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Senior Principal Security Researcher

Company: Oracle
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDo you have a passion for high scale services and working with some of Oracle's most critical customers? We are seeking experienced, passionate, and talented security researchers who have genuine excitement for and interest in security. You must relish the challenge of assessing large, complex software products. Creativity is highly valued; being able to find novel bugs and stitch them together to create something greater than the sum of their parts is essential in this role.Who We AreWe are a world-class team of high calibre application security researchers and analysts who thrive on new challenges. We are an inclusive and diverse team with a full spectrum of experience distributed globally. We have the resources of a large enterprise and the energy of a start-up, working on a critical Greenfield software assurance project collaboratively with our cloud and mobile engineering teams. The Software Assurance organization has the mission is to make application security and software assurance, at scale, a reality. We are a dedicated team, leveraging each others insights and abilities to produce cutting edge solutions to difficult problems through automation and CI/CD. Join us to grow your career and create the future of software assurance at scale together.Work Youll DoAs a member of our team, you will be responsible for planning and delivering in depth security assessments across a variety of products and services. Your next project could be anything from static and dynamic analysis of a multi-node Java infrastructure, to writing a fuzzer for an undocumented network protocol or the grammar of a new programming language, to analysis and reverse engineering of firmware used in the thousands of servers supporting our cloud services. Few other responsibilities includes as below

  • Scope and execute security assessments across a broad range of on premise software, cloud services and infrastructure
  • Perform in-depth security assessments using results from static and dynamic analysis
  • Perform in-depth security assessments leveraging results from other assessments such as static, dynamic, pen testing, red team operations, bug bounty, responsible disclosure and etc.
  • Create testing tools to help engineering teams identify security-related weaknesses
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to help them triage and fix security issues
  • Keep yourself abreast of new TTPs (Tactics, Techniques & Procedures) of the attackers, mimic them in your security assessments and/or quickly react to new threat scenarios to provide continuous security assurance
  • Mentor junior members of the team in software security as a role modelWhat Youll BringBachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or related field (e.g. Electrical Engineering)
    • 10+ years industry experience with 5+ years in IT security in one or more of the following areas: software/product security assessments, penetration testing, red teaming, web application assessments
    • Aptitude for self-study, setting and achieving long term goals (for example, learning an unfamiliar programming language)
    • Ability to effectively assess and communicate risks and appropriate levels of urgency to management and engineering staff
    • Excellent organizational, presentation, verbal, and written communication skills
    • This role offers domestically located flexibility of workplace, requiring 50% travel to our Columbia, MD office
    • This role does not require access to a cleared work environment. Security clearances are not required, and active clearances cannot be sponsored.Nice to Have
      • Experience working in a large cloud or Internet software company
      • Proficiency with one or more programming languages, preferably Go, Java, Python or C/C++ Ability to perform manual source code reviews in one of the aforementioned languages, or assisted review with code analysis tools such as CodeQL
      • Experience navigating and working with extremely large codebases is also highly desirable
      • Experience using common security assessment tools and techniques in one or more the following categories:
      • Proficiency in performing mobile application assessment (iOS / Android)
      • Reverse Engineering (e.g. IDA Pro/Ghidra/Radare2) and debugging codebase with the objective to find security gaps/vulnerabilities
      • Proficiency in Fuzzing (e.g. Jazzer/AFL/Peach) techniques to inject invalid, malformed, or unexpected inputs into a system to reveal software defects and vulnerabilities.
      • Proficiency in advanced Mobile, API, Infrastructure, Web Application penetration testing to find vulnerabilities such as insecure Java/PHP/PHAR deserialization, XXE, HTTP desynchronization, cryptography weaknesses (exploiting ECB Shuffling, CBC Bit Flipping and etc.), Mass assignments, template injections, HTTP/2 and HTTP/3 protocol issues and etc.
      • Knowledge of common vulnerabilities in different types of software and programming languages, including:
      • How to test for/exploit them
      • Real world mitigations that can be applied
      • Familiarity with vulnerability classification frameworks (e.g. OWASP Top 10)
      • Ability to threat model systems/applications/platforms to assess design and find flaws that can be exploitedWhat Well Give You
        • A team of very skilled and diverse personnel across the globe
        • Ability to work in a flexible work from home arrangement
        • Exposure to mind blowing large-scale cutting-edge systems
        • The resources of a large, global operation while still having the small, start-up feel of a smaller team day to day
        • Develop new skills and competencies working with our vast cloud product offerings
        • Ongoing extensive training and skills development to further your career aspirations
        • Incredible benefits and company perks
        • An organization filled with smart, enthusiastic, and motivated colleagues
        • The opportunity to impact and improve our systems and delight our customers#LI-RS14#LI-RB5ResponsibilitiesDo you have a passion for high scale services and working with some of Oracle's most critical customers? We are seeking experienced, passionate, and talented security researchers who have genuine excitement for and interest in computer security and vulnerability research. You must relish the challenge of assessing large, complex software products. Creativity is highly valued; being able to find novel bugs and stitch them together to create something greater than the sum of their parts is essential in this role.Who We AreWe are a world-class team of high calibre application security researchers and analysts who thrive on new challenges. We are an inclusive and diverse team with a full spectrum of experience distributed globally. We have the resources of a large enterprise and the energy of a start-up, working on a critical Greenfield software assurance project collaboratively with our cloud and mobile engineering teams. The Software Assurance organization has the mission is to make application security and software assurance, at scale, a reality. We are a dedicated team, leveraging each others insights and abilities to produce cutting edge solutions to difficult problems through automation and CI/CD. Join us to grow your career and create the future of software assurance at scale together.Work Youll DoAs a member of our team, you will be responsible for planning and delivering in depth security assessments across a variety of products and services. Your next project could be anything from secure systems design, static and dynamic analysis of a multi-node Java infrastructure, to writing a fuzzer for an undocumented network protocol or the grammar of a new programming language, to analysis and reverse engineering of firmware used in the thousands of servers supporting our cloud services. Other responsibilities includes as belo
          • Designing and evaluating complex systems for computer security
          • Scope and execute security assessments and vulnerability research
          • Perform in-depth security assessments using results from static and dynamic analysis
          • Create testing tools to help engineering teams identify security-related weaknesses
          • Collaborate with engineering teams to help them triage and fix security issues
          • Mentor members of the team in computer and software security as a role modelWhat Youll Bring
            • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or related field (e.g. Electrical Engineering)
            • 12+ years of relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: software/product security assessments, penetration testing, red teaming, web application assessments
            • Interest in vulnerability research and exploit development
            • Understanding of operating systems, CPU instruction sets and their associated security designs
            • Understanding of exploit mitigations (DEP, ASLR, CFG, PAC, CET, etc.)
            • Demonstrable experience in designing and evaluating complex systems for security
            • Aptitude for self-study, setting and achieving long term goals (for example, learning an unfamiliar programming language)
            • Ability to effectively assess and communicate risks and appropriate levels of urgency to management and engineering staff
            • Excellent organizational, presentation, verbal, and written communication skills
            • This role offers domestically located flexibility of workplace, requiring 50% travel to our Columbia, MD or Denver, CO offices.
            • This role does not require access to a cleared work environment. Security clearances are not required, and active clearances cannot be sponsored.Nice to Have
              • Experience working in a large cloud or Internet software company
              • Proficiency with multiple programming languages, preferably Go, Java, Python or C/C++ Ability to perform manual source code reviews in one of the aforementioned languages, or assisted review with code analysis tools such as CodeQL
              • Experience navigating and working with extremely large codebases is also highly desirable
              • Experience using common security assessment tools and techniques in one or more the following categories:
              • Mobile Application Assessment (iOS / Android)
              • Reverse Engineering (e.g. IDA Pro/Ghidra/Radare2)
              • Fuzzing (e.g. Jazzer/AFL/Peach)
              • Web Application assessment (e.g. Burp Suite Proxy, ZAP, REST API testing)
              • Proven experience with security research including any published CVEs
              • Experience developing proof of concept exploits bypassing modern exploit mitigations
              • Active participant or organizer of Capture The Flag competitions
              • Knowledge of common vulnerabilities in different types of software and programming languages, including:
              • How to test for/exploit them
              • Real world mitigations that can be applied
              • Familiarity with vulnerability classification frameworks (e.g. OWASP Top 10, CVSS, MITRE CVE)What Well Give You
                • A team of very skilled and diverse personnel across the globe
                • Ability to work in a flexible work from home arrangement
                • Exposure to mind blowing large-scale cutting-edge systems
                • The resources of a large, global operation while still having the small, start-up feel of a smaller team day to day
                • Develop new skills and competencies working with our vast cloud product offerings
                • Ongoing extensive training and skills development to further your career aspirations
                • Incredible benefits and company perks
                • An organization filled with smart, enthusiastic, and motivated colleagues
                • The opportunity to impact and improve our systems and delight our customers#LI-RS14Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the stated location(s)New York City Pay Range: from $142,400 to $256,500 per annum; eligible for bonus, equity, and may be eligble for compensation deferral.Colorado Pay Range: from $127,400 to $243,000 per annum; eligible for bonus and equity.Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience and market conditions, as well as reflect Oracles differing products, industries and lines of business.Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.Oracle offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:
                • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion
                • Short term disability and long term disability
                • Life insurance and AD&D
                • Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)
                • Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts
                • Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits
                • 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match
                • Flexible paid time off (unlimited or accrued vacation and sick leave)
                • Paid parental leave
                • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
                • Adoption assistance
                • Financial planning and group legal
                • Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insuranceAbout UsAs a world leader in cloud solutions, Oracle uses tomorrows technology to tackle todays problems. True innovation starts with diverse perspectives and various abilities and backgrounds.When everyones voice is heard, were inspired to go beyond whats been done before. Its why were committed to expanding our inclusive workforce that promotes diverse insights and perspectives.Weve partnered with industry-leaders in almost every sectorand continue to thrive after 40+ years of change by operating with integrity.Oracle careers open the door to global opportunities where work-life balance flourishes. We offer a highly competitive suite of employee benefits designed on the principles of parity and consistency. We put our people first with flexible medical, life insurance and retirement options. We also encourage employees to give back to their communities through our volunteer programs.Were committed to including people with disabilities at all stages of the employment process. If you would like accessibility assistance or accommodation for a disability at any point, let us know at +1.888.404.2494, Option 1.Disclaimer:Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer*. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.* Which includes being a United States Affirmative Action Employer

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