Principal Vulnerability Security Researcher

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Principal Vulnerability Security Researcher

Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

You have the experience, expertise and drive to lead. What you’re missing is the freedom to create your dream. When you join DarkMatter, you’ll find that freedom and build the future of cyber security in the UAE.

As a Principal Vulnerability Security Researcher, you will:

  • Lead large security projects
  • Analyze complex applications to understand how they work, where they have weaknesses and demonstrate how identified vulnerabilities can be exploited by developing Proof-of-Concepts
  • Conduct research on new techniques, security mitigations and identify zero-day vulnerabilities
  • Produce security advisories to vendors, write technical blog posts, present at conferences and create white papers
  • Deliver security reports by performing security audits
  • Mentor and coach colleagues in your area of expertise
  • Nurture relationships with clients
  • Improve testing methodologies
  • Develop security tools
  • Be a valued member in a great team of security experts and work in a lab environment
  • Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

  • Worked professionally in vulnerability research for 10+ years
  • Expert in reverse engineering, vulnerability discovery, triaging, mitigation and exploitation
  • Excellent knowledge of system internals including kernel architecture and memory management
  • Experienced with fuzzing frameworks, such as: AFL, WinAFL, ClusterFuzz, LibFuzzer and Honggfuzz
  • Extensive experience in vulnerability analysis, patch analysis and determining exploitability using tools like: WinDBG, IDA Pro, Radare2, GDB and Binary Ninja
  • Substantial knowledge of dynamic tools that detect bugs during project execution: AddressSanitizer, Valgrind, VTrace, pydbg and pykd
  • In-depth knowledge of dynamic binary translation and tool development using frameworks such as DynamoRIO, PIN and DynIns
  • Expertise in one or more programming languages
  • Experience working with secure coding methodology, best practices and their implementation within engineering teams
  • Knowledge of one or more assembly languages (x86/64, ARM, etc…)
  • Proven participation in disclosure of vulnerabilities, blog, capture the flag events, conference presentations and bug bounty programs would be an advantage
  • Strong foundations in computer architecture, network, web technologies, Operating Systems or embedded systems
  • Lead team of 8+ people
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including the ability to convey highly technical information to non-technical audiences
  • A degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or obtained relevant security certifications

 

DarkMatter is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status or disability.

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DREAM ENVIRONMENT

At DarkMatter, you’ll find a fast-paced environment where you can shape our product roadmap. We’re a young company with the agility of a startup, but the experienced talent and resources of an established firm. With a sense of adventure and drive to succeed, you can make your dreams a reality in the Middle East.

A hub for innovation

  • The Middle East is one of the fastest moving economic regions on the planet and the UAE plays a largerole in this growth. In 2014, the government launched its National Innovation Strategy, which aims to transform the UAE into one of the world’s most innovative countries through a seven-sector plan.
  • The plan includes creating innovation incubators and technological infrastructure and supporting the private sector in building research centres, innovation communities and more. 
  • Additionally, the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda aims to shift the nation to a knowledge-based economy. Smart cities such as Dubai and the technologies they employ are examples of how the UAE has set these goals in motion.
  • This connectivity and investment in innovation can lead to exciting career opportunities for you in an expanding economy.

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