Detection Engineer


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The Basics:

The Detection Engineer is responsible for facilitating the development and continuous improvement of Tanium’s internal cybersecurity detection program. Candidates will work closely with operations, engineering, architects and business units throughout Tanium to collaborate on threat models and ensure adequate detection mechanisms are in place for a changing threat landscape. This role will be required to balance strategic thinking and tactical hands-on execution. Candidates will enhance existing methods to measure the coverage and quality of detection while also prioritizing and driving efforts to close gaps. As such, candidates will often create or enhance existing detections mechanisms while ensuring alerts are properly transitioned to the security operations team. Candidates are expected to question the status quo to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and are enabled to take action to ensure the effectiveness of a distributed security program operating within DevOps centric workflows.

What you'll do:

  • Drive a comprehensive security detection strategy applied consistently across the organization
  • Develop comprehensive reports and metrics on the efficacy and long-term tracking of detection coverage
  • Drive continuous development and tuning of detection measures
  • Partner with security teams and business units to define appropriate log visibility & detection related gaps
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts to evaluate detection capabilities & related tooling efficiency
  • Build innovative ways to detect potential threats within on premise and cloud environments
  • Collaborate with operations personnel to prioritize and close detective gaps
  • Work with security architects and engineers to develop detective compensating controls based on threat models
  • Drive standardization and repeatable processes and procedures within operations as it pertains to responding to threats
  • Participate in the development and execution of threat hunting exercises
  • Develop, implement, document and maintain SIEM & Detection engineering tooling management controls, standard operating procedures, narratives and test scripts.
  • Plan, run, and participate in table top exercises
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to develop automation to improve the efficiency of security operations

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Education
    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, IT or other relevant degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience
    • In accordance with Department of Defense requirements, applicants for this role must be a U.S. citizen, national, or resident pursuant to 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)
    • 2+ years working in a Security Operations or equivalent role
    • 2+ years responding to threats in AWS (GCP, Azure, OCI are nice to have)
    • Working knowledge of common frameworks (e.g., Mitre ATT&CK, CIS, FedRAMP)
    • Ability to use data to derive meaningful metrics to drive prioritization
    • Firm understanding of attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures and means of detection
    • Ability to synthesize risks and derive detection countermeasures
    • Experience with server, workstation, and containerization platforms
    • Proficiency with security tools and platforms (e.g., SIEMs, vulnerability scanners, and malware analyzers)
    • Working knowledge DevOps concepts (e.g., Infrastructure as Code, Deployment Pipelines, etc.)
    • Familiarity with IDS/IPS systems and endpoint Antivirus and EDR products
    • Experience analyzing cloud provider logs (e.g., CloudTrail) to identify and respond to security events
    • Strong foundation in cloud-native investigative techniques and incident response methodologies
    • Practiced with common cloud-based cybersecurity services (e.g. GuardDuty, Cloud Guard, Azure ATP)
    • Detail oriented with ability to balance multiple project streams

About Tanium:

At Tanium, we offer a proven platform for endpoint visibility and control that transforms how the world's largest and most sophisticated organizations manage and secure their computing devices with unparalleled speed and agility. There’s a reason why more than half of the Fortune 100, top retailers and financial institutions, and four branches of the US Armed Forces rely on Tanium.

Our unstoppable spirit, drive to do the right thing and win as a team attitude has earned us the rank of 7th on the Forbes list of “Top 100 Private Companies in Cloud Computing” for 2019 and 10th on FORTUNE’s list of the “100 Best Medium Workplaces.”

On a mission. Together.

At Tanium, we are stewards of a culture that emphasizes the importance of collaboration, respect, and diversity. In our pursuit of revolutionizing the way some of the largest enterprises and governments in the world solve their most difficult IT challenges, we are strengthened by our unique perspectives and by our collective actions.  

We are an organization with stakeholders around the world and it’s imperative that the diversity of our customers and communities is reflected internally in our team members. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow because we know that only together can we do great things.

At Tanium, we take care of our employees and their communities with things like 5 days of Volunteer Time Off. 

Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere North America
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