Insider Risk Monitoring & Triage Security Engineer

  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Block, Inc. is Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, TBD54566975, and our foundational teams such as Counsel, Finance, and People that provide guidance at the corporate level. These are our building blocks, united by our shared purpose of economic empowerment. We’re creating tools to help expand access to the economy.

The Block Security team works with other teams across Block to build world-class products for both customers and employees. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every experience with Block is simple, secure, and safe.


Job Description

The Insider Risk Program contributes to the overall mission through mitigation of risk related to insider activity. The program has both strategic and tactical responsibilities; this position is focused on detection, incident response, signals development, and security pipeline engineering. This position will work closely with our Detection and Response Team on a daily basis. You will prioritize work using an attack-driven defensive approach to prioritize our preventive controls, detective controls, and response programs based on real-world attacker behaviors. We strongly focus on automating the detection of, and response to, various attack techniques. Also, we proactively hunt for threats in the environment and are responsible for investigations into potential compromise. As an Insider Risk Security Engineer, your primary focus areas will be around monitoring, triage, and investigations management.

You will:

  • Operate in a trusted position focused on protecting customer data from internal risks.
  • Monitor and triage events and alerts through intrusion detection queues, internal Slack channels, vulnerability reports, and other data sources across our ecosystem
  • Support day-to-day alert investigation and response activities, as well as own and drive the resolution of complex security incidents and investigations. Activity includes log analysis, potential data leaks, cloud detections, unusual logins, supporting detection tuning, and threat-hunting
  • Facilitate the creation and or refinement of security policies, runbooks, security metrics, standards, baselines, and guidelines
  • Lead team and cross-team projects focused on runbook, process, and insider risk maturity
  • Develop and adjust automations, scripts, and security tool configurations to drive efficiencies and enhance insider investigations
  • Identify opportunities to improve investigation and triage response processes, engineering workflows, and potential efficiency gains via automations
  • Advise on continuous process improvement via introducing new tools, technologies, practices to help the team scale, and strengthen our security posture
  • Lead and participate in tabletop exercises across diverse business areas and geographies to ensure operational readiness


You have:

  • 3+ years of relevant systems, networking, forensics tools, and security experience
  • Strong knowledge of security principles and detection and response capabilities
  • Experience with cloud (AWS and GCP) security fundamentals, networking, and Linux fundamentals
  • Familiarity with Windows, Linux, and MacOS TTPs and MITRE frameworks
  • Knowledge of SQL and log query languages 
  • Knowledge of a programing language for automation and scripting
  • Strong problem solving, investigatory, and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective organizational skills and ability to manage priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Empathy, patience, a desire to learn, and help your teammates grow
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively and lead projects and initiatives


Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $184,100 - USD $225,000
Zone B: USD $174,900 - USD $213,700
Zone C: USD $165,700 - USD $202,500
Zone D: USD $156,400 - USD $191,200

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information. 

Benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans including company match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance 
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D. and disability benefits 
  • Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources 

This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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