Junior Detections Engineer

San Francisco
Engineering /
Full-Time /
On-site
About Kandji

Kandji is the Apple Device Management and Security Platform. Kandji empowers companies to manage and secure Apple devices in the enterprise and at scale. By centrally securing and managing Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV devices, IT and InfoSec teams can save countless hours of manual, repetitive work with features like one-click compliance templates and more than 150 pre-built automations, apps, and workflows. 

Device Harmony is our vision for tearing down the wall between IT and InfoSec to keep every Apple user secure and productive, using connected intelligence and automation. By choosing a career with Kandji, you will play an integral role in contributing to making our vision a reality. Backed by world-class investors such as Tiger Global, Greycroft, B Capital Group, Okta Ventures, the Spruce House Partnership, and First Round Capital, Kandji has raised over $100+M in capital to date.

Trusted by industry leaders, Kandji’s rapidly growing customer base includes companies like Ramp, Notion, Netskope, Noom, Turo, Groupon, VoxMedia, and more. 

Recognized for its award-winning products, Kandji was recently named the #1 fastest-growing app in Okta’s 2023 Businesses at Work Report and a G2 Best Software 2023 Award Winner for Fastest Growing Products! 


The Opportunity:

At Kandji, we are expanding our footprint in the EDR domain and are looking for a passionate Junior Detection Engineer to join our dynamic team. This role is a gateway to substantially impacting our journey to crafting an industry-leading security product. You will have the unique opportunity to contribute to developing cutting-edge solutions that address modern security challenges. You will play a crucial role in enhancing our security offerings by collaborating closely with product managers, engineering teams, solutions architects, and threat researchers. This position is perfect for individuals eager to learn, grow, and shape the future of cybersecurity solutions.

How you will make a difference day to day:

    • Assist in analyzing and reverse engineering malware to safeguard our customers’ Apple devices.
    • Support the development and optimization of Kandji’s detection strategies to ensure high-quality detections for our clients.
    • Collaborate with the threat intelligence team to improve alert fidelity, minimize false positives, and provide valuable insights to Researchers.
    • Participate in the entire lifecycle of detection engineering, including Framework Mapping (MITRE, CIS, etc.), Detection Creation, and Detection Effectiveness (Tuning, Validation, etc.).
    • Engage in continuous learning activities to better understand the evolving threat landscape and contribute to the enhancement of our detection capabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, related field, or equivalent practical experience.
    • Basic understanding of the modern threat landscape, including exploits, primitives, and trends.
    • Introductory experience in Signature Development and familiarity with security frameworks such as MITRE ATT&CK.
    • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication skills, with a knack for clear and effective collaboration.
    • Ability to adapt, learn, and contribute in a fast-paced environment.
    • Familiarity with Git, Jira, Confluence, or similar tool stacks.

    • Required to work on-site 3 days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Managers may require additional on-site days.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Cybersecurity Experience, with exposure to malware research and malware analysis.
    • Experience as a SOC Analyst or in a cybersecurity operations role.
    • Familiarity with malicious binary, document, and script analysis.
    • Interest in machine learning applications in cybersecurity.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team, showing leadership and mentoring potential.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on facilitation, continuous improvement, and empathy.
$85,000 - $120,000 a year
These requirements are for the strongest, ideal candidate.  Even if you do not outperform every bullet point, Kandji encourages you to apply.  We promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture and recognize that even the strongest candidates won’t have all desired experiences and qualifications.

Benefits & Perks

 • Competitive salary
 • 100% individual and dependent medical + dental + vision coverage
 • 401(k) with a 4% company match
 • 20 days PTO
 • 14 paid holidays per year
 • 10 health and wellness days per year
 • Kandji Wellness Week Off July 1 - July 5, 2024
 • Equity for full-time employees
 • 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents
 • Paid Family and Medical Leave
 • Modern Health - Mental Health Benefits - Individual and Dependents
 • Monthly Utilities stipend
 • Gym Membership
 • Lunch 3 Days/Week
 • Exciting opportunities for career growth
 • An outstanding, inclusive culture

We are excited to be serving a significant need for a fast-growing market, and are proud of the high-performing team we have brought together so far. If you’re someone who wants to engage in new, exciting projects that will challenge your skills in the best way possible, we would love to connect with you.

At Kandji we believe in fostering an inclusive environment in which employees feel encouraged to share their unique perspectives, leverage their strengths, and act authentically. We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those from all backgrounds and varying experiences.

Kandji is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, protected veteran or military status or any other status protected by applicable law.