About the Security Department

The Security Department’s mission is to protect Bridgewater. We secure the investment engine, which manages over $160 billion in assets for global institutional clients, as well as various business operations functions. We constantly evolve our cyber, physical, and staff security practices to meet the business needs and stay ahead of the changing threat landscape.

About Your Role

The Principal Cyber Security Analyst is Bridgewater’s highest tier in the Cyber Operations mission. They possess broad vision and a deep understanding of the cyber security tradecraft. With highly advanced cyber security expertise, they are responsible for leading the identification and remediation of all anomalous behavior on the Bridgewater network. As a shaper of the Security Operations Center, they develop innovative solutions to track and defend against sophisticated adversaries. Successful applicants must possess:

•  Superior technical knowledge of adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures
•  Advanced analytical development experience that can be applied to adversarial detection
•  Demonstrated skill to analyze, correlate, and interpret complex events and anomalies for discovery of indicators of compromise (IOC)
•  Experience in commanding cyber security incident response (IR) actions
•  Excellent communication skills that promote a collaborative environment among other industry experts and junior analysts, inspiring a growth mindset

You will drive the following responsibilities:

•  Monitor and investigate internal and external cyber threats, leveraging best of breed technologies, through constant engagement with other world class analysts
•  Quickly correlate multiple data sources and apply various analytical techniques to determine the best remediation strategy, in order to track incidents to completion
•  Isolate, review, and analyze software of unknown origin to quickly determine intent
•  Build and document techniques, tactics and procedures for logging, forensics, and analysis of alerts and anomalies
•  Synthesize latest cyber security subject matter through a demonstrated hunger and passion for the industry
•  Serve as the highest escalation point for technical analysis and response during investigations
•  Provide subject matter expertise during meetings with senior leaders and business security partners
•  Collaborate across engineering, threat intelligence, and other operational teams to enhance detection strategies
•  Provide mentorship, training, and development to junior tiered analysts

Candidate Evaluation Criteria:

Candidates will be evaluated based on their proficiency in the following competencies:

•  SIEM experience in creating custom queries, datamodels, correlated alerts, and dashboards
•  Ability to pivot across different data sources to understand impact of events, and associated risk
•  Ability to understand anomalous activity and improve analytics using institutional understanding
•  Expert knowledge and understanding of adversary TTP’s and the attacker kill chain
•  Advanced understanding of malware and associated behavior
•  Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
•  Self-motivated, independent thinking, with a willingness to consistently challenge the status quo
•  A deep desire to persevere and win in a challenging and fast moving operational environment
•  Experience working in a dynamic and collaborative environment; able to speak about complex and technical topics with both technical and non-technical colleagues

Minimum Qualifications:

•  At least 5 years of experience in the following:
 - Network/host-based intrusion analysis, malware analysis, and threat intel
 - Incident response, computer forensics, and threat hunting
 - Knowledge of advanced attack vectors
 - Data analytics used in detecting patterns of anomalous behavior
•  Bachelor’s degree or higher in a technical field, or equivalent work experience
•  In-depth knowledge of cyber security monitoring and incident response procedures
•  Solid understanding of network protocols and architecture
•  Strategic thinker and problem solver with excellent analytical and reporting skills
•  Ability to leverage both open-source and commercial tooling to quickly close investigations
•  Broad information technology experience in designing remediation plans
•  Strong oral and written organizational and interpersonal skills
•  Chinese proficiency a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

•  2 – 4 years of experience with programming languages such as Python, PowerShell and C#
•  Familiarity with cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and associated services (SaaS, IaaS, etc.)
•  Experience with defensive as well as offensive tools and operations
•  Knowledge of advanced malware analysis techniques
•  Certifications in SANS, Offensive Security

About Bridgewater

Bridgewater Associates is a global leader in institutional portfolio management and the world’s largest and most successful hedge fund. At Bridgewater Associates, we are focused on having the deepest possible understanding of the global economy and financial markets, and translating that understanding into expertly constructed portfolios and meaningful relationships with institutional clients. Our track record of success for more than 40 years is grounded in our distinct culture, which brings together great people and enables them to operate in a culture of radical truth and radical transparency.

Based in Westport, Connecticut, Bridgewater manages more than $160 billion in assets for approximately 300 of the world’s most sophisticated institutional investors, including public and corporate pension funds, university endowments, charitable foundations, supranational agencies, foreign governments, and central banks.

Why Choose Bridgewater?

It takes all types to make Bridgewater great. We seek a diverse group of innovative thinkers and push them to engage in rigorous and thoughtful inquiry. We develop people through an honest examination of their abilities and performance, enabling personal growth and professional development. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential.
One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services
  • 401(k) plan with generous employer match
  • Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package
  • Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare
  • Daily transportation from and to NYC
  • Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing
  • Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks, and meditation rooms
  • An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups
  • And more


Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations.

This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position

Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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