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Security Researcher & Analyst - Application Security

Company: CloudFlare
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Available Locations: Remote - US
About the department
Cloudflare's Application Security department builds and runs the software that detects and mitigates malicious, abusive, and fraudulent HTTP requests going through Cloudflare network before they reach our customer sites. We achieve this by harnessing the vast amount of internet traffic data available to us to create and manage products including WAF, Bot Management, Fraud Detection and more. We use state of art Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques in security attack detection and mitigation. The team is a multidisciplinary team where system and software engineers, security researchers and analysts, and data scientists work together to identify active adversaries or attackers, and design and implement machine learning models and engineering solutions to protect customers from these security attacks.
What you'll do

  • Hands-on experience working with abuse and fraud detection and prevention product engineering teams, understanding vulnerabilities and configuring mitigations or managing risks in existing and new products.
  • Apply a deep understanding of security vulnerabilities in web application and application security.
  • Proactively detect patterns of attacks, review false positive and false negative reports, and recommend security configurations.
  • Excellent at communicating the details about security forensics to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Authoring periodic report on trends on Internet traffic and security attack insights
  • Experience with modern cloud-based technologies used to deliver rapidly-changing products at scale.

    Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • A degree in computer science, IT, systems engineering, or related qualification.
    • 4 years of work experience with incident detection, incident response, forensics, or similar.
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
    • Strong attention to detail with an analytical mind and outstanding problem-solving skills. Excellent organizational skills.
    • Great awareness of cybersecurity trends and hacking techniques.
    • Demonstrated results in identifying, tracking and resolving issues to resolution in the areas of cybersecurity.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Experience in OWASP, security standards and best practice
    • Strong SQL experience.
    • Prior experience or interest in Web Security, HTTP protocols, Python, Jupyter Notebook, and JavaScript is a huge plus!
    • Knowledge and experience with machine learning, statistical inference, and AI in general is a huge plus

      Bonus Points

      • Knowledge and experience with columnar database like Clickhouse
      • Familiarity writing and optimizing advanced SQL queries
      • Good Linux/UNIX systems knowledge

        Compensation may be adjusted depending on work location.

        • For Arizona-based hires: Estimated annual salary of $113,000 - $125,000
        • For Colorado-based hires: Estimated annual salary of $115,000 - $128,000
        • For New York City, Washington, and California (excluding Bay Area) based hires: Estimated annual salary of $133,000 - $148,000
        • For Bay Area-based hires: Estimated annual salary of $140,000 - $156,000

          This role is eligible to participate in Cloudflare's equity plan.
          Cloudflare offers a complete package of benefits and programs to support you and your family. Our benefits programs can help you pay health care expenses, support caregiving, build capital for the future and make life a little easier and fun! The below is a description of our benefits for employees in the United States, and benefits may vary for employees based outside the U.S.
          Health & Welfare Benefits

          • Medical/Rx Insurance
          • Dental Insurance
          • Vision Insurance
          • Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Commuter Spending Accounts
          • Fertility & Family Forming Benefits
          • On-demand mental health support and Employee Assistance Program
          • Global Travel Medical Insurance

            Financial Benefits

            • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
            • Life & Accident Insurance
            • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
            • Employee Stock Participation Plan

              Time Off

              • Flexible paid time off covering vacation and sick leave
              • Leave programs, including parental, pregnancy health, medical, and bereavement leave


Keywords: CloudFlare, San Francisco , Security Researcher & Analyst - Application Security, Professions , San Francisco, California

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