Director – Research and Development

Hanover, MD or Remote USA

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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Posted 2 weeks ago

Dragos’ R&D team is responsible for solving industrial control system security challenges. We then bring that expertise back and integrate it into our software technology: The Dragos Platform. Dragos is seeking a passionate Director of Research and Development to be a people manager for our growing highly technical team. This position works closely with Product, Engineering, Intelligence, and Services teams to drive insights in incident response, network situational awareness, and threat behavioral analytics. This position reports to the Director of R&D.


  • Support and enable team of detection and reverse engineers.
  • Oversee concepts from research to implementation in the form of detections, threat behavior detections, and asset identification implemented within the Dragos Platform
  • Overall execution of concurrent research areas and delivery of innovation into Dragos Ecosystem offerings tied to business objectives
  • Connect with customers and industry partners to collect data and create new host or network detections and characterizations
  • Produce and review key performance metrics aligned with business objectives
  • Assist in long term planning and strategy 


  • 3+ years of leading teams up to 10 people
  • Excellent social, verbal and written communication skills; ability to both facilitate and present complex analytical data to a variety of audiences and work effectively with customers
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to travel (< 30%) to customer sites or headquarters

Nice to Have

  • Hands-on experience in industrial environments, network communications and protocols, and software development or software reverse engineering
  • Experience with industrial control systems security, electric, oil and gas, or manufacturing verticals is a big plus
Dragos seeks passionate, hard-working, fun-loving, small-ego, big-brained people. Our tagline is ‘Safeguarding Civilization’ not because we think highly of ourselves, but because the problems we are solving are critically important today, and in the years to come. We look for ICS experts across industries who are committed to growing global expertise in the space by training the next wave of future innovators and thought leaders.
We offer competitive salaries, equity, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, 401k and life insurance.
Dragos is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.  Come join us!
Job tags: Manufacturing Project Management Research Security Training
Job region(s): North America
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