Oracle Senior Principal Security Researcher in Helena, Montana
Responsible for the planning, design and build of security architectures; oversees the implementation of network and computer security and ensures compliance with corporate security policies and procedures.
Do 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 Are
We 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 other’s 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 You’ll Do
As 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 below
Designing and evaluating complex systems for security while collaborating with multiple stakeholders
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
Keep yourself abreast of new TTPs (Tactics, Techniques & Procedures) of the attackers, mimic them in your security assessments, quickly react to new threat scenarios and share them with the broader security teams across Oracle
Present research work in internal Oracle-wide security forums for the greater benefit of the firm.
Present in external security conferences, write white papers and blogs for the benefit of security community and help establish Oracle as a security leader
Collaborate with engineering teams to help them triage and fix security issues
Mentor members of the team in software security as a role model
What You’ll Bring
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field (e.g. Electrical Engineering)
12+ years industry experience with 7+ years in IT security in one or more of the following areas: software/product security assessments, penetration testing, red teaming, web application assessments
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
Ability to foster constructive dialogue and seek resolution when confronted with discordant views across stakeholders
Excellent organizational, presentation, verbal, and written communication skills
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future
This role offers domestically located flexibility of workplace, requiring 50% travel to our Columbia, MD or Denver, CO offices
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++ 5+ years industry experience in software development
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 manual penetration testing in at least THREE or more of the following areas - Mobile, API, Infrastructure, OS, Web Application
Ability to discover hard-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, CVSS, MITRE CVE)
Ability to threat model systems/applications/platforms to assess design and find flaws that can be exploited
What We’ll 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
Diversity and Inclusion:
An Oracle career can span industries, roles, Countries and cultures, giving you the opportunity to flourish in new roles and innovate, while blending work life in. Oracle has thrived through 40+ years of change by innovating and operating with integrity while delivering for the top companies in almost every industry.
In order to nurture the talent that makes this happen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that celebrates and values diverse insights and perspectives, a workforce that inspires thought leadership and innovation.
Oracle offers a highly competitive suite of Employee Benefits designed on the principles of parity, consistency, and affordability. The overall package includes certain core elements such as Medical, Life Insurance, access to Retirement Planning, and much more. We also encourage our employees to engage in the culture of giving back to the communities where we live and do business.
At Oracle, we believe that innovation starts with diversity and inclusion and to create the future we need talent from various backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to successfully participate in the job application, interview process, and in potential roles. to perform crucial job functions.
That’s why we’re committed to creating a workforce where all individuals can do their best work. It’s when everyone’s voice is heard and valued that we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before.
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