Research Engineer

| Austin

The Company

CrowdStrike is a computer security company that was founded on the principle that effective computer security cannot be achieved without understanding the goals, tactics, and techniques used by determined attackers who can be expected to purposefully and repeatedly pursue their objectives to the detriment of our customers.

The Product

CrowdStrike Falcon Host is a two-component security product. One component is a “sensor”, which is a driver installed on client machines that observes system activity and recognizes malicious behavior, then provides on-box prevention capability and remote telemetry to the Falcon Host cloud. The cloud component aggregates sensor telemetry for each customer’s network, can correlate malicious behavior across multiple machines, and presents our customers’ operations teams with a prioritized summary of the threats detected in their environments.
expertise will define what is appropriate, but some tools and development skills will be required.

Job Description

The first part of stopping a breach is to identify the threats. CrowdStrike’s Falcon product line is designed to provide visibility to the behaviors of a variety of threats. Built on that visibility, the system is trained to correlate behaviors to detect and prevent threats. Step one is to investigate those threats and identify the best method to identify them in the wild.

As part of working with external test labs, emerging threats are tested against Falcon. Most of those threats are detected and prevented. With this stream of data though, it is necessary to understand the threats and ensure we are identifying them correctly, as well as understanding the threats that are not properly detected or prevented. The threats can range from simple malware samples to complex workflows involving new attack vectors, or a combination.

This position is first responsible for taking the data from third parties that we work with and analyzing how the product behaves. The goal is to improve the product for customer’s benefits, and ensure public validation properly represents the capabilities of the product.

Requirements

  • 1-2 years of Malware or Threat research as a primary or secondary job function. This may include binary reverse engineering of malware, or breach based system level threat research.
  • Solid systems level understanding of Windows Operating System internals and how they are abused and subverted by malware and malicious actors.
  • You must bring a curiosity for how things work and a willingness to learn. As the threat landscape evolves, it can be difficult to keep up with the depth of technical knowledge required to fully understand some exploits and attacks.
  • The ability to follow issues to their conclusion in a constrained amount of time. External tests happen on a schedule and the time to investigate and respond is limited. Good time management and focus is required to be successful. This includes self-driven priorities and the ability to properly push back on lower priorities.
  • BA/BS in CS or equivalent development experience

CrowdStrike is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

 

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Location

Fantastic downtown location walking distance to awesome restaurants and happy hour spots

An Insider's view of CrowdStrike

What's something quirky about your company?

Our mascot is a falcon so the SDR team puts falcon in front of activities - for example when we do team stretches when everyone needs to get up from their chair and take a break we call it Falcon Stretch

Jessica

SDR Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

CrowdStrike does an awesome job at promoting from within. I started as an SDR a little of a year ago and am now an SDR Manager! When departments are looking for new hires the SDR org is the first place they look for internal promotions.

Jessica

SDR Manager

What are CrowdStrike Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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