Sr. Detection Security Engineer, HPC Infrastructure

    • Tesla Motors
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 1 day ago


On Site
USD 104,000.00 per year
Full Time


Incident management
Security operations
Critical thinking
Problem solving
Product development
Social engineering
Data Visualization
Intrusion detection
File systems
Software engineering
Artificial intelligence
Machine Learning (ML)
Cloud computing
Amazon Web Services
Microsoft Windows
continuous integration and development
Health care
Apache Flex

Job Details

What to Expect

Tesla operates huge, vertically integrated factories across three continents and a global Supercharger network. We solve problems at-scale across cutting edge technologies in world-class supercomputing HPC, AI/ML, manufacturing 5G/OT, Solar OT, and enterprise IT environments.

The Detection Team is responsible for detecting and responding to threats against our corporate, manufacturing and production environments. We leverage best-in-class technologies, invent and re-imagine security solutions to defend Tesla's information, infrastructure and products.

We are looking for a highly motivated security engineer specializing in security detection and incident response to continually improve detection program effectiveness and efficiency through tuning, innovation and automation. You will improve, build, and tune detection, analysis, alerting and response systems to detect and counter threats at scale.

What You?ll Do

  • Define, implement, and tune detection capabilities to detect and remediate malicious activity.
  • Continually improve and create detection tools, craft high-fidelity signaling, remove noise, and reduce manual investigative efforts.
  • Collaborate with business teams to identify, craft and implement custom workflow detection strategies.
  • Analyze adversarial techniques and develop detection approaches across our diverse environments.
  • Engage with engineering teams to implement sensors, and tools to improve response capabilities.
  • Collaborate with Incident Response and Security Operations during investigations and incidents.
  • Develop custom tooling to improve and accelerate analysis during investigations.

What You?ll Bring

  • Critical thinking, problem solving and investigative mindset.
  • Senior or Lead level experience in one or more of the following areas: Incident Response, Security Operations, DFIR, Security DevOps, SecOps, and/or Security Product Development
  • Experience with
    • Detection and response technologies SIEM, EDR, CNAPP, NDR, NDIS/NIPS, SIGMA, YARA, etc.
    • Large scale analysis of log data using tools such as Splunk, Elastic, or similar.
    • Security automation SOAR tools, IT automation, and/or custom automation methods
    • Linux containers and orchestration systems (Kubernetes preferred)
    • Cloud environments (AWS preferred)
    • Phishing and social engineering detection and countermeasures
  • Familiarity with the following detection-related disciplines with deep experience in one or more:
    • Security event correlation, data visualization, graphing, timelines, and trending
    • Behavioral analytics and anomaly detection
    • Analysis of network traffic from intrusion detection systems and flow monitoring systems.
    • Host level detection with tools such as auditd, osquery, Sysmon
    • File system, memory, or live response on Windows, MacOS and/or Linux.
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders such as engineering/operations teams, internal business units, external incident response teams, throughout the incident lifecycle.
  • Ability to maintain detection as code and/ or maintain a CICD pipeline.
  • Ability to operate at scale and adapt to change in complex and diverse environments.

  • Software engineering experience in Python, Go, Rust or similar.
  • Private 5G/SCADA/ICS/OT experience
  • Adversary intelligence attribution

Compensation and Benefits


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:
  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

    • Expected Compensation

      $104,000 - $348,000/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits
      Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.