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VMware Sr. Offensive Security Engineer - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Charleston, South Carolina

Business Summary

The VMware Engineering Services team ensures our internal and external customers enjoy a high-quality experience across the entire product portfolio. Our goal is to provide compelling, innovative, scalable, and seamless engineering services, which will protect VMware’s brand reputation by continually improving customer satisfaction.

We bring together key R&D functions such as build, performance, security, developer tools, and more. We work hand-in-hand with development teams to focus on product innovation and industry-leading solutions.

Our priorities include investing in R&D talent, sharing best practices, and driving scale and agility in VMware products.

Role and Responsibility

VMware products and services are used by many companies big and small and yet mission critical systems of the highest confidentiality and extreme interest to nation state actors are almost always VMware.

Security Engineers on this team are responsible for finding new vulnerabilities and analyzing externally reported vulnerabilities, developing exploits, utilizing exploit kits, providing vulnerability mitigations, virtual patches and workarounds, act as the technical reviewers for external security communications such as VMware Security Advisories, security response engineering and tools development.

  • Perform red team analysis of VMware products and cloud services. These are mostly software defined compute/network/storage, cloud security, end-user and cloud-native solutions.

  • Perform assumed breach and blast radius exercises and compose readiness plans

  • Enable Models for SOC to detect similar family of techniques

  • Make entire kill-chain understandable for an engineering audience (Principal Engineers and SREs) as well as Security Response

  • Methodically create/execute test plans and automate your efforts

  • Guide VMware Product Security, Threat Modeling and SOC on offensive security thinking

Preferred Skills

  • Strong development experience in one or more of the programming languages and platforms such as Python, C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Go is required.

  • Deep understanding of MITRE ATT&CK framework, TTPs, OWASP top-10, SANS top-25

  • Understanding of Cloud and Cloud-native Architectures will greatly help (e.g., SDDC, SDN, Software-defined Storage, Containers and K8s)

  • Hands-on experience with various clouds like AWS, Azure, GCP

  • Abilities in one or more stages of initial compromise, privilege escalation, lateral movement and exfiltration while maintaining stealth

  • Expertise in tools like - Burpsuite , Zed Proxy, Metasploit, nmap, wireshark, Kali, Libfuzz, AFL, Encase

  • Understanding of forensic analysis, defensive techniques and reverse engineering are a plus

This role is fully remote and can be done anywhere in United States.

Due to the Biden Administration issuing an Executive Order (EO) that effectively mandates COVID-19 vaccination for all U.S. based employees of federal contractors and subcontractors, all U.S. based VMware employees will be required to have their final vaccination dose (e.g., second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or single dose of J&J) by January 4, 2022. Specifically, this means that all U.S. based VMware employees will need to be fully vaccinated by January 18th, 2022, or by their first date of employment if after that date, subject to legally required accommodations.

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-09-16

VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what’s possible today at http://careers.vmware.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. Vmware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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