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Security Engineer, Offensive Security/Red Team

Company: Google Inc.
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Minimum qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, or a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 2 years of experience in application-level vulnerability testing and code-level security auditing.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MS in Computer Science or a related technical field.
  • Relevant work experience in penetration testing or red teaming.
  • Software development experience in C++, Java, or Python.
  • Technical knowledge of security engineering, computer and network security, authentication, security protocols and applied cryptography.
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

About the job

Our Security team works to create and maintain the safest operating environment for Google's usersTask and developers. Security Engineers work hands-on with network equipment and actively monitor our systems for attacks and intrusions. You also work with software engineers to proactively identify and fix security flaws and vulnerabilities.

As Google's products handle information at a large scale, we need to anticipate and protect against attackers targeting Google and our users.

As an engineer, you can perform realistic offensive security exercises to simulate real attacks, to test and improve our detection and response capabilities, and to identify how attackers could infiltrate and move inside our infrastructure.

With your technical expertise, you'll create scenarios that advanced attackers might use to compromise our security. You will emulate both the techniques used by known groups, and create new techniques that attackers might attempt in the future. After each exercise, you'll thoroughly document findings and present the results to partners and leadership.

You'll work closely with blue teams to improve our detection capabilities, and other parts of security team and affected product teams to design defense-in-depth controls that limit attackers' ability to move inside our network. You use your excellent judgment to suggest improvements where they are most impactful.

At Google, our users come first, and the Systems Infrastructure team is at the heart of that promise. We build the technologies that transform the way we think about doing business. Whether working on our cloud systems, researching the latest in computer technology or keeping Google's internal systems humming, Googlers and users alike rely on us to keep things running. We're back-end experts: protecting your privacy and ensuring your security.


  • Work with a team of hackers to plan and execute realistic offensive security exercises.
  • Build tools and infrastructure to support our exercises.
  • Design controls and improvements to sharpen our capabilities to defend against attackers in close cooperation with the teams responsible for implementing them.
  • Document and present results to a variety of target audiences, ranging from highly technical engineers over non-technical subject matter experts to senior leadership.

Keywords: Google Inc., Sunnyvale , Security Engineer, Offensive Security/Red Team, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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