Principal security researcher

Posted: Nov. 6, 2021, 9:23 a.m. - Full Time - Bengaluru

A BIT ABOUT US

Appknox is one of the top Mobile Application security companies recognized by Gartner and G2. A profitable B2B SaaS startup headquartered in Singapore & working from Bengaluru.

The primary goal of Appknox is to help businesses and mobile developers secure their mobile applications with a focus on delivery speed and high-quality security audits.

Appknox has helped secure mobile apps at Fortune 500 companies with Major brands spread across regions like India, South-East Asia, Middle-East, US, and expanding rapidly. We have secured 300+ Enterprises globally.

We are a 30+ incredibly passionate team working to make an impact and helping some of the biggest companies globally. We work in a highly collaborative, very fast-paced work environment. If you have what it takes to be part of the team, we are excited and let’s speak further.

The Opportunity

To join and manage the security team engaging with multiple clients, helping them with end to end security audits, also research about new topics and vulnerabilities to be added to the scanner, present it in conferences.

What An Ideal Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Certifications such as OSCP, OSWE, OSEP, CISSP, CISA 
  • Skills - Application Penetration Testing (Web, iOS and Android), experience with IoT testing, source code audits.
  • Technology Stack: AWS, GCP, Objective C, Java, Python

Minimum Requirements

  • Should have at least 8 year experience in security or show something that proves experience doesn’t matter
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Strong grasp of fundamentals of information security
  • Self-taught learner willing to read and keep up-to-date on technological changes and how they could be used
  • Can accurately define an issue and create detailed Proof-of-concept and write-up of the findings.
  • Provide appropriate remediation and mitigations of the identified vulnerabilities.

Responsibilities

  • Research and conference presentations.
  • Manage a team of security researchers and make sure scans are going smoothly.
  • Assign and manage workload across the team.
  • Handle escalation calls, client onboarding calls.
  • Develop and interpret security standards and guides
  • Automation of security test cases
  • Understand and explain the results with impact on business and compliance status
  • Continuously learning and training on latest tools and technique.

Work Expectations

Within 1 month * Training on processes, security workflow

Within 3 months * Document the security team related process, give insights on improvements, set goals for each security researcher. 

Within 6 months * Research and publish whitepapers, present in conferences. 

Personality traits we really admire:-

  • A confident and dynamic working persona, which can bring fun to the team, and a sense of humour, is an added advantage.
  • Great attitude to ask questions, learn and suggest process improvements.
  • Has attention to details and helps identify edge cases.
  • Highly motivated and coming up with fresh ideas and perspectives to help us move towards our goals faster.
  • Follow timelines and absolute commitment to deadlines.

Interview Process

Round 1- Profile Evaluation; HR
Round 2 - Technical Interview with Security Team members
Round 3 - Technical Interview with the CTO 
Round 4 - HR Round

Compensation
 As per industry standards

Why Join Us:-

  • Freedom & Responsibility: If you are a person who enjoys challenging work & pushing your boundaries, then this is the right place for you. We appreciate new ideas & ownership as well as flexibility with working hours.
  • Great Salary & Equity: We keep up with the market standards & provide pay packages considering updated standards. Also as Appknox continues to grow, you’ll have a great opportunity to earn more & grow with us. Moreover, we also provide equity options for our top performers.
  • Holistic Growth: We foster a culture of continuous learning and take a much more holistic approach to train and develop our assets: the employees. We shall also support you all on that journey of yours.
  • Transparency: Being a part of a start-up is an amazing experience, one of the reasons being open communication & transparency at multiple levels. Working with Appknox will give you the opportunity to experience it all first-hand.
  • Health insurance: We offer health insurance coverage upto 5 Lacs for you and your family including parents.