Senior Security Researcher

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Sr. Manager, QA

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Secure Communications Secure Communications
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Senior Security Researcher

Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

At DarkMatter, we are building an organisation of specialists to provide the ultimate integrated cyber security protection available. Whatever the scope, scale or sensitivity of our clients’ work, we'll assess their risks, resolve their vulnerabilities and always keep them ahead of the threat, offering them the best possible products and solutions.

In this role, you will:

  • • Research public or private vulnerabilities to validate, determine or confirm exploitability/impact, and to work with development teams to create detection signatures
    • Obtain, test, and categorize the capabilities of working exploits, proof of concepts, or other malicious tools
    • Stay current in cyber security news and provide tactical insight to leadership
    • Publish technical findings and recommendations into product suite
    • Work with development and infrastructure teams to build, monitor, and maintain honeypots
    • Collaborate with developers to automate the analysis of honeypot data, packet captures, or other raw feeds to identify the exploitation of previously unknown vulnerabilities
    • Leverage provisioning systems to build and configure virtual environments to support vulnerability researching and exploit testing efforts
    • Construct or develop scripts or other tools necessary to automate repeatable tasks
    • Collaborate with product owners to prioritize vulnerability research
    • Work with leadership to define and adapt delivery schedules
    • Provide regular status updates to leadership
    • Continuously learn about new technologies and help keep the team informed of industry developments and evolving best practices

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

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and at least 5 years’ experience in security research
  • In-depth experience with security threats, vulnerability research, and familiarity with the cyber-attack chain
  • Experience documenting and producing technical and non-technical reports based on findings
  • Experience assessing potential impact of leveraged vulnerability
  • Experience monitoring darkweb markets, forums, or other closed sources of information
  • Experience designing, deploying, and maintaining honeypots
  • Experience programming or scripting
  • Experience with exploitation and mitigation technique developments
  • Experience with security testing techniques including fuzzing and pen-testing
  • Experience working with development teams to support commercial cyber security products

Working in Abu Dhabi

At DarkMatter, we’re turning our biggest ideas into reality in the fastest moving and most dynamic city on the planet. Working here, you’ll lead technical innovation in the region while taking advantage of all Abu Dhabi has to offer. From first class healthcare and education, to superior living accommodations and cultural attractions, you’ll find your ideal career and more in this global crossroads. The UAE is one of the safest and most secure areas in the world. And with its location between Europe, Africa and Asia, you’ll expand your worldview in just a short flight. But you won’t have to venture far from the city to experience its diversity. You’ll find people of over 50 nationalities working in the DarkMatter Group. Join us and see that while far away from the concrete tech jungle, Abu Dhabi is an oasis where your latest innovations will thrive and grow.

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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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