Embedded Devices Penetration Tester

Full Time
Austin, TX
Areas of Interest: Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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Join the Cylance Team
 The next Generation of Endpoint Security 

Cylance is one of the fastest growing companies in the history of cybersecurity. By successfully applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to crack the DNA of malware, Cylance has redefined the endpoint protection market, garnered acclaim from industry analysts and won numerous awards including “Best Emerging Vendor” from SC Magazine. If you have the passion and desire to disrupt industries, protect the world from cyberattacks, and be at the forefront of a revolutionary new technology, we want you to join us!


Cylance is seeking an experienced penetration tester with a passion for working with various hardware and emerging technologies to ensure embedded devices are secure and safe.


  • Work with various teams and customers to:
    • Explore potential known and unknown vulnerabilities
    • Test remediation strategies for effectiveness
    • Conduct telematic analysis
    • Provide reports to clients
  • Use various techniques to find and exploit vulnerabilities on all exposed attack surfaces of an embedded platform, including hardware-level attacks, Bluetooth, HTTP APIs, and mobile application penetration testing
  • Travel frequently to customer locations, mainly in Southern California


  • A minimum of three years’ experience performing various vulnerability and penetration assessments
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required
  • Experience using various penetration assessment methodologies and approaches to accomplish exploitation
  • Experience with industry-standard security testing tools such as AppScan, Web Inspect, Burp Suite, Nessus, Nmap, Metasploit, viaLab, ZAP, and CANVAS
  • A strong understanding of common application and web application languages, including Python, Ruby, Perl, Java, and more.
  • Experience reverse engineering Android/iOS mobile applications and firmware
  • A passion for exploring hardware technologies for vulnerabilities, exploits, and loopholes
  • An ability to work with a team to achieve a similar result
  • Flexible and adaptable self-starter with strong relationship-building skills
  • Must have a passion for your work and an ability to apply that passion to both daily tasks and larger projects
  • Collaborative and team-oriented attitude
  • Effective problem-solving capabilities
  • Takes initiative and approaches all tasks and projects proactively
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks with little to no supervision
  • Intellectual curiosity, humility, accountability and positive approach
  • Requires the ability to work independently with substantial latitude for action and decision while maintaining focus on achieving optimal outcomes as part of a collaborative development effort


  • Experience with various soldering techniques
  • Experience using on-chip debugging hardware and software (JTAG/SWD)
  • Understanding of telematics
  • Understanding of wireless technologies, satellite communications, Bluetooth, and vehicle-to-vehicle communications
  • An ability to perform false positive validation of embedded device technologies
  • CISSP or CEH certification


  • Current resume
  • Cover letter/summary expressing:
    • Why you are interested in working at Cylance
    • The skills, strengths and expertise you will contribute to our diverse team of extraordinary talent and humble hearts


In addition to medical, dental, vision and 401(K), we offer other great benefits and a slew of perks such as casual dress attire, plethora of employer-sponsored food and snack items, toll road/public transportation subsidy, gym membership discount, etc. We’re proud to have been named one of the “Best Places to Work in Orange County” by the OC Business Journal.


Cylance Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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The Sound of Security
Cylance is a cybersecurity products and services company focusing on stopping tomorrow's attacks today. Founded in 2012 by ex-McAfee Global CTO Stuart McClure and ex-McAfee Chief Scientist Ryan Permeh, Cylance was created to solve the malware problem once and for all. Our flagship product, CylancePROTECT, is the world's first next-generation antivirus built on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Named the SC Magazine Award winner for "Best Emerging Technology" in 2015, CylancePROTECT offers exponentially improved prevention capabilities when compared to other endpoint security solutions.

Next Generation Anti-Virus, Penetration Testing, Malware Detection, Security Assessments, Machine Learning, Advanced Threat Protection, Artificial Intelligence
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Company Industry: Computer & Network Security
Company Type: Privately Held
Company Size: 201-500