Principal Vulnerability Security Researcher

Posted 2 years ago


As a Principal Vulnerability Security Researcher, you will:  Lead large security projects and analyze complex applications to understand how they work, where they have weaknesses and demonstrate how identified vulnerabilities can be exploited by developing Proof-of-Concepts.



  • Conduct research on new techniques, security mitigation and identify zero-day vulnerabilities
  • Produce security advisories to vendors, write technical blog posts, present at conferences and create white papers
  • Deliver security reports by performing security audits
  • Mentor and coach colleagues in your area of expertise
  • Nurture relationships with clients
  • Improve testing methodologies
  • Develop security tools
  • Be a valued member in a great team of security experts and work in a lab environment
  • Expert in reverse engineering, vulnerability discovery, triaging, mitigation and exploitation
  • Excellent knowledge of system internals including kernel architecture and memory management
  • Experienced with fuzzing frameworks, such as: AFL, WinAFL, ClusterFuzz, LibFuzzer and Honggfuzz
  • Extensive experience in vulnerability analysis, patch analysis and determining exploitability using tools like: WinDBG, IDA Pro, Radare2, GDB and Binary Ninja
  • Substantial knowledge of dynamic tools that detect bugs during project execution: AddressSanitizer, Valgrind, VTrace, pydbg and pykd
  • In-depth knowledge of dynamic binary translation and tool development using frameworks such as DynamoRIO, PIN and DynIns
  • Expertise in one or more programming languages
  • Experience working with secure coding methodology, best practices and their implementation within engineering teams
  • Proven participation in disclosure of vulnerabilities, blog, capture the flag events, conference presentations and bug bounty programs would be an advantage
  • Strong foundations in computer architecture, network, web technologies, Operating Systems or embedded systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including the ability to convey highly technical information to non-technical audiences

Job Features

Job CategoryTechnology
QualificationDegree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or obtained relevant security certifications
Experience10+ years in professional vulnerability research
SkillsExcellent communication. Ability to get on with people at all levels and influence them. Strong problem-solving and creative skills. Ability to stay calm under pressure and keep to deadlines. Possess strong negotiation techniques. Teamworking and Leadership skills
ProficiencyExpertise in one or more programming languages

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