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Email Analyst (Part-time)

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EdgeWave is an innovative leader in the Cyber Security industry which is recognized as one of the fastest growing sectors in the technology marketplace. Established in 1995, we deliver effective and efficient security solutions across the full spectrum of business organizations. EdgeWave combines real-time human and artificial intelligence to anticipate, identify, and defend against the most sophisticated cyber adversaries. Receiving multiple industry awards including Network Products Guide, Info Security Products Guide, and Cyber Defense Magazine 'Best' Awards for ePrism Email Security and for iPrism Web Gateway, EdgeWave employees are rapidly shaping the future of cyber security.

EdgeWave offers a creative and challenging work environment, a competitive benefit package including 11 paid holidays, three weeks of paid time off, increasing to four weeks after four years of service (two weeks increasing to three for sales positions) and a great environment for career growth. Put your career on the leading edge, and bring your talents to a much sought after high growth opportunity in technology, EdgeWave!

EdgeWave is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse work team (EEO/AA). 

Position Summary

The Messaging Security Analyst’s primary responsibility is the review and analysis of email based security threats provided by the global security sensor network. As a result of the analysis and distillation of the threats filtering rules are created. Filtering rules are based on message patterns and characteristics, and intercept broad categories of message-based threats and objectionable material thereby protecting our customers’ networks and their end users.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Produce spam and virus rules to categorize email messages based on analytical review and analysis using the proprietary Security Operations Center review and analysis system
  • Deactivate any rules that have generated “false-positive” interceptions of legitimate email
  • Meet and strive to exceed team quality and productivity guidelines measured primarily by message block rate, customer satisfaction and other quality-based metrics
  • Proactively solve identified problems and provide a focused and appealing customer experience.
  • Other duties as required


  • Knowledge of regular expressions
  • Mathematics aptitude
  • Experience with some scripting language: Perl, python, php or bash, a plus
  • Experience with web page development, i.e. knowledge of html, or java script a plus
  • Prefer some prior working knowledge of spam and virus filtering systems
  • Prior knowledge of mail servers/exchangers and their operation preferred
  • Excellent work ethic, interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • Two year degree in CS, MIS or equivalent experience preferred

Work Schedule

This position is half-time and may require working during non-standard business hours.

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