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Security Researcher - Kernel & System, SEAR

Company: Apple Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Security Researcher - Kernel & System, SEAR Help Apple secure the world's most sophisticated consumer devices which people trust to store their personal and professional data.We believe that the best defense is a good offense, and that that means finding vulnerabilities before they can be used to attack our users. Embedded within the Security Engineering and Architecture organization, Red Team are looking for hardworking and inspired individuals who will focus on vulnerability research and defeating, designing and implementing security mechanisms throughout our existing and future products.We design and secure platforms for billions of users. We make products that people LOVE. We are committed to user privacy and security. We have some of the most creative, passionate, hardworking engineers in the industry. We challenge each other to go beyond the norm to find new, innovative ways of solving problems and to make software safer, easier, and more fun to use. Not many jobs can offer all of these things. Security engineering jobs at Apple do, and much more. Key Qualifications

  • Ability to find security vulnerabilities through static and dynamic analysis.
  • Experience of software exploitation.
  • Programming background in C, C++.
  • Proficiency in OS internals and modern mitigation techniques
  • Familiarity with assembly and ARM instruction set. Description Security Engineering and Architecture's Red Team is at the forefront of attacking our own products during at all stages of their lifecycle. Our team works to find vulnerabilities from the lowest levels of software throughout the OS stack, and invests time developing proof of concept exploits for those issues to evaluate new security mechanisms and stay one step ahead.Working with software and hardware engineering teams throughout the company, we are involved at all stages of designing and implementing both software mitigations and hardware mechanisms that we can build world-class defenses upon.As a Red Team engineer you'll be hands-on auditing and writing code (kernel-level, runtimes, system services/components), developing exploits to defeat existing mitigations and evangelizing security technologies throughout Apple's engineering organizations Education & Experience Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree (or equivalent experience) Additional Requirements
    • Preferred:
    • - Good understanding of the principles and use of cryptographic primitives and protocols.
    • - Experience of Objective-C/Swift.
    • At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $161,000 and $278,000, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

      Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple's discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple's Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You'll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses - including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Learn more about Apple Benefits.

      Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.

Keywords: Apple Inc., San Francisco , Security Researcher - Kernel & System, SEAR, Other , San Francisco, California

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