MongoDB is seeking a passionate and experienced Information Security Engineer to help establish and expand MongoDB’s Detection and Response / Incident Response Program and assist in general Information Security needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a key member of our Security Team.  The MongoDB Security Team is responsible for the Information Security Program for MongoDB Inc; helping to reduce risk in our systems and company, and establishing trust in our product offerings and cloud services. We love Python, Golang, open source tools, and finding bad guys.

Your focus will be on Detection and Response; understanding where our risks are, where we need to build to obtain and process signals and how to use that information for effective Detection and Response. This is a critically important role to help scale out the Information Security Program for a breakthrough company that is disrupting a $45B market. This position has significant growth potential and we’re looking for someone who is excited to take initiative and help lead. 

The right candidate for this role will have:

  • A strong background in detection and response or incident response disciplines
  • Hands-on experience writing your own tools and modifying others in order to automate and integrate systems
  • A strong understanding of Linux Systems security and Web application security from a detection standpoint
  • A good grasp of current threat intelligence and how to use that information for threat modeling to drive prioritization
  • A thorough understanding of how malware works and the ability to analyze malware
  • A good grasp of current threat intelligence and modern attacker exploit and persistence techniques
  • A firm understanding of networking protocols
  • An entrepreneurial spirit; you enjoy challenges across a broad range of disciplines
  • The ability to quickly learn new Information Security concepts and adapt to a modern, fast-paced organization
  • Experience interfacing with technical and non-technical persons on Information Security Topics

Position Expectations

  • Act as the lead to drive Detection and Response needs across the organization
  • Continually evaluate the current detection and response posture; work with Engineering leadership for rolling out additional capabilities
  • Build and automate necessary integrations to pipe data from its location to a centralized logging platform
  • Create actionable alerts based on Security Events
  • Assist in instrumenting our applications, systems and networks for effective detection
  • Educate Engineers and Executives on the importance of Detection and Response capabilities
  • Work cross-functionally with multiple teams on establishing new processes and improving those that exist
  • Advocate for the importance of Information Security policies and simplify efforts to verify internal adherence

Success Measures

The Information Security Engineer will be successful in this role when they can execute the following strategic tasks:

  • People: Collaborate and design detection and response systems with fellow engineers in various departments
  • Organization: Ability to manage multiple parallel efforts and prioritize resources based on understanding and interpreting business needs
  • Communication:  Successfully communicate your recommendations and rationale to both technical and non-technical management
  • Research: Research modern approaches to detection and response processes, tooling and techniques. Gather and analyze feedback from internal stakeholders
  • Customer Service: Ensure MongoDB’s Detection and Response program and controls are pragmatic for our internal stakeholders. Provide great customer service when interfacing with other MongoDB Teams
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