ViaSat is in the business to connect the world. We are a global provider of satellite broadband and wireless services, infrastructure, and technology. We securely connect consumers, businesses, governments, and military to the internet — anywhere in the world including government and business executive jets. Our more than 4,000 global team members are dedicated to do what others in the industry view as impossible. We imagined and launched the world’s highest-capacity communications satellite and continue to set the standard in developing technologies that address the toughest challenges.
We think big, but we act intelligently and locally, and we’re not done…we’re just beginning.
We are building a world class cybersecurity organization to protect and defend a global network. As a member of our Carlsbad, CA based securityengineering team, the candidate will have the opportunity to work with the best and brightest security engineers and analysts in a collaborative environment where continuous learning is the norm. We have just starting building our threat hunting team so this is an opportunity to help define it as part of an agile SecDevOps process. There is no such thing as a secure system. Our philosophy is to operate as if we are in a continuous state of compromise. It will be your job to generate hypotheses and then to prove or disprove them using advanced security tools and analytics, including orchestration and automation. The output of hunts will be the development of new capabilities (scripts, correlation searches, cyber playbooks, etc.) that can be used by the security operations center to better defend and protect our networks.
What our ideal candidate looks like
Our cybersecurity organization is currently in need of a security based Data Scientist to join our fast-growing team. The ideal candidate will be intricately involved in running analytical experiments in a methodical manner, and will regularly evaluate alternate models via theoretical approaches. This is the perfect opportunity for the successful candidate to become a part of an innovative and energetic team that develops analysis tools which will influence both our products and clients.
The candidate has a deep understanding of cybersecurity, networking traffic analysis, intrusion detection, offensive security, data science, big data analyses, predictive analytics and computer science with the ability to script in multiple languages like Python (including Numpy, Matplotlib, Pandas DataFrame), R, R-Studio, Matlab, Mathematica, Power Shell and others. We are looking for a “Rock Star” threat hunter to lead, teach, and mentor other members on our team. If you start your hunts from a triggered alert or use an ad-hoc approach, don’t botherapplying. We are looking for hands-on analysts who can generate excellent hypothesis based on educated hunches, threat intelligence and detailed knowledge of our networks. The candidate will use a methodical and intelligence data driven approach to prove or disprove the hypotheses using qualitative and/or quantitative skills.
This role includes a working knowledge of data mining and statistical analysis, the ability to understand various data structures and common methods in data transformation, pattern recognition and predictive modeling skills to aid in finding threats within the noise. Additionally, it is preferable for the analyst to have a working knowledge of security appliances and professional / open source tools that supportthreat hunting, including understanding the analysis of competing hypotheses. The scope of this role includes researching attack patterns, threatreports, profiling attackers and their Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) and risk/threat analyses. In this role, you will interface with many internal security teams to keep up to date with the latest attacks and defensive techniques.
You MUST have
Our Carlsbad, CA office is just 30 minutes north of San Diego and 5 minutes from the beach. We know there is more to life than work and with full gym access, volleyball/basketball courts and meal services onsite you’ll never want to leave our beautiful campus
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