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Kforce Vulnerability Researcher in Round Rock, Texas

Kforce is seeking a full-time Vulnerability Researcher to support our enterprise technology client based in Austin, TX.Summary:Our Client's Security & Resiliency Organization manages the security risk across all aspects of the business. With team members located in over 15 countries, you will have an excellent opportunity to influence the security culture and further develop your career. The ideal candidate will have exceptional hands-on vulnerability research skills, be a strong team player, and actively participate in a fast-paced and challenging global environment. Candidates must be able to work independently and demonstrate exceptional organizational and time management skills.Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for discovering and exploiting vulnerabilities affecting company software and firmware

  • Developing and maintaining tools to assist in vulnerability research and exploit development

  • Participate in or work directly on, additional projects, assignments or initiatives as required

  • Integrate information security controls into an environment to identify risks and reduce their impact

  • Provides analysis of potential information security risks and recommend solutions

  • Communicates information security procedures to the business

  • Escalate issues to vendors, security team, and engineering through standard escalation processes

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or a related technical field or equivalent professional experience

  • 10 years of Information Security experience

  • 5 years of direct or equivalent experience in areas of vulnerability research, exploit development, reverse engineering and fuzzing

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with Windows Operating Systems Internals (Kernel, Registry, File system, Windows APIs)

  • Knowledge of Windows development (C/C /C#) user mode and kernel mode applications

  • Experience in vulnerability research, exploit development, reverse engineering and kernel debugging

  • Competency with any of the following tools: User and kernel-mode debuggers (WinDbg, OllyDbg/Immunity Debugger), IDA Pro, Hex-Rays, Visual Studio, Driver Verifier

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experienced programming using x86/x64 assembly C, C , and Python (or a comparable scripting language)

  • Familiar with the Metasploit framework

  • Source code review for control flow and security flaws

  • Have published security research or security bug

  • Possess excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot technical issues

  • Customer-oriented with a strong interest in customer satisfaction

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours