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Aurora delivers the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly.

Senior Detection Engineer
Bozeman, MT, US
Pittsburgh, PA, US
Mountain View, CA, US
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

At Aurora, we’re on a mission to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. It all starts with the Aurora Driver, a platform created from industry-leading hardware and software and designed to adapt across a variety of vehicle types and industries.

We’re led by a team of self-driving luminaries, and we’ve forged strategic partnerships with leading transportation companies—including ride-hailing network Uber, truck-manufacturers PACCAR and Volvo Trucks, and the world’s largest automaker Toyota—setting us up to deliver the Aurora Driver in both trucks and passenger vehicles. We are funded by Amazon, Uber, T Rowe Price, and some of Silicon Valley’s best venture capital firms, including Sequoia, Greylock, and Index Ventures.

Aurora is in the best position to lead the self-driving space with a team of unparalleled depth and expertise, the technology to deliver, and the partnerships to build a transformative business for the long-term.

The detection team’s mission is to identify, reduce, and mitigate risks while securely enabling users to access information and resources to get work done efficiently.

As a Detection Engineer, you will be part of a team responsible for building and expanding detection capabilities across a variety of platforms. This role will be primarily focused on researching threats, developing detection capabilities, and improving our telemetry coverage. Job level is negotiable based on experience. Remote work is approved for US-based employees, including for post-pandemic.

In this role you will

  • Provide design support to improve detection and response capabilities
  • Operate and help improve the detection framework, playbooks, and workflow automation
  • Contribute to the design and development of engineering solution that support enterprise wide security initiatives
  • Keep up to date on modern attack techniques and continually integrate knowledge into new or existing detections
  • Provide support to the incident response team when necessary
  • Perform threat modeling exercises to identify opportunities for telemetry collection

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 6 years of experience as a SOC Analyst, Security Content developer and/or Security Engineer
  • Ability to write quality, robust, testable code in at least one programming language, Python, Go, C, C++
  • Experience leading and managing cross-functional projects
  • Experience applying detection and response concepts to on-premise and cloud environments, specifically AWS
  • Experience securing operating systems (Linux, MacOS, Windows, Android, IOS)
  • Experience crafting logic to detect anomalous use, network, host, or cloud activity
  • Experience transforming and parsing critical fields from a variety of logging sources
  • Understanding of MITRE ATT&CK framework and associated threat actor techniques


  • Ability to to seek out and address new securities initiatives
  • Experience working with auditd, sysmon, kprobe, ebpf, or similar low level data collection frameworks
  • Experience designing and implementing solutions for a Zero Trust Architecture
  • Experience with IAM, Oauth2, OIDC, SAML, Okta
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code and writing and reviewing Terraform
  • Hands on experience with endpoint security products (MacOS, Windows, Linux)
  • Experience performing network architecture reviews



Working at Aurora

At Aurora, we bring together people with extraordinary talent and experience united by the strength of our values. We operate with integrity, set outrageous goals, and continue to build a culture where we win together—all without any jerks.

We have offices in Pittsburgh, Mountain View, San Francisco, Bozeman, Dallas and Seattle. We also offer a competitive benefits package that supports the whole you, including:

  • Competitive salary, bonus and RSU package
  • Premium choices for Medical, vision, and dental
  • 401k benefits
  • Life and disability benefits
  • 18 weeks paid leave for new parents and caregivers
  • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
  • Fertility benefits through Carrot
  • Working from home support
  • Professional growth and mentorship opportunities through the Aurora Academy
  • Wellness Platforms (Spring Health, Headspace, Aaptiv, Quit Genius)

We believe that self-driving technology has broad benefits – including an increase in safety and access to transportation – and to achieve those benefits, we want and need a workforce with diverse experiences, insights, and perspectives; said another way, a workforce that reflects the communities and people our technology will benefit.

Individuals seeking employment at Aurora are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy status, parent or caregiver status, ancestry, political affiliation, veteran and/or military status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law. 

About Aurora

Founded in 2017, Aurora was started by industry luminaries, and now we’re a team with a multitude of perspectives and experiences. Chris Urmson helped lead Carnegie Mellon’s efforts in Darpa’s Grand Challenges, then was a founding member of Google’s self-driving team. Sterling Anderson worked on the tech at MIT before leading Tesla’s Model X and Autopilot programs. Drew Bagnell, also a Carnegie Mellon alum, is a machine learning expert who helped build Uber’s autonomy effort. Regarded as the most experienced leadership team in the industry, these three bring decades of expertise, passion and focus to realizing our mission.