Detection and Response Engineer

Remote-friendly (travel required) / London, UK / Seattle, WA / San Francisco, CA / New York, NY
Security & IT /
Full-time /
Hybrid
At Anthropic, we are pioneering new frontiers in AI that have the potential to greatly benefit society. However, developing advanced AI also comes with risks if not properly safeguarded. That's why we are seeking an exceptional Detection and Response engineer that will be on the frontlines. Our D&R team will build solutions to monitor for threats, rapidly investigate incidents, and coordinate response efforts with other teams. In this role, you will have the opportunity to shape our security capabilities from the ground up alongside our world-class research and security teams.

About Anthropic
Anthropic is an AI safety and research company that’s working to build reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. We want AI to be safe and beneficial for our customers and for society as a whole. Our interdisciplinary team has experience across ML, physics, policy, business and product.

Responsibilities:

    • Design and implement improvements to logging, data pipelines, integrations, and automation to expand visibility and response capabilities
    • Create and optimize detections, playbooks, and workflows to quickly identify and respond to potential incidents
    • Deploy advanced security tooling in a variety of environments
    • Provide expertise during complex security events and drive continuous improvement 
    • Find innovative ways to apply large language models to elevate our detection and response
    • Work cross functionally with other security and engineering teams

You may be a good fit if you have:

    • 3+ years of software engineering experience, with security experience a plus and/or
    • 5+ years of detection engineering, incident response, or threat hunting experience
    • A solid understanding of cloud environments and operations
    • Experience working with engineering teams in a SaaS environment
    • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills
    • An ability to lead projects with little guidance
    • Knowledge of EDR, SIEM, SOAR, or related security tools

Strong candidates may also have:

    • Experience with threat intelligence, malware analysis, infrastructure as code, detection engineering, or forensics
    • Experience analyzing attack behavior and prototyping high quality detections
    • Experience handling security incidents and investigating anomalies as part of a team
    • A high level of proficiency in Python and query languages such as SQL
    • The ability to pick up new languages and technologies quickly
    • Experience contributing to a high growth startup environment

Annual Salary (USD)

    • The expected salary range for this position is $300k - $405k.
Logistics
Location-based hybrid policy: Currently, we expect all staff to be in our office at least 25% of the time.

Deadline to apply: None. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

US visa sponsorship: We do sponsor visas! However, we aren't able to successfully sponsor visas for every role and every candidate; operations roles are especially difficult to support. But if we make you an offer, we will make every effort to get you into the United States, and we retain an immigration lawyer to help with this.

We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every single qualification. Not all strong candidates will meet every single qualification as listed.  Research shows that people who identify as being from underrepresented groups are more prone to experiencing imposter syndrome and doubting the strength of their candidacy, so we urge you not to exclude yourself prematurely and to submit an application if you're interested in this work. We think AI systems like the ones we're building have enormous social and ethical implications. We think this makes representation even more important, and we strive to include a range of diverse perspectives on our team.

Compensation and Benefits*
Anthropic’s compensation package consists of three elements: salary, equity, and benefits. We are committed to pay fairness and aim for these three elements collectively to be highly competitive with market rates.

Equity - On top of this position's salary (listed above), equity will be a major component of the total compensation. We aim to offer higher-than-average equity compensation for a company of our size, and communicate equity amounts at the time of offer issuance.

US Benefits -  The following benefits are for our US-based employees:
- Optional equity donation matching at a 3:1 ratio, up to 50% of your equity grant.
- Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and all your dependents.
- 401(k) plan with 4% matching.
- 22 weeks of paid parental leave.
- Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
- Stipends for education, home office improvements, commuting, and wellness.
- Fertility benefits via Carrot.
- Daily lunches and snacks in our office.
- Relocation support for those moving to the Bay Area.

UK Benefits -  The following benefits are for our UK-based employees:
- Optional equity donation matching at a 3:1 ratio, up to 50% of your equity grant.
- Private health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents.
- Pension contribution (matching 4% of your salary).
- 22 weeks of paid parental leave.
- Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
- Health cash plan.
- Life insurance and income protection.
- Daily lunches and snacks in our office.

* This compensation and benefits information is based on Anthropic’s good faith estimate for this position as of the date of publication and may be modified in the future. Employees based outside of the UK or US will receive a different benefits package. The level of pay within the range will depend on a variety of job-related factors, including where you place on our internal performance ladders, which is based on factors including past work experience, relevant education, and performance on our interviews or in a work trial.

How we're different
We believe that the highest-impact AI research will be big science. At Anthropic we work as a single cohesive team on just a few large-scale research efforts. And we value impact — advancing our long-term goals of steerable, trustworthy AI — rather than work on smaller and more specific puzzles. We view AI research as an empirical science, which has as much in common with physics and biology as with traditional efforts in computer science. We're an extremely collaborative group, and we host frequent research discussions to ensure that we are pursuing the highest-impact work at any given time. As such, we greatly value communication skills. We do not have boundaries between engineering and research, and we expect all of our technical staff to contribute to both as needed.

The easiest way to understand our research directions is to read our recent research. This research continues many of the directions our team worked on prior to Anthropic, including: GPT-3, Circuit-Based Interpretability, Multimodal Neurons, Scaling Laws, AI & Compute, Concrete Problems in AI Safety, and Learning from Human Preferences.

Come work with us!
Anthropic is a public benefit corporation based in San Francisco. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, optional equity donation matching, generous vacation and parental leave, flexible working hours, and a lovely office space in which to collaborate with colleagues.