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Manager, Threat Research and Operations



Portugal · Remote
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023

Bitsight is a cyber risk management leader transforming how companies manage exposure, performance, and risk for themselves and their third parties. Companies rely on Bitsight to prioritize their cybersecurity investments, build greater trust within their ecosystem, and reduce their chances of financial loss.
Built on over a decade of technological innovation, its integrated solutions deliver value across enterprise security performance, digital supply chains, cyber insurance, and data analysis.

  • We invented the cyber ratings industry in 2011
  • Over 3000 customers trust Bitsight
  • Over 750 teammates are dispersed throughout Boston, Raleigh, New York, Lisbon, Singapore, Argentina, and remote

The Threat Research and Threat Operations teams within Bitsight’s Security Research department develop and deploy tactics and strategies to discover endpoint systems compromised by malware and potentially unwanted applications through in-depth research and analysis of malware families and infrastructure. This management position will be responsible for the development and operation of one of the world's largest malware infection tracking systems and the production of Bitsight’s compromised system and riskware data feeds which are critical to the assessment of organizational risk profiles. The role will lead a team of threat researchers and threat operations engineers tasked with developing creative telemetry collection solutions against target malware families as well as techniques to automate the opportunistic acquisition of telemetry from a broad range of security threats.

Objectives & Responsibilities

  • Establish team priorities for research and development of new victim intelligence collection and analysis capabilities

  • Own and operate Bitsight’s internal platforms for malware and riskware tracking

  • Develop, drive, and own processes for quality assurance of malware tracking data feeds and processes

  • Recruit, train, and develop an international team of threat researchers of diverse backgrounds and skill sets

  • Collaborate with the product and engineering organizations to align capability development roadmaps and complete technology transfer of threat research prototypes into production environments

  • Decompose long-term strategic business challenges into technical research plans


  • Deep expertise in modern malware infrastructure and operation

  • Familiarity with detection engineering and malware reverse engineering techniques

  • Hands-on experience with malware tracking techniques such as sinkholing

  • Demonstrated experience in security research people management

  • Strong communication and analytical skills, including the ability to identify and solve ambiguous problems

  • Proficient in standard scripting languages


B.S. in Computer Science or similar field or commensurate experience.

Diversity. Bitsight is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.

Culture. We put our people first. Bitsight offers best in class benefits. We devote the same energy to nurturing our company's inclusive culture as we apply to serving our customers' needs. Working at Bitsight will give you the opportunity to fulfill your professional goals and expand your skills.

Open-minded. If you got to this point, we hope you’re feeling excited about the job description you just read. Even if you don’t feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We’re eager to meet people that believe in Bitsight’s mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways.

Additional Information for United States of America Applicants:

Bitsight also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities or based on a sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email . This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with applicable law.

This position may be considered a promotional opportunity pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.