Senior Offensive Security Researcher in Hillsboro, OR

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Intel   •  

Hillsboro, OR 97123

Industry: Telecommunications & Hardware


8 - 10 years

Posted 32 days ago

The individual should have ample knowledge and love for information security, excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as ability to be organized and detail-oriented, to work in a team in which technical excellence is the primary requirement.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Vulnerability Research (identifying classes of vulnerabilities and writing proof of concept code)
  • Impact Analysis and Mitigation guidance (for important findings by other teams in hard to patch areas)
  • Automation and research guidance (to identify and map new high-priority objectives)
  • Develop robust counter measures and mitigations.

This role requires maintaining substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art security principles, theories, and attacks, with lots of hands-on expectations in order to contribute those insights to internal and external stakeholders. Participation in development of intellectual property is also expected.


Minimum work experience requirements:

  • 7+ years of experience (or equivalent) in the field of system security research, and exploring software + hardware techniques as a method of attack against targets within computing systems.

Preferred qualifications:

  • In-depth experience with vulnerability research
  • Demonstrated expertise in exploit development (published exploits and write-ups on exploiting new classes of issues, new techniques, tools are greatly appreciated)
  • Reverse Engineering experience (or, for researchers focused on open-source software, demonstrated expertise on reading assembly and writing exploits for complex vulnerability classes)
  • Knowledge of computer architecture, CPU, SoC, chipsets, BIOS, Firmware, Drivers, and other compute paradigms

The ideal candidate should also have:

  • Ability to work autonomously in a less structured startup type environment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to span security expertise over HW, SW and Firmware domains
  • Passion for security research and community impact, demonstrated by published research and collaboration to community efforts (yes, Phrack and PoC || GTFO papers are appreciated more than certifications)

Valid Through: 2019-11-6