Principal Threat Researcher

The Job

As the Principal Threat Researcher, you will be a technical hands-on leader for the development and growth of Panther’s threat detection content for our customers to ensure that strong and reliable signal is generated from day 1. You will act as a “player-coach” to help grow the Threat Research function through mentorship and strategic initiatives. You will proactively stay current on trends that are relevant for our customers, and deliver high-quality detection content for our customers to enable them to identify threats and risks in their environment. You will also partner closely with product and engineering teams to identify and drive improvements for Panther’s threat detection and response capabilities.

The Company

Panther is a cybersecurity company with the mission of detecting any breach, anywhere. The company was founded by security practitioners that lived through the difficulty of trying to protect large organizations and wanting to build a solution that many teams could use. Panther solves modern security problems with detection-as-code, a cloud-native architecture, and robust security data lake. Panther’s platform, used by many industry innovators, enables security teams to focus on security, detect attacks, and protect their organizations without prohibitive overhead or excessive operational costs.

Backed by Coatue Management, Lightspeed Venture Partners, S28 Capital, Snowflake Ventures, ICONIQ Growth, and Innovation Endeavors, Panther has raised $140M, and is driving innovation disrupting the cyber security space.Panther's customers include industry-leading technology companies such as Figma, Gusto, Coinbase, and Dropbox, most of them being mid-large enterprises and they are very much modern technology cloud-forward companies.The company was featured for a second year in a row on EnterpriseTech30's startup list, most as recently as #6 on the list of mid stage, emerging technology companies!

Panther is a remote-first company with a culture of flexibility, written documentation, open company communication, and collaboration. Our values guide our every move: Be an Owner, Move Fast, and Take Care of the Team. We believe that by building a diverse group of remote individuals, we can push forward our mission and create a rewarding, inclusive, and fun work environment for our entire team.

The Responsibilities

  • Proactively assess the threat landscape and research trends to deliver detection content most relevant for our customers.
  • Prioritize detection rule coverage for Panther’s SIEM platform based on value, customer need, and emerging trends.
  • Use data to develop and release efficient and high-quality detection rules, policies, and packs for identifying threats and risks.
  • Configure and build lab environments for testing prior to production release.
  • Contribute back to open source projects such as Sigma or our Panther Analysis repo.
  • Track and report on breadth and depth of detection coverage across compliance standards (PCI, SOC2, etc.), industry frameworks (MITRE ATT&CK, CIS benchmarks, etc.), and threat detection use cases.
  • Lead and participate in discussions with company leaders to enhance Panther's threat detection and response capabilities.

The Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in prior threat research, threat intelligence, or incident response roles.
  • Experience in applying threat research or threat intelligence to a commercial product (as a vendor, or as an enterprise customer at scale).
  • Experience in operating, monitoring, and securing cloud infrastructure.
  • Proficient with Python and SQL.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams and engage with senior executives.
  • Experience managing complex projects, particularly projects requiring support and partnership outside your immediate team.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills, with the ability to conduct in-depth investigations into emerging threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Experience with writing security content that is published for public consumption.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, adaptability, and a passion for continuous learning in the cybersecurity field.

Cash compensation range: 190,000 - 230,000 USD Annually

The cash compensation above includes base salary and on-target commission for employees in eligible roles. In addition to cash compensation, all full-time Pantherinos are eligible to participate in our equity plan to receive Incentive Stock Options (ISO). Individual compensation packages are based on a few factors unique to each candidate, including their location, experience, and expertise, and may vary from the above-mentioned range.

The Perks

  • Equity
  • Unlimited PTO policy, with a minimum requirement of 15 days off per year, observing major US holidays, as well as an end of the year break
  • Latest tech equipment & budget for your customized tech needs
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401k program 
  • Remote-friendly
  • Opportunities to attend industry conferences  (remote or in-person, and in conjunction with our in-person health and safety policy)
  • Annual company off-sites in awesome locations (in conjunction with our in-person health and safety policy)

Panther labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Company prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of: race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, religious creed, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by law. All employment decisions are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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