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Vulnerability Research Engineer

Location: Aliso Viejo, CA
Job Code: 101
# of openings: 2


Vulnerability Research Engineer

The Retina Network Security Scanner is leveraged by thousands of companies around the globe to scan millions of computer systems. Part of the success of this product is largely due to its ability to identify security vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and other weaknesses efficiently and accurately. The Vulnerability Audits department sits at the core of the Retina Network Security Scanner, providing the critical checks necessary for our customers to minimize security risks within their organizations.

The Vulnerability Audits department at BeyondTrust is looking for a research and development team member with programming or scripting experience and a strong interest in computer security. Working with the rest of the Audits team, you will create advanced security checks for a wide variety of vulnerable hardware and software products. Additionally, you will become a core member of the team and assist with the improvement and streamlining of internal infrastructure critical to the success of the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop vulnerability detection: Create detection checks for security vulnerabilities using a variety of protocols (SSH, NetBIOS, TCP/IP, etc.) across a multitude of environments (Windows, UNIX, Linux, Mobile, etc.)
  • Craft vulnerability summaries: Analyze security advisories from a large number of vendors and write concise vulnerability summaries so our customers can keep everything in context
  • Research breaking vulnerabilities: Research and maintain ongoing awareness of security vulnerabilities (including zero-day vulnerabilities) by following multiple security news sources
  • Review and refine: Test new and existing security checks for accuracy against our large QA test environment
  • Customer satisfaction: Make an impact directly on our customers by helping to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve Audit department support tickets


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Pattern matching using complex regular expressions (regex) or similar
  • Common network protocol knowledge (HTTP, SSH, FTP, etc.)
  • Operating systems basics, knowledge of Windows, UNIX/Linux, and Mac OS X command line environments, file structure, and architecture
  • Knowledge of XML
  • Attention to detail and the ability to skillfully decipher security bulletins from a wide variety of vendors
  • Tenacity to research complex security issues and create effective auditing strategies


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • General programming experience in languages such as C#/.NET, C, Python, Ruby
  • Scripting experience in languages such as VBScript, JScript, Python, Perl or Bash for automating routine tasks and streamlining efficiency
  • General knowledge and interest of security topics
  • VMWare virtualization experience with ESXi, VMWare Workstation, or similar
  • Team player with a desire to produce work that exceeds expectations




BeyondTrust (formerly eEye Digital Security) was born from a strong hacker culture. Our employees are excited about security, technology and vulnerability research, but also enjoy a solid work-life balance by taking advantage of the many outdoor activities that Southern California has to offer. A brand-new office, lunchtime security research demonstrations, Xbox battles, unlimited soda and snacks, fantastic co-workers, 70+ degree year-round weather and a casual dress atmosphere are just a few of the things that make BeyondTrust a great place to work.

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