Security Analyst

Engineering – Security Engineering

Etsy Security seeks an analyst excited to protect an online marketplace bustling with millions of buyers and sellers daily.

With a passion for investigation, you’ll leverage your sleuthing skills into safeguarding an ever-evolving commercial ecosystem.  
This is a full-time position.

About the Job

The Security Team at Etsy keeps our site, members, staff, and systems safe.  When an unexpected or unusual event occurs, we investigate the anomaly and follow up with stakeholders to resolve the issue.  For example, we might investigate an alarming VPN login, a spike in sign-in failures, or a strange network command that has just been run on an Etsy laptop.  We ingest data and signals from myriad sources, write queries that surface patterns of interest, and receive alerts using 411, our open sourced alerting system.

As a security analyst, you will monitor a wide range suspicious activity investigating and escalating cases when appropriate.  You will create new queries to find emerging behaviors and will refine existing ones to increase their accuracy.  As trends shift, you’ll retire alerts that are no longer effective, and will revise runbooks to ensure up-to-date documentation.  Above all, you’ll engage your work with rigor and zeal.  

A technical background is not required for this role. However, you should possess general internet literacy.  You get how websites work, know what an IP address is, and savor data analysis.  Even better, you’ve got a bit of programming or command line experience, or know your way around SQL.  There will be opportunities to learn new technologies which will enhance your work and potentially guide you in a new career direction.

About the Team

What’s it like working at Etsy?  "Keep commerce human" exhorts our Mission, and this focus on personal connection pervades the company.  Cross pollination within Security, and throughout Engineering as a whole, facilitates innovation on the very vanguard of our field.  You’ll be collaborating with peers who prize intellectual rigor, ingenuity, and experimentation as paramount, in an environment that affords a rich benefits package and ample career growth.  If this portrait appeals to you, we would love to speak further about your future with Etsy Security.

About You

You’ll be successful in this position if you are:
- A sleuth at heart.
- Technically inclined.
- Willing to learn about new technologies.
- A strong  written and spoken communicator.
- Passionate about data and graphs.

What’s Next
Interested in joining the team? Send us a cover letter and your resume explaining why you’d be great for the job. We value individuality and variety, so make sure to tell us what you’re all about. If you have an online presence (blog, Twitter, Facebook), send it along. And if you write, draw, craft, or contribute to something you’re proud of, we’d love to hear about it. 

Etsy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.