Senior Threat Detection Research Engineer

IronNet Cybersecurity

McLean, VA, US / United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 01/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 8135 Maple Lawn Blvd, Fulton, MD, 20759

About IronNet Cybersecurity

IronNet Cybersecurity is a company that provides cybersecurity solutions. It offers IronDefense, a network traffic analysis platform, and IronDome, a collective defense solution that links industry peers, third-party suppliers, and other stakeholders into a collective defense infrastructure. The company serves energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, government, defense, and other sectors.

Job Description

IronNet’s mission is simple:  To deliver the power of collective cybersecurity to defend companies, sectors, and nations.  For decades, companies have been defending against cyber attacks on their own while adversaries have been organizing themselves into sophisticated hacker networks … until now, with IronNet Collective Defense.  In 2014, General (Ret) Keith Alexander, former Commander U.S. Cyber Command, launched IronNet to strengthen cybersecurity defense against highly sophisticated adversaries, across all borders and sectors.   

In response to cyber adversaries who increasingly collaborate for collective offense, leading organizations in our critical infrastructure are using collective defense strategies and solutions to meet these powerful and ever-changing threats.  We believe that collective defense is our collective responsibility and we are leading the charge.

The Opportunity

IronNet’s Detection Research Team is responsible for delivering products that will improve the detection capabilities of IronDefense and inform internal teams, customers, and the public about threats in the current landscape. A detection research engineer focuses on building and improving our data collection platforms, analyzing data, and transforming the data into useful information.  The information collected and analyzed will be used to improve the IronDefense platform.

We are looking for a senior level Detection Threat Research Engineer with focus on network-based data, behavioral detection, and some experience with cloud-based logging and other log analysis to join the team. 

To be successful in this role, you must be able to . . .

  • Collect, process, curate and enrich data for use by researchers and data scientists, on an ongoing basis
  • Develop and maintain new and existing data sources relevant to threat detection and false positive mitigation
  • Develop and maintain data enrichment pipelines and the process used to curate and validate collected data
  • Develop and maintain data collection components of the team’s infrastructure and the tools used to aggregate the collected data
  • Develop signature and heuristic-based detection rules to aid behavioral and outlier analytics
  • Work with data scientists and data engineers to extract information from collected data
  • Share knowledge and assist others in understanding technical topics

You may be the person we need if your background aligns with the following . . .

  • Have experience building tools to perform data collection, parsing, and analysis from a variety of data sources
  • Experience with data analysis tools
  • Can understand and identify common attack vectors
  • Can understand network protocols and common ways they are employed in attacks
  • Have hands-on programming/scripting experience and the ability and willingness to learn new languages as needed
  • Have extensive and deep experience in incident response, intrusion analysis, threat intelligence or a role performing the majority of the responsibilities listed above
  • Possess strong analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills

Personal Profile:

  • Passion for championing projects from concept to delivery to customer
  • Competitive spirit; willingness and ability to “sell” your solution during collaborative team discussions
  • Desire to be the best and prove it every day
  • Eagerness to learn and improve your own skills and to make those around you better
  • Highly attentive to detail and a focus on improving the code base and quality of our tests
  • Commitment and aptitude to proactively find solutions to ambiguous opportunities
  • Bring a unique skill set or elevate the results of the teams you are a part of

Recognition & Awards

IronNet is recognized as a representative vendor inGartner’s “Market Guide for Network Detection and Response (NDR)”, and Forrester recently named IronNet a representative vendor in its “Now Tech: Network Analytic and Visibility, Q2, 2020” research. 

Recent Awards: 
CRN Emerging Vendors
Fortress Cyber Security
Hot 150 Cybersecurity Companies
Fortress Cyber Security
EMA Vendor To Watch
CRN Security100

More About IronNet:

IronNet delivers unmatched collective cyber threat detection for enterprise on-premise, cloud, and hybrid networks.  We do this through the application of advanced behavioral analytics, AI, and machine learning techniques.  Our team combines the tradecraft knowledge of the best offensive and defensive cyber operators in the world with world-class mathematicians and data scientists to engineer solutions that empower companies to defend against advanced threats.

Our founder and Co-CEO, General (Ret) Keith Alexander, is a recognized cybersecurity innovator and a frequent speaker about current cyberthreats and effective defenses. We have a leadership team with deep government and commercial cyber experience, and the company is advised by a board of esteemed security and venture investment professionals, including Jan Tighe Retired Vice Admiral, Former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director, Naval Intelligence, US Navy; and Jack Keane Chairman, Institute for the Study of War, Retired Four-Star General, Former Vice Chief of Staff, US Army.

Benefits of Working at IronNet:

IronNet strives to provide and takes pride in being able to offer comprehensive, essential and affordable benefits for our employees and their families.  We offer an unlimited PTO plan, 401(k) match as well as Medical, Dental, Vision, and Disability Insurance.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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