Senior Security Researcher - Applications Worldwide

Company: Sonatype

The Senior Security Researcher will investigate and analyze vulnerabilities in open-source software.

Sonatype is looking for a passionate, driven and talented developer to provide high quality security data from researching software vulnerabilities.  This is not a development position but relies on development experience to help navigate complex architectures and threat vectors in open source software. This high quality security data ensures that our customers are getting maximum value out of our products making them feel like they are part of the Sonatype family.  

If you are a positive-thinker and problem-solver and believe that customer success and company success go hand-in-hand, this is a great job for you. This position will provide a valuable learning opportunity with great potential to grow your newly started career in cyber-security. Enjoy your job as you work in a fast-paced, flexible, and fun environment, with talented, diverse, and forward-thinking individuals.

Key Areas of Focus

    • Review, isolate, analyze, and reverse engineer vulnerabilities in open-source software
    • Document attack capabilities
    • Provide detection and remediation guidance
    • Aid in ideas and prototypes for new tooling
    • Collaborate with other team members toward shared product goals
    • Improve Sonatype products by providing valuable security data
    • Work with technology and business team members to define and refine requirements in an agile development environment
    • Currently reside in either Canada, Colombia, the United Kingdom or the United States of America and are legally authorized to work without sponsorship in the corresponding country.

Required Background

    • 5+ years of experience in application security or development experience in Java, C#, Python, JavaScript, C/C++ or Ruby
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Desired Background

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering, or related field
    • Knowledge of application security such as the OWASP Top 10 or Sans 25
    • Knowledge of different languages such as Python, Ruby, and scripting
    • Knowledge of different operating systems such as *NIX, Windows
    • Application vulnerability assessment or penetration testing experience
    • Knowledge of open source environments like Github is a plus
More than 10 million software developers rely on Sonatype to innovate faster while mitigating security risks inherent in open source.  Sonatype’s Nexus platform combines in-depth component intelligence with real-time remediation guidance to automate and scale open source governance across every stage of the modern DevOps pipeline.  Sonatype is privately held with investments from TPG, Goldman Sachs, Accel Partners, and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Learn more at

Sonatype is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer that is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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