Principal Threat Research

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We are ExtraHop. We're on a mission to provide security teams with the intelligence they need to confront and stop advanced threats like supply chain attacks, zero day exploits, and ransomware attacks. Cyber attackers still have the advantage. We’re taking it back with creativity, intellectual curiosity, and a sense of humor. Are you ready to help us reclaim the upper hand?

The ExtraHop platform is a novel approach to processing vast amounts of wire data in real-time. Want to lead a collaborative team that builds solutions which provide deep performance insights, behavioral security analyses, and drive business analytics? Keep reading.

Do you like securing complex networks? ExtraHop Networks is seeking an expert in networking and attack tools to lead a team researching security threats. We collect massive amounts of network data and are looking for novel, effective ways to detect malware on the wire. We are seeking a leader who can lead a diverse group of engineers who research malware; how it operates on the network and specific behaviors. You must have an understanding of the attack lifecycle, but a deep desire to be a white hat and stop attackers before they can do damage.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • ExtraHop Networks is seeking a visionary in networking and security to enhance ExtraHop’s Threat Research team. We collect massive amounts of network data and are looking for effective ways to detect malware on the wire. We are seeking an experienced influencer with a deep understanding of network-based malware actors; their techniques and how they apply them.

    You must also have a passion for helping others understand the complexities of modern network security.

    Responsibilities:

    • A deep understanding of how attack tools are used in networks.
    • Ability to categorize specific network behavior of malware
    • Work with a collaborative, dedicated, and seasoned team of engineers
    • Understand network protocols
    • Spread your security subject matter expertise through the organization

    Requirements:

    • At least 5-7 years of experience in network security
    • At least 2-3 years experience in malware threat analysis
    • A deep understanding of network protocols
    • Experience with malware and threat research
    • BSEE or BSCS or higher
    • Permission to work in the US

    Desirable Experience:

    • Experience with scripting languages 
    • Experience with customers; understanding their security needs and inventing solutions that solve their problems
    • Low-level understanding of ethernet, TCP/IP, and the OSI model
    • Previous experience as a team lead
    • Experience with Software dev lifecycle security

ABOUT EXTRAHOP 

Cyberattackers have the advantage. ExtraHop is on a mission to help you take it back with security that can’t be undermined, outsmarted, or compromised. Our dynamic cyber defense platform, Reveal(x) 360, helps organizations detect and respond to advanced threats––before they compromise business operations. We apply cloud-scale AI to petabytes of traffic per day, performing line-rate decryption and behavioral analysis across all infrastructure, workloads, and data-in-flight. With complete visibility from ExtraHop, enterprises can detect malicious behavior, hunt advanced threats, and forensically investigate any incident with confidence.

ExtraHop is recognized by leading organizations for both its innovation in the market and its commitment to building a world-class team. In 2020, we’ve already been named a “Best Place to Work” by Inc., Computerworld, BuiltIn Seattle and Seattle Business Magazine, and we’ve been named to Wealthfront’s Career-Launching Companies list for the last four years. Forbes named ExtraHop to its 2020 AI 50 List, as well as the list of “20 Best Cybersecurity Startups to Watch.” In 2019 and 2020, JMP Securities put ExtraHop on its Elite 80 List as one of the most strategically positioned private companies in the cybersecurity industry. SC Media has named ExtraHop an Industry Innovator for enterprise network detection and response for the past two years.

We offer compelling benefits* to our employees, including:

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Holidays + Paid Volunteer Time 
  • FSA and Dependent Care Accounts + EAP where applicable
  • Educational Reimbursement 
  • 401k or Pension where applicable
  • Pet Insurance (US only)

*Benefits outside of the US vary by region.

We are intentional about our culture, diversity, and inclusion, and we welcome everyone to come ready to participate in contributing to this truly unique environment. At ExtraHop, we believe that the best products, services, and companies are built by strong teams that include a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, ideas, and experiences. We are committed to supporting and enabling growth and opportunity for every employee at every level. This is the foundation of our success. 

We are equally committed to equal employment opportunity, and it is foundational to how we recruit and hire our talented team. Employment is determined based upon capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identification and expression, marital status, military status or status as an honorably discharge/veteran, pregnancy (including potential pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, and childbearing), sexual orientation, age (40 and over), national origin, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, physical, mental, or sensory disability , HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C status, genetic information, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other protected class as established by law.

Our people are our most important competitive advantage, leading the charge against nation-states, cyber criminals, and insider threats. Ready to join us?   

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What are ExtraHop Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Get paid to volunteer! ExtraHop introduced 24 hours of paid VTO or Volunteering Time Off this year. So far the greatest recipient of volunteer hours is a non-profit focused on food insecurity.
Partners with Nonprofits
ExtraHop has partnered with IGNITE and The Mona Bailey Institute for years.
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Education, a pillar of our DEI Framework, includes a 2-part series on unconscious bias and inclusivity. As part of the program, we crowdsourced formal inclusive meeting norms from ExtraHoppers.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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