Distinguished Engineer

Position Overview: From software hacking to hardware hacking, we help secure everything from cryptocurrency exchanges and space telescopes to autonomous vehicles and the electric grid. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the best security engineers in the world who hail from organizations such as Amazon, CIA, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NSA, Redhat, Sun Microsystems, and US Air Force. As an Inc. Best Places to Work, Inc. 500 | 5000, CyberSecurity 500, and Austin Fast 50 Award recipient, we are seeking an individual that understands the professional and personal growth attached to this opportunity and who has the corresponding internal drive to maximize it.

To learn more about Praetorian, visit: https://www.praetorian.com/careers

Career opportunity:
  • Join an industry with massive socio, economic, and political importance in the 21st century
  • Work alongside some of the best and the brightest minds in the security industry
  • Partner with prominent clients and help them solve hard security problems
  • Leave an indelible mark on a company where individual input has real impact
  • Align your career trajectory with a hyper-growth company that is on the move 

Core responsibilities:
  • Identify nuanced vulnerabilities in advanced systems
  • Improve team tradecraft, techniques, and tooling
  • Provide technical mentorship for recent hires
  • Create novel technical content that increases the team's reputation

Accountable for:
  • Individual project engagement value score objectives and key results
  • Individual project net promoter score objectives and key results
  • Individual utilization objective and key result
  • Individual practice improvement objectives and key results
  • Individual self-improvement and career advancing objectives and key results

Required qualifications:
  • 10+ years of cyber security experience
  • Software development and hardware design experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in core software & hardware security patterns
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Track record in vulnerability research and CVE assignments
  • Track record presenting at major and respectable conferences
  • BS in computer science, engineering, physics, or mathematics

Desired qualifications:
  • Up-to-date knowledge base of current academic and security industry research
  • Background in reverse engineering, binary analysis, and vulnerability research
  • Background in operating systems, embedded systems, and distributed systems
  • Background in machine learning, predictive/descriptive statistical data analysis, and neural networks
  • Referenceable body of patentable innovation and/or published papers
  • MS or PhD in computer science, engineering, physics, or mathematics

Desired behaviors:
  • Obtains fulfillment in helping people do their best technical work
  • Ability to maintain high levels of output and work ethic
  • Personable individual who enjoys working in a team-oriented environment
  • Comfort dealing with ambiguity in an environment where we build the plane as we fly it
  • Ability to work within constraints and to challenge the status quo
  • Ability to self-direct work, orient to action, and truly own the position in a hyper-growth environment

If this position is wildly successful, in one year you will have:
  • Achieved 90% or greater net promotor score
  • Achieved 90% or greater engagement value score
  • Demonstrated deep technical competency to our customers
  • Helped to dramatically improve our existing service lines
  • Helped mentor and train technical hires that are new to the field
  • Published novel, technical research that moves the industry forward

Compensation package includes:
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Annual performance-based incentive compensation
  • Employee stock option plan
  • 20% bench-time for improving our customers, our practice, and ourselves
  • $5,000 annual budget for training, certifications, and conferences
  • 70% company coverage on health insurance premium
  • 4% company 401K matching vested immediately 
  • No formal vacation policy with flexible hours and working environment

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Praetorian.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

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