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Security Researcher - Pentest Operations


Who We Are

Cobalt.io [1] is a fast-growing and globally distributed remote-first cybersecurity start-up with employees in the US and Germany. We connect global security talent with businesses by providing Pentesting as a Service via the Cobalt technology platform. We have Scandinavian roots, an American base and a global outlook. Our team is characterized by a fun, fast-paced and collaborative culture based on individual responsibility and ownership.

Description

Cobalt’s Pentest Operations team is transforming with a focus on quality and customer success. As a  Security Researcher, Pentest Operations report directly to the Security Research Manager and work collaboratively on different research projects aimed at improving our pentest approach and vulnerability understanding. You will collaborate with product, marketing, and CORE leaders to define and execute strategy and guide the research team to success.

The ideal candidate is passionate about offensive security and will help enhance and expand the current knowledge, tooling and pentesting approach to ensure it is always up to date and evolving. Additionally your work will directly influence our product with potential new features, offerings or improvements. You are leveraging data and research results to drive efficiency within the operations team.

What You Would Do

  • Work closely with the Research Manager and other stakeholders to define and execute research activities in the specialized spaces of security that Cobalt Labs operates in by both contributing and managing research efforts in the team.
  • Collaborate with adjacent teams and groups to both define security direction as well as execute together cross-functional missions
  • Present research work with the team into the market both online and at industry events
  • Research solutions to challenging cybersecurity problems and product innovations
  • Analyze systems or architectures to identify and evaluate security strengths and weaknesses
  • Model adversary goals, behaviors, and attacks
  • Conduct research programs and interface with customers

You Must Have

  • 5+ years of experience in a technical security role or freelance, with a focus on applied information security (degrees and certifications are not required)
  • Proven ability to manage high volume of activity effectively in an agile environment – you love to get stuff done at speed
  • You are open to and suggest different perspectives to come up with great solutions
  • Strong communication skills and team-driven focus is essential as this team member will be expected to act independently, as well as collaboratively, peers, partners, and managers to ensure customer satisfaction and team goal achievement 
  • Have a solid foundation of research work, qualification, prioritization and demonstration of actionable outcomes (write-ups, white papers and/or talks at industry conferences)
  • Must be comfortable with scripting and coding languages (e.g. Python) to develop prototypes and/or minimum viable products (MVPs) and solve comprehensive technical challenges
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and distributed environment
  • Drive and passion, no one needs to push you to excel; it’s just who you are
  • Eagerness to learn, adapt, and perfect your work; you collaborate and innovate
  • A strong desire to help and serve internal customers, we win together

Why You Should Join Us

  • Opportunity to join and grow in a passionate, rapidly expanding industry
  • Competitive compensation & equity plan
  • Flexible time-off, remote working from anywhere in the US/Germany and travel policies
  • Paid parental leave
  • Ongoing mentorship opportunities & management coaching
  • Stipends for wellness work-from-home and learning & development
  • Paid lunches 3x per week
  • 401(k) to help you save for the future (US only)
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance policies (US only)

  1. https://cobalt.io/

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