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Offensive Security Engineer - Vulnerability Researcher

Denver, Colorado;

Job Description:

Are you passionate about working with the best information security team in the world? Bank of America is hiring top talent to join our team.

The Cyber Security Defense (CSD) function within Global Information Security is responsible for all aspects of threat intelligence and monitoring, application and network security, and insider threat. In addition, the CSD team drives out the enterprise-wide cyber exercise program.

Are you passionate about working with the best information security team in the world? Bank of America is hiring top talent to join our team.

The Cyber Security Defense (CSD) function within Global Information Security is responsible for all aspects of threat intelligence and monitoring, application and network security, and insider threat. In addition, the CSD team drives out the enterprise-wide cyber exercise program.

Offensive Security Engineer - Vulnerability Researcher
As an experienced professional, performs research, analysis, and testing of computer/network vulnerabilities.  Leverages multiple methodologies including exploit development, reverse engineering, detection and mitigation analysis, and/or penetration testing across a wide variety of platforms and systems.  Creates reporting that outlines and documents test findings and their potential impacts in clear and concise language. Partners with various line of business teammates to educate on specific vulnerabilities associated with their business segments and recommend the appropriate remediation actions.  

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to consistently communicate vulnerability issues to a broad audience including both technical and non-technical colleagues.  They will build and sustain relationships with members of Global Information Security, technical stakeholders, risk partners, and executive leadership to ensure that risk is identified and remediated across a variety of Lines of Businesses. This role typically requires 7-10 years of IT experience, with at least 5 of those years focused on vulnerability testing. 

Required Skills:

  • Highly proficient with IDA, Ghidra, etc.
  • Must have a solid understanding of exploit development and related skills, including debugging, assembly, and exploit mitigations
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Metasploit, Burp Suite, Cobalt Strike, etc.
  • Possess a solid understanding of voice and data networks, major operating systems, active directory, and their associated peripherals
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of tactics, techniques, and procedures associated with malicious insider activity, organized crime/fraud groups and both state and non-state sponsored threat actors.
  • Ability to critically examine an organization and system through the perspective of a threat actor and articulate risk in clear, precise terms.
  • Works well independently and as part of a team comprised of individuals with a variety of skills and backgrounds
  • Ability to effectively code in a scripting language i.e. Python, Perl, etc.

Certifications in OSCP, GPEN, CISSP are a plus
 

Enterprise Role Overview:

Leads the analysis, implementation, execution and improvement of proactive security controls to prevent external threat actors from infiltrating company information or systems. Conducts research and provides leadership updates regarding advanced attempts/efforts to compromise security protocols. Maintains or reviews security systems and assesses security policies that control access to systems. Provides status updates and recommendations to the leadership team regarding the impact of theft, destruction, alteration or denial of access to information. Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data. Typically has 5-10 years of relevant experience and will act as an individual contributor.

Job Band:

H4

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Are you passionate about working with the best information security team in the world? Bank of America is hiring top talent to join our team.

The Cyber Security Defense (CSD) function within Global Information Security is responsible for all aspects of threat intelligence and monitoring, application and network security, and insider threat. In addition, the CSD team drives out the enterprise-wide cyber exercise program.

Are you passionate about working with the best information security team in the world? Bank of America is hiring top talent to join our team.

The Cyber Security Defense (CSD) function within Global Information Security is responsible for all aspects of threat intelligence and monitoring, application and network security, and insider threat. In addition, the CSD team drives out the enterprise-wide cyber exercise program.

Offensive Security Engineer - Vulnerability Researcher
As an experienced professional, performs research, analysis, and testing of computer/network vulnerabilities.  Leverages multiple methodologies including exploit development, reverse engineering, detection and mitigation analysis, and/or penetration testing across a wide variety of platforms and systems.  Creates reporting that outlines and documents test findings and their potential impacts in clear and concise language. Partners with various line of business teammates to educate on specific vulnerabilities associated with their business segments and recommend the appropriate remediation actions.  

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to consistently communicate vulnerability issues to a broad audience including both technical and non-technical colleagues.  They will build and sustain relationships with members of Global Information Security, technical stakeholders, risk partners, and executive leadership to ensure that risk is identified and remediated across a variety of Lines of Businesses. This role typically requires 7-10 years of IT experience, with at least 5 of those years focused on vulnerability testing. 

Required Skills:

  • Highly proficient with IDA, Ghidra, etc.
  • Must have a solid understanding of exploit development and related skills, including debugging, assembly, and exploit mitigations
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Metasploit, Burp Suite, Cobalt Strike, etc.
  • Possess a solid understanding of voice and data networks, major operating systems, active directory, and their associated peripherals
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of tactics, techniques, and procedures associated with malicious insider activity, organized crime/fraud groups and both state and non-state sponsored threat actors.
  • Ability to critically examine an organization and system through the perspective of a threat actor and articulate risk in clear, precise terms.
  • Works well independently and as part of a team comprised of individuals with a variety of skills and backgrounds
  • Ability to effectively code in a scripting language i.e. Python, Perl, etc.

Certifications in OSCP, GPEN, CISSP are a plus
 

Enterprise Role Overview:

Leads the analysis, implementation, execution and improvement of proactive security controls to prevent external threat actors from infiltrating company information or systems. Conducts research and provides leadership updates regarding advanced attempts/efforts to compromise security protocols. Maintains or reviews security systems and assesses security policies that control access to systems. Provides status updates and recommendations to the leadership team regarding the impact of theft, destruction, alteration or denial of access to information. Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data. Typically has 5-10 years of relevant experience and will act as an individual contributor.

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-21049762

Band: H4

Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Michael Geddie

Referral Bonus:

0

Colorado job seekers

Colorado pay range:

$140,000 - $162,500 annualized salary, offers to be negotiated based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the Corporate Performance Incentive Plan. Qualified employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual results and behaviors performance at year-end (limited roles may also qualify for incentives during performance year).

Benefits

This role is eligible for all usual company benefits. At Bank of America, our employees are the foundation of our success. That’s why we’re committed to offering a variety of competitive programs and benefits that support your physical, emotional and financial wellness both at work and at home.