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Sr. Security Researcher III (Remote)



Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 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’re looking for people with limitless passion, a relentless focus on innovation and a fanatical commitment to the customer to join us in shaping the future of cybersecurity. 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:

CrowdStrike Intelligence is seeking a motivated researcher with experience in the information security domain and excellent software development skills. Our Applied Research Cell (ARC) is at the forefront of CrowdStrike’s battles with state-sponsored adversaries and criminal actors. We combine world-class intelligence analysis with deep-dive reverse engineering and malicious code analysis to support a pipeline of fully automated tools that allow the delivery of actionable indicators and cutting-edge operational insights at scale. Our systems process millions of malicious files every day to extract information that protects our customers and informs our analysts.

This highly technical position is at the intersection of threat analysis and software development. It serves an important role in increasing our visibility into the global threat landscape, and contributes to the continuous tracking of more than a hundred adversary groups. The role supports analysis workflows by finding creative and innovative solutions for both technical and non-technical problems, and automating these. Systems we built are used by our intelligence analysts, incident responders, and threat hunters. The ideal candidate for this interdisciplinary position has experience with large-scale malware analysis and the development of custom tools that aid respective tasks. This role has a special focus on enhancing CrowdStrike’s internal tool chain for tracking botnets.

What You'll Do:

  • Develop and maintain automated systems for large-scale malware processing, unpacking, and indicator extraction.

  • Identify and solve problems and areas of improvement in analysis workflows, processes, and automated systems.

  • Plan and execute development of frontend and backend systems in the context of cyber security, cyber threat intelligence, and large-scale malware processing while balancing pragmatic short-term solutions with long-term strategies and vision.

What You'll Need:

  • Proficiency in English both written and spoken.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to accurately express complex technical and non-technical ideas verbally and graphically.

  • Knowledge of programming and scripting languages, in particular Python.

  • Profound knowledge of software architecture and development.

  • Creativity and strong analytical skills to investigate, assess, validate, and think outside the box. Excellent problem solving skills and ability to work independently as well as the ability to collaborate on technical projects involving complex concepts.

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.

Bonus Points:

  • Knowledge of reverse engineering tools (disassemblers, decompilers, debuggers) and processes (unpacking malware, reconstructing code logic, etc).

  • Low-level programming experience (for example, C).

  • Experience in User-Interface/User-Experience (UI/UX) design and development.

  • Development and deployment of dockerized applications.

  • Five or more years of related experience, with three years experience in static and dynamic malicious code reverse engineering.

  • Experience with multiple platforms (Linux, MacOS, mobile, etc.) is a plus.

  • A background in intelligence is a plus.





Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Remote-first culture

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards with option to participate in ESPP in eligible countries

  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements

  • Physical and mental wellness programs

  • Paid parental leave, including adoption

  • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities

  • Access to CrowdStrike University, LinkedIn Learning and Jhanna

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

  • Birthday time-off in your local country

  • Work with people who are passionate in our mission and Great Place to Work certified across the globe

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.