Security Researcher

| Austin

About CrowdStrike

At CrowdStrike we’re on a mission - to stop breaches. Our groundbreaking technology, services delivery, and intelligence gathering together with our innovations in machine learning and behavioral-based detection, allow our customers to not only defend themselves, but do so in a future-proof manner. We’ve earned numerous honors and top rankings for our technology, organization and people – clearly confirming our industry leadership and our special culture driving it. We also offer flexible work arrangements to help our people manage their personal and professional lives in a way that works for them. So if you’re ready to work on unrivaled technology where your desire to be part of a collaborative team is met with a laser-focused mission to stop breaches and protect people globally, let’s talk.

About the Role
Can you run a system exposed to the Internet but secured from all the darkness out there? Can your knowledge of security break into the systems others on your team set up, and gain persistent access without them noticing? Then come join the Advanced Research Team in CrowdStrike Intelligence! You will use your extensive knowledge of Windows, Linux, UNIX and BSD server systems to setup and maintain secure systems. But it's never only about defense: challenge your peers and attack their systems and demonstrate persistent access and covert exfiltration bypassing their defenses (after coordinating a viable test window). You will use Python and Shell scripting to automate maintenance and other tasks around these systems. Documentation is key and you are able to write detailed documentation and threat analyses around these systems.

Essential Functions:

  • INTEGRATE INTO THE EXISTING INTELLIGENCE TEAM AND TAKE REQUIREMENTS FROM TEAM MEMBERS AND OTHER TEAMS AS INTERNAL CUSTOMERS
  • AUTONOMOUSLY DEVELOP REQUIREMENTS BASED ON ANYTHING FROM VAGUE MISSION STATEMENTS TO VERY DETAILED TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • IMPLEMENT SYSTEM MANAGEMENT AND SYSTEM HEALTH MONITORING COMPONENTS IN LANGUAGES SUCH AS PYTHON OR SHELL SCRIPTING, MAKING CHOICES ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION SPECIFICS YOURSELF
  • DEPLOY AND SECURE WINDOWS, LINUX, UNIX AND BSD SERVER SYSTEMS
  • CHANGE ROLES AND PERFORM PENETRATION TESTING AND SECURITY ASSESSMENT ON OTHERS' SYSTEMS
  • DEVELOPMENT IN C/C++ AND ARCHITECTURE SPECIFIC ASSEMBLY AS REQUIRED
  • INDEPENDENT ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN PROCESS SPECIFIC DOCUMENT FORMATS

Qualifications

  • BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, OR WORK-RELATED DISCIPLINE/FIELD FROM AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. EQUIVALENT FIELD EXPERIENCE CONSIDERED.
  • 4+ YEARS EXPERIENCE PREFERRED WITH DIRECT EXPERIENCE EITHER AS A SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR OR SECURITY RESEARCHER.
  • VERY PROFICIENT IN THE PYTHON AND SHELL SCRIPTING PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES WITH AT LEAST 3+ YEARS EXPERIENCE DEVELOPING PRODUCTION CODE IN THESE LANGUAGES.
  • VERY EXTENSIVE WINDOWS, LINUX, UNIX AND BSD SERVER EXPERIENCE INCLUDING EXPERIENCE SECURING INSTALLATIONS FROM A SYSTEM AND NETWORK PERSPECTIVE
  • ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE TECHNICAL DETAIL INTO SUCCINCT AND FACT-BASED BUSINESS TERMINOLOGY, BOTH VERBALLY AND IN WRITING.
  • CUSTOMER-FOCUSED MINDSET, WITH DEMONSTRATED SKILL IN MANAGING EXPECTATIONS, PROVIDING PROACTIVE STATUS UPDATES, AND PRODUCING HIGH-QUALITY WORK PRODUCT.
  • ABILITY TO USE INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT TO MAKE SOUND, JUSTIFIABLE DECISIONS AND TAKE ACTION TO SOLVE PROBLEMS.
  • STRONG LEADERSHIP SKILLS WITH DEMONSTRATED ABILITY TO PRIORITIZE AND EXECUTE IN A METHODICAL AND DISCIPLINED MANNER.
  • ABILITY TO PLAN, ORGANIZE AND PRIORITIZE WORK INDEPENDENTLY AND MEET DEADLINES.
  • ABILITY TO WORK IN A COLLABORATIVE, TEAM ENVIRONMENT.

Preferred Qualifications

  • WORK EXPERIENCE IN SECURITY RELEVANT AND HOSTILE NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS.
  • PROFICIENCY IN THE C AND C++ PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES.
  • PROFICIENCY IN VARIOUS MACHINE LEVEL ASSEMBLY LANGUAGES, SUCH AS X86, ARM AND MIPS ASSEMBLY.
  • EXPERIENCE FROM INFORMATION SECURITY CAPTURE-THE-FLAG COMPETITIONS OR COMPARABLE OFFENSIVE INFORMATION SECURITY EXPERIENCE.

Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards
  • Competitive vacation policy
  • Comprehensive health benefits + 401k plan 
  • Paid paternity and maternity leave, including adoption
  • Flexible work environment
  • Wellness programs
  • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats

We are committed to building an inclusive culture of belonging that not only embraces the diversity of our people but also reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work and the customers we serve. We know that the happiest and highest performing teams include people with diverse perspectives and ways of solving problems so we strive to attract and retain talent from all backgrounds and create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. 

CrowdStrike is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Fantastic downtown location walking distance to awesome restaurants and happy hour spots.

An Insider's view of CrowdStrike

What's something quirky about your company?

Our mascot is a falcon so the SDR team puts falcon in front of activities - for example when we do team stretches when everyone needs to get up from their chair and take a break we call it Falcon Stretch

Jessica

SDR Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

CrowdStrike does an awesome job at promoting from within. I started as an SDR a little of a year ago and am now an SDR Manager! When departments are looking for new hires the SDR org is the first place they look for internal promotions.

Jessica

SDR Manager

What are CrowdStrike Perks + Benefits

CrowdStrike Benefits Overview

We offer flex schedules, a comprehensive benefits package, health and wellness programs, fully stocked company pantry, company and team events, and commuter benefits. We also offer our people the chance to work on passion projects and innovation during our annual “Think Week” as well as peer recognition and reward programs like Team Bravo award for cross-functional collaboration and Hero award for those who embody our core values and live our culture.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
RSU's are available as part of employee compensation.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
CrowdStrike provides 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caregiver and 8 weeks leave for the secondary care giver.
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
We sponsor company-wide bring your child to work days as well as company events where family is encouraged to attend.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits.
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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