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Detection Engineer, Lead

Booz Allen

May 18

Detection Engineer, Lead

Key Role:

Build up and grow our Detection Engineering capability providing advanced detection capabilities to our managed services, internal platforms, and client-facing roles. Find emerging threats and develop the appropriate detection logic. Consult on and lead vulnerability identification, new threat exposures and emerging security technologies. Apply advanced theories, principles, and concepts. Lead the development of solutions to highly complex problems. Work with a wide latitude for unreviewed action or decision and provide supervision for and the development of first level supervisors. This position is open to remote delivery anywhere within the U.S., to include the District of Columbia.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in Information Security with a focus on incident response, threat hunting, or creating detection signatures

  • Experience in writing functional and clean code in Go or C/C++

  • Experience with security telemetry data, including database/web access logs, endpoint logs, call traces, stack traces, binaries, and Kubernetes audit logs

  • Knowledge of Linux and Windows OS

  • Knowledgeable in SQL and Python

  • Knowledge of attack models, threat classification, and the application to frameworks such as MITRE ATT&CK and D3FEND

  • Knowledge of emerging security architecture and engineering principles including containers, cloud platforms, and serverless functions

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • HS Diploma or GED

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with observability pipelines and tracing data

  • Experience with OSquery or eBPF capabilities

  • Knowledge of Pen Testing capabilities and offensive obfuscation techniques

  • Ability to build and deploy fuzzers

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


The proposed salary range for this position in Colorado is 175,000 to 185,000. Final salary will be determined based on various factors.

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