Vulnerability Analyst

Location UK / Northern Ireland

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Negotiable

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1365155

 Job Description

The analyst will be responsible for performing in-depth security analysis associated with open source projects facilitating the delivery of accurate and actionable security information.

Position Name:  Vulnerability Analyst
Position Location: Belfast
Position Type: Full Time 
 
Synopsys is the leader in open source software security and compliance.  With thousands of new vulnerabilities reported each year, our customers require timely data on vulnerabilities and actionable remediation strategies. 
 
The analyst will be responsible for performing in-depth security analysis associated with open source projects facilitating the delivery of accurate and actionable security information.  The successful candidate would be expected to engage with senior team members and assist with security research efforts. This position will be based out of our Belfast, Northern Ireland office and will report to our Director of Security Research. 
 
General Responsibilities
 
•Perform vulnerability analysis and documentation
•Engage with senior security researchers
•Document security tools and associated systems
•Perform security research activities on both known and unknown vulnerabilities 
 
Skills and Experience
 
•Knowledge of various operating systems and common applications
•Ability to perform vulnerability/penetration assessments.
•Familiar with various testing tools & strategies
•Knowledge of detection & protection technologies (IDS/IPS/WAF)
•Awareness of KillChain model
•Solid understanding of existing threats & mitigation / remediation strategies
•Demonstrate strong problem solving abilities whilst being able to work independently
•Scripting experience (Various: Python /Perl/Java/Ruby etc)
•Fast paced and versatile.
•Understands the importance of strong process and structured documentation / reporting capabilities. 
 
Job Requirements
 
•Degree in Computer science / related field
•Knowledge of various testing techniques including static & dynamic analysis, fuzzing
•Demonstrated understanding of the Secure Development Lifecycle (security requirements, threat modeling, attack surface analysis)
•Excellent written and oral communications skills
•Capable of working in a fast paced agile environment
•Strong commitment to customers
•Excellent team collaboration 
 
About the Synopsys Software Integrity Group
Synopsys Software Integrity Group helps organizations build secure, high-quality software, minimizing risks while maximizing speed and productivity. Synopsys, a recognized leader in application security, provides static analysis, software composition analysis, and dynamic analysis solutions that enable teams to quickly find and fix vulnerabilities and defects in proprietary code, open source components, and application behavior. With a combination of industry-leading tools, services, and expertise, only Synopsys helps organizations maximize security and quality in DevSecOps and throughout the software development life cycle.
 
For more information, go to www.synopsys.com/software.