Senior Data Science Engineer in Test

Remote USA, Hanover MD, Austin TX, Los Angeles CA, Portland OR, Seattle WA, Denver CO, Minneapolis MN, Orlando FL, Canada, Autstralia

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Do you enjoy data analysis? Do you love spotting trends and patterns in analytics that no one else can?   Are you technical, but articulate, and excited about sharing your findings? Would you like to know that your work is contributing to a greater mission with global impact?  How would you like to do this from the comfort of your own home? Dragos has an opportunity for a Senior Data Science Engineer in Test to join our growing team of talented Engineers making great contributions to our mission of Safeguarding Civilization!  As a Senior Data Engineer in Test, you will be working with cutting-edge open source and proprietary IDS tools to analyze, validate, and ensure our platform stays several steps ahead of the bad guys. You will be seen as the subject matter expertise in analyzing packet capture (PCAP) data to ensure our platform is catching the data it should, resulting in the analytics we need.  You will be responsible for the design and execution of tests that simulate real-world customer scenarios, as well as potential worst case scenarios, and come out of it with data and a path forward driven by that data.  In addition, as part of a larger (and growing) quality organization, you will be responsible for helping us drive not just quality, but also product feature improvements.  Our headquarters is in Hanover, MD and you have the flexibility of working from home or out of our office. Must be able to work in US, Canada or Australia without current or future sponsorship.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Data Engineering Devs on ensuring platform microservices function together as planned
  • Coordinate with Performance Test on providing real world and simulated data to ensure analytics that are not just accurate, but also performant
  • Perform PCAP capture and analysis using WireShark or similar tools
  • Deploy and validate Dragos platform and ensure data flow and integrity throughout. Document and suggest improvements for areas of deficiency
  • Communicate status of data analytics from a platform and threat triggering/notification perspective to stakeholders, both technical and non
  • Act as a POC to other members of the test team, and collaborate daily on a team looking to build the best ICS/OT platform in the industry

Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience in networking, network security or engineering/QA of a network traffic inspection platform
  • CCNA or higher (CCNP certification preferred) or knowledge-level equivalent
  • 2-3+ years of experience with TCP/IP traffic generation and analysis (T-Rex, IXIA Breaking Point, etc.)
  • Demonstrated expert-level experience working with packet capture (PCAP) data with Wireshark or similar tools
  • Demonstrated ability to craft traffic with Scapy (Python), Packet-Fu (Ruby) or Gopkt (Golang)
  • Experience with IDS/IPS deployment, configuration, and rule authoring for Snort, Zeek/Bro, or Suricata
  • Experience with one or more System Security and Event Monitoring (SIEM) products or equivalent (ELK, Splunk, QRadar, etc.)
  • Experience testing indicator and behavior based detections.
  • Experience triaging bugs in large microservice architected codebases
  • Strongly Prefer: Previous Cyber Security experience

Performance Objectives

  • 30 days: Have a basic understanding of Dragos’s platform, dependencies, and knowledge of how the Quality Practice works at Dragos
  • 90 days: Be able to autonomously conduct continued data analysis and provide input and suggestions on test and platform
  • 180 days: Proactively sends reports to interested parties and able to answer questions from a technical and nontechnical standpoint
  • 365 days: Seen as SME in Content, proactively finding areas in platform for driving and improving overall detection quality, working with Product on Engineering to evaluate and incorporate these changes.
Our mission at Dragos is to protect the world’s most critical infrastructure from adversaries who wish to do it harm. We help defend industrial organizations that provide us with the tenets of modern civilization: running water, functioning electricity, and safe industrial working environments. We are practitioners who have lived through and solved real security challenges. Our team members have responded to incidents including the Ukraine 2015 power grid attack, analyzed the CRASHOVERRIDE malware responsible for the Ukraine 2016 electric grid attack, analyzed the TRISIS malware responsible for the petrochemical facility attack in 2017, built and led the National Security Agency mission to identify nation-states breaking into ICS, and performed assessments on hundreds of assets around the world. We offer competitive salaries, equity, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, 401K and life insurance. Dragos is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce. Come join us!
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