About the Senior Security Researcher Position

We are seeking a passionate Security Researcher to join the Stairwell team. This person will handle incoming technical analysis requests. We are seeking someone who is excited by complex problems, and ready to help develop Stairwell’s malware analysis capabilities. To be successful in the role, the ideal person will need to be an energetic, self-starter and possess excellent presentation and technical problem solving skills.

Senior Security Researcher Responsibilities

  • Analyze unknown samples from customers and provide timely identification and summarization of threats
  • Extract indicators from suspected Windows/Mac/Linux malware using in-house tools, static, and dynamic analysis
  • Conduct threat research to discover emerging malware and threat actors
  • Track relationships between known and unknown threats
  • Author blog posts and/or presentations describing newly found threats
  • Act as a mentor within the team to share best practices, new technologies, and complimentary security applications
  • Provide regular product feedback to product teams

Senior Security Researcher Qualifications

  • Stairwell doesn't believe a college degree is a requirement for any role. We embrace all people, who are able to perform at the highest levels of their field, regardless of how they obtained their education
  • Ability to reverse engineer and analyze suspected malware using appropriate tools
  • Ability to learn and self-teach new malware analysis techniques
  • Knowledge of programming and scripting languages, specifically Python, Go and C/C++, and assembly
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to express both complex technical and non-technical concepts
  • Proven record of delivering threat intelligence reports, presentations, courses and webinars (please provide a link for reference)

About Us

We’re not building a company, we’re building a team, and the team builds the company.

We embody the best attributes of a hacker culture -- we are a group of people who are curious, identify problems, and look into hacking the issues.

Stairwell is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We consider all individuals seeking employment, regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression or military or Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with federal, state and local law.

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