Detection Engineer

Vancouver, CA, V6C 1W6 Carmel, IN, US, 46032 Ottawa, CA, K1P 5J6

Sophos Labs

Remote North America

Job Purpose

Threats and actors are ever changing, which requires us as defenders to constantly be innovating detection and response strategies. The Sophos MTR team operates 24/7 to quickly detect and respond to threats which are targeting our customers.


The MTR team is constantly pushing the boundaries of threat detection and response strategies, which is why we are seeking to grow our team dedicated to this mission. This role will be instrumental to the MTR team being able to operate effectively through research, creation, and publishing new threat detection capabilities to support our customers.


Main Duties:

  • Build new detection capabilities based upon research, analysis of threat actor methodology, and testing of new attack techniques
  • Translate threat intelligence into actionable detection methods
  • Actively work with our threat operations and engineering team to enhance the processes that support the MTR team’s mission
  • Identify and automate repetitive or tedious tasks to optimize our threat detection workflow
  • Define and tune data sources to better identify and stop threat actor activity


Skills & Experience


  • Previous experience in one or more of the following:
    • Host or Network intrusion detection
    • Log Analysis
    • Incident Response
    • Threat Intelligence
  • Programming / Scripting experience (Python, Javascript, Ruby, etc.)
  • Experience with git and common continuous delivery processes
  • Offensive and defensive cyber experience
  • You value pragmatic and efficient results when solving problems


Equal Opportunities


Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. 

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At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.