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About the Position
Twitch is looking for exceptional candidates to join our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT). Our SIRT’s mission is to help Twitch find, communicate about, handle, recover from, and learn from security incidents.
If you're already on a SIRT or doing similar work, we hope you’ll consider joining our SIRT. If you're looking to progress in your career in information security, and have experience in security monitoring, incident handling, threat intelligence, and/or digital forensics, we encourage you to apply for this job. We find security generalists and people with exposure to related fields to be highly effective; if you think your skills align well with even some of what you think security incident response at Twitch might be, given our mission, we encourage you to apply for this job.
Please consider the responsibilities detailed below to be a mix of expectations and opportunities. We don’t expect everyone to already be great at everything. Everything sound great except for one or two things? Please ask about them. Want to support our team without being on it? Please consider other security roles at Twitch.
Participate in an on-call rotation that includes your peers on the SIRT and the SIRT manager
Qualify reports or alerts of activity as security incidents using clear guidelines that establish what a security incident is
Evaluate the potential and realized impact of security incidents to Twitch
Analyze threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures
Perform malware analysis, host forensics, and network forensics
Participate in information sharing groups; communicate securely and responsibly
Write and follow clear procedures so that our work can be accountable, repeated, measured, and improved
Communicate with peers and leadership about who did what to what, when, with what potential and realized impact, how we discovered it, and how we’re handling it
Coordinate security incident response activities with affected teams to do the right thing for our customers and our organization
Learn from incidents, not dogma; share SIRT data with the Security organization and with Twitch
Identify detective and preventative technology and automation to reduce the impact of security incidents to Twitch
Build, deploy, tune, and automate the detective and preventative technology and automation you select with help from dedicated Security Architecture, Security Engineering, and Application Security teams
5+ years relevant experience doing information security work or equivalent BS degree in Information Security, Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related fields
Strong demonstrated knowledge of network and web protocols, and an in-depth knowledge of Linux/Unix tools and architecture
Automation experience using scripting or programming languages (Go, Python, Ruby, Shell, Perl, etc.)
Well-rounded background in cloud, host, network, and application security
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects in a dynamic environment
Effective written and oral communication with multiple levels of leadership involving both business and technical sides of the business
MS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or 8+ years’ equivalent technology experience
Previous experience coordinating responses to security incidents
Maturity, judgment, negotiation/influence skills, analytical skills, and leadership skills
Extensive knowledge of internet security issues and threat landscape
Medical, Dental, Vision & Disability Insurance
Maternity & Parental Leave
Amazon Employee Discount
Monthly Contribution & Discounts for Wellness Related Activities & Programs (e.g., gym memberships, off-site massages, etc.)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
Free Snacks & Beverages
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Twitch. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.