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Sr. Security Researcher - Cloud Security (Remote, CAN)



Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

#WeAreCrowdStrike and our mission is to stop breaches. As a global leader in cybersecurity, our team changed the game. Since our inception, our market leading cloud-native platform has offered unparalleled protection against the most sophisticated cyberattacks. We work on large scale distributed systems, processing over 1 trillion events a day with a petabyte of RAM deployed in our Cassandra clusters - and this traffic is growing daily. We’re looking for people with limitless passion, a relentless focus on innovation and a fanatical commitment to developing and shaping our cybersecurity platform. Consistently recognized as a top workplace, CrowdStrike is committed to cultivating an inclusive, remote-first culture that offers people the autonomy and flexibility to balance the needs of work and life while taking their career to the next level. Interested in working for a company that sets the standard and leads with integrity? Join us on a mission that matters - one team, one fight.

About the Role:

The CrowdStrike Cloud Content team is an integral part of the Content Product Group, tasked with the critical mission of safeguarding cloud environments through innovative detection and response capabilities. This specialized team comprises cloud security experts, researchers, and engineers in various time zones working in unison to ensure our customers’ cloud workloads are secure against the ever-changing threats in the security landscape.

As a senior researcher on the team, you will play a pivotal role in conducting security research, and translating it to direct security value for the company and product.

This role provides a unique opportunity to join a team with strategic importance to protecting our customers from emerging threats and novel attack methodologies in both cloud and Linux based environments. You will stay ahead of the curve with regards to the threat landscape and your research will directly impact the direction of the team and our product.

You will also get to work with vast datasets, have a direct impact on the efficacy and evolution of our detections, and play a decisive role in the strategic direction of our product development. Your contributions will enable continuous improvement of CrowdStrike’s cloud detection capabilities ensuring that our customers can be secured with the most advanced security measures in place.

What You'll Do:

  • Initiate and conduct Cloud Research Initiatives: follow the threat landscape to identify trends in the realm of cloud infrastructure security, threat actors, novel attack approaches, and vulnerabilities in cloud-based and/or cloud-native environments and workloads.

  • Conduct cutting edge research in the areas of Linux security (low level and high level operating system research) and become an authoritative source of knowledge in the team

  • Research threats and vulnerabilities in cloud provider infrastructure and containerized applications and workloads

  • Develop advanced cloud security models: Create sophisticated models and frameworks for identifying and mitigating new types of cloud threats. Focus on predictive analytics and proactive threat hunting methodologies.

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams: Work closely with various teams, including engineering, product management, detection engineering, and threat intelligence to drive cloud detections in the Crowdstrike falcon platform

  • Provide cloud security thought leadership: Share insights and best practices with the broader security community through publications, conference presentations, and technical blogs.

What You'll Need:

  • Proven expertise in security research, methodologies, technologies, and tools.

  • Minimum of 5 years in security research, preferably Cloud infrastructure and Linux

  • Experience with cloud-native services, infrastructure, and environments

  • Experience with threat research and misconfiguration identification

  • Comprehensive knowledge of cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP) and their security features.

  • Python, golang, and shell scripting experience

  • Experience with large scale data analysis

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Kubernetes, docker, podman, and similar containerization and orchestration technologies

  • Familiarity with cloud automation and orchestration tools for optimizing security processes.

  • Experience in publishing security research papers and conference talks

  • Experience in malware analysis and reverse engineering - experience with Linux malware and ELF reverse engineering is a plus

  • Excellent conceptual thinking and communication skills, capable of conveying complex ideas effectively.

  • Technical knowledge of network, operating systems (mainly Linux) and data platform security

  • Good problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills



Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Remote-first culture

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards

  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements

  • Comprehensive and inclusive health benefits

  • Physical and mental wellness programs

  • Paid parental leave, including adoption

  • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities

  • Offices with stocked kitchens when you need to fuel innovation and collaboration

We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are and empowered to succeed. Our approach to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is rooted in listening, learning and collective action. By embracing the diversity of our people, we achieve our best work and fuel innovation - generating the best possible outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve.

CrowdStrike is committed to maintaining an environment of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. If you need reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact [email protected] for further assistance.

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CrowdStrike Canada ULC is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The base salary range for this position in Canada is $130,000 - $210,000 CAD per year + variable/incentive compensation + equity + benefits. A candidate’s salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and location.