Threat Hunting ResearchEngineer- Secureworks- US Remote

Dell Technologies

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted October 20, 2021.

Threat Hunting Researcher
– Secureworks

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Secureworks® (NASDAQ: SCWX) a global cybersecurity leader, enables our customers and partners to outpace and outmaneuver adversaries with more precision, so they can rapidly adapt and respond to market forces to meet their business needs.

With a unique combination of cloud-native, SaaS security platform and intelligence-driven security solutions, informed by 20+ years of threat intelligence and research, no other security platform is grounded and informed with this much real-world experience.

We enjoy competitive compensation and benefits packages, and reward and recognize our employees for exceptional results.

A constant focus on continued learning and growth keeps our team members engaged and excited about “what’s next.” We offer flexible work options when available and emphasize the importance of work-life balance.

We know that when our people are rewarded, recognized, and rejuvenated, we win as a team.

Role Responsibilities

The Counter Threat Unit Special Operations (CTU-SO) is a division within Secureworks that provides the company with global threat hunting for customers, threat analysis, detection development, and research in the ever-changing adversarial landscape.

Within CTU-SO, the Threat Hunting team assists researchers and analysts by prototyping and developing hunting capabilities, maintaining code repositories, and leading threat hunting initiatives at Secureworks.

CTU-SO’s goal is to empower the Secureworks organization to threat hunt more effectively and efficiently for our customers.

  • Collaborate with a small, focused team of researchers creating, modifying, and updating threat hunting tools.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of various tools.

    Primary technologies used include Python, Jupyter Notebooks, Gitlab, etc.

  • Be a resource to teammates in the CTU-SO group and to other researchers in the CTU.
  • Connect with peers in other Secureworks groups to specify requirements for disseminating threat hunting throughout the CTU and company.

Role Overview

In this mission critical role, you will be working with a World Class Research Solutions Team to build and enhance Secureworks ability to perform threat hunt ing to better protect our customers .

This is a challenging and fast-paced environment, as the threat landscape and our internal customer’s need s change to keep up with and stay ahead of global threat actors.

The primary direct ive that drives everything we do is to “Protect our Customers”!

For this team, that means making our analysts successful and keeping them as efficient as possible.

Your role is critical to this purpose and is the thread that brings everything our team does together into a single, unifying goal for the teams we serve.

W e support a variety of diverse platforms deployed in cloud-nati ve and hybrid environments.

Potential candidates should possess a diverse skillset of tools and technologies .

Your focus will be to bring the right mix together and help enable the systems that Secureworks analysts depend on as part of their daily workflows.

The role also requires a candidate that is self-motivated, results oriented , and can act independently to work with relevant subject matter experts across the research team to ensure we are delivering the right solution in a timely fashion.

The candidate must inherently understand the ongoing need for proactive communications with his/her team , collaborators, and stakeholders to maintain the delivery cadence and quality of their development efforts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a small, focused team of researchers creating, modifying, and updating threat hunting tools.
  • Focus on threat hunting across Secureworks global customer base concentrating on statistical anomaly detection leading to machine learning detections.
  • Develop, modify, improve upon Secureworks repository of threat hunting notebooks.
  • Work with Secureworks analysts to understand their needs and address a changing threat landscape.
  • Collaborate with a geographically distributed team to deliver solutions based on business priorities.
  • Work within CTU and overall Secureworks organization to improve threat hunting delivery quality and support ongoing improvements to Taegis platform.
  • Act in a mentoring role to team members.

Minimum Requirements

  • 8+ years working as a security analyst in a professional setting.
  • 5+ years’ development experience in Python, Jupyter Notebook, and Gitlab.
  • 3+ years as a dedicated Threat Hunter in a professional setting.
  • 2+ years of development experience in cloud services, preferably Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Programming and scripting experience in PowerShell and Bash.
  • Demonstrated experience with software development methodologies.
  • Experience conducting incident response investigations and threat hunting, with emphasis in cloud environments.

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills .
  • Experience with popular Python data science packages such as Numpy, Pandas and Matplotlib .
  • Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes, and Containers.
  • Previous use of Apache Spark and PySpark.
  • Understanding of cybersecurity concepts , threat hunting , incident re sponse, and computer f orensics .


Secureworks (A Dell Technologies Company) is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

All employment decisions at Secureworks are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Secureworks will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Secureworks here .

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