June 13, 2017
Job Type


GroupSense is a boutique cyber security startup headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with offices in Calgary, AB. GroupSense provides a hands-on threat detection service by helping to respond to indicators of attack as they are reported by our proprietary collection platform.

GroupSense is looking for an Internet Operative to research malicious activity on the dark web and perform customer facing analyst duties.


  • Full Time
  • Compensation negotiable based on experience & capability
  • Immediate Availability

Interested? Please send an email with your resume to Tom Richards, Chief Strategy Officer, tom [at] groupsense [dot] io

Role Responsibilities

As an Internet Operative your day to day tasks will consist of researching and reporting on a variety cyber threats for an array of clients. Information will come to you via our propriety intelligence collection platform, then you will be expected to verify and enrich this information through a variety of OSINT tools and manual research. A few of GroupSense current customers include: a top five electronics vendor, a top three US rental car company, universities, law enforcement, financial institutions, and global service providers. Additionally, mentoring junior operatives will be vital for the advancement of the team.


  • Must pass background check
  • 3 to 6 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience; Completion of Associates, Bachelor’s, Master’s degree, or equivalent program in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Network Security, Information Security, Information Technology, or Mathematics
  • Ability to protect yourself online and never leave a trace by practicing continued OPSEC principles when researching


  • Significant theoretical and practical knowledge in the following areas:
  • Unix, Linux, Windows, etc. operating systems
  • Exploits, vulnerabilities, network attacks, and malware
  • Fundamental Internet protocols, services, and technologies (e.g., HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, SMTP, SSH, LDAP, TCP/IP, ICMP, JSON, REST)
  • Technical writing and verbal communications skills – ability to explain complex technical risks to everyone from the SOC Operator to the CEO
  • Knowledge of classes of software vulnerabilities and threats of database query languages
  • Familiarity with industry-standard classification schemes (CVE, CVSS, CWE, CPE, CAPEC)
  • Attention to detail; effective time management and organizational skills to complete projects and tasks in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner; ability to grasp complex issues to arrive at optimal solutions using investigative and analytical problem solving  skills; courage and healthy amount of paranoia


  • Experience in systems administration, systems engineering, software development, and/or TCP/IP network administration
  • Experience with a variety of security-related processes, including secure coding practices, patch management, vulnerability analysis, IDS/IPS, and malware analysis
  • Foreign language proficiency  specifically Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, Ukrainian

Interested? Please send an email with your resume to Tom Richards, Chief Strategy Officer, tom [at] groupsense [dot] io