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Senior Security Engineer, Incident Response Team (APAC)



Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2023

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An overview of this role

You will build and maintain the tools we use to detect and respond to emerging threats in efficient and scalable ways, respond to security incidents and drive them to resolution, and develop and deploy preventative security measures for the GitLab organization and Successful Security Engineers thrive in high-pressure environments, remain calm, follow prepared runbooks and think critically. Security Engineers can think like both an attacker and defender, engage with and mentor more junior Security Engineers, and can help come up with proactive and preventative security measures to keep GitLab and its user’s data safe in an ever-changing threat landscape.

Find out more about the SIRT team here:

What you’ll do

  • Participate in the Security Incident Response Team on-call rotation
  • Detect and independently respond to security incidents across the organization or
  • Provide subject matter expertise in incident response related tooling
  • Conduct proactive threat hunting based on threat intel
  • Perform forensic analysis of infected hosts independently
  • Analyze network traffic and identify attacker activity
  • Create high value, efficient detection and response capabilities, and fine-tune existing alerts
  • Resolve automation gaps and create efficient, automated processes
  • Mentor other members of the Security Incident Response Team
  • Create simple documentation such as runbooks and procedures
  • Build and maintain scalable log ingestion and analytics platforms and tooling, leveraging AI
  • Perform root cause analysis (RCA), lessons-learned and incident reviews

What you’ll bring

  • A passion for AI (Artificial Intelligence) thought leadership, with goals to implement it in all parts of security incident response
  • Proficiency in incident response processes, and aptitude for leading incidents independently
  • Proficiency in proactive hunting based on threat intelligence
  • Experience conducting forensic analysis of infected hosts (with a focus on cloud forensics)
  • Experience with SIEM tools, such as Splunk or Devo
  • Programming knowledge and ability to automate manual processes using code in a widely used programming language, like Python
  • Proficiency with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and/or AWS

About the team

SIRT is a globally distributed team of engineers split across 3 core regions; AMER, APAC and EMEA and is at the forefront of security events that impact both and GitLab. We are both reactive and proactive, leading security investigations, incident response support and response resolution, through to cyber threat analysis and detection and response engineering. Even though we’re a global team, we work together in a cross-regional manner and have automation and processes to facilitate collaboration when resolving incidents, handovers, and general collaboration for project work as well.

How GitLab will support you

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you're excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.

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