Red Canary is hiring a
Senior Detection Engineer in Worldwide

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Senior Detection Engineer
🏢 Red Canary
💵 $115k-$121k
📅 Posted on Jul 11, 2024


The job is for a Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) member at Red Canary who will analyze telemetry and logs to uncover threats, improve workflow through orchestration & automation, provide mentorship, leverage previous SOC experience, actively engage with the team to challenge the status quo, and help lead projects to improve quality of life for both customers and the CIRT. The role requires analysis experience in one or more functional areas, proven experience with automation, strong written communication skills, analytical thought-process, open-source intelligence research skills, familiarity with backend data structures, query languages, and various security platforms, and experience creating/tuning detectors/rules using commonly known tools.


  • Analysis experience and proficiency in one or more of the following functional areas: Endpoint (MDR), Cloud/SaaS, Identity, Email, SIEM
  • Proven experience with automation and orchestration to effectively handle an extreme volume of telemetry and logs in a timely and efficient manner
  • Strong written communication skills, and abilities to work in a team-centric environment
  • Strong analytical thought-process and critical thinking skills to translate disparate activity into the realm of threat analysis
  • Open-source intelligence research skills used in a fast-paced operational environment, and the ability to apply those findings within the analytical workflow to identify threats
  • Experience leveraging Mitre ATT&CK framework, and familiarity with other alternative attack frameworks and threat models
  • Familiarity with backend data structures used for security analysis (JSON, YAML, etc.)
  • Experience using query languages and understanding syntax across EDR or other security platforms (SQL, K, Lucene, etc.)
  • Experience creating and tuning detectors/rules using commonly known tools such as YARA, SIGMA, Snort, Splunk, Elastic, etc


  • Use Red Canary’s detection platform to analyze EDR telemetry, alerts, and log sources across several detection domains (Endpoint, Identity, SIEM, Cloud/SaaS, etc.) to uncover threats and tell the story of what occurred in a customer environment
  • Publish threats for customers using concisely-written communication while effectively conveying key and important indicators
  • Detector Development: Research coverage opportunities then create new detectors, and tune existing ones
  • Improve the CIRT workflow through orchestration & automation
  • Provide mentorship to your peers and communicate effectively with others for efficient cross-team collaboration
  • Leverage previous SOC experience to enhance the CIRT’s knowledge-base and expertise
  • Actively engage with the CIRT team to challenge the status quo for detecting adversarial behavior
  • Help lead projects to improve the quality of life for both the customer and the CIRT

Preferred Qualifications

  • You enjoy impacting the Infosec community through writing blogs, participating in webinars, and presenting at conference talks
  • Experience using version control software for the deployment of detectors, rules, or other automations (GitHub, CircleCi, etc)
  • Previous Red Team experience


  • 100% Paid Premiums: Red Canary offers a 100% paid plan option for medical, dental and vision for you and your dependents. No waiting period
  • Health & Wellness - Access to mental health services, Employee Assistance Program and additional programs to incentivize healthy habits
  • Fertility Benefits: All new hires are eligible for benefits as of their first day
  • Flexible Time Off: Take the time you need to recharge including vacation, sick, bereavement, jury duty, and holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave- Full base pay to bond/care for your new child
  • Pre-Tax Plans - Red Canary offers a variety of plans to fit you and your dependent specific needs including FSA, HRA and HSA, with employer funding to offset out of pocket health care expenses
  • Flexible Work Environment- With 60% remote workforce, Canaries can work virtually from almost anywhere in the US
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