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Director of Threat Research (TAU)

Company: VMware, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Director, Threat Analysis Unit

Job Summary

VMWare is hiring a Director of Threat Research to lead and grow VMWare Carbon Black's Threat Analysis Unit (TAU).

The Threat Analysis Unit is a global multidisciplinary team that forms the core of VMWare's Security Business Unit's research arm. TAU is focused on large scale malware and telemetry analysis, malware reversal, threat hunting, and applied threat intelligence. This team works very closely with VMWare's product management, sales, and marketing teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Collaborate closely with the group's many stakeholders, balancing Threat Research business needs ranging from applied threat research that evolves our security solutions to thought leadership publications and conference presentations

* Grow and manage the globally distributed threat research team (TAU), managing personnel (i.e. hiring, career development, mentoring, performance management)

* "Clear the trail" for the team to charge forward

* Plan and prioritize work based on the rapidly changing threat landscape

* Foster a collaborative work environment across the VMWare Security Business Unit

Requirements and Qualifications

* B.S. in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent infosec experience

* Minimum of 7 years of managing threat research teams

* Experience managing a virtual/geographically distributed engineering team

* Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) fundamentals, in particular, agile and other user-driven design and rapid, iterative release approaches

* Deep subject matter expertise in threat research, classification, and attribution. In particular, experience and understanding of how to apply threat intelligence to enterprise customers

* Familiar with a range of tools and technologies required for development across Windows, Linux and Mac

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, working well with Program and Product managers

* Able to work independently, make decisions quickly communicate effectively with executive leadership

* Knowledge of offensive and defensive cyber-security concepts and tactics, secure software development, incident response and/or computer forensics

For positions located in Colorado: The base salary range is Min $167000 - $301000. Bonus, commission, and/or equity may be eligible for this position. Additional benefits for this position can be found at https://benefits.vmware.com/. *Note: Disclosure of Colorado pay and benefits required per sb19-1425

VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. VMware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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