Manager, Security Operations & Engineering

Bucharest, Romania /
Engineering /
At Aera, we deliver the cognitive technology that enables the Self-Driving Enterprise™: a Cognitive Operating System™ that connects you with your business and autonomously orchestrates your operations. Aera's Cognitive OS leverages the best of artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, big data, and enterprise domain expertise to deliver Cognitive Automation at scale for some of the world's largest companies.

In this role, your work will influence the success of companies across the world. Members of our Technology team are experts in the field, working to evaluate and improve today’s systems while building tomorrow’s. The Manager of Security Operations & Engineering is a highly technical hands-on role which requires you to be a great team manager as well as an individual contributor.

The primary responsibilities for this role will be the development, maintenance and enforcement of the global security posture for the products, technology and processes in order to adequately protect Aera assets and customer data as well as providing an escalation point for others to consult and trust in the candidate’s technical knowledge base.  Primary leader for Implementing and monitoring key SOC performance indicators, identify opportunities to improve team performance, and make adjustments to operations processes as necessary.


    • Direct the team, functions, processes, and operations of the SOC
    • Take lead on threat hunting, IOC (indicators of compromise) analysis, and incident response
    • Oversee the monitoring, identification, escalation, and resolution of security incidents
    • Help implement and fine-tune our security tools, such as endpoint protection, SIEM, vulnerability assessment, and cloud security monitoring
    • Work closely with our MSSPs, to address the most sever security alerts and incidents, including full cycle of detection, analysis, containment, eradication, recovery and post-mortem improvementIntegrate and automate services and operational tasks by consuming and building APIs, tools and frameworks that enforce security policies across the entire Aera organization
    • Lead the development, documentation, and implementation of policies and procedures associated with security monitoring efforts
    • Manage outsourced and in-house SOC relationships and services for quality performance and fulfillment of Service Level Agreements (SLA)
    • Establish performance goals and priorities for a Global SOC teamDevelop, mentor and counsel staff

About You

    • 7+ years in a security analysis or operations role
    • 7+ years of proven track record of building, securing and automating enterprise scale infrastructure and systems
    • Experience with incident response, either in-house or through an outsourced service provider
    • 5+ years working knowledge of SIEM tools; Splunk a big plus
    • 5+ years of working experience with scanning tools (Nessus, Qualys, IBM AppScan, etc.) and PAM (BeyondTrust, CyberArk, etc.)
    • Ability to partner, closely with cross-functional internal stakeholders, like IT, compliance, HR and legal teams
    • Someone who is always thinking about attack vectors in which PII and PHI can be compromised
    • Familiarity with AWS
    • Familiarity with scripting languages
At Aera, we're on a mission to solve the biggest, most intractable challenges in the world of enterprise software. We envision the rise of the Self-Driving Enterprise: a more autonomously functioning business with a central operating system that connects and orchestrates business operations. Our Cognitive Operating System is increasingly used by the world's largest companies to fundamentally transform their organizations and how work is done.

If you share our passion for building the next generation of enterprise software, and deploying it for the most sophisticated customers in the world, you’ve met your match. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, we're growing fast, with teams in Mountain View and San Francisco (California), Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Paris (France), Munich (Germany), London (UK), Pune and Bangalore (India), Sydney (Australia) and Singapore.  So join us, and let’s build the future of work together!