C-Suite and other business leaders, on threat landscape
  • Identify threats and vulnerabilities by conducting comprehensive research and analysis of the industry, geographical location, and technological landscape specific to each operating company
  • Provide targeted recommendations and proactive measures to mitigate emerging threats effectively
  • Lead the tracking and monitoring of threat groups that pose a significant risk to the Standard Industries operating companies
  • Keep abreast of latest developments in the threat landscape, monitoring threat actor activities, and analyzing tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)
  • Provide early warnings of potential attacks, identify patterns, and recommend appropriate defensives strategies to protect the organization’s assets
  • Facilitate collaborative threat intelligence sharing across the organization
  • Establish mechanisms and processes to gather and disseminate threat intelligence insights, best practices, and mitigation strategies to relevant stakeholders
  • Strategically define and work with MSSPs to implement additional preventive and detective capabilities or data sources to improve telemetry.

Required Qualifications


  • 8+ years of hands-on experience working in a global security operations center environment, including at least 3 years performing Level 3 and threat intelligence-related duties
  • One or more related certifications desired or in process (e.g. CISSP, CISM, SANS GIAC, CompTIA, ITIL, etc.).

Required Qualifications


  • Threat hunting experience 
  • Automation experience 


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement

U.S. Employee Benefits Summary (grace.com)

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