• Application and Protocol Researcher

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/29/2018 2:29 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Employee Type
    R- Regular
    Full Time / Part Time
    Full Time
    Threat Experts
  • Overview

    Trend Micro: Securing Your Connected World

    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 Security Research is seeking an application and protocol researcher to join our industry-leading research team. Trend Micro Security Research supports a global customer base including leading security product vendors, software vendors, and large enterprises with a set of industry-leading technical data feeds, research products, and engineering services.


    As an Application and Protocol Researcher, you will be part of a team that studies a broad range of products such as peer-peer clients, instant messaging, media streaming, authentication protocols, and common business and data center protocols, to provide application visibility and control.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Capture and analyze application network traffic and behaviour.
    • Develop deep packet inspection signatures that detect application behaviour using regular-expressions and Snort.
    • Produce documentation describing application behaviour and detection strategies.
    • Communicate research results to customers, team members, and management.

    Required Knowledge:

    • In-depth knowledge of TCP/IP and other networking protocols. RFC-level understanding of popular protocols like HTTP/FTP/SMTP/CIFS.
    • Extensive knowledge and experience with network security, application security and cryptography.
    • Deep knowledge of modern operating systems including Linux.
    • Familiarity with tools such as Snort, Wireshark, Fiddler and VMware.
    • Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, Perl, JavaScript, or Bash.
    • Familiarity with low level programming languages such as C/C++ or assembly language is a plus.

    Required Skills & Abilities:

    • Ability to analyze and describe complex application behaviours.
    • Experience of application and protocol reverse engineering is a big plus.
    • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Great attention to detail and personal QA.
    • Self-directed, self-motivated, self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.

    Required Professional Designation/Certification:

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

    Experience Required

    • 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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