Security Analyst, CSIRT at Coinbase - Sep 23

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Security Analyst, CSIRT

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Job Overview

Security is a primary competency at Coinbase, and the Security Operations team keeps a watchful eye over every aspect of it. Every day, we go to battle against some of the most sophisticated attackers in the world to protect billions of dollars worth of digital assets and ensure that our customers and employees can enjoy a safe, trusted experience. As Coinbase scales globally, our team is scaling along with it, using a blend of tooling, automation, and strategic team growth to ensure that we’re well-equipped to protect the next billion users of crypto.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

The Security Operations group is a multi-functional organization that includes our CSIRT, Trust & Safety, Insider Threat, and Threat Intelligence. While no two days will end up looking the same, generally-speaking you’ll be responsible for the following things:

  • You’ll serve as the first line of response when a security alert needs to be triaged, and lead the incident response/ management as needed
  • You’ll also refine our alerting rules to improve our signal/noise ratio, because no one wants to be a button-pusher or SOC monkey
  • If something happens twice, you’ll write a runbook for it. If it happens three times, you’ll figure out a way to automate that runbook
  • You’ll partner with Trust & Safety and Threat Intelligence on some of our attacker investigations to build TTP profiles
  • You’ll have a clear communication strategy and be able to assist with Coinbase emerging Web3 launches around the lines of Incident Response and Threat Detection
  • You’ll be part of a light on-call rotation with counterparts in multiple time zones
  • You’ll lead a culture of excellence by mentoring peers and share knowledge
  • You’ll collaborate with cross functional teams like engineering, product development, compliance to ensure timely Incident Response

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

Some security teams have strict requirements about certifications, degrees, years of experience, and things like that. Not us! We’re more interested in the unique perspectives and expertise you’ll bring to the team, rather than the acronyms on your resume. However, you’ll be much more likely to be successful in this role if these bullet points seem like a good description of you:

  • You’ve been doing practical security things (incident response, phishkit/malware analysis, investigating account compromises, etc) for a while now, probably in the realm of 5+ years
  • You have got a knack for identifying threats and measuring coverage / visibility across a vast amount of log sources - Multicloud, SaaS, Container Environment, MnAs log sources
  • You are good in understanding and analyzing multitude of artifacts across network and host level
  • You consider “Automation as a Force Multiplier”, you prefer spending time in building automation so you don’t have to do manual work tasks
  • You don’t just reflexively open up a Jupyter Notebook during an investigation, you’ve actually got favorite Jupyter Notebooks you’ve built up over the years, because you like backing up your conclusions with data, and you like automating things
  • You frequently get praise from your peers and coworkers about your communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Your high degree of empathy means that your coworkers trust you to help solve their security problems, because you never come across as judgmental or condescending
  • Pressure doesn’t get to you, even in high intensity situations or environments

Nice to haves:

  • You would bring a diverse perspective to the team: for example, maybe you took an unconventional route to get into your current security career
  • You’ve got a passing familiarity with blockchains and cryptocurrency, or at least a good story about how you thought about investing in Bitcoin in 2014 but decided not to
  • You’re comfortable doing some basic scripting and writing alert rules in Python and running queries in SQL/Snowflake
  • You’ve good understanding of Cloud and SaaS technologies
  • You are good in analyzing data at scale and perform investigations to identify adversary behavior
  • You’ve got some experience with OSINT and threat hunting
  • You‘ve got some experience doing incident response in the cloud
  • You’d prefer if everyone just settled on using the ATT&CK framework already
  • You have got experience in analyzing attacker methodologies and build detections that will enhance the existing security posture

Job #: P52416

Pay Transparency Notice: Depending on your work location, the target annual salary for this position can range as detailed below. Full time offers from Coinbase also include target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).Pay Range: $140,250—$165,000 USD

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Coinbase Overview

Founded in June of 2012, Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin. Our vision is to bring more innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity to the world by building an open financial system. Our first step on that journey is making digital currency accessible and approachable for everyone. Two principles guide our efforts. First, be the most trusted company in our domain. Second, create user-focused products that are easier and more intuitive to use.

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