Data and Threat Analyst

UK - (Remote / London Office) Engineering - Engineering Permanent Full Time

Tessian protects every business’s mission by securing the human layer 💫

We're building intelligent security that works for human beings as they are, not how security policies would like them to be. Using machine learning technology, Tessian automatically predicts and eliminates advanced threats on email caused by human error - like data exfiltration, accidental data loss, business email compromise and phishing attacks - with minimal disruption to employees' workflow. As a result, employees are empowered to do their best work, without security getting in their way. You can read more about Human Layer Security here.

Tessian has raised a $74m Series C led by renowned security investors, March Capital (Crowdstrike, Knowbe4), with follow-on from Sequoia, Accel, Balderton, Latitude, Okta, Sozo, Citi & Schroder Adveq, to further our mission to secure the human layer.

Founded in 2013, Tessian is backed by world-class venture capital investors, has hubs in London, San Francisco, Boston, and Austin, and London, and is one of the Top-3 2021 Best Places to Work for Women.

As a high-growth scale-up, our email datasets are growing at an exponential rate. This is a great problem to have as it allows us to train best-in-class machine learning models to prevent previously unpreventable data breaches. We have scaled to the point where there are so many emails flowing through our system that need more human eyes to understand some more advanced patterns and feed them back into our algorithms.

You will sit in our Threat Intelligence team and work day-to-day with Threat Analysts, Data Scientists and Engineers to build out the flow of identifying any weak points in our algorithms and coming up with ways - in collaboration with our data scientists - to detect these types of emails. You will also work with Sales Engineers, identifying a better flow to surface the value of what Tessian does to our customers, which requires you to deeply understand the product and the way our customers benefit from it.

We view this role as a hugely impactful, high-leverage role and strongly believe that if we can have a smooth and robust feedback flow from incoming emails to outgoing ideas that we can deliver more value to our clients through the data breaches we prevent.

Some interesting projects we’re working on:
Building an advanced threat intelligence infrastructure
Training and Deploying advanced ML models on a combination of structured and unstructured (NLP) data.
Improving the deployment flow of algorithm changes to decrease time from idea to production
Automating reporting to surface product value to our customers
Designing the next generation data-lake setting ourselves up to handle massive future scale

Summary of day to day activities
Look at advanced email attacks and understand the underlying tactics used to try to bypass our systems
Label these emails to their correct categories to help the Algorithm teams to improve their ML Models
Take insights from these emails and leveraging our threat intelligence infrastructure to block similar threats in the future
Surfacing these ideas back to the Data Scientists so they can deploy more robust ways of blocking these tactics
Presenting to the wider company about threats we’re seeing to keep them informed
Taking calls with customers using our product to understand and surface the value of Tessian
Improving the tooling for reporting this value back to customers

Have basic+ Python knowledge and the ability to look at datasets in Python
Ideally have experience with distributed data systems such as Spark
Have a real hunger for learning and pushing Threat Intelligence around Email Security to the next level
Ideally have experience in the email security field
Ideally have some experience with Machine Learning systems
Has an ability to break down ambiguous problems into concrete, manageable components and think through optimal solutions
Enjoys “getting their hands dirty” by digging into complex operations
Takes a high degree of ownership over their work
Is a clear communicator with professional presence
Has strong listening skills; open to input from other team members and departments
Has great attention to detail

Why we think you'll love it here 😍.... 

It’s important to us that all Tessians are part of the journey we’re on, so we offer equity options with every role and benchmark to provide above market rate salaries - there’s plenty more too…. 

Be at your best, both inside and outside of work 

• 25 days of paid holiday (plus 8 bank holidays, and an additional day for every year you've worked at Tessian!)
• Private health insurance provided through Vitality Health and mental health support through our Employee Assistance Program
• Up to 60 days of working abroad, limited to 30 days per trip a year
Spill - employee mental health support through Slack
• Classpass - subsided access to gym time and classes all across London
Choice First: Do your best work, in the way that works best for you
• Flexible working hours and working from home (if you're not already remote!)
• Enhanced pension contributions, matched up to 5%
• We’re family friendly, with policies built to support you in all stages of life
• High-quality tech kit provided for you to work on, plus Tessian ANC headphones
• If you're relocating to join the team, we'll provide a contribution to help with your costs 
• Fertility support via Carrot covering adoption, surrogacy support, fertility treatments, support during pregnancy and more

Beyond work 

• Elite membership of the Tessian House System...
• Every other Wednesday we get together to share team updates and drinks
• Never-ending ping-pong tournaments

Equality & diversity ⚖️

Our mission to empower and protect people is a reflection of two of our values: Human First and We Do the Right Thing. For us, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is also a reflection of these core values. 

As a human first company, we are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where all our Tessians have the opportunity to thrive. We strive for a better Tessian, and a better world. We're working inside and outside Tessian to improve diversity and equity in our industry, and foster an environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging.

Our strategy touches each part of a Tessian’s life cycle, from applicant to employee, ensuring that we keep DEI at the core of every point in our candidate and employee experience. Read more about our DEI commitments here.

Obligatory small print

Please note that we do not accept applications or résumés from recruiters. Any unsolicited CVs, profiles, or names, submitted in any format, by any channel, to any of our team, will be deemed to fall outside any terms and/or conditions with either the person submitting the information or their company of employment/representation.

By submitting your application to Tessian, you consent to Tessian retaining your information and contacting you about future job opportunities, that may be of interest, for up to 2 years in accordance with our Privacy Policy

Please note, that any job offers will be subject to the candidate passing background screening checks.

We're a #LI-Remote company offering Choice First working practices where possible.