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Security Engineer, Threat and Vulnerability Lead

Altana AI

Altana AI

San Francisco, CA, USA · Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Altana provides the world’s only dynamic, intelligent map of the global supply chain - the Altana Atlas - using AI and machine learning models to connect with and learn from massive sets of public and private data. Through the Atlas, companies and governments can understand the distant origins of products well beyond their own direct suppliers; discover trading relationships and national security risks deep in their networks; measure labor and environmental impacts; identify related risks and opportunities; ensure effective compliance and enforcement with trade requirements; and collaborate to manage all of it.

We have built a fundamental understanding of how the world’s economy works, and the implications for global resiliency, sustainability and opportunity are enormous. Backed by leading investors and used by the world’s most important organizations (Maersk, US Customs and Border Protection, Boston Scientific, and more), Altana’s mission is to power a new era of globalization organized around trusted supply chain networks.

This is a lofty mission, and our success depends on building a diverse, global team and creating an environment in which they can thrive. We operate in accordance with our values: we focus on value creation, not capture; we foster diversity and embrace difference; we embrace reality; we get things done; we amaze our clients. When you join Altana, you’ll be joining a vibrant, collaborative team working together to solve complex problems with the potential for global societal impact.

The Opportunity at Altana

At Altana, we're excited to offer a unique opportunity for a dynamic and proactive security engineer to join our team. As our Threat Detection and Response (TDR) Lead, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping and enhancing our security program in an environment that values innovation and growth. This position is ideal for someone who is eager to not only apply their skills but also expand them across various dimensions of tech security from vulnerability management, threat hunting, cloud security posture, development, and more while doing so for our security conscious customers in the commercial and federal space.

Your Responsibilities

  • Threat Detection Program Leadership: Drive the growth and evolution of our threat detection initiatives, using innovative strategies to protect our clients in both commercial and federal sectors.
  • Vulnerability Management Oversight: Further develop and manage our vulnerability management program, identifying and assessing risks across our asset inventory to prioritize and guide remediation efforts effectively.
  • Solution Design and Implementation: Create and implement security solutions that address vulnerabilities and enhance our overall security posture, working across endpoints, platforms, and corporate applications.
  • Collaborative Partnership: Oversee and influence a diverse team of internal and augmented staff, fostering strong collaborative partnerships with SREs, Developers, and Engineers, that ensures alignment with our security goals and enhances the proactive security culture within the organization.
  • Strategic Advisory: Provide critical security insights during design and planning sessions, influencing the direction of our internal security solutions and integrating advanced data analytics and AI into our threat detection processes.

About You

  • Comprehensive Security Knowledge: A solid foundation in core security principles such as authentication, authorization, role-based access control, and understanding of the latest security tools and trends.
  • Expertise in Threat Detection Disciplines: A robust understanding of the cyber threat landscape including tactics, techniques,procedures (TTPs), indicators of compromise (IoCs), and threat actors.
  • Technical Proficiency: Strong coding skills, especially in Python, and a thorough familiarity with cloud environments (AWS, Azure) including compute, storage, and Kubernetes.
  • Efficient Operational Approach: An uncompromising stance on maintaining a high signal-to-noise ratio and minimizing excessive click-ops, ensuring that our operations remain streamlined and effective.
  • Autonomy and Ownership: Exceptional ability to lead projects from conception through to execution, turning innovative ideas into practical solutions.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Excellent relationship-building skills, with a focus on breaking down silos and enhancing team collaboration.

Nice to Have

  • Experience with Databricks, writing jobs, and performing data analytics.
  • Familiarity with the FedRAMP certification process.
  • Comfort in interacting and communicating with customers.

This role is a Hybrid position remote, with the option to work from one of our hubs in New York City, Boston, or Washington D.C.

Why it’s great to work at Altana

  • We love to collaborate, and we win as a team!
  • We are committed to engineering excellence
  • We value personal and professional development
  • We learn from diverse backgrounds and perspectives
  • We impact the world, from enabling developing countries to identifying drug traffickers

At Altana, we believe that a diverse workforce enables greater creativity, performance, and adaptability. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcome you to join us as you are. Our employment opportunities and decisions are based on business needs and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, family care or medical leave status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations in the areas in which we operate. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, in any situation.