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TS/SCI Senior Security Researcher - Secureworks - Washington, D.C.

  • Dell
  • $102,915.00 - 182,400.00 / Year *
  • Washington, DC 20044
  • Full-Time
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**TS/SCI Senior Security Researcher - Secureworks**



**CTU - Threat Intelligence**



Secureworks (SCWX-NASDAQ) is a global leader in intelligence-driven information security solutions. We help organizations confidently pursue business goals in a digitally-connected world.Consistently recognized by industry analysts and readers' polls, we are one of the best in the world at understanding and anticipating threat behavior. We see 250 billion events every day across 4400 clients in more than 55 countries, and our solutions work across all the layers of a client's security environment, including 330 different vendor technologies. Join a talented, dedicated, and diverse team of researchers, analysts, engineers, consultants and business professionals who are focused 100% on protecting our clients from cyber threats. We seek out the brightest minds and empower our teams with the tools and support they need to fight the bad guys and maintain our company's leadership in the cyber security industry.



Uniquely positioned to adapt as the industry evolves, we are also proud to be part of the Dell Technologies family. 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 Overview**



The successful candidate must be a strong leader in the security field with proven technical skills and experience researching, responding to and defending against advanced threat actors. As a member of a highly trained security research team - The Counter Threat Unit (CTU?) - the person will provide senior technical leadership for client-focused projects, generate high-confidence threat intelligence and tailor additional research for insights and contextual intelligence relevant to threats of specific interest to our client. They will also assist in the ingestion, sanitization, and optimization of the Secureworks Threat Intelligence feeds, products and services on behalf of the client. In addition, they will coordinate reach back access to Secureworks CTU tools and researchers for enrichment regarding relevant threats, vulnerabilities and advisories. The candidate must hold an active Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance.



**Role Responsibilities:**



+ Interact with customers to understand specific threat context for focused threat research

+ Identify and lead performance of proactive all-source research to identify and characterize new threats, vulnerabilities, and risks to customer security context

+ Use threat research to develop actionable intelligence to drive customer protection to include producing analysis to inform countermeasure development

+ Perform in-depth malware analysis, including reverse engineering

+ Influence client security through publication and presentation of new and novel security research

+ Provide timely support for advanced malware analysis and reverse engineering escalations

+ Participate in advanced incident response and targeted threat hunting engagements

+ Provide input into strategic direction of organization and services in areas without precedent

+ Provide expert advice to security researchers and customers on security strategy, policies, and procedures



**Requirements**



+ Must hold an active US DOD TS/SCI clearance

+ Experience researching, responding to and defending against advanced threat actors

+ Intimate technical understanding of sophisticated malware, with an emphasis on state-sponsored threat actors

+ Experience with a variety of security-related contexts, including secure coding practices, vulnerability analysis, IDS/IPS, cloud computing, virtualization, mobile security, incident response, digital forensics, malware analysis, threat research, or intelligence analysis

+ Experience analyzing malicious code to include reverse engineering

+ Experience working incident response situations

+ Demonstrated track record of identifying and pursuing strategic and complex areas of security research in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, to include defining appropriate policies, practices, and countermeasures

+ Demonstrated ability to participate in private information sharing and analysis programs limited to vetted and trusted members

+ Courage and willingness to challenge conventional wisdom

+ Unimpeachable personal and professional integrity

+ Strong technical communication skills, both written and verbal

+ Effective time management and organizational skills

+ Team player with the ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

+ Investigative and analytical problem-solving skills

+ Inherent passion for information security and service excellence

+ Travel when required



**Preferences**



+ Performing vulnerability and exploit research and analysis

+ Experience with forensic analysis including disk, memory and network forensics

+ Strong understanding of computer architecture and operating systems concepts

+ Thorough knowledge of information security components, principles, practices, and procedures

+ Thorough understanding of computer network exploitation (CNE) and computer network defense (CND) concepts

+ Experience with scripting-level programming in at least two of Perl, Python, PHP, JavaScript, and/or shell programming

+ Undergraduate degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or other applicable field plus 10 years of relevant experience; or

+ Graduate degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or other applicable field plus 8 years of relevant experience; or

+ 10+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.



**Location**



Washington, D.C. USA



**_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_ _._
Associated topics: sci, security clearance, security investigation, sensitive compartmented information, single scope background investigation, ssbi, top secret sci, ts sci


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.