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Lead Threat Detection Engineer in Singapore, Singapore at PayPal

Date Posted: 6/7/2022

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Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.

The Lead Cybersecurity Engineer will be a part of the threat engineering team, a global technical team that provides support on advanced solutions for security controls, tooling, detections, automation, monitoring, purple teaming, research and alerting in alignment with the MITRE ATT&CK Framework.

We are looking for a Lead Cybersecurity Engineer to join our threat engineering team. In this IC (Individual Contributor) role, you will support and develop on-prem and cloud (Azure, AWS, GCP) defensive tools and procedures to optimize threat mitigation and increase PayPal's security posture. The primary day-today responsibilities include designing solutions to improve overall security posture for incident response operations, cybersecurity analysts and threat hunters across the global business. Key Responsibilities: Leading the engineering, implementation, and maintenance of security tools, solutions, and processes to ensure an appropriate level of security posture. Lead and manage the security policies of top-of-the-line security tools (EDR, UBA, Cloud, and SIEM) Develop detection rules across various platforms and Business Units to improve our overall detection capabilities Create automated processes and workflows to improve PayPal's security posture and SLA (Service Level Agreements) adherence Perform end-to-end threat hunting cycle, including Purple Team exercises Provide situational awareness on the current threat landscape and the techniques, tactics and procedures associated with specific threats Collaborate with colleagues across the globe to impact and drive results.

Qualifications: 7+ years of experience in Cybersecurity, ideally with previous a Security Operation Center (SOC) Analyst. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in information security technology or equivalent work experience and/or Security certifications. Experience with Splunk Enterprise Security; building detections, and advanced querying, dashboarding. Experience with Security Orchestration, Automation and Response Tools (SOAR) Knowledge of or demonstrated experience with defense in depth, trust levels, privileges, and permissions. Experience with Kusto Query Language (KQL) or other Database query languages, an advantage Strong technical experience and familiarity with various techniques of cyber-attacks, MITRE ATT&CK framework, Purple Team concepts, incident response, and threat hunting modelling Working experience within a Security Operations Center environment, improving SOC processes and workflows related to security operations Java scripting or python programming, an advantage, but not required Deep understanding of tools and processes used in security incident detection and handling Strong organizational and multi-tasking and time management skills Ability to work in a dynamic and multicultural environment, with a collaborative and positive/professional persona Highly motivated, results focused, innovative, curious, and a continuous learner

Our Benefits:

At PayPal, we’re committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can’t do this without our most important asset—you. That’s why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.

We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit

Who We Are:

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PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.