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Threat Researcher III (Remote, ROU)

CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike

Romania · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 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:

The CrowdStrike Data Science Team is seeking a motivated professional with good malware analysis skills to do research in the AI Security space. The team is focused on improving the detection capability and efficiency for the Falcon platform through employing Machine Learning algorithms and to research in the AI Security space.


The Threat Researcher will drive our continuous efforts in improving our Machine Learning algorithms and security, by researching for gaps and vulnerabilities and advising data scientists with security knowledge, so we can provide high quality products for our customers.

What You'll Do:

  • Reverse engineer, write code and help data scientists to better understand the data, in order to improve our Machine Learning algorithms.

  • Research for blind spots in our ML based detections: file formats, new types of attacks and write blog posts.

  • Develop tools to assist with automation of analysis tasks.

  • Be abreast of emerging technologies in the AI security threat space

  • Work closely with senior leaders to spearhead impactful projects and educate others on the topic, bridging knowledge gaps and gaining widespread support.

What You'll Need:

  • Preferred 5+ years of proven experience as a Threat Researcher, Security Analyst or similar role in the cybersecurity industry.

  • Sound understanding of current and emerging threats and ability to demonstrate practical knowledge of security research.

  • General experience at least in a security operations center or similar environment tracking threat actors.

  • Fundamental understanding of attributes of binary files on multiple operating systems (Windows, MacOS, Linux).

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

Bonus Points:

  • Good understanding of Windows OS internals and the Windows API.

  • A minimum knowledge of MacOS and Linux architectures and corresponding executables file structures.

  • Experience with malware analysis tools and reverse engineering (with IDA Pro, x64dbg).

  • Programming experience in Python or Rust.

  • Familiarity with tools used in targeted and criminal intrusions.

  • Experience with cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS) and familiarity with containerization technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus.

  • Experience in vulnerability research or as a red teamer is a plus

  • Knowledge of AI principles and technologies is a plus

  • BA/BS or MA/MS degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field

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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.