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 Detection Engineer to join its Research and Development team. This position collaborates with Threat Operations Center, Intelligence, and Engineering teams to drive insights in industrial protocol analysis, network situational awareness, and threat behavioral detections.


  • Support development of innovative threat behavior detections for discovering historical and emerging threats to industrial networks and devices
  • Connect with customers and industry partners to collect and analyze data for new host and network detections and characterizations. 


  • Committed to being a team player on fast-moving team focused on rapidly innovating the state of industrial security
  • Understanding of a low-level or scripting languages
  • Awareness of common operating system
  • Applied knowledge of network communication fundamentals
  • Communication skills with a demonstrated bias towards collaboration and teamwork

Nice to Have

  • Knowledge with industrial control systems, networks and protocols
  • Familiarity of common open source detection tools (yara, snort, zeek, tshark)
  • Comfort working with multi-terabyte host and network datasets
  • Familiar with blue and red team security tool plugin development (Zeek NSM modules, Wireshark dissectors, Metasploit modules, Nessus plugins, etc)
  • 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: ICS Industrial Metasploit Nessus NSM Open Source Red team
Job region(s): North America Remote/Anywhere
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