Senior Security Researcher - Applications - 100% Remote - USA

US - Remote

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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The Senior Security Researcher will investigate and analyze vulnerabilities in open-source software.
Sonatype is looking for a passionate, driven, and talented developer to provide high-quality security data from researching software vulnerabilities.  This is not a development position but relies on development experience to help navigate complex architectures and threat vectors in open-source software. This high-quality security data ensures that our customers get maximum value from our products, making them feel like part of the Sonatype family.  
If you are a positive-thinker and problem-solver and believe that customer success and company success go hand-in-hand, this is a great job for you. This position will provide a valuable learning opportunity with great potential to grow your newly started career in cyber-security. Enjoy your job as you work in a fast-paced, flexible, and fun environment with talented, diverse, and forward-thinking individuals.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Review, isolate, analyze, and reverse engineer vulnerabilities in open-source software
  • Document attack capabilities
  • Provide detection and remediation guidance
  • Aid in ideas and prototypes for new tooling
  • Collaborate with other team members toward shared product goals
  • Improve Sonatype products by providing valuable security data

Required Background

  • 5+ years of experience in application security or development experience in Java, C#, Python, JavaScript, C/C++, or Ruby
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Currently reside in Colombia, South America, and are legally authorized to work without sponsorship.

Desired Background

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering, or related field
  • Knowledge of application security such as the OWASP Top 10 or Sans 25
  • Knowledge of different languages such as Python, Ruby, and scripting
  • Knowledge of different operating systems such as *NIX, Windows
  • Application vulnerability assessment or penetration testing experience
  • Knowledge of open-source environments like Github is a plus

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