Security Researcher

Full Time
San Jose, CA
Areas of Interest: Incident Response, Technology Research and Development, Threat Analysis, Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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At Adobe, we believe in hiring the very best and are committed to creating exceptional work experiences. We realize that great ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours.
From developing cutting-edge technology and products to collaborating with exceptional employees, customers, partners and serving our communities, you have an opportunity to make a difference and be successful.


The Challenge

The Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team is looking for someone with extraordinary security skills who is an expert in how to find, fix, and prevent vulnerabilities in our software. The Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team is a dynamic, high-profile team involved in the development of every Adobe product (customer facing and Adobe internal software), so this is a great opportunity to make a difference at a software company.

This role will also support developing remediation efforts needed to maintain data security management compliance. The ideal candidate has familiarity with full cycle data processing in a corporate environment with emphasis on security attainment via data flow analysis, data scanning, database security, encryption, Data Loss Prevention technology and PII data protection. 

What You'll Do

  • Respond to security incidents
  • Coordinate with peers from other web companies
  • Guide teams on adoption and execution of a Secure Product Life Cycle
  • Lead implementation of threat models, secure software test plans, policy, and procedures for product engineering and QE.
  • Communicate security information to users and customers through blogs, white papers, and/or conference presentations.
  • Educate teams on security best practices by providing real-world examples and hands on training.
  • Find and fix security and privacy flaws across the Adobe product line.
  • Develop tools to automate security testing and enable more efficient discovery and resolution of security problems.
  • Conduct code reviews of products built in Java, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, PHP, NodeJS and/or .NET, as well as scripting languages (shell, python, perl)
  • Design security-related functionality and verify proper implementation of new features.
  • Maintain awareness of up-to-date threat and vulnerability profiles.
  • Support the data security management program across Adobe through realization of Adobe’s Data Management Policies and Standards
  • Conduct end to end application architecture design reviews to ensure compliance with security policies and standards 
  • Data mapping of end to end flows through relevant PII environments


  • Conduct internal security training classes for management, engineering, and QE.
  • Develop and organize training manuals, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials.
  • Review threat models to create targeted training


  • Bachelor degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline,
  • Between 2 to 5 years of experience working with security, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience;
  • Experience in development using Java, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Ruby on Rails, PHP, and/or .NET, as well as scripting languages (shell, python, perl).
  • Familiarity with browser, web service, and operating system security concepts;
  • Good analytical ability;
  • Strong written and oral skills in English; (will occasionally interface with senior management)
  • The ideal candidate must be able to convey complex security issues and risks while maintaining a positive relationship with product teams


At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized throughout the world on Best Companies lists. You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely.


If you’re looking to grow your career, Adobe’s the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences through the Adobe Life magazine.


Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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