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Tusk Venture Partners
Tusk Venture Partners

Incident Response Engineer



Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024


FanDuel Group (“FanDuel") is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media.

FanDuel has a presence across all 50 states with approximately 17 million customers and 28 retail locations. FanDuel is based in New York with offices in New Jersey, Georgia, California, Oregon, Canada and Scotland.

Its networks FanDuel TV and FanDuel+ are broadly distributed on linear cable television and through its relationships with leading direct-to-consumer over-the-top platforms.

FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of Flutter Entertainment plc, the world's largest sports betting and gaming operator with a portfolio of globally recognized brands and traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: FLUT).


At FanDuel, we give fans a new and innovative way to interact with their favorite games, sports and teams. We’re dedicated to building a winning team and we pride ourselves on being able to make every moment mean more, especially when it comes to your career. So, what does “winning” look like at FanDuel? It’s recognition for your hard-earned results, a culture that brings out your best work—and a roster full of talented coworkers. Make no mistake, we are here to win, but we believe in winning right. That means we’ll never compromise when it comes to looking out for our teammates. From creatives professionals to cutting edge technology innovators, FanDuel offers a wide range of career opportunities, best in class benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. At FanDuel, our principle of “We Are One Team” runs through all our offices across the globe, and you can expect to be a part of an exciting company with many opportunities to grow and be successful.


Our roster has an opening with your name on it

We are looking for an experienced Incident Response Engineer with a developer mindset. The successful candidate will be responsible for incident response operations with cloud security expertise within the FanDuel Group Security Operations Center. You will write runbooks for existing detections from prior incidents, security assessments, vulnerability scans, and pentests. You will also be responsible for writing new detections that come out of post incident reviews to continuously develop and improve SOC processes, ensuring prompt responses and proper handling of security events to protect our customers, platform, and company.

Collaboration with security engineers, developers, vendors and business units to constantly improve the overall security posture will be the key to success at FanDuel Group. We are One Team and looking for a team player with highly technical skills to continue to drive automation, efficiency, and resiliency to respond swiftly to risks and threats. This role will be collaborating with Enterprise Security, Software Security, and Detection and Automated Response teams to build incident response runbooks to drive high fidelity detections and automated remediation. We are looking for someone who wants the challenge of defending against attackers at scale through the team, our technology, and processes.

Everyone on our team has a part to play

  • Responsible for driving incident response operations, including investigation, containment, and remediation of security incidents
  • Efficiently resolve security incidents, especially in cloud environments
  • Develop runbooks for incidents with automation opportunities in mind
  • Understand the data required to write and test detections at scale
  • Communicate effectively with employees to convey the importance of security in our products
  • Provide a constant feedback loop of pragmatic requirements for engineering to support our security operations team and protect our platforms and customers
  • Stay updated on relevant cybersecurity news and events, with a mindset on implementing lessons learned improve defenses and protections
  • Identify, evaluate, and conduct proof-of-concepts for new technologies, collaborating with security engineers on implementation.
  • Track and manage technical documentation, ensuring relevant parties are regularly updated - Be a good partner.
  • Mentor business units on cybersecurity guidelines, promoting knowledge sharing within technical communities.


What we’re looking for in our next teammate

  • Empathetic contributor who has experience operating effectively across teams and disciplines in highly ambiguous and rapidly changing environments and have successfully executed on ambitious projects
  • In-depth knowledge of security methodologies , security architectures, security protocols, and industry-standard technologies
  • Customer-focused engineer who can communicate effectively with our stakeholders and security teams to help empower decisions and move changes forward, especially during incidents
  • Significant experience working in Security with proficiency in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Security Orchestration Automation Response (SOAR), Cloud Security, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Web Application Firewalls, and Vulnerability Management and Threat Intelligence applications.
  • Proficiency in building log pipelines, parsing logs, and building grok patterns and regex expressions
  • Ability to automate security incident playbooks with version-controlled AWS Lambdas, scripts and API enabled tooling
  • Experience building detections as code and incorporating feedback loops to enable continue improvement
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written to help articulate and lead Incident response processes; ability to write about technical subjects to a wide audience for reporting on security incidents in regulated industries
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Information Security, Engineering, Computer Science or related field preferred
  • At least one of the following certifications with combined experience: CISSP, CEH, GCIH, GCFA, Security+, OSCP
  • Security experience with cloud native company expanding across multiple environments from, *nix/Windows operating systems, cloud resources (e.g. AWS, GCP, O365), and customer-facing web applications
  • Deep knowledge of attacker methodologies and techniques and corresponding incident response methodologies to detect and protect.

We treat our team right

From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance and paid leave policies, we’re committed to making sure our employees get as much out of FanDuel as we ask them to give. Competitive compensation is just the beginning. As part of our team, you can expect:

  • An exciting and fun environment committed to driving real growth
  • Opportunities to build really cool products that fans love
  • Mentorship and professional development resources to help you refine your game
  • Be well, save well and live well - with FanDuel Total Rewards your benefits are one highlight reel after another

FanDuel is an equal opportunities employer and we believe, as one of our principal states, “We Are One Team!” We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, Veteran status, or another other characteristic protected by state, local or federal law. We believe FanDuel is strongest and best able to compete if all employees feel valued, respected, and included. We want our team to include diverse individuals because diversity of thought, diversity of perspectives, and diversity of experiences leads to better performance. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is a core value that we believe makes FanDuel stronger and more competitive as One Team!

The applicable salary range for this position is $108,000 - $135,000, which is dependent on a variety of factors including relevant experience, location, business needs and market demand. This role may offer the following benefits: medical, vision, and dental insurance; life insurance; disability insurance; a 401(k) matching program; among other employee benefits. This role may also be eligible for short-term or long-term incentive compensation, including, but not limited to, cash bonuses and stock program participation.

This role includes paid personal time off and 14 paid company holidays. FanDuel offers paid sick time in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws.