Security - Senior Research Engineer - Data Science at Elastic

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Elastic is a search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Fairfax, ING, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe. Learn more at elastic.co

About The Role

We are looking for a Senior Security Research Engineer (aka "Reverse Engineer in Residence") to join the Data Science team at Elastic Security. We are seeking a researcher to help develop features for machine learning technologies to detect and prevent malicious activity across Windows, macOS, and Linux endpoints. We value autonomy, curiosity, fastidiousness, and questioning the status quo. You will collaborate with the broader Elastic Protections team, a diverse set of security researchers and data engineers who lend domain expertise to work with you to tackle creative security problems. Do you have experience in malware analysis and reverse engineering with a passion for ML? If so, we want to hear from you!

Some of the things you'll work on
  • Develop novel features for malware models
  • Research new methods to detect ransomware and phishing attacks
  • Craft detailed analysis of FP/FNs occurring in production models.
  • Work with data scientists to prototype machine learning models to demonstrate real-time endpoint data to provide novel detections of malicious cyber activity
  • Collaborate with malware researchers, threat guides, and other engineers to improve our security protections
  • Design and develop data-driven solutions that can run on millions of endpoints, cloud-based infrastructure, or the Elastic Security App.
What you will bring along
  • 3+ years of reverse engineering experience; strong preference for collaborating on ML projects
  • Strong software development skills in C/C++ (Windows kernel experience a plus) and Python
  • Experience with disassemblers such as IDA Pro or Ghidra
  • Solid understanding of ML approaches to malware detection
  • Passion for providing novel contributions to the information security research community
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and highly autonomous environment


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3300 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78705

An Insider's view of Elastic

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

One of the really amazing things about working for a distributed company is that you have true flexibility to find your work/life balance. There are no fixed hours and nobody is watching. I think being able to manage your day and step away and come back is a really powerful thing for many Elasticians.

Raya

Director of Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

When we're able to capture the stories about how our customers are using our software to fight child sex exploitation, for example, or how NASA is using Elasticsearch to further investigations into whether there is water on Mars — that gets Elasticians excited, and makes them feel proud of what the company is doing.

Daniel

Senior Manager, Customer Advocacy

What makes someone successful on your team?

The people I’ve seen rise quickly and do well are people who are sponges. Those people who, in any situation they’re sitting in, are learning and absorbing more information.

Elastic products might be very foreign to a new hire, and it’s important that they learn every single aspect of Elastic products.

Jeremy

Sales Specialist

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We want our engineers to feel free to create in the manner they work best. To feel empowered. Having distributed engineers made this an easy one to solve. Managing distributed Elasticians makes it impossible to micromanage people, even if you wanted to. So we embrace that.

Kevin

SVP, Engineering

What's something quirky about your company?

Our Source Code is truly what makes Elastic, Elastic. It may just seem like a pretty set of values, but Elastic really lives by it. Personally “Space, Time” and “Home, Dinner” are the biggest reasons I chose Elastic — I knew those promises would give me the flexibility to be the parent, sibling, and daughter I want to be.

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What are Elastic Perks + Benefits

Elastic Benefits Overview

At Elastic, we strive to have parity of benefits across regions. While regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of people is the right thing to do.

Healthcare for you and your family in many locations.
Flexible location and schedule for many roles.
Generous number of vacation days each year.
Double your charitable giving — we match up to 1% of your salary.
Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love.

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