Senior macOS Detection Engineer / Malware Researcher



Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

About Us:

SentinelOne is defining the future of cybersecurity through our XDR platform that automatically prevents, detects, and responds to threats in real-time. Singularity XDR ingests data and leverages our patented AI models to deliver autonomous protection. With SentinelOne, organizations gain full transparency into everything happening across the network at machine speed – to defeat every attack, at every stage of the threat lifecycle.

We are a values-driven team where names are known, results are rewarded, and friendships are formed. Trust, accountability, relentlessness, ingenuity, and OneSentinel define the pillars of our collaborative and unified global culture. We're looking for people that will drive team success and collaboration across SentinelOne. If you’re enthusiastic about innovative approaches to problem-solving, we would love to speak with you about joining our team!

What are we looking for?

We are continuously expanding the capabilities of SentinelOne, actively listening to customers and responding to their needs. We are looking for a macOS Detection Engineer / Malware Researcher who will be directly involved in our core technology and ensure we are always staying ahead of cybercriminals.

Candidates that are already eligible to work in the EU and are willing to relocate to CZ or SK are also encouraged to apply - and relocation support will be provided.

What will you do?

You will be part of the Detection organization and work on catching the most advanced threats - by researching malware and creating detection rules. You will work closely with Product, Support, Sales, R&D, and Quality Assurance to ensure any new issues are quickly addressed and then made a part of the ongoing releases.
You will be working directly on our macOS core technology in a role that will also involve responding to cyber incidents that occur in the field, root causing them, and issuing fixes. You will participate in the implementation and design decisions around improving agent detection architecture and new feature development.

What skills & knowledge should you bring?

  • Previous experience in Malware research on macOS is a must (or comparable in iOS and willing to switch to macOS)
  • Understanding of macOS user space and internals
  • Experience in systematically root-causing complex OS systems
  • Software development experience on macOS or iOS, solid understanding of Objective-C

We’d appreciate / You’d learn & gain experience with:

  • Developing OS drivers & extensions
  • Managing escalations or issues requiring highly coordinated efforts to identify service restoration
  • System performance analysis and mitigations
  • Cybersecurity experience or exposure to macOS endpoint security platforms and macOS Endpoint Security Framework
  • Experience with large-scale event processing systems
  • Having worked with more than one OS

Additional years of experience will be entertained and senior-level candidates are encouraged to apply!

Why us?

Because you will work on real-world problems with risks of millions of dollars (protecting against Ransomware and other threats) and make an impact by preventing our customers from appearing in global news after being attacked. You will be joining a technologically cutting-edge project and will be able to influence the architecture, design, and building of our core platform. You will meet extraordinary challenges and work with the very BEST in the industry.

On top of that we offer you

  • Flexible working hours, this is a remote role based within Italy; we provide IWG pass to major coworking chains
    • Optionally for those willing to relocate to the Czech Republic relocation assistance is available for any candidates that are already eligible to work in the EU

  • Generous employee stock plan in the form of RSUs (restricted stock units), not options; 4 years vesting with 1 year cliff and then quarterly, stock refresh yearly
  • Yearly bonus depending on the performance of the company, paid out in 2 installments
  • Global gender-neutral Parental Leave (16 weeks, beyond the leave provided by the local laws) & Grandparent Leave
  • Volunteering paid day off & Additional paid Company holidays off (e.g. 4 days in 2022)
  • Global Employee Assistance Program (confidential counseling related to both personal and work life matters)
  • Udemy Business platform for Hard/Soft skills Training & Support for your further educational activities/trainings
  • Above-standard referral bonus

& Aditional country-specific benefits to Italy

SentinelOne is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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