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Manager - Threat Discovery

Redwood City, CA 94063
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Manager - Threat Discovery

Equinix is the worlds digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Job Summary: The Manager - Threat Hunting advises the Senior Manager of Security Intelligence on latent and emerging threats to Equinixs infrastructure, its partners and its clients from Cyber Criminals and others. This role is responsible for enabling and actively contributing to the design, implementation and supervision of Equinixs collection and analysis of technical and non-technical intelligence from internal and external sources. This role also acts to support Equinixs relationships with the US Government and Private Sector Intelligence Communities. Senior Advanced Persistent Threat Engineers collaborates in peer relationships with the Security Operations Center, Threat & Vulnerability Management team, Incident Management team, and Corporate and Physical Security teams. In addition, as one of the first pioneering members, this role will be instrumental in helping shape and scale the organization functionally and strategically.

The role will add value to our team by having an established and growing presence within the industry along with deep technical expertise. In addition, Senior Advanced Persistent Threat Emulation Engineers must have a proven track record of forming and leading highly technical teams, leading and conducting successful offensive cyber operations at a nation state level,
zero day vulnerability discovery and associated exploitation development, rapidly developing custom offensive security tools, and a substantial history of responsible disclosure and cyber security consulting. This position requires superior interpersonal, communication, and technical skills with exceptional creative problem solving abilities.


  • Discovering and reporting novel security vulnerabilities that have potentially global impact

  • Reverse engineering malware, exploits, and malicious tool sets

  • Rapidly developing stable, custom offensive security tools

  • Exemplifying and advocating for the highest technical standards

  • Enabling leadership to support and develop globally dispersed intelligence professionals.

  • Assisting with the creation and implementation of formal intelligence collection and production plans.

  • Assisting with the creation, management, and implementation of formal vulnerability disclosure policies

  • Delivering expert cyber intelligence services and materials to internal and external audiences.

  • Monitoring, reporting, and providing timely alerts regarding any cyber threats with a direct or indirect impact to Equinix, its partners, or clients.

  • Assisting with the development of predictive analytics and assessments to counter future cyber threats.

  • Evaluating, and testing the security posture and efficacy of vendor provided intelligence tools.

  • Actively assisting with and enabling liaison activities with the cyber threat community to include industry associations, peer institutions and partners, and information sharing communities.

  • Closely coordinating and supporting other Equinix information security teams such as the Security Operations Centers, Threat and Vulnerability Management, and Incident Response teams.

  • Working under tight deadlines to handle multiple/detail oriented tasks.

  • When necessary, briefing Equinixs executive management team, senior leaders, and information security professional on cyber threats.

  • Enabling information and intelligence-sharing initiatives with peers, governments, and sharing organizations world-wide.


  • 5+ years experience technically contributing to and leading highly technical, offensively focused, security research or exploit development teams focused on national level targets

  • Proven ability to successfully drive and develop teams that work remotely and across multiple geographic time zones.

  • Experience in rapidly producing high quality, technically focused, accurate and precise findings of high interest to intelligence focused customers

  • Strong knowledge of cyber security threat actors and their associated tactics, techniques, procedures, tradecraft, and noteworthy attacks.

  • Exceptional communications skills (oral and written) with a history of successfully engaging with groups such as Boards of Directors, executive management teams, and senior business or government leaders both internally and externally.

  • Ability to provide ground-level insight to inform strategic direction for the production of intelligence products while successfully enabling the oversight of the creation, review, and presentation of analytic findings.

  • Understanding of technology systems such as networks, applications, servers, cloud, authentication, and emerging technologies.

  • Experience working with information security teams such as fusion centers, security operations centers, vulnerability assessment, vulnerability threat management, security incident management, cyber hunt, and big data analysis.

  • Managed or worked closely with public and private sector intelligence organizations with a strong understanding of their roles, responsibilities, and capabilities.

  • Significant experience finding and responsibly disclosing critical security vulnerabilities to very diverse private entities

  • Must be a self-starter, self-motivated, and able to work independently with little oversight within a large, globally distributed team.

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar required.

  • DHS / CISA, FBI Cyber, DoD Cyber background required, Former Military Cyber Operations Operations officers strongly preferred

  • Significant evidence of community engagement (Substantial CTF Participation, associated writeups, blog posts, open source projects, etc) strongly encouraged

We offer Medical,TeleMedicine, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D insurance, 401K, Leave of absence & disability benefits, paid time off & holidays and more.

In accordance with Colorado State Law (https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-085) the salary range for Colorado for thisrole is $113K- $153Kperyearwith20% bonus target.

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Posted: 2021-07-07 Expires: 2021-08-05
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