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Senior MacOS Detection Engineer / Malware Researcher



Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

About Us:

SentinelOne is defining the future of cybersecurity through our XDR platform that automatically prevents, detects, and responds to threats in real-time. Singularity XDR ingests data and leverages our patented AI models to deliver autonomous protection. With SentinelOne, organizations gain full transparency into everything happening across the network at machine speed – to defeat every attack, at every stage of the threat lifecycle.

We are a values-driven team where names are known, results are rewarded, and friendships are formed. Trust, accountability, relentlessness, ingenuity, and OneSentinel define the pillars of our collaborative and unified global culture. We're looking for people that will drive team success and collaboration across SentinelOne. If you’re enthusiastic about innovative approaches to problem-solving, we would love to speak with you about joining our team!

What are we looking for?

We are continuously expanding the capabilities of SentinelOne, actively listening to customers and responding to their needs. We are looking for a macOS Detection Engineer / Malware Researcher who will be directly involved in our core technology and ensure we are always staying ahead of cybercriminals.

Candidates that are already eligible to work in the EU and are willing to relocate to CZ or SK are also encouraged to apply - and relocation support will be provided.

What will you do?

You will be part of the Detection organisation and work on catching the most advanced threats - by researching malware (approx. 75% of your time) and creating detection rules. You will work closely with Product, Support, Sales, R&D, and Quality Assurance to ensure any new issues are quickly addressed and then made a part of the ongoing releases.
You will be working directly on our macOS core technology in a role that will also involve responding to cyber incidents that occur in the field, root causing them, and issuing fixes. You will participate in the implementation and design decisions around improving agent detection architecture and new feature development.

What skills & knowledge should you bring?

  • Previous experience in Malware research on macOS is a must (or comparable in iOS and willing to switch to macOS)
  • Understanding of macOS user space and internals
  • Experience in systematically root-causing complex OS systems
  • Software development experience on macOS or iOS, solid understanding of Objective-C

We’d appreciate / You’d learn & gain experience with:

  • Developing OS drivers & extensions
  • Managing escalations or issues requiring highly coordinated efforts to identify service restoration
  • System performance analysis and mitigations
  • Cybersecurity experience or exposure to macOS endpoint security platforms and macOS Endpoint Security Framework
  • Experience with large-scale event processing systems
  • Having worked with more than one OS

Additional years of experience will be entertained and senior-level candidates are encouraged to apply!

What we offer you

Salary from 4000 EUR/month.
Yearly % bonus depending on the performance of the company, paid out in 2 installments.
*The final base salary component can be increased accordingly to individual skills and experience of the selected candidate.

On top of that you may look forward to:

  • Flexible working hours & Full remote within Slovakia; optional membership in Regus co-working spaces; in Czechia we also have offices in Prague or Brno
  • Generous employee stock plan in the form of RSUs (restricted stock units) not options; 4 years vesting with 1 year cliff and then quarterly
  • Meal Allowance (maximum value of the employer’s contribution per day: €4.29)
  • Wellbeing Allowance (€120/month)
  • Flexible Time Off (on top of the standard 5 weeks of vacation)
  • Flexible Paid Sick Days
  • Fully Paid Short Term Sick/Short Term Nursing Leave
  • Global gender-neutral Parental Leave (16 weeks, beyond the leave provided by the local laws) & Grandparent Leave
  • Volunteering paid day off & Additional paid Company holidays off (e.g. 4 days in 2022)
  • Pension insurance contribution
  • Premium Life Insurance covered by S1
  • High-end MacBook or Windows laptop, Home-office-setup gear & on top of that additional WFH Allowance
  • Udemy Business platform for Hard/Soft skills Training, internal mentoring 'MentorOne' & Support for your further educational activities/trainings
  • Above-standard referral bonus
  • Yearly bonus depending on the performance of the company
  • Optional company events for those who like to meet outside of work too - mostly in Czechia expensed as business trip (sport, BBQ, charity etc.)
  • DEI&B programs that promote employee resource groups like SentinelWIN (Women Inclusion Network), Blk@S1, Latinos@S1, Pan-Asian@S1, Out@S1 (LGBTQIA+) and Sentinels Who Served

SentinelOne is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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