• Junior Security Detections Engineer - Ottawa, ON or US-Remote

    Job Location US-REM-Offsite
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/29/2018 8:38 AM)
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    Employee Type
    R- Regular
    Full Time / Part Time
    Full Time
    Threat Experts
  • Overview

    Trend Micro: Securing Your Connected World

    Trend Micro, the world’s largest independent security software company, strives to make the world a safer place by protecting digital information. Our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and security that fits an evolving ecosystem. Our solutions are supported by over 5000 employees in over 50 countries and powered by the world’s most advanced cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™.


    Location: Ottawa, ON or US-Remote


    Discover Trend … Since 1988, Trend Micro has been an internet security pioneer tackling an expanding threat landscape. When you join Trend, you join a unique global family with more than 25 years of history, marked by an entrepreneurial spirit and vision that has assured our products are always on the cutting edge in a very competitive field.  Here in Ottawa, the company has a growing office, a great culture and a willingness to give back to our community.


    Your role:  At Trend we are continuing to integrate multiple data sources into searchable repositories to help combat cybersecurity threats at all levels.   Your job at Trend will be focused on building advanced and innovative detection mechanisms for attacker techniques tactics and procedures (TTPs), developing systems to automate orchestration and remediation, building threat triage workflows, converting network and system forensics into detections, and malware behavioral analysis. We are looking for a motivated Jr. Security Engineer to help us develop and deploy solutions at cloud scale as part of Trend’s next generation security portfolio.


    As a Jr. Security & Detections Engineer you will …

    • Work with the Data Science team to transform attacker TTPs into viable, low false-positive behavioral and signature detections
    • Research, discover, and implement new and innovative ways to detect internal/external threats
    • Conduct Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)
    • Work on methods to acquire, refine, and integrate Threat Intelligence
    • Contribute to writing behavioral and pattern-based detections
    • Run a lab environment, conduct testing, analyze security data, and validate detections
    • Work with the development teams to design and support our security products and platforms

    As a Security & Detections Engineer you have …

    • 2+ years of hands on analytical experience in a SOC/CIRT
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of security and IT infrastructure logs
    • Understanding of platforms used for incident response (SIEM, IPS, Forensics, etc.)
    • Experience with Python, NoSQL databases, APIs
    • Experience with general purpose SOC/CIRT tools (APIs, Linux, sandboxes, labs, etc.)
    • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to learn quickly
    • Some experience conducting Root Cause Analysis through forensics/logs
    • Education: Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related degree (or equivalent experience in SOC/CIRT)

    Skills that would set you apart from other applicants …

    • Threat Intelligence Experience
    • Threat Hunting experience
    • Strong self-motivation, passion, and ability to work independently
    • Custom tool development
    • Familiarity with Data Science

    Flexible Work Locations

    This role is based in Ottawa, Canada, although work from home is an option for US or Canadian-based employees.


    A Great Place to Work @ Trend Micro Ottawa

    The R&D teams at Trend comprised of highly effective small teams that take ownership for various areas of our product and services. The teams work hard innovating to make the best software imaginable. The atmosphere is relaxed, fun, and we strongly value work/life balance and continued learning … some things about us:

    • Collaborative workspaces with unique and spacious lounge areas
    • Flexible hours
    • Regular Hack Days!
    • Opportunities to pursue training, industry events and conferences
    • Opportunities to attend Ottawa Events at the Canadian Tire Center Corporate Box
    • Global company, global opportunities
    • Frequent team activities, project celebrations, and knowledge sharing
    • Foosball, ping pong, etc.
    • Regular pizza lunches
    • Free coffee and tea
    • Cheap snacks and sodas

    Trend Micro welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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