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Security Researcher in Madrid

Alien Vault

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Job Description

We are looking for a knowledgeable security researcher to help the AlienVault Labs security team design the next generation of threat protection and security software and research new malware threats as they appear. Applicants must live in the city they are applying for.

As a Security Researcher, you are part of a small innovative team that discovers and disseminates cyber threat intelligence. It is important that you are a team player with a solid knowledge of the existing security landscape and a driving passion for finding new threats.

As a member of The Alien Nation, you will be entering an exciting growth stage company with offices in Austin, San Mateo, Spain and Ireland.


  • Keep current and knowledge on APT’s and new malware
  • Prepare and present research both in blog posts and in conferences
  • Review new threats and design new methods for discovering them in the wild
  • Use current tools and write new tools to extract indicators from malware
  • Design and implement new innovative ideas that enhance the existing tool suite and product family
  • Stay current on the latest tools for security and malware research
  • Design new methods of discovering malware
  • Deliver cyber threat intelligence


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Familiarity with cyber threats, defenses, motivations, tools and techniques
  • Experience extracting intelligence from raw information
  • Experience using/writing tools to extract indicators from malware
  • Knowledgeable with Snort, Suricata, Wireshark, Log Analysis tools, IDA PRO, Immunity debugger, Metasploit, etc.
  • Python programming required, other languages helpful      
  • Advanced Linux administration and shell scripting
  • Network protocol knowledge
  • Good database knowledge - both SQL and NoSQL
  • Good communication skills. Fluent in English
  • Regular expressions knowledge
  • Open source collaborations (participation in an open source project)
  • Control version tools knowledge (git, subversion)


  • Be part of a fast paced growing company that challenges you everyday
  • A competitive compensation that includes base salary
  • Work with a company that has been won numerous industry awards.
  • Work for a company with proven year-over-year growth and thousands of customers in a huge market.
  • Live and work in beautiful Austin, Granada or Madrid.


Interested in joining our Alien Nation? We founded AlienVault to help organizations of all shapes and sizes achieve world-class security without the headaches and huge expense of other solutions. And we are passionate about our mission!

Besides having the opportunity to work for an innovative company that offers an award-winning solution, you'll have a chance to collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the security industry.

Join the revolution today!


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