Careers in Security Research

Malware/Security Engineer – Cloud Security – Sunnyvale

Our customer is a Sunnyvale-based Cloud security start-up.  They are very well-funded by a team of well-known area investors and led by a very talented and accomplished team from Google.  We have a new search for a security researcher with strength in areas such as web based malware (sql injections, botnets, browser hacks) and the development of automated tools (algorithm development) to supplement this effort. It is a very hands-on role with quite a bit of research work and coding.

As a malware analysis automation engineer, you will build large, scalable distributed systems that will identify and automatically quarantine web-based malware attacks across the Internet. You will focus on enhancing the malware detection portion of our systems. In addition to deep software development, you will help publish innovative security research via blog posts, research papers, and white papers. Interaction with the press/media may also be required.


  • Design, implement, and deploy systems for solving web security problems
  • Working with a team of very high caliber engineers on a web-scale distributed system


  • BS/MS in Computer Science or Equivalent (PhD a plus)
  • Strong computer security background
  • Great analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience in using malware analysis tools and sandboxes
  • Experience in developing novel tools for automated malware analysis
  • Experience in manually analyzing malware binaries and reverse engineering
  • Experience developing/designing large, distributed software systems
  • Experience in building secure web applications a plus
  • Deep Windows internals experience a plus
  • Database development and management experience a plus
  • Experience developing/designing large software systems a plus
  • Experience in PHP, Ruby, MySQL, C, and C++ a plus
  • Zeal to work in an exciting technology startup

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