: Principal SIRT Engineer
311 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

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We are looking for a Senior Incident Response Engineer to join our Incident Response team within our Information Security Department (athenaShield). Your job will be to focus on analyzing scaled event data, distilling events into timelines, applying context from your own experience and that of your peers, and deriving meaningful incident narratives.

You may be a good fit if you have a track record of:

  • Developing ways to find anomalies across distributed, heterogeneous infrastructure

  • Maintaining a cool head under pressure

  • Extracting and evaluating evidence

  • Building incident timelines, uncovering facts, distilling underlying weaknesses

  • Driving organizational change in response to risk

The Team: athenaSIRT, athenahealths Security Incident Response Team, is responsible for effectively and efficiently detecting and responding to computer security incidents across athenahealths corporate and production environments and for providing real-time security intelligence to react to our changing threats.

Job Responsibilities

  • Triage security event alerts, escalate incidents and drive response actions

  • Automate security analytics. Drive up signal-to-noise ratio and eliminate low-value work

  • Participate in incident handler on-call rotation

  • Hunt for threats across networks, endpoints, and cloud infrastructure

  • Lead postmortems that improve security posture

Typical Qualifications

  • CSIRT / SOC background

  • Pentest / red team experience

  • Systems / network engineering and administration

  • Malware triage (static, dynamic) experience

  • Forensics (disk, memory, network) experience

  • Big data / data science / analytics experience

  • Development and automation (Python, Perl, Ruby, bash, PoSH, API-based integration)

  • Experience in Threat analysis and intelligence

  • Certifications such as GCIH, GCFE, GCFA, GREM, OSCP, OSCE a plus

About athenahealth

  • Our Vision: To create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.

  • Our Location: This role is based in Watertown, MA, just a few miles outside of Boston. Watertown is our Global Headquarters and our campus, the Arsenal on the Charles, is home to several restaurants, a local gym and large outdoor space. This office also has a cafeteria, coffee caf and food trucks that rotate every day.

  • Our Culture: At athenahealth, our employees (or athenistas) are committed to making healthcare smarter. Our success is dependent on the diversity, collective spirit, and contributions of our people, clients and partners. We value teamwork and believe that the strength of our team comes from supporting each other and leveraging our specialized skills. If you are looking for a company that will enable you to work outside of your comfort zone to transform the healthcare ecosystem, athenahealth is the place for you.

  • Our Perks: Along with health & financial benefits, our athenistas are offered a variety of perks that promote employee wellbeing such as commuter support, collaborative workspaces and dog-friendly offices - just to name a few.


Employee Testimonials

Olivia Adams
Lead Member Of Technical Staff

“I enjoy working at athenahealth because I am making something that matters.  My passion isn’t writing code - it’s what writing code enables me to do, which is make something for other people.  And there’s no nobler cause than healthcare.”


Sherry Cheuk
Product Operations Manager

“athenahealth has a mission to transform healthcare, which is something I really admire.  Every company out there is trying to grow, but I think our focus on making an impact and delivering value is really powerful.  Our work is about improving people’s lives.”