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Senior Threat Detection Engineer

Security Engineer, Engineering
San Francisco, California |
Seattle, Washington

We are seeking a Senior Threat Detection Engineer with technical depth, security intuition, and ambitious spirit to join our Threat Defense & Response team! You'll collaborate with cross-functional teams to build innovative detection strategies and help develop a best-in-class threat detection program. You will help build a larger external threat detection community benefiting security defenders small and large globally.

About the Team:

The Threat Detection team translates our understanding of threats into detection logic to find badness at scale. Our mission is to detect malicious activity early enough for Uber to mitigate before significant business impact, reducing time to detect. We defend against threats to Uber's services, infrastructure, and millions of users worldwide.

What the Candidate Will Do

  • Use big data and real-time streaming technologies to build and refine threat detections.
  • Build mechanisms that combine multiple detection signals to create higher fidelity threat detections.
  • Build and use data platforms and systems to enrich and enhance detection fidelity as well as drive for automated containment.
  • Support the Security Response and Investigation team in high impacting events.
  • Work cross functionally to perform proactive Threat Hunting and Purple Teaming.

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years experience in a threat detection, threat hunting or intrusion analyst role
  • In-depth knowledge of security logging for Linux, macOS, or Windows
  • Experience building detection logic using security logs to detect malicious activity with high fidelity across a broad set of detection use cases.
  • In-depth knowledge of adversary capabilities, infrastructure, and techniques.
  • Experience with tools and techniques for analyzing large security datasets
  • Experience with at least one programming or scripting language (e.g., Python, Go, Java)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Elastic Stack as a security platform
  • Experience with Phantom SOAR

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We tackle big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 10,000 cities around the world.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 10,000 cities around the world.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.


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