Senior Security Engineer - #1985

Menlo Park, CA /
Computer Science and Software Engineering – Security /
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. GRAIL, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). For more information, please visit

GRAIL is seeking an experienced cyber security professional to join our Security Operations Team function. As a Security Analyst on the SecOps Team, you will assist with monitoring, responding to, and improving security triggers and rules. Running security operations across a large environment and supporting vulnerability research and assisting in high-impact incident response engagements. Successful members of the SecOps Team will draw from hands-on experience in defensive security roles to help uplift cyber security initiatives throughout the GRAIL’s Apps and Cloud.

Required Skills:

    • Bachelor's degree with 3 - 5+ years of experience
    • Experience working with security logging in either a forensic, threat hunting, or incident response investigation capacity
    • Experience querying log sources within large centralized logging platforms, e.g. Splunk, Elastic, Cloudera, SQL
    • Practical understanding of security standards, benchmarks, and best practices with security frameworks
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Understand system and network telemetry generated by EDR and MDR tools
    • Red Team / Blue Team forensic analysis 
    • Skilled in multi-cloud and hybrid
    • Familiarity with virtualization Kubernetes, Docker, and Linux Servers
    • Knowledge of networking including firewalls, load balancers, and proxies

Preferred Skills:

    • Experience with data analysis and trigger rule improvements.
    • CISA, CISM, GIAC, CISSP, AWS certifications, or other Information Security-related designation.
GRAIL is an Equal Employment Office and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We will reasonably accommodate all individuals with disabilities so that they can participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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