Lead Threat Detection Engineer-1 at PayPal (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.

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Job Description Summary:
Job Description Summary:
The Lead Cybersecurity Engineer will be a part of the threat engineering team, a global technical team that provides support on advanced solutions for security controls, tooling, detections, automation, monitoring, purple teaming, research, and alerting in alignment with the MITRE ATT&CK Framework.

Job Description:

Job Description: We are looking for a Lead Cybersecurity Engineer to join our threat engineering team. In this IC (Individual Contributor) role, you will support and develop on-prem and cloud (Azure, AWS, GCP) defensive tools and procedures to optimize threat mitigation and increase PayPal's security posture. The primary day-to-day responsibilities include designing solutions to improve the overall security posture for incident response operations, cybersecurity analysts, and threat hunters across the global business. Key Responsibilities:
  • Leading the engineering, implementation, and maintenance of security tools, solutions, and processes to ensure an appropriate level of security posture.
  • Lead and manage the security policies of top-of-the-line security tools (EDR, UBA, Cloud, and SIEM).
  • Develop detection rules across various platforms and Business Units to improve our overall detection capabilities.
  • Create automated processes and workflows to improve PayPal's security posture and SLA (Service Level Agreements) adherence.
  • Perform end-to-end threat hunting cycle, including Purple Team exercises.
  • Provide situational awareness on the current threat landscape and the techniques, tactics, and procedures associated with specific threats
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the globe to impact and drive results.

  • 7+ years of experience in Cybersecurity, ideally with previous a Security Operation Center (SOC) Analyst.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in information security technology or equivalent work experience and/or Security certifications.
  • Knowledge of standard web technologies, enterprise, and network architecture.
  • Experience with Splunk Enterprise Security, building detections, advanced querying, and dashboarding.
  • Experience with Security Orchestration, Automation and Response Tools (SOAR).
  • Experience with Kusto Query Language (KQL) or other Database query languages is an advantage.
  • Strong technical experience and familiarity with various techniques of cyber-attacks, MITRE ATT&CK framework, Purple Team concepts, incident response, and threat hunting modeling.
  • Working experience within a Security Operations Center environment, improving SOC processes and workflows related to security operations.
  • Java scripting or python programming is an advantage but not required.
  • Deep understanding of tools and processes used in security incident detection and handling.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and multicultural environment, with a collaborative and positive/professional persona.
  • Highly motivated, results-focused, innovative, curious, and a continuous learner.


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Our Benefits:
At PayPal, we're committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can't do this without our most important asset-you. That's why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.
We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit https://www.paypalbenefits.com

Who We Are:
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PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit paypal.com.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected]

As part of PayPal's commitment to employees' health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.
More Information on PayPal
PayPal operates in the Payments industry. The company is located in San Jose, CA. PayPal was founded in 1998. It has 34450 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 102 open jobs at PayPal, click here.
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