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Senior Security Consultant - Research

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F-Secure are looking for new security researchers to join our established team. We find vulnerabilities and security flaws in systems where others can’t and consult with clients to help solve their interesting challenges. We encourage our team to conduct research into new and exciting areas, not just because it’s great fun but also so that we remain world leaders. We give individuals the skills and tools they need and provide a productive working environment that trusts staff and reduces red tape, with a healthy work-life balance to boot.

If you like the sound of this role but feel you’re not at this level yet, please consider our other security researcher position as we are keen to provide development opportunities.

We need people who can tackle our clients’ wide range of research needs, which include the following:

  • Finding vulnerabilities in systems.
  • Providing guidance on security technologies.
  • Delivering assessments that are much more involved than a typical pentest.
  • Breaking hardware safeguards and protections.
  • Assessing the protections in a vendor’s solution.
  • Developing proof of concept code to demonstrate the actual impact of known vulnerabilities.


What we need...

  • You will work on our clients’ research projects, jumping head first into interesting and complex systems.
  • Consult across a range of industries, developing and researching innovative security solutions whilst building the in-house expertise that keeps F-Secure at the forefront of the industry.
  • Be trusted to schedule your own time working on projects and delivering value to F-Secure wherever you are best placed.
  • Undertake your own security research to advance your knowledge and push the industry forward. We encourage and support delivering this at conferences and have previously split great research out into new companies.
  • Develop yourself and those around you through our internal development, research time, external training, and awesome events like HackFu (https://chronyko.com/services/hackfu/).


Who we think will be a great fit…

We’re looking for someone who loves computers, information security, hacking things and solving problems. If this wasn’t your job it would be your hobby. If you’ve got experience with several of the following we definitely want to hear from you:

  • Vulnerability research – Finding vulnerabilities in hardware and software, using off the shelf or custom tooling. Understanding the attack surface of a given system and knowing how to methodically assess each part.
  • Consultancy – Our core business is helping clients with their security requirements and issues, so a strong consultancy skillset is crucial. While we’re often presenting our awesome findings at a high level, it’s more about working with clients than getting sales.
  • Exploit development – Taking bugs and figuring out what security impact they have; smashing stacks, spraying heaps, and chaining multiple issues to bypass modern mitigations.
  • Reverse engineering – Static and dynamic analysis of target applications to understand what they do, how they work, and the risk they pose. We’re often using tools like IDA, WinDBG, GDB, Ghidra and Frida but we’ll use whatever tool we need to get the job done, or we’ll write our own.
  • Scripting and development – Creating scripts or small applications to make life easier and programmatically assisting reverse engineering efforts. There’s a fair bit of modifying existing tools to support our unique scenarios too.
  • General security knowledge – Our clients’ needs are wide ranging, so we often switch between platforms and technologies. Many of our current team have a background doing security assessments and pentests, which gives us a great breadth of experience to pull from.


Who we are...

F-Secure Consulting delivers research-led cyber security to defend organizations 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.


Work with great people

Karolina Malagocka
Senior Marketing Manager
"At F-Secure we see the value of each and every person"
Zuzanna Kunik
Data Scientist
"As a data scientist, I love working closely to data. As an extrovert, I love working with people. In my current role I’m doing both. "
Jonas Lundberg
Global Cyber Security Solution Sales
"I feel confident in selling our services that protect our customers. It's extremely stimulating and gives me a sense of purpose"
Robert Petesic
Senior Security Specialist
"Positive atmosphere in the office and knowledgeable colleagues are pushing me to always give my best and learn more."
Ruediger Trost
Pre-Sales Manager
"After more than 11 years, I still go to the office with a smile, even if it is a Monday morning =)"
Sean Nel
Senior Software Engineer
"If you like working on cool, new stuff with lekker people"

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

At F-Secure, we are committed to helping people and businesses be free in the digital world, without having to worry about cyber security. Every day, our Fellows face the daunting challenge of outsmarting those that disrupt the digitalized world. A difficult task, we know, but something we all come together to do for our customers. We make the world a safer place.

Our Fellowship of people have a shared interest in being successful together and being open and honest with each other. At F-Secure, we meet each other as equals, but challenge each other’s ideas – we believe this makes us all better and creates a more secure environment for our customers.

As an F-Secure Fellow, you’ll be joining a tight knit network of over 1,600 colleagues, spread over 25 offices around the world. To us, Fellowship means that what we do together is more important what I do. At F-Secure you will be part of our Fellowship. Be who you are – bring your best self.


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

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