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Security Engineer 4 Columbia


Oracle Columbia MD United States

1 week ago

Job Description

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Offensive Security team provides OCI with the capabilities to ensure our systems and services meet the security objectives we communicate to customers. The Offensive Security group performs security assessments, vulnerability research, static and dynamic analysis research, penetration testing, red-teaming, and security tool development. We... ensure the security of the software and hardware that runs our cloud infrastructure and strive for continuous improvement. The OCI Offensive Security group works as a team. We don't fit people into predefined roles. We bring together the right people who enhance team capability and build roles around each team member's skills and interests.

Values are OCI's foundation and how we deliver excellence. We strive for equity, inclusion, and respect for all. We are committed to the greater good in our products and our actions. We are continually learning and taking opportunities to grow our careers and ourselves. We challenge each other to stretch beyond our past to build our future. You can learn more about us by visiting .

Are you interested in building large-scale distributed security systems and tools for the cloud? Do you love the idea of working in an environment with the excitement of a start-up, but the financial backing of a Fortune 100 company? This role offers huge upside potential, high visibility, and fast career growth without the risks of a typical start-up. We are growing fast, maturing, and working on results-oriented initiatives. A security-focused leader can have significant technical and business impact. This is a unique opportunity to work with smart people to solve complex problems in distributed systems, security, and multi-tenant Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) operating at massive scale. The biggest challenges for the team is the dynamic and fast growth of the business, driving us to improve our systems, tools, and automation to scale to our security expertise several orders of magnitude greater than what we can support today. We understand that software is living and needs investment. The challenge is making the right tradeoffs, communicating those decisions effectively, and crisp execution. We hope you like working at scale as much as we do because Oracle has no shortage of it! Craft the future of one of the largest clouds on earth with us!

Our ideal candidate is a hardworking and hands-on engineer who cares about security and improves their knowledge every day. We're looking for hands-on cloud hackers with expertise and passion in identifying and exploiting complex security problems in distributed, multi-tenant services and infrastructure. We operate distributed systems at a high scale, worldwide. These are the foundations of our cloud environment. Our customers run their businesses on our cloud, and our mission is to provide them with a best-in-class and ever-expanding set of cloud-based services.

A security-focused engineer at any level can have significant technical and business impact. Come shape the future of one of the largest clouds on earth with us. To get you excited, here is a list of some of the projects over the last year this team has worked on:
• Big iron - ExaLogic, ExaData, UltraSPARC, InfiniBand
• Firmware reverse engineering of various hardware components
• Developing custom fuzzing platforms for code-coverage analysis
• Several different hypervisors
• Linux and Windows kernel mode non-sense
• The list goes on and on!
This role is for a hands-on cloud hacker on the Offensive Security Team.


• You enjoy diving into complex source code audits to reveal subtle security vulnerabilities
• Writing new tools such as fuzzers in languages such as C/C++, Python, Ruby, Go or Java,
• Tearing apart an undocumented file format or network protocol
• Coming up with novel techniques to solve unique and interesting security problems
• Review new services, including their integration points with existing services
• Guide security projects beyond the scope of performing assessment work
• Identify and disclose vulnerabilities to 3rd party vendors
• Design complex systems and services that improve quantity or quality of offensive security output
• You'll r eviews new features of moderate complexity in existing systems, identifying areas of new risk created; w ork with service teams to explore and recommend mitigations; and c ollaborate across service teams and security stakeholders.
• Review new services, including their integration points with existing services
• Guide security projects beyond the scope of performing assessment work: identifying and disclosing vulnerabilities to 3rd party vendor or design of complex systems and services that improve quantity or quality of offensive security output
• Five years of experience in vulnerability discovery / security engineering / application security
• Experience working in a large cloud or software company
• Demonstrated history of vulnerability discovery (CVEs, etc.) and rapid PoC development
• Experience with multiple classes of security bugs
• Evidence of participation in the security community via contribution to open source projects, tool development, blog writing, or responsibly disclosed vulnerabilities
• Ability to effectively assess and communicate risks and appropriate levels of urgency to management and engineering staff
• Ability to succeed via collaboration and working between internal and external organizations and individuals
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
• Intermediate knowledge of Linux OS Internals
• Intermediate knowledge of 1 programming language and ability to read 1-2 high level programming language such as Java
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent work experience
Preferred Qualifications
• Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or another related field or equivalent work experience.
• Hands-on experience developing services on a public cloud platform (e.g., AWS, Azure, Oracle)
• Building continuous integration/deployment pipelines with robust testing and deployment schedules
• Experience working with internal customers and translating requests into prioritized work or features
• Expertise in applying risk identification techniques to develop security solutions
• Experience and understanding of Cryptographic algorithms, standards, implementation and application
• Experience and understanding of threat modeling, penetration testing, reverse engineering and attacks on software
• Experience working with large enterprise customers
• Active TS/SCI Clearance

About Us

An Oracle career can span industries, roles, Countries and cultures, giving you the opportunity to flourish in new roles and innovate, while blending work life in. Oracle has thrived through 40+ years of change by innovating and operating with integrity while delivering for the top companies in almost every industry.

In order to nurture the talent that makes this happen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that celebrates and values diverse insights and perspectives, a workforce that inspires thought leadership and innovation.

Oracle offers a highly competitive suite of Employee Benefits designed on the principles of parity, consistency, and affordability. The overall package includes certain core elements such as Medical, Life Insurance, access to Retirement Planning, and much more. We also encourage our employees to engage in the culture of giving back to the communities where we live and do business.

At Oracle, we believe that innovation starts with diversity and inclusion and to create the future we need talent from various backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to successfully participate in the job application, interview process, and in potential roles. to perform crucial job functions.

That’s why we’re committed to creating a workforce where all individuals can do their best work. It’s when everyone’s voice is heard and valued that we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer*. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans’ status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.
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