SOC Analyst

San Jose, CA, United States


Zscaler is the leader in cybersecurity and zero trust digital transformation. Transform your IT and security needs with the best CASB and SASE solutions.

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Company Description

Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so that customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange is the company’s cloud-native platform that protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. 

With more than 10 years of experience developing, operating, and scaling the cloud, Zscaler serves thousands of enterprise customers around the world, including 450 of the Forbes Global 2000 organizations. In addition to protecting customers from damaging threats, such as ransomware and data exfiltration, it helps them slash costs, reduce complexity, and improve the user experience by eliminating stacks of latency-creating gateway appliances. 

Zscaler was founded in 2007 with a mission to make the cloud a safe place to do business and a more enjoyable experience for enterprise users. Zscaler’s purpose-built security platform puts a company’s defenses and controls where the connections occur—the internet—so that every connection is fast and secure, no matter how or where users connect or where their applications and workloads reside.

Job Description

Position: SOC Analyst

Location: San Jose,CA

As a SOC Analyst at Zscaler, you will play a critical role in monitoring, detecting, and responding to security incidents to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of company systems and data. You will work closely with our experienced security professionals and gain hands-on experience in identifying and mitigating cybersecurity threats.

Responsibilities/What You’ll Do:

  • Security Monitoring: Continuously monitor security alerts and events to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Incident Detection: Detect and analyze security incidents using various security tools and technologies.
  • Incident Response: Respond to security incidents promptly, following established procedures and protocols.
  • Threat Analysis: Conduct in-depth analysis of security events to determine the scope and impact of potential threats.
  • Threat Research: Review relevant intelligence, conduct threat hunting, high level malware analysis, and endpoint analysis to identify and evaluate threats.
  • Security Investigations: Investigate security incidents to gather evidence and facilitate incident resolution.
  • Security Documentation: Maintain accurate records of security incidents, investigations, and actions taken.
  • Security Tools: Utilize security information and event management (SIEM) tools, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and other security technologies effectively.
  • Automation: Create or update automation scripts to expand analysis capabilities or reduce level of effort.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with other SOC team members, IT staff, and third-party vendors to resolve security incidents and enhance security posture.
  • Reporting: Prepare and deliver reports on security incidents, trends, and vulnerabilities to management and clients.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated with the latest cybersecurity threats and industry trends, and suggest improvements to security processes and procedures.


Qualifications/Your Background:

  • Bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, information technology, or a related field preferred.
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a Security Operations Center (SOC) or related role.
  • Familiarity with security technologies, including SIEM, IDS/IPS, firewall, and antivirus.
  • Familiarity with network and endpoint fundamentals.
  • Scripting or programming experience in at least one language (Python, Powershell, C, C#, Java, etc.)
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity principles and best practices.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Relevant certifications such as CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) are a plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment.

Additional Information

The base salary range for this full-time position is $ 106,000 to $115,000+ Benefits. Zscaler’s salary ranges are benchmarked and are determined by role and level. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations and could be higher or lower based on a multitude of factors, including job-related skills, experience, location and relevant education or training.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

What You Can Expect From Us:

  • An environment where you will be working on cutting edge technologies and architectures
  • A fun, passionate and collaborative workplace
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including equity

Why Zscaler?

People who excel at Zscaler are smart, motivated and share our values. Ask yourself: Do you want to team with the best talent in the industry? Do you want to work on disruptive technology? Do you thrive in a fluid work environment? Do you appreciate a company culture that enables individual and group success and celebrates achievement? If you said yes, we’d love to talk to you about joining our award-winning team. 

Additional information about Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS ) is available at

Zscaler is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Zscaler is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations or adjustments) in our recruiting processes for candidates who are differently abled, have long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please contact us by sending an email to   This email address is used specifically for accommodation requests only, and resumes, CV's, or questions other than accommodations will not be replied to or accepted.


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Perks/benefits: Competitive pay Equity Health care Team events

Region: North America
Country: United States
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