Principal Detection Engineer - R&D

Hanover, MD or Remote USA or Canada

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Dragos’ R&D team is responsible for solving industrial control system security challenges.  We integrate our expertise back into our software technology: The Dragos Platform. Dragos is seeking a passionate Principal Detection Engineer to join its Research and Development team. This position serves as a technical advisor guiding and mentoring a team of 3-4 engineers around innovative asset, vulnerability, and threat discovery with the Dragos Platform. This role collaborates with Threat Operations Center, Intelligence, and Engineering teams to drive insights in industrial protocol analysis, network situational awareness, and threat behavioral detections.


  • Partner with engineers and Intel to deliver innovative new product capabilities
  • Connect with customers and industry partners to collect data and create new host or network detections and characterizations
  • Committed to serving as a technical point of contact to guide and mentor fellow teammates and maintain exceptional quality of deliverables
  • Grow our existing repository of asset identification characterizations, protocol parsers, and threat detections for the Dragos Platform
  • Understand open and proprietary protocols to identify software, devices, configurations, and vulnerabilities
  • Build detection logic collected from a variety of embedded devices, firewalls, network devices, and hosts


  • Committed to being a team player on fast-moving team focused on rapidly innovating the state of industrial security
  • Communication skills with a demonstrated bias towards collaboration and teamwork
  • 10+ years in security operations, threat hunting, detection development OR offensive operations, threat emulation, security tool development
  • Prior development experience with one or more of Python, Rust, Ruby, GO, Lua, C, C++
  • Awareness of common operating system internals and the ability to identify analytic opportunities
  • Applied knowledge of network communication fundamentals 

Nice to Have

  • Direct experience with SCADA, DCS, building automation or other industrial control system devices and environments
  • Prior experience with either red or blue teams
  • Ability to travel (< 10%) to customer sites or headquarters
Dragos seeks passionate, hard-working, fun-loving, small-ego, big-brained people. Our tagline is “Safeguarding Civilization” not because we think highly of ourselves, but because the problems we are solving are critically important, today and in the years to come. We look for ICS experts across industries who are committed to growing global expertise in the space by training the next wave of future innovators and thought leaders.  
We offer competitive salaries, equity, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, 401K and life insurance. Dragos is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce. Come join us!
Job tags: Automation C Go ICS Industrial Lua Python Ruby SCADA Vulnerabilities
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