Security Researcher – Email Security

  • Category: Research & Development
  • Team: Security Research
  • Location: Auckland, Ellerslie


Position at Trustwave

Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs. Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective threat, vulnerability and compliance management. Trustwave is a privately held company, headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit

SpiderLabs is the advanced security team responsible for security research, application security, incident response, penetration testing for Trustwave's clients. In addition, SpiderLabs performs 3rd party security reviews and intelligence for Trustwave's products and provides and security thought leadership to the entire organization. SpiderLabs has responded to hundreds of security incidents, performed thousands of penetration tests and security tested hundreds of business applications for some of the largest organizations in the world. Members of SpiderLabs are frequently asked to speak at security conferences around the world. SpiderLabs has research facilities in Chicago, Sao Paulo, London, Israel, Sydney and Auckland.

Security Researcher – Email Security

The Security Researcher will be a key team member of the Email Security and Malware Analysis Team based in Auckland, New Zealand, and will be responsible for:

  • Analyzing email threats
  • Development and use of machine learning systems to aid detection of threats
  • Developing and maintaining the team’s systems and tools
  • Monitoring general internet security issues and the wider threat landscape
  • Developing and releasing updated content for Trustwave’s products
  • Researching and producing written reports, analyses, blogs, and commentary on threats and trends.


You may have computer security experience. Or you may have a programming background with a security or machine learning bent. In either case, you will have these skills:

  • A passion for computer security
  • Solid research and analytical skills, with an ability to dive deep into complex issues and data,
  • Experience with machine learning is highly desired, knowledge of ML algorithms, scikit-learn, and visualization libraries such as matplotlib, strong statistics knowledge.
  • Solid programming skills; C#, and Python highly desired.
  • Understanding of internet technologies and protocols, e.g. SMTP, HTTP, TCP/IP
  • Ability to write clear and concisely on technical issues
  • Experience with Windows platform, managing applications on Windows Servers. Linux skills also advantageous
  • Ability to take the initiative, self-manage, and to run and manage different tasks simultaneously  



We prefer college-educated applicants, but at minimum, high school diploma or equivalent is required for employment.

Trustwave is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.





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Trustwave is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Trustwave is a leading cybersecurity and managed security services provider focused on threat detection and response. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of managed security services, consulting and professional services, and data protection technology, Trustwave helps businesses embrace digital transformation securely.Trustwave is a Singtel company and the global security arm of Singtel, Optus and NCS, with customers in 96 countries.

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