Security Researcher - Toronto

Job Location CA-Remote-Offsite
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/24/2018 1:22 PM)
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R- Regular
Full Time / Part Time
Full Time
Threat Experts


Trend Micro: Securing Your Journey to the Cloud

Trend Micro, the world’s largest independent security software company, strives to make the world a safer place by protecting digital information. Our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and security that fits an evolving ecosystem. Our solutions are supported by over 5000 employees in over 50 countries and powered by the world’s most advanced cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™.


Trend Micro is seeking a Vulnerability Researcher to join our industry-leading Trend Labs. Trend Labs supports a global customer base including leading security product vendors, software and high-tech manufacturers, telecommunications providers, and large enterprise customers with a set of industry-leading technical data feeds, research products, and engineering services.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research newly discovered vulnerabilities in a wide range of software products
  • Reverse engineer and research network protocols, file formats, and software
  • Develop proof-of-concept files and code
  • Produce reports describing software vulnerabilities and detection of attack vectors
  • Develop signatures for network traffic-based attack detection
  • Monitor security industry publications, news groups and other online sources for newly discovered security vulnerabilities and emerging threats
  • Implement new and improve existing tools to automate and streamline the vulnerability research process
  • Collaborate with other vulnerability researchers on research, analysis and report production

Required Knowledge:

  • Functional understanding of TCP/IP protocol stack and higher-level networking protocols
  • Experience in static and dynamic reverse engineering of x86 binaries (amd64 is a plus)
  • Knowledge in a variety of operating systems

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze and describe vulnerabilities and attack methods
  • Familiarity with tools such as IDA Pro, OllyDbg, WinDbg, gdb and Wireshark
  • At least two of C/C++, assembly language, Java, Python, and shell scripting
  • Ability to learn new detection signature languages quickly
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Reliable and dependable team player
  • Great attention to detail and personal quality assurance
  • Self-directed, self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision

Required Professional Designation/Certification:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science or a related field preferred but not required.

Experience Required

Required Experience:

  • Industry experience performing similar technical role preferred but not required.

Trend Micro welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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