Senior Security Researcher

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

Do you have a passion for securing everything? Researching threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks? We are hiring the senior technical researcher for our world-class Penetration Team. This team regularly saves Intel millions by finding product vulnerabilities before they are shipped to customers. This role requires maintaining substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art security principles, theories, and attacks, with lots of hands-on creation of exploits, and then mentoring other researchers to raise their level of expertise.

Candidate will be responsible for secure design development and operation of Intel's hardware and software products and services.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Threat assessments design of security components and vulnerability assessment
  • Ensures products conform to standards and specifications
  • Develops plans and cost estimates and assesses projects to analyze risks
  • Responds to customer client requests or events as they occur
  • Develops solutions to problems utilizing formal education judgment and formal processes
  • Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art security principles theories attacks and contributes to literature and conferences
  • May participate in development of intellectual property
  • Requires thorough knowledge of security practices procedures and capabilities in order to perform nonrepetitive analytical work


You must possess the minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum Requirements

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.
  • 8+ years of experience in a lead technical role in security research, pen testing, red teaming, Hackathons, etc.
  • Security certification such as GXPN or other

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research presentation at Security Conferences such as DEFCON
  • Published CVEs
  • In-depth experience with vulnerability research
  • Demonstrated expertise in exploit development (published exploits and write-ups on exploiting new classes of issues, new techniques, tools are greatly appreciated)
  • Reverse Engineering experience (or, for researchers focused on open-source software, demonstrated expertise on reading assembly and writing exploits for complex vulnerability classes)
  • Knowledge of computer systems architecture, CPU, SoC, chipsets, BIOS, Firmware, Drivers, and other compute paradigms such as Cloud infrastructure and application development frameworks/APIs

Inside this Business Group

Intel Architecture, Graphics, and Software (IAGS) brings Intel's technical strategy to life. We have embraced the new reality of competing at a product and solution levelnot just a transistor one. We take pride in reshaping the status quo and thinking exponentially to achieve what's never been done before. We've also built a culture of continuous learning and persistent leadership that provides opportunities to practice until perfection and filter ambitious ideas into execution.

Other Locations

US, Oregon, Hillsboro;Virtual US and Canada

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here
Intel is committed to a culture of accessibility.  Intel provides accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.  Find information and request accommodation here

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