Security Researcher, Security R&D

London, Tel Aviv, Zurich, Sweden, Germany, or remote

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We’re looking for a Security Researcher to join Snyk’s Security SAST team and take part in researching, curating and triaging the SAST security rules that power our Snyk Code offering as well as taking part in exciting research projects. 

We’re proud of our Snyk Code offering, having the fastest analysis engines as well as being the most accurate, actionable and relevant developer-focused static analysis tool in the market! We are now focusing on deepening and expanding our coverage of security-related issues in various languages - and we want you to join the ride! 

Your role

You’ll spend most of your time:

  • Writing security rules to detect known and unknown vulnerabilities using a proprietary language and an internal system built-for-purpose. 
  • Shaping and taking an active part in shaping existing and future language and framework support for Snyk Code.
  • Diving deeper into the mechanics of a programming language or a framework, including looking at best practices, common vulnerable patterns, and so on.
  • Dealing with complex customer issues, helping cement our position as the most accurate tool in the market.
  • Providing domain guidance and expertise to other teams, often collaborating with them to enhance the security offering provided by the various Snyk products.
  • Researching and discovering vulnerabilities (0-days) in key focus areas, conducting PoCs and participating in blog post writeups. See Type Confusion in Javascript as an example.
  • Working directly with leading open source maintainers to disclose new security issues and help secure their products.

You should apply if:

  • You enjoy learning about the mechanics and inner workings of a language or a framework.
  • You enjoy hunting for security vulnerabilities through the wilds of open source software security.
  • You have previous experience in the application security field, pentesting or consulting, and have a good understanding of major vulnerability types such as XSS, CSRF, SQL Injection, Deserialization, RCE.
  • You communicate proactively and speak fluent English.
  • You’re familiar with a wide range of programming languages and frameworks, and excited about learning and diving into unfamiliar languages.
  • You have hands-on software development experience in at least one high-level programming language.
  • You’re passionate about security and want to contribute to the community.


We'd love to hear from you - please apply below!

We value diversity at Snyk, and we particularly encourage applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech and security. If you like the sound of this role, but are not totally sure whether you’re the right person, please do apply anyway - we would love to hear from you.



About Snyk

Snyk is the leader in developer security. We empower the world's developers to build secure applications and equip security teams to meet the demands of the digital world. Our developer-first approach ensures organizations can secure all of the critical components of their applications from code to cloud, leading to increased developer productivity, revenue growth, customer satisfaction, cost savings and an overall improved security posture. 

At Snyk, we envision an inclusive technology industry powering a more sustainable and secure world. Since our founding, Snykers have cared deeply for one another and the developer and security communities as well as the larger world around us. Learn more about our Snyk Impact social and environmental mission and take action with us here.

Snyk's Developer Security Platform automatically integrates with a developer's workflow and is purpose-built for security teams to collaborate with their development teams. Snyk is used by 1,200 customers worldwide today, including industry leaders such as Asurion, Google, Intuit, MongoDB, New Relic, Revolut and Salesforce.

Snyk is recognized on the Forbes Cloud 100 2021, the 2021 CNBC Disruptor 50 and was named a Visionary in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for AST.

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