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Cyber Vulnerability Researcher

Cyber Vulnerability Researcher

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GaN Corporation is now accepting resumes for a Cyber Vulnerability Researcher to support the needs of GaN's customers. This position requires initiative, multi-tasking skills and ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision on all assignments.


GaN hires creative and independent thinkers, tinkerers, and makers with a desire to grow personally and professionally as well as to help GaN grow as a company.  Our team consists of people with exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills who are amiable and outgoing.  We are ethical partners with our customers, maintaining a professional demeanor while being dedicated to superior customer service, quality, and team building.  To be a part of this team, you must be self-motivated and self-directed to work independently, but also be open and communicative to work as a team to exceed all GaN and customer expectations.


GaN Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other legally protected classifications. GaN Corporation participates in E-Verify. 


  • Perform vulnerability analysis of vehicle/embedded platforms, applications, protocols, and supporting infrastructure
  • Thoroughly document, in a manner suitable for widespread publication, all aspects of research including everything from initial discovery to methods and procedures used to findings and future research steps
  • Maintain continuous awareness of threats, vulnerabilities, and techniques in mobile security and associated fields
  • Provide insight into mid and near future mobile security trends, give expert strategic direction, and contribute both original ideas and technical content.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Information Security 


Required Skills:

  • Experience auditing C/C++ source for vulnerabilities
  • Experience with a scripting language such as Python, Ruby or Perl
  • Experience auditing assembly for vulnerabilities
  • In-depth knowledge of basic exploitation techniques
  • Familiarity with exploitation mitigation technologies


Desired Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience leading security research teams
  • Experience as a primary technical contributor in large-scale projects
  • Familiarity with at least one mobile or embedded platform programming environment
  • Experience writing C/C++
  • In-depth knowledge of internals of one or more operating systems (Windows, Linux)
  • Experience with kernel-level programming and/or debugging
  • Experience reverse engineering complex applications
  • Experience with fuzzers and fuzzing techniques
  • Experience writing clear, concise documentation
  • Math or cryptography background
  • Telecommunications experience
  • Experience with software protection and binary armoring


Special Requirements: 

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must possess Security Clearance specified below


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