Senior Research Scientist - REMOTE USA



Austin, TX
Full Time
1y ago

Company Description

FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. Learn more about FireEye's world-class solutions and global footprint at

Job Description

FireEye is seeking a Senior Research Scientist to act as a research lead in delivering next generation detection capabilities for the Helix product. In this role you will apply your expertise in threat research and analytics to guide the team in delivering a high impact solution to the cyber security challenges, both as a subject matter expert and a hands-on contributor. You will work with a global team of cross functional researchers in a dynamic environment where innovation is applauded, and you will have the opportunity to influence the vision and direction of the product. 

What you will do:

  • Define and deliver innovative solutions for detecting attacks using machine learning, behavioral and predictive analytics.
  • Provide technical leadership to a team of security researchers.
  • Interface with product managers, senior management and end users to drive
  • requirements 
  • Stay abreast of engineering best practices, technology trends, tools and frameworks 
  • Work collaboratively with the peer research teams, including those in remote
  • sites/offices 
  • Forward Looking Research – Researcher will have the opportunity to develop leading edge prototypes to solve emerging challenges.
  • Threat Analytics – Leveraging threat intelligence from different sources, identify patterns to co-relate and establish the origin and flow of attacks.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Minimum of 6+ years of industry experience
  • Minimum of 4+ years of Programming experience, primarily in  Python or Go
  • Experience working with log-based data and SIEM tools
  • Background in two or more of the information security disciplines is a must           Incident response                                                                                          Threat analysis & monitoring                                                                           Security analytics                                                                                           Digital forensics
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure or Google Cloud. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of TTPs used by malicious actors
  • Experience designing and developing data analytics and machine learning models
  •  Excellent written & verbal communication skills

Additional Information

At FireEye we are committed to our #OneTeam approach combining diversity, collaboration, and excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Minimum Salary: $102,800. Final salary will be determined commensurately with cost of living, experience level, and/or any other legally permissible considerations. 

Incentive Compensation: Eligibility for annual bonus subject to individual and company performance; eligibility for award of Restricted Stock Units subject to eligibility requirements, approval from FireEye’s Compensation Committee, and vesting terms  

Benefits: Employer subsidized benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance. Subject to eligibility requirements, FireEye also offers the ability to participate in 401(k), Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Dependent Care Spending Accounts, and Employee Stock Purchase Program. FireEye also provides Paid Time Off, Flexible Paid Sick Time, and Paid Holidays.  

*Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20)  

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