7900 Westpark Drive (12131), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Senior Threat Hunter

The Cyber Hunt Team at Capital One is responsible for performing proactive detection of advanced threat actors within our network. Our analysts spend each day hunting for evidence of threat actor activity and working with engineering and security teams to improve our detection capabilities and security controls.

As a Senior Threat Hunter, you will be responsible for continuously growing your own technical skill set, and providing technical leadership within the Cyber Hunt Team. You will lead Hunt Operations, propose and drive tactical initiatives, and have an active voice in defining the strategic direction of the team. You will represent the Cyber Hunt Team in cross-functional initiatives, and mentor and grow junior analysts.

General Responsibilities:

  • Conduct threat hunting operations in Capital Ones most complex and critical environments. Analyze log data to detect active threats within the network using knowledge of the current threat landscape, threat actor techniques, and the internal network.

  • Plan and scope Hunt activities based on Threat Intel reporting, knowledge of Capital Ones network, and Hunt team capabilities.

  • Perform advanced threat research to proactively identify potential threat vectors and work with engineering and security teams to improve prevention and detection methods.

  • Coordinate with multidisciplinary teams across operations, intel, and engineering to iteratively improve security controls and detection capabilities.

  • Analyze malicious code, packet capture files, and artifacts.

  • Identify gaps in logging capabilities and develop and propose strategies to fill gaps.

  • Identify and propose automated alerts for new and previously unknown threats.

  • Provide technical leadership through the complete lifecycle of a hunt operation.

  • Utilize a wide range of tools and techniques to automate repetitive hunt processes.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent certification

  • At least 7 years of experience with incident response, security operations, malware analysis, or threat hunting

  • At least 4 years of experience with a scripting language

  • At least 4 years of experience with common threat intelligence models and application to threat hunting

  • At least 2 years of experience leading small teams of technical associates

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience in a security engineering or threat detection role, or developing custom detections in a variety of security appliances

  • 4+ years of experience with application of data science concepts and techniques to enable advanced threat detection

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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