Security Researcher

Intelligence Remote, United States


About CrowdStrike

At CrowdStrike we’re on a mission - to stop breaches. Our groundbreaking technology, services delivery, and intelligence gathering together with our innovations in machine learning and behavioral-based detection, allow our customers to not only defend themselves, but do so in a future-proof manner. We’ve earned numerous honors and top rankings for our technology, organization and people – clearly confirming our industry leadership and our special culture driving it. We also offer flexible work arrangements to help our people manage their personal and professional lives in a way that works for them. So if you’re ready to work on unrivaled technology where your desire to be part of a collaborative team is met with a laser-focused mission to stop breaches and protect people globally, let’s talk.

About the Role
Can you run a system exposed to the Internet but secured from all the darkness out there? Can your knowledge of security break into the systems others on your team set up, and gain persistent access without them noticing? Then come join the Advanced Research Team in CrowdStrike Intelligence! You will use your extensive knowledge of Windows, Linux, UNIX and BSD server systems to setup and maintain secure systems. But it's never only about defense: challenge your peers and attack their systems and demonstrate persistent access and covert exfiltration bypassing their defenses (after coordinating a viable test window). You will use Python and Shell scripting to automate maintenance and other tasks around these systems. Documentation is key and you are able to write detailed documentation and threat analyses around these systems.

Essential Functions:
  • INTEGRATE INTO THE EXISTING INTELLIGENCE TEAM AND TAKE REQUIREMENTS FROM TEAM MEMBERS AND OTHER TEAMS AS INTERNAL CUSTOMERS
  • AUTONOMOUSLY DEVELOP REQUIREMENTS BASED ON ANYTHING FROM VAGUE MISSION STATEMENTS TO VERY DETAILED TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • IMPLEMENT SYSTEM MANAGEMENT AND SYSTEM HEALTH MONITORING COMPONENTS IN LANGUAGES SUCH AS PYTHON OR SHELL SCRIPTING, MAKING CHOICES ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION SPECIFICS YOURSELF
  • DEPLOY AND SECURE WINDOWS, LINUX, UNIX AND BSD SERVER SYSTEMS
  • CHANGE ROLES AND PERFORM PENETRATION TESTING AND SECURITY ASSESSMENT ON OTHERS' SYSTEMS
  • DEVELOPMENT IN C/C++ AND ARCHITECTURE SPECIFIC ASSEMBLY AS REQUIRED
  • INDEPENDENT ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN PROCESS SPECIFIC DOCUMENT FORMATS
Qualifications
  • BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, OR WORK-RELATED DISCIPLINE/FIELD FROM AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. EQUIVALENT FIELD EXPERIENCE CONSIDERED.
  • 4+ YEARS EXPERIENCE PREFERRED WITH DIRECT EXPERIENCE EITHER AS A SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR OR SECURITY RESEARCHER.
  • VERY PROFICIENT IN THE PYTHON AND SHELL SCRIPTING PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES WITH AT LEAST 3+ YEARS EXPERIENCE DEVELOPING PRODUCTION CODE IN THESE LANGUAGES.
  • VERY EXTENSIVE WINDOWS, LINUX, UNIX AND BSD SERVER EXPERIENCE INCLUDING EXPERIENCE SECURING INSTALLATIONS FROM A SYSTEM AND NETWORK PERSPECTIVE
  • ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE TECHNICAL DETAIL INTO SUCCINCT AND FACT-BASED BUSINESS TERMINOLOGY, BOTH VERBALLY AND IN WRITING.
  • CUSTOMER-FOCUSED MINDSET, WITH DEMONSTRATED SKILL IN MANAGING EXPECTATIONS, PROVIDING PROACTIVE STATUS UPDATES, AND PRODUCING HIGH-QUALITY WORK PRODUCT.
  • ABILITY TO USE INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT TO MAKE SOUND, JUSTIFIABLE DECISIONS AND TAKE ACTION TO SOLVE PROBLEMS.
  • STRONG LEADERSHIP SKILLS WITH DEMONSTRATED ABILITY TO PRIORITIZE AND EXECUTE IN A METHODICAL AND DISCIPLINED MANNER.
  • ABILITY TO PLAN, ORGANIZE AND PRIORITIZE WORK INDEPENDENTLY AND MEET DEADLINES.
  • ABILITY TO WORK IN A COLLABORATIVE, TEAM ENVIRONMENT.
Preferred Qualifications
  • WORK EXPERIENCE IN SECURITY RELEVANT AND HOSTILE NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS.
  • PROFICIENCY IN THE C AND C++ PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES.
  • PROFICIENCY IN VARIOUS MACHINE LEVEL ASSEMBLY LANGUAGES, SUCH AS X86, ARM AND MIPS ASSEMBLY.
  • EXPERIENCE FROM INFORMATION SECURITY CAPTURE-THE-FLAG COMPETITIONS OR COMPARABLE OFFENSIVE INFORMATION SECURITY EXPERIENCE.

Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards
  • Competitive vacation policy
  • Comprehensive health benefits + 401k plan 
  • Paid paternity and maternity leave, including adoption
  • Flexible work environment
  • Wellness programs
  • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats

We are committed to building an inclusive culture of belonging that not only embraces the diversity of our people but also reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work and the customers we serve. We know that the happiest and highest performing teams include people with diverse perspectives and ways of solving problems so we strive to attract and retain talent from all backgrounds and create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. 

CrowdStrike is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 



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