Careers at Applied Network Defense

We're focused on making the world a better place through education. Whether it's helping people protect the networks or helping people achieve their career goals, you'll have an opportunity to make a direct, tangible impact on peoples lives here.

Current Openings


Online Course Designer/Instructor

We're looking for the right person to join us as a full time online course designer and instructor. You'll spend your time building, recording, and teaching innovative security classes and doing research to make the industry better and more accessible.


The Basics

  • 100% remote
  • Flexible hours
  • No travel requirement
  • Mandatory paid vacation (You must take at least 1 day/month + 2 weeks/year)
  • Charitable contribution matching
  • Days off for charitable service work
  • At least 100K/year base salary + Profit Sharing + Royalties for classes you develop


Required Background

This is a mid to senior-level role. The right person for this job has the following technical experience:

  • Some hands-on investigation experience (SOC, IR, host forensics, or malware analysis)
  • An in-depth understanding of common evidence sources
  • Comfort spinning up and testing theories in a lab environment
  • Solid writing ability

You should be comfortable with and excited about teaching online. You don’t have to possess a significant amount of teaching experience, but you should have a desire to take those skills to the next level (we'll help you get there). You must have native English language fluency.

You should be able to work independently toward a goal and possess excellent remote communication and collaboration ability. You should be open to new ways of thinking and appreciative of diversity.

You should know that it’s okay to say “I don’t know” and that the best answer is often “I need more information.” You should have an appreciation for information security not existing in a vacuum and recognize that the hard problems are rarely two-dimensional.

This job will draw on your creativity, ability to think deliberately and logically, and to empathize with students.


How You'll Spend Your Time

You’ll spend your time split between three types of work:

  • Teaching: Building course content, recording online courses, and interacting with student through asynchronous discussion boards and email.
  • Research: Performing research and releasing blue team content that pushes the industry forward in meaningful ways.
  • Misc: Looking for and implementing things to make the company do the other two things better.

We pride ourselves on not wasting a lot of time here. We don’t do daily stand up calls, spend all day on Zoom, schedule calls that can be answered with a chat or email, or change our business plan just because a client waves money at us. Our core mission is to be a practitioner-focused company dedicated to developing and providing high quality, affordable training and education. Everything we do supports that mission. We want to draw a straight line between the work we do and the people we help.


To Apply

If you’d like to apply for this position, email the following items to info@appliednetworkdefense.com with the subject line "Instructor Application". Please include your resume (it can be as long as it needs to be), a speaking and writing sample if you have one available (if not, you may be asked to create one later), and answers to the following questions (being as verbose as you like):

  1. Why do you think this job is a good fit for you?
  2. Who is the best teacher you ever had and why?
  3. What are the best three books you’ve read in the past few years, and why?
  4. If you could have dinner with three people (alive or dead), who they would be and why?
  5. What is your favorite charity, and why?
  6. What can you prove occurred on a Windows system by examining the Application Compatibility Cache (also known as the ShimCache)?
  7. What makes a question good?