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Sr. Vulnerability Researcher

Primary Location Hillsboro, Oregon Additional Locations US, California, Santa Clara; US, Texas, Plano; Ireland, Cork Date posted 05/31/2019
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Company Overview:

From the device to cloud, McAfee provides cybersecurity solutions for both business and consumers. McAfee helps businesses orchestrate cyber environments that are truly integrated, where protection, detection, and correction of security threats happen simultaneously and collaboratively. For consumers, McAfee secures your devices against viruses, malware, and other threats at home and away. With the mission of capturing the biggest market share in the area of cyber security, network security, endpoint security, threat research, malware research, cloud security, we work together for a common goal of shaping the company’s future by designing and building the best in class robust and scalable security products for consumer and enterprise customers.

Role Overview:

We are looking for a cloud security researcher who is passionate about finding vulnerabilities in cloud technologies and environments. McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team is one of the leading threat research teams in the world. ATR’s goal is to identify and illuminate a broad spectrum of threats in today’s complex and evolving (threat) landscape. Our best-of-breed research team leverages a wide range of unique skills and talents to address this challenge. ATR researchers are responsible for leading-edge research in nearly every vertical of threat, including those targeting specific industries such as finance, retail, healthcare, academic, industrial controls, cloud and many more. 

About the Role:

  • Research of vulnerabilities in Cloud environments like AWS/AZURE/O365/Kubernetes etc.
  • Research of modern exploits and exploitation techniques against Cloud, developing proof-of-concept attacks, analysis of emerging threats, research of effective mitigation and security technologies, development of security testing tools as well as presenting research results at conferences.
  • Threat assessment, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, architecture and design security reviews and design of security components to ensure security of products, technologies and systems.
  • May include development and delivery of security training and classes.
  • Maintain substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art security principles, theories, attacks.
  • May participate in development of intellectual property.
  • Require thorough knowledge of security practices, procedures and capabilities in order to perform non-repetitive, analytical work.

About You:

  • Strong track record of experience with conducting security research
  • Motivation and passion for cyber security, an interest in breaking things to improve the state of security
  • Seasoned professional proficient in C/C++, JavaScript, Python/Ruby, or other relevant languages
  • Experience with static and dynamic code analysis, fuzzing and use of vulnerability tools
  • Ability to work in both team and individual settings
  • Track record of research publications and or tools
  • Computer Science degree is a plus
  • Familiarity with research in Hypervisor threats is preferred
  • Possesses the ability to use in-depth knowledge to identify and present your research to team-members and senior leadership
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

Company Benefits:

Our corporate culture and values are central to McAfee’s philosophy. Every day we embrace a more diverse workforce and inclusive environment. We are encouraged to bring your true selves to work. Our wide range of social communities & programs, flexible work hours and family-friendly benefits, all allow our employees to feel valued as people, while enjoying positive and challenging work. Check out more: Careers & Life at McAfee.    Perks include:

  • Pension / Retirement Programs
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage Programs
  • Support for Community Involvement and Programs

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US, Oregon, Hillsboro

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