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Head of Advanced Threat Defense

bumbleinc · 25 days ago
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At Bumble the security of our customers is a top priority. The Head of Advanced Threat Defense will ensure that the combination of human expertise and automated systems provide industry-leading capabilities and scalable detection of bots, scams, and inauthentic accounts. 

This role will support the Product, Trust and Safety, Security Operations, Incident Response and Detection teams to develop and promote best practices in advanced threat detection, scaled abuse forensic analytics, and mitigation. The Head of Advanced Threat Defense will also be a subject matter expert for enterprise-wide threat detection controls.

This role is based in London and will report into our Chief Information Security and Trust Officer.

What You'll Do

  • Establishes and refines detection methodologies and strategies to identify and counteract bots, scams, and inauthentic accounts.
  • Utilises advanced threat detection tools and machine learning models to enhance threat intelligence capabilities, including collection, analysis and enrichment.
  • Conducts full-stack analysis of suspicious behaviours related to bots, scams, and inauthentic accounts.
  • Provides forensic analysis of digital activities to trace the origins and methodologies of threats.
  • Keeps abreast of trends and the emerging threat landscape related to cybersecurity:Continuously monitors and analyses trends in bots, scams, and inauthentic accounts to anticipate future threats and adapt defences accordingly.
  • Acts as the primary expert on bots, scams, and inauthentic accounts for the organisation.

Experience We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field; or relevant certifications such as GIAC, or equivalent publicly verifiable practical experience.
  • Experience leading teams of expert operational and technical staff.
  • Extensive experience in information security, with a focus on threat detection and mitigation.
  • Proven ability to reverse engineer and analyse malicious activities, especially related to bots, scams, and inauthentic accounts.
  • Experience in leading the development of, or developing large software projects for threat detection.
  • Proficiency in scripting and programming languages such as Python, Javascript/Typescript, Go, and others relevant to threat detection in consumer and enterprise applications as well as efficient scripting and rapid prototyping.
  • Strong understanding of network protocols, operating system dynamics, mobile devices and cybersecurity principles.
  • Expertise in developing and utilising application-, host- and network-based indicators for threat detection.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of various cybersecurity tools and techniques, including but not limited to: Static and dynamic analysis, Forensic analysis, Machine learning frameworks, Graph based analysis, Device emulation and tampering tools.

About You

  • Your values align strongly with the Bumble Inc. values: Growth, Kindness, Equity, Accountability, and Honesty.
  • A subject matter expert on threat detection and/or fingerprinting.
  • Excellence as a great teammate who thrives in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to communicate with empathy when communicating about threat topics to operations & engineering.
  • Be a constant learner who looks to solve interesting and challenging problems.
  • Humble expert with a sense of urgency.
  • Skilled at taking complex topics and making them simple.
  • Transparent judgement and stands behind their decisions, right or wrong.
  • An ability to lead in a matrixed organisation.

Last updated on Jun 25, 2024

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