Senior Cyber Threat Engineer

Updated on 5/9/2024



51-200 employees

Observability platform for onboard operational technology

Data & Analytics


Arlington, VA, USA

Required Skills
Development Operations (DevOps)
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience in intrusion detection
  • Proficiency in software engineering principles using Python and C/C++
  • Familiarity with serial and embedded protocols such as MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, CAN, etc.
  • Experience with DevOps tools (git, gitlab runners, Conan C/C++ package managers, Linux operating systems, etc.)
  • Experience in embedded systems or serial networks
  • Experience in cyber security concepts or fields
  • Ability to efficiently multitask and accommodate change of priorities on demand
  • US Citizenship
  • Be able to obtain or hold a US Government Security Clearance
  • Protocol or firmware reverse engineering experience preferred, but not required
  • Penetration testing or red teaming experience preferred, but not required
  • Work with hardware and software engineers from the point-of-view of a malicious attacker
  • Develop the rules, signatures, methods, and heuristics for Shift5 cybersecurity products designed to protect OT systems and serial networks
  • Work with cross-functional teams to build out product features and capabilities related to Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Distinguish between malicious and benign traffic within large repositories of serial bus data
  • Contribute to fundamental frameworks that describe types of threats to OT systems and provide a common language to share information about identified threats
  • Effectively communicate technical information about cyber threats to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Work directly with other Shift5 Labs members to produce cyber threat landscape reports and presentations
  • Collaborate with vulnerability researchers to develop detection methodologies for novel attacks against OT systems leveraging a wide range of exploitation techniques
  • Synthesize publicly available and proprietary threat information into meaningful technical details
  • Be ready to learn and be flexible. You’ll be engaged in a wide variety of work in support Shift5 priorities, which often change in a growing company
  • Work remotely, but be prepared to travel
  • Present findings to customers as needed

Shift5 offers an observability platform for onboard operational technology (OT), providing real-time data access and actionable analytics for aerospace, rail, and defense. The platform enables complete onboard data access and observability, supporting smarter, faster decisions and ensuring the security, availability, safety, resilience, and reliability of fleets and next-gen assets.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



Arlington, Virginia



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


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