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Senior Researcher

  • Application Deadline: May 20, 2022
  • Helsinki +1 more
  • Application Deadline: May 20, 2022
  • Helsinki +1 more

F-Secure delivers research-led cyber security to defend organizations, society and people from real-world attacks and build resilience into their approach. Our people are a mix of technical and creative experts – diverse, talented, and passionate people – working tirelessly to help us advance the industry with new ways of thinking. They lead their own development, in and out of the office. They call the shots when it comes to building a place to call home in our organization.

In F-Secure Labs, we ensure that our products and services can handle the latest threats in every digital moment through building rules and detections, training machine learning models and guiding various development teams in delivering needed functionalities.

We are now hiring as part of a big change that we are undergoing. After a 30+ year history of cybersecurity expertise, we are launching F-Secure as an independent consumer-focused company, including growing a new research team with a clear focus. You'll be joining this team, helping to set the pace and the culture, with an exciting and ambitious research roadmap. This is a unique opportunity to join us at this time and help us build and strengthen our team.

Key Responsibilities

As a Senior Researcher , you will be part of the Team that ensures our products protect users from the most sophisticated threats.

In order to do that, you'll have to:

  • Be experienced in delivering needed outcome for the following domains:
    • Malware threats​ in the form of files and URLs
    • Exploits / Vulnerability Management​
    • Threat hunting and identification​
  • Work with rule-based systems that help automatically classify malicious files and URLs.
  • Create detections for different threats using various protection technologies.
  • Produce actionable threat intelligence report to increase protection level generically.
  • Work closely with our AI and ML experts to help design artificial intelligence, machine learning models and various types of clustering mechanisms to detect threats more effectively.
  • Collaborate with our product R&D and Security Research teams to design and lead the implementation of innovative detection technologies to strengthen our tech stack.

What are we looking for?

  • Proven experience in analyzing malware threats from various sources
  • Familiarity with Windows Operating System internals
  • Good understanding of security architecture
  • Advance knowledge of x86/x64 Reverse Engineering
  • Software development experience (Java and Drools a plus)
  • Knowledge of programming and scripting languages such as Python, Lua, or Bash
  • Good command of the English language.
  • Growth-oriented mindset with the ability to coach and mentor juniors
  • A team player with a proactive attitude and good problem solving ability.

Bonus points

  • Good awareness of internet-of-things (IoT) attacks and threat landscape.
  • Familiarity with other Operating System internals such as Linux, Android or Mac.
  • Flexibility in learning new programming languages.

What will you get from us

  • Being a part of world-class cybersecurity experts that build the detections behind top-notch cybersecurity products.
  • Flexible and supportive working environment in a relatively flat organization.
  • Ability to contribute and influence the capabilities of F-Secure's cyber security products.
  • Ability to create protection mechanisms against threat actors and keep the digital world and moments a safer place.

To apply for this position, please submit a motivational letter and your resume.

A security background check will be conducted for the selected candidate, in accordance with the Finnish Security Clearance act 726/2014.

Work with great people

Karolina Malagocka
Senior Marketing Manager
"At F-Secure we see the value of each and every person"
Robert Grześkowiak
Lead Software Engineer
"At F-Secure you won't feel bored. There are opportunities to learn new things every day."
Fairuz Zainor
"I joined F-Secure straight after graduating and now, 10 years later, I am still happy to be here."
William Jardine
Managing Consultant
"The freedom is a big thing for me. The trust you are doing something worthwhile."
Robert Grześkowiak
Lead Software Engineer
"At WithSecure you won't feel bored. There are opportunities to learn new things every day."
Fairuz Zainor
"I joined WithSecure (previously F-Secure) straight after graduating and now, 10 years later, I am still happy to be here."
William Jardine
Managing Consultant
"The freedom is a big thing for me. The trust you are doing something worthwhile."

Great Place to Work

  • Over 1,700 amazing colleagues in nearly 30 offices

  • Possibility to protect the world

  • Work with best of class experts who care

  • Relaxed, open and fun working environment

  • 68+ of nationalities

  • Global with the spirit of a small company

About the company

You can’t design culture!

The F-Secure team is diverse, fluid, fun-loving, and full of energy. It’s our job to preserve that, so we’ve made it our business to help individuals traverse from passion to passion, from specialism to specialism, from the flavor of today to tomorrow’s. We move with their needs, and help them build Pathways, always focusing on the things that make them happy in and beyond of the office.

See yourself here? Bring your best self and apply now.

Diversity & Inclusion:

F-Secure is an equal opportunity employer and believe that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to nationality, colour, race, ethnic or national origin, sex, gender (including gender reassignment), sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or physical or mental disability. We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you!

1988F-Secure established under the name Data Fellows

1992First public hysteria about a computer virus

2002First Antivirus for mobile phones

2004F‑Secure Labs launches first antivirus industry blog

2009F‑Secure’s next step into the cloud

2015F-Secure aims to become the leading European cyber security company

2018MWR InfoSecurity joins F-Secure

Sarogini Muniyandi | Contact Person

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