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Principal/Snr Staff Analyst/Engineer, Attack Surface Management



United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

About SecurityScorecard:

SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity ratings, with over 12 million companies continuously rated, operating in 64 countries. Founded in 2013 by security and risk experts Dr. Alex Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh and funded by world-class investors, SecurityScorecard’s patented rating technology is used by over 25,000 organizations for self-monitoring, third-party risk management, board reporting, and cyber insurance underwriting; making all organizations more resilient by allowing them to easily find and fix cybersecurity risks across their digital footprint.

Headquartered in New York City, our culture has been recognized by Inc Magazine as a "Best Workplace,” by Crain’s NY as a "Best Places to Work in NYC," and as one of the 10 hottest SaaS startups in New York for two years in a row. Most recently, SecurityScorecard was named to Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023 and to the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in 2023 award recognizing “forward-thinking employers for their unwavering commitment to employee engagement.” SecurityScorecard is proud to be funded by world-class investors including Silver Lake Waterman, Moody’s, Sequoia Capital, GV and Riverwood Capital.

About the Role:

This role is crucial for maintaining the continuous accuracy and completeness of our customers' digital footprint data. The position demands an in-depth understanding of networking protocols such as TCP/IP, DNS, BGP, SSL and an understanding of the fundamentals of how the Internet works. Responsibilities include validating the attribution of digital assets, managing asset claims, addressing inaccuracies, and promptly updating the digital footprint as necessary. The ideal candidate will have a background in researching, designing and deploying Internet facing technologies, preferably in telcos. The candidate will proactively identify and resolve discrepancies and identify directional innovations to the digital attribution system. This role requires a proactive approach and a deep understanding of how digital assets are managed and assigned by Telcos/ISPs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Validate and Maintain Digital Footprint data: Regularly review and validate the accuracy of how digital assets are attributed to organizations. Ensure that all internet-facing assets are correctly attributed and reflect the current status.
  • Asset Management & Discovery: Research and design new methods to correctly discover and attribute digital assets to organizations. You will also work with key stakeholders to understand customer needs and the nuances on how their organization is reflected on the Internet.
  • Issue Resolution: Address and resolve issues found within the digital footprint, such as misattributions or outdated information. Work closely with the cybersecurity team to understand the impact of these issues on security ratings.
  • Collaboration and Reporting: Work collaboratively with technical and non-technical teams to gather asset data, clarify asset status, and report on footprint changes and their impacts. Provide insights and recommendations based on digital footprint analysis.
  • Continuous Improvement: Contribute to the improvement of methodologies for digital footprint analysis and management. Participate in the development of new tools and processes to enhance the team’s capabilities. As well as keeping an eye on associated engineering costs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in cybersecurity, IT asset management, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with the various internet registries such as ARIN, RIPE NCC, APNIC, etc
  • Strong understanding of network infrastructure, BGP, DNS, WHOIS, and IP management.
  • Proficient in data analysis and capable of interpreting complex data related to network security.
  • Experience with cybersecurity tools and platforms, especially those related to asset management and network scanning.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to operate effectively under tight deadlines.
  • Experience with distributed data processing frameworks (Spark and or Flink)
  • Proficient in Scala, Python or Golang
  • Experience with various data formats

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or related credentials.
  • Experience with scripting languages for data manipulation and automation.
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance standards relevant to cybersecurity and data protection.

Additional Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Proactive attitude and a strong team player.
  • Experience with Kafka


Specific to each country, we offer a competitive salary, stock options, Health benefits, and unlimited PTO, parental leave, tuition reimbursements, and much more!

The estimated salary range for this position is $225,000-240,000. Actual compensation for the position is based on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to affordability, skills, qualifications and experience, and may vary from the range. In addition to base salary, employees may also be eligible for annual performance-based incentive compensation awards and equity, among other company benefits.

SecurityScorecard is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and embraces diversity. We believe that our team is strengthened through hiring and retaining employees with diverse backgrounds, skill sets, ideas, and perspectives. We make hiring decisions based on merit and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex or gender (including pregnancy) gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, marital, veteran, disability status or any other protected category in accordance with applicable law.

We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, in accordance with applicable law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact

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SecurityScorecard does not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position.