Lead Detection Developer, MDR Core

Arctic Wolf

Arctic Wolf

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

Ready to further your career in the fast-paced, exciting world of cyber security?

Arctic Wolf, with its unicorn valuation, is the leader in security operations in an exciting and fast-growing industry—cybersecurity. We have won countless awards for our excellence in security operations and remain dedicated to providing an industry-leading customer and employee experience.

A Technical Lead - Detection Development has a clear history of successful contribution to professional detection development projects. They are driven, curious, and results oriented. They are able to manage competing priorities as they relate to improving existing our existing codebase of detections and constantly challenge the status quo. With additional experience and exposure to advanced detection development patterns and projects, they are capable of becoming a Principal within 2 years.

Basic Qualifications

  • 7 or more years of professional experience as a Detection Developer

  • Experience consists of projects contributing in either Python or YAML

  • OS Specific Telemetry (Windows Security/Sysmon logs, Linux)

  • Windows PowerShell Monitoring

  • SIEM Detections

  • EDR detections/signatures

  • Sigma and Yara Rules

  • Development of anomaly and behavioral based detections

  • Tuning and optimization of detections for all the above

  • Professional certifications in Security and/or Cloud are required (i.e. CISSP, GNFA, GCFA, GCFE, GREM).

  • Experience consists of leading a team of 3 or more Detection Developers while contributing code independently

  • Experience leading Agile development teams, preferably with formal Agile training

  • Preferably located in Canada or the U.S.

  • Nice to have: A clear history of technical influence (public conference talks, papers, etc)

  • Nice to have: A clear history of learning and skills development. Regularly helps detection developers develop their skills in a variety of ways.

  • Nice to have: B.Sc. in Computer Science

  • Nice to have: Located in the Eastern Time Zone

About the role

You’ll be working in our Integrations Team within the Integrations, Detection, & Response organization, responsible for ensuring robust scope, quality and scale of our detection base and presenting actionable detections to our Security Services teams and customers.

Some of your day-to-day responsibilities will be:

  • Developing and maintaining Python and YAML-based detections, software, and systems.

  • Research and develop expertise in the various threat surfaces and telemetry available for them

  • Propose coverage and efficacy improvements to the detection surface

  • Work with Product Management to ensure the scope of integrations provides the largest security benefit to our customers.

  • Work with team members to develop novel detections and continuously tune existing ones

  • Mentor teams that you directly support and cross-functional teams.

  • Build runbooks, reports and supporting material for detection surfaces

  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to gather requirements and implement detections.

  • Writing clean, efficient, and reusable code in Python.

  • Conducting code reviews and providing constructive feedback to ensure code quality and maintainability.

  • Debugging and fixing issues in existing Python codebases.

  • Optimizing application performance and ensuring scalability.

  • Participate in the full software development life cycle, building well-designed, testable, efficient, secure code.

  • Understand the product and how Security Services delivers the service.

  • Develop professional expertise, apply company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues. Determine a course of action based on guidelines, and modify processes and methods as required.

  • Continuously learning and adopting best practices for code quality, software development methodologies, and programming principles to enhance coding skills and stay updated with industry advancements.

We value a culture of sharing, so every team has the opportunity to share their work with the entire department during our monthly R&D Demos. Once a year we hold a department-wide Hackathon, teaming up across all R&D teams over four days to collaborate and build cool ideas outside the normal project scope. While innovation is the focus, some of these ideas do make it into our products.

About you

You’re a talented detection developer who loves building things and cares deeply about code quality and reliability while optimizing performance. You enjoy coordinating with distributed cross-functional teams. You are constantly adapting to emerging technologies, trends, and best practices. You will build productive internal/external working relationships to resolve mutual problems by collaborating on procedures or transactions, with a focus on providing standard professional advice and creating initial reports/analyses for review by experienced team professionals.

Here are some of the core technologies we use and teach across our detections teams:

  • Python

  • Sigma

  • Suricata

  • Wazuh

  • Kibana

  • Git

You are not required to be an expert in any of these, but you should be excited by the opportunity to learn new things and comfortable with coming up to speed quickly. Any experience with detection development or full-stack development frameworks and practices is relevant and transferrable.

Interview Process

The interview process is approximately as follows:

  • Phone pre-screening: A recruiter contacts you to briefly discuss your work history and provide an overview of Arctic Wolf. Approximately 30 minutes.

  • Face-to-face interviews: Several team members conduct three interviews to learn more about you and provide more information about your potential role and team. This interview will touch on past projects and your career goals. Approximately 1 hour total.

  • Technical assessment: A recruiter sends you a link to a straightforward technical assessment that is relevant to the role you are applying for. Approximately 1 hour.

  • Technical breadth interview: Meeting with some technical team members to evaluate the knowledge of our tech stack and experience in other associated, complementary, or substitute technologies. Be prepared to collaborate on a technical problem . Approximately 1.5 hours.

  • Technical depth interview: Meeting with some technical team members to review the technical assessment done. Be prepared to collaborate on a technical problem . Approximately 1.5 hours.

External influence and Training Role Objective

  • Be seen as a technical thought leader both internally and externally. Participate and lead internal knowledge sharing workshops, contribute to external publications, lead public events relevant to job role.

  • Attend training, seminars or webinars relevant to job role to enhance current knowledge base and skill set in order to improve job performance and efficiency. Attend at least one event a year. The training should not impact job/project deliverables.

Security Requirements

  • Conducts duties and responsibilities in accordance with AWN’s Information Security policies, standards, processes and controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of AWN business information.

  • Must pass a criminal background check and an employment verification as a condition of employment.

  • Be able to obtain either U.S. or Canadian Government Security Clearance.

About Arctic Wolf

At Arctic Wolf we’re cultivating a collaborative and productive work environment that welcomes a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and ideas to make our teams even stronger as we grow globally. We’ve been named one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world for 2022 (Fast Company)—and the 2nd Most Innovative Security Company. This is in addition to consecutive awards from Top Workplace USA (2021, 2022), Best Places to Work - USA (2021, 2022) and Great Place to Work - Canada (2021, 2022).

Our Values

Arctic Wolf recognizes that success comes from delighting our customers, so we work together to ensure that happens every day. We believe in diversity and inclusion, and truly value the unique qualities and unique perspectives all employees bring to the organization. And we appreciate that—by protecting people and organizations’ sensitive data and seeking to end cyber risk— we get to work in an industry that is fundamental to the greater good.

We celebrate unique perspectives by creating a platform for all voices to be heard through our Pack Unity program. We encourage all employees to join or create a new alliance. See more about our Pack Unity here.

We also believe and practice corporate responsibility, and have recently joined the Pledge 1% Movement, ensuring that we continue to give back to our community. We know that through our mission to End Cyber Risk we will continue to engage and give back to our communities.

All wolves receive compelling compensation and benefits packages, including:

  • Equity for all employees

  • Bonus or commission pay based on role

  • Flexible time off, paid volunteer days and paid parental leave

  • 401k/RRSP match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance

  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Agreement

  • Voluntary Legal Insurance

  • Training and career development programs

Arctic Wolf is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other basis forbidden under federal, provincial, or local law. Arctic Wolf is committed to fostering a welcoming, accessible, respectful, and inclusive environment ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. As such, we strive to make our entire employee experience as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for candidates and employees with disabilities and/or other specific needs where possible. Please let us know if you require any accommodations by emailing recruiting@arcticwolf.com.

Come join the Pack during this exciting time of rapid growth where every employee makes a difference and their contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Come join the Pack during this exciting time of rapid growth where every employee makes a difference and their contributions are recognized and rewarded.