Threat Research Engineer (Senior/Staff Level)

Shape Security, Santa Clara

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About Shape Security
We are security and web experts, pioneers, evangelists, and elite researchers. We believe in the power of the Internet to be a positive force; our mission is to protect every website and mobile app from cybercriminals. Shape’s founders fought cybercrime at the Pentagon, Google, and other leading security companies. We are backed by some of the most prominent leaders and investors in the technology industry including Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, and more. Come be a part of our unparalleled team that is responsible for making the Internet a safer place for everyone. 

Position Summary
Shape Security is the world leader in anti-automation and fraud defense for web and mobile applications. One of the pillars of our company is extensive use of artificial intelligence in both retrospective and reactive bot detections.  

As a member of Security Services team, you will be responsible for the efficacy of our primary detection and mitigation systems. You will use behavior and machine learning knowledge to analyze all kinds of web attacking, build logic to detect these attacks, and deploy to production pipeline in the cloud.  

You will work with self-motivated, innovative, and hands-on team members to deliver high impact products critical to primary business functions.


  • Analyze all types of real attacks and build detection mechanisms    
  • Work closely with operations and customer support teams for product delivery

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (or above) in Computer Science/Engineering or related fields
  • Experience in information/network security
  • Familiarity with web technologies
  • Extensive background in various programming languages (including Java, Python, and/or Golang)
  • Background in data science / machine learning

Desired Qualifications

  • Good experience with container techniques, like Kubernetes- experience on public cloud platform, like GCP, AWS
  • Strong developing skills in Linux environment

About Shape Security

The world’s leading financial, retail and travel companies and government agencies rely on Shape Security as their primary line of defense against fraud and attacks on their web and mobile applications. The Shape platform, covered by 45 patents, was designed to stop the most dangerous application attacks enabled by cybercriminal fraud tools, including credential stuffing (account takeover), product scraping, unauthorized aggregation, and other threats. Shape has prevented over $1 billion in fraud losses for its customers and protects more than 1.3 billion user accounts. Shape is headed by industry leaders from Google, Cisco, IBM, Raytheon, Palo Alto Networks, and the Pentagon.

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