Senior Detection Software Engineer at Red Canary

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Who We Are
Red Canary was founded to create a world where every organization can make its greatest impact without fear of cyber attack. Our combination of market-defining technology, processes, and expertise are preventing breaches every day. We are completely changing the way security is delivered and setting the new standard for security. If our mission resonates with you, let’s talk!

What We Believe In
- Do what’s right for the customer
- Be kind and authentic
- Deliver great quality
- Be relentless

Challenges You Will Solve
The Red Canary Detection Validation Engineer fuses an increasingly diverse set of telemetry sources. As a Detection Validation Engineer, you will validate current and future telemetry sources, ensuring they adhere to Red Canary’s high data quality standards. You fill a critical role in developing, testing, and validating that the Red Canary Detection Engine can effectively leverage diverse telemetry and detect the threats our customers face. 

Detection Validation enhances the ability of Detection Engineering to quickly innovate and deploy new methods of threat detection by working closely with the Threat Research and Threat Intelligence teams to prioritize functional testing of adversary techniques and relevant data sources. Detection Validation ensures Red Canary’s software and human logic is accurate and capable of consistently delivering high quality detections to our customers.

What You'll Do

  • Leverage and iteratively improve internal telemetry testing tools as well as Red Canary’s public adversary technique testing frameworks like AtomicTestHarnesses and Atomic Red Team. 
  • Design and implement new telemetry testing frameworks.
  • Lead and drive internal projects from initial concept through product delivery.
  • Work closely with internal and external partners to improve sensor telemetry collection, and identify defects before they affect our customers.
  • Test the latest sensor telemetry optics from our partner EDR vendors.
  • Work with internal teams to improve detection capabilities and the Red Canary Detection Engine.
  • Serve as a “data evangelist” and technical mentor for those wanting to learn more about sensor telemetry.
  • Automate and instrument telemetry and attacker testing frameworks to enable high quality detector and telemetry measurements.

What You'll Bring

  • You love software engineering and have a strong desire to write code to automate testing and take ownership of a product or feature from concept to launch.
  • Strong understanding of adversary techniques and detection engineering principles.
  • A preparedness for new challenges as part of a rapidly evolving team and fast growing company.
  • Experience working in cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services.
  • Knowledge of software testing and validation techniques/frameworks.
  • Strong understanding of operating system internals across Windows, Linux, and MacOS.
  • The ability to communicate highly technical concepts in a clear, succinct fashion to non-subject matter experts, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience with writing Python, PowerShell, Ruby, or other various scripting languages.
  • Experience with compiled languages like Go, Java, .Net.
  • A strong understanding of endpoint telemetry/EDR security products.
  • Ability to perform data analysis and triage on diverse datasets.
  • Experience automating software deployments.
  • Familiarity with the mechanics of attack behaviors and MITRE ATT&CK ®.
  • Experience working with Continuous Integration and Delivery technologies (e.g CircleCI, Jekins, Gitlab CI), preferred
  • Experience managing and deploying code with git/GitHub, preferred
  • Knowledge of operating system internals for at least one family of operating systems (Windows, MacOS, Linux), preferred
  • Experience deploying workloads in cloud environments like AWS, Azure, GCP, Digital Ocean, preferred
  • Experience with infrastructure as code tools like Terraform, Ansible, Packer, AWS CloudFormation, preferred
  • Experience working with container technologies like Docker, LXC, Kubernetes, preferred
  • Familiar with Attacker behaviors and techniques, preferred
  • Prior experience building and maintaining software testing and validation frameworks, preferred

Target base salary range: $150,000 - $175,000 depending on experience + bonus eligibility and equity

Why Red Canary?
Red Canary is where people embody our mission to improve security outcomes for all. People work hard to maintain a culture that encourages authenticity in order to do your best work. Our people are driven and committed to finding the best security outcomes, delivering real and actionable answers, and being transparent along the way. 

At Red Canary, we offer a very rich benefits program to our full-time team members so they can focus on their families and improving our customers’ security. For a full list of benefits, please review our Benefits Summary:

Individuals seeking employment at Red Canary are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavascriptLanguages
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    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM


Our state-of-the-art HQ is located in the brand new McGregor Square centered in Denver's historic LoDo. From inception we have been hybrid workforce.

An Insider's view of Red Canary

What's something quirky about your company?

On a quarterly basis, we have a companywide gathering that we affectionately call BEASTMODE. It’s a great opportunity for “Canaries” from across the country to come together, level-set on the state of the business, get to know each other better, and build a close knit community trying to make a positive impact on the world.


Director, Customer Success

What projects are you most excited about?

The Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) reached the milestone of 10,000 spec/unit tests to validate our detection logic, an indicator of how diligently we maintain our detectors. Continued validation that everything is working as anticipated is key to ensuring a successful security program.


VP, Customer Security Operations

What makes someone successful on your team?

Curiosity. If you are asking questions, building on what you just learned, and relating it to something known, then you are truly curious about what you’re learning and you will become an expert.


Director of Product Support

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

As we continue to grow and add specialized focus across digital media, video, and an even more robust content program, I want the team to be able to take all the great insights and educational pieces and recommendations and make it easy for people to find them, understand them, and implement them. To be able to use what we’re doing in marketing in


Director, Marketing

What does career growth look like on your team?

Customer Solutions Engineers possess a blended skillset that intersects business, security and technical. Team members can grow within their role or continue to develop their talents into positions such as technical account manager, security architect, and evangelist.


Director, Customer Solutions Engineering

What are Red Canary Perks + Benefits

Red Canary Benefits Overview

Exceptional healthcare, dental, and vision coverage including fully paid premiums
Unlimited PTO
401k and flex-spending accounts, including an employer-funded HRA
100% employer paid long and short term disability
Monthly stipend for personal fitness and cell phone
Yearly discretionary stipend

Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 8 weeks of parental leave for new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 80 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
We host a chalk talk every Friday afternoon
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Quarterly all company meetings where we bring in all of our remote team members to build camaraderie, align and learn.

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