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Job Description

Who are we?

Our team is at the forefront of improving the security posture of Oracle offerings. We are not only invested in finding security vulnerabilities but also making sure they are fixed correctly and do not happen again. We value people who can use their skills and share their expertise to effect meaningful change both at the technical level as well as the process level. Our team members have a genuine excitement for and interest in security as well as the desire to share knowledge and help everyone learn from the high technical and ethical standards that have been set.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking experienced, passionate, and talented security researchers who have genuine excitement for and interest in security. You must relish the challenge of assessing large, complex software products. As a member of our team you will be responsible for planning and delivering in depth security assessments across a variety of products and services.

Your next project could be anything from static and dynamic analysis of a multi-node Java infrastructure, to writing a fuzzer for an undocumented network protocol or the grammar of a new programming language, to analysis and reverse engineering of firmware used in the thousands of servers supporting our cloud services. Creativity is highly valued; being able to find novel bugs and stitch them together to create something greater than the sum of their parts is essential in this role.

If this sounds like you, get in touch!

Role's core responsibilities:
  • Scope and execute security assessments across a broad range of on-premise software, cloud services and infrastructure
  • Perform in-depth security assessments using results from static and dynamic analysis
  • Create testing tools to help engineering teams identify security-related weaknesses
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to help them triage and fix security issues
General Qualifications
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field (e.g. Electrical Engineering)
  • 10+ years industry experience with 5+ years in IT security in one or more of the following areas: software/product security assessments, penetration testing, red teaming, web application assessments
  • Aptitude for self-study, setting and achieving long term goals (for example, learning an unfamiliar programming language)
  • Ability to effectively assess and communicate risks and appropriate levels of urgency to management and engineering staff
  • Excellent organizational, presentation, verbal, and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a large cloud or Internet software company
  • Proficiency with one or more programming languages, preferably Java, Go, Python or C/C++
  • Ability to perform manual source code reviews in one of the aforementioned languages, or assisted review with code analysis tools such as Fortify and CodeQL
  • Experience navigating and working with extremely large codebases is also highly desirable
  • Experience using common security assessment tools and techniques in one or more the following categories:
    • Mobile Application Assessment (iOS / Android)
    • Reverse Engineering (e.g. IDA Pro/Ghidra/Radare2)
    • Fuzzing (e.g. Jazzer/AFL/Peach)
    • Web Application assessment (e.g. BurpSuite Proxy, ZAP, REST API testing)
  • Knowledge of common vulnerabilities in different types of software and programming languages, including:
    • How to test for/exploit them
    • Real world mitigations that can be applied
  • Familiarity with vulnerability classification frameworks (e.g. OWASP Top 10)

Develops and executes programs and processes to reduce information security risk and strengthen Oracle's security posture.

Supports the strengthening of Oracle's security posture, focusing on one or more of the following: risk management; regulatory compliance; threat and vulnerability management; incident management and response; security policy development and enforcement; privacy; information security education, training and awareness (ISETA); digital forensics and similar focus areas.
Risk Management: Brings advanced level skills to assess the information security risk associated with existing and proposed business operational programs, systems, applications, practices and procedures in very complex, business-critical environments. May conduct and document very complex information security risk assessments. May assist in the creation and implementation of security solutions and programs.
Regulatory Compliance: Brings advanced level skills to manage programs to establish, document and track compliance to industry and government standards and regulations, e.g. ISO-27001, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FedRAMP, GDPR, etc. Researches and interprets current and pending governmental laws and regulations, industry standards and customer and vendor contracts to communicate compliance requirements to the business. Participates in industry forums monitoring developments in regulatory compliance.
Threat and Vulnerability Management: Brings advanced level skills to research, evaluate, track, and manage information security threats and vulnerabilities in situations where in-depth analysis of ambiguous information is required.
Incident Management and response: Brings advanced level skills to respond to security events, identifying possible intrusions and responding in line with Oracle incident response playbooks. May operate as Incident Commander on serious incidents.
Digital Forensics: Brings advanced level skills to conduct data collection, preservation and forensic analysis of digital media independently, where an advanced understanding of forensic techniques is required.
Other areas of focus may include duties providing advanced level skills and knowledge to manage Information Security Education, Training and Awareness programs. In a Corporate Security role, may manage the creation, review and approval of corporate information security policies.
Mentors and trains other team members.
Compiles information and reports for management.

Minimum of 8 years experience in information systems, business operations, or related fields, at least 5 years of which must be from at least one of the following: Information security risk management; information security program management; Industry/Government security compliance program management (ISO-27001, GDPR, HIPAA, FedRamp, etc.); threat and vulnerability management; incident management and response; security policy development and enforcement; privacy, information security education, training and awareness (ISETA), information security solutions development, etc. required.
Strong knowledge of: Cloud architecture and security principles. Risk Management Frameworks. *nix and Windows system administration.
Experience with: Logging and log analysis. Identity management principles and technology.
Preferred but not required qualifications include: Bachelor-level university degree in a relevant field from an accredited university, or equivalent. CISSP, CISM, CISA, CIPP or other equivalent certification. Comprehensive knowledge of security design for networks, databases, infrastructure, and cloud computing. Experience writing security incident and vulnerability reports for leadership and other stakeholders. Ability to effectively communicate and influence secure product and network design in a collaborative environment. Comprehensive knowledge of digital forensics. Strong knowledge of web technologies, middleware, database, OS, firewalls, network communication protocols and methods. Knowledge of encryption technologies and architectures. Expert level experience in evaluating and assessing security threats across a variety of environments and industries. Expert level understanding of secure networking principles, routers, switches and load balancers.

About Us

Innovation starts with inclusion at Oracle. We are committed to creating a workplace where all kinds of people can be themselves and do their best work. It's when everyone's voice is heard and valued, that we are inspired to go beyond what's been done before. That's why we need people with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities to help us create the future, and are proud to be an affirmative-action equal opportunity employer.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.

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