Manager - Security Detection and Response

New York, New York, United States

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Two Sigma is a different kind of investment manager. Since 2001, we have used data science and technology to derive insights that forecast the future and discover value in markets worldwide. Our team of scientists, technologists and academics looks beyond traditional finance to understand the bigger picture and develop creative solutions to some of the world’s most difficult economic problems. Our work spans markets and industries, from insurance and securities to private investments and new ventures.


The Two Sigma Security team is focused on pushing the boundaries of what is possible when we reevaluate traditional assumptions and embrace modern technology. Whether we are unlocking the potential of quantitative analysis, pushing the limits of zero trust, driving cloud infrastructure to new heights, or developing our own solutions to common authentication and authorization challenges, we embody a culture of proactive and transparent innovation.


Two Sigma is seeking a highly experienced and hands-on leader who will own our incident detection and response work, including owning and managing enhancements to incident response playbooks and the overall program.   This person will be responsible for testing incident response plans and processes to address existing and emerging threats. We are looking for someone that has been a technical lead or manager with a technically advanced information security team in the past.   Ideally, the candidate would have an innovative and creative approach to problem solving, and will introduce new ideas and technical concepts that will help integrate this function within the framework of overall information security architecture.


You will take on the following responsibilities:

  • Design and champion initiatives to increase network and application visibility, as necessary, to enable efficient and effective security monitoring.

  • Maintain strong working relationships with Engineering groups and relevant business to maintain situational awareness of potential risks to the business.

  • Collaborate with Security Engineering and act as a security stakeholder regarding how security-relevant technologies across the company are deployed and managed.

  • Lead the team in developing utility-grade tools that automate the functions of threat detection, incident response and other relevant functions wherever possible.

  • Coordinate response activities in partnership with other Engineering and business teams during major or high profile incidents.

  • Act in an advisory capacity and as a liaison for other Engineering and business teams during third party incidents.

  • Partnership with other Security and Engineering teams to maintain data safety while using cloud services – G Suite and production data analysis platforms in AWS and GCP

  • Planning and executing technical work to prepare appropriate facilities for detection and response capability on cloud platforms

  • Managing data exfiltration risk across internal and cloud environments, while enabling the business

  • Managing forensics and Red Team functions to deliver a complete detection and response service cycle: design detection mechanisms, operate effective event review processes, execute incident response protocol, provide technical investigation/forensics for deep analysis, remediate the threat, and deliver feedback for improvement to IT management and into the detection infrastructure.

You should possess the following qualifications:

  • Previous technical mentorship and people management of a team of 2+ direct reports

  • Experience forming and proposing detection and response strategy and architecture

  • Hands-on work improving log sourcing, enrichment, and alerting

  • Hands-on work as lead incident handler

  • Hands-on work building tools using Python, bash, SQL, Powershell, web apps (i.e. Flask) for aggregating and reviewing security events, managing detection/logging platforms (such as OSQuery)


You will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Core Benefits: Fully paid medical and dental insurance premiums for employees and dependents, 401k match, employer-paid life & disability insurance

  • Perks: Onsite gyms with laundry service, wellness activities, casual dress, snacks, game rooms

  • Learning: Tuition reimbursement, conference and training sponsorship

  • Time Off: Generous vacation, sick days, and paid caregiver leaves

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.