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Threat Hunting Engineer in Scottsdale at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/16/2021

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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. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

PayPal is looking for a self-driven team player to join our growing Security Operations function. The Threat Hunting Engineer will join this new team to analyze attack techniques, develop hypotheses, and execute strategic hunts to identify advanced and hidden threats across the environment. We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Proactively find undetected threats that are using evasive techniques and all possible environments they may be on
  • Define new IOCs and TTPs based on past attacks
  • Identify gaps in logging capabilities and propose enhancement strategies
  • Research and track emerging cyber security threats
  • Develop attack detection & response recommendations and strategies
  • Baselining & strategic/attack-specific hunts
  • Investigate anomalies using security analytics and machine learning


  • Strong technical experience or familiarity with TTPs and frameworks such as the MITRE ATT&CK
  • Experience in the end-to-end management of security incident response
  • Experience in security or detection engineering
  • Strong skillsets with SIEM and SOAR
  • Proficiency in offensive security and having a mindset of an attacker
  • Innovative mind to think out of the box
  • A proactive attitude to challenge the status quo to bring about positive changes
  • Technical skills in forensics, reverse-engineering, malware/registry/log analysis, scripting would be a bonus

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying, or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

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