Security Researcher

Remote - County Cork, Ireland

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate
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Tigera, Inc.

Tigera offers Calico Cloud and Calico Open Source, the industry standard for networking and security for containers, Kubernetes, and cloud.
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Tigera empowers organizations to secure, observe, and troubleshoot containers, Kubernetes, and cloud. Its commercial products include Calico Enterprise, a self-managed security and observability platform, and Calico Cloud, a Kubernetes-native cloud service that extends the declarative nature of Kubernetes. Its open-source offering, Calico Open Source, is the most widely adopted container networking and security solution. Tigera’s solutions specify security and observability as code to ensure consistent enforcement of security policies, which enables DevOps, platform, and security teams to protect workloads, detect threats, achieve continuous compliance, and troubleshoot service issues in real time.

Powering more than 100M containers across 1.5M nodes in 166 countries, Calico software is supported across all major cloud providers and Kubernetes distributions, and is used by leading companies including AT&T, Discover, Merck, ServiceNow, HanseMerkur, RealPage, L3Harris, and Mindbody.

As our team grows, we are looking for colleagues who not only share our passion for this work and growing our company, but who will also strengthen our company values and help ensure that Tigera remains a great place to work. At our core, our focus is on our customers, who are the heroes of our story; on aiming high and staying nimble in how we get there; on continuous learning to drive our success; and on respecting, collaborating, and supporting each other on a daily basis.

If you are looking to help make a substantial impact, and our values and products align with your vision of your career growth, we want to hear from you!

About Your Role

As a security researcher, you will be joining a team that is highly engineering-focused with a culture that values diversity, collaboration, agility and innovation, keeping us one step ahead in the exciting and fast moving cloud-native technology space.

You Will

  • Analyze application and infrastructure telemetry to identify new network attacks and malware.
  • Collaborate with the broader threat intelligence research community to understand attacks, how to detect them, and how to prevent them.
  • Become the security champion to help our development teams in protecting Tigera's products
  • Operationalize this knowledge to help our customers detect or prevent attacks in the wild.
    • Develop detection or prevention rules that fit into our existing intrusion detection and prevention frameworks
    • Pioneer new frameworks and techniques that keep our customers one step ahead of attackers.

As an early stage startup, everyone is expected to pitch in and wear multiple hats. If you are interested, there are ample opportunities for you to connect with our community and customers including meetups, conferences, developer summits and sale engagements.

You Have

  • Ability to work with a “security mindset” including adversarial thinking, threat modelling, and defense in depth.
  • Extensive experience analyzing application and infrastructure telemetry (application logs, network flow logs, audit logs, metrics, core dumps, etc.) for indicators of compromise.
  • Extensive experience helping to secure real-world, production systems.
  • Solid numerical programming skills
  • A drive to get things done in a highly collaborative, agile development environment.
  • BS in CS or related / similar degree (equivalent experience may suffice).

Nice to Have

  • Experience applying machine learning to adversarial threat detection problems
  • Experience with container-based clusters like Kubernetes, Docker, or Mesos
  • Experience securing applications in public clouds like AWS, Azure, or GCE
  • Experience in an early-stage startup
  • Experience contributing to open source projects

Why Join Us

With offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Vancouver (Canada), Cork (Ireland), and London (England), we have a thriving team of diverse individuals from all over the world. We believe in a collaborative, flexible work environment based on respect for, and commitment from, every employee. We also offer a competitive compensation package along with full health, vision, and dental benefits. These benefits, coupled with an amazing team of individuals who believe in our mission and value openness, collaboration, and teamwork, make Tigera an awesome place to work.

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