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Sr. Security Operations Analyst - Alpaca

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Sr. Security Operations Analyst
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Your Role:

We are seeking an experienced Senior Security Operations Analyst who can help expand our SecOps efforts and ensure the security and integrity of our Firm. The role requires a deep understanding of Cybersecurity principles, incident response, and proactive threat detection with a proven track record of monitoring and managing security events. If you’re ready to be part of a transformative team and thrive on the excitement of discovering and responding to Security challenges in a high paced environment, apply now! 

The Security Team is 100% distributed and remote. This role will be reporting directly to the CISO.

Things You Get To Do:

  • Lead and triage security events including potential security incidents, malware infections, unauthorized access, fraud, and data exfiltration events
  • Conduct thorough analyses of events, assess impact, and implement corrective actions by collaborating with cross-functional teams to prioritize and remediate issues as necessary
  • Manage and optimize our SIEM for enhanced log ingestion, correlation, and alerting by maintaining custom rules to elevate our detection/response capabilities
  • Work closely with our cybersecurity vendors and MSSPs as needed
  • Leverage Threat Intel feeds to enhance monitoring capabilities
  • Implement strategies for proactive threat detection
  • Assist with our insider threat program
  • Lead and assist with vulnerability assessments and penetration testing activities, including managing our bug bounty program
  • Maintain reporting on our SecOps KPIs and other metrics as required
  • Assist with fraud investigations
  • Conduct Threat Hunting activities to identify potential issues

Who You Are (Must-Haves):

  • Excited about Alpaca’s mission and what we’re building
  • 5+ years of experience in a security operations or incident response role
  • Experience with implementing and maintaining SIEM solutions, IDS/IPS, endpoint solutions, and other security tools
  • Experience with cloud-centric environments and cybersecurity capabilities
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills and committed to work collaboratively across the Firm
  • Available for on-call rotations and after hour responses as needed

 Who You Might Be (Nice-to-Haves):  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or a related field
  • Security related certifications such as CISSP, GIAC, CEH, OSCP is a plus
  • Experience in securing and monitoring APIs
  • Understanding of financial and privacy regulations
  • Experience in the financial services industry
  • Business acumen to be able to balance tradeoffs between stakeholders and technology feasibility and budget constraints

How We Take Care of You:

  • Competitive Salary & Stock Options
  • Benefits: Health benefits start on day 1. In the US this includes Medical, Dental, Vision. In Canada, this includes supplemental health care.  Internationally, this includes a stipend value to offset medical costs.   
  • New Hire Home-Office Setup: One-time USD $500
  • Monthly Stipend: USD $150 per month via a Brex Card
  • Work with awesome hard working people, super smart and cool clients and innovative partners from around the world

Alpaca is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

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Alpaca Headquarters Location

San Mateo, CA

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Alpaca Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

Alpaca Founded Year


Alpaca Total Amount Raised


Alpaca Funding Rounds

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  • Convertible Note

    $15,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $10,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $6,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $3,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $1,800,000 USD

  • Seed

    $1,000,000 USD