Cyber Security Researcher

Garmin International, Inc. Olathe , KS 66051

Posted 2 months ago

As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve.

That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.Information technology is rebooting the workforce one computer, one operating system, one associate at a time. From developing new tools and implementing standards-based applications to managing Garmin servers, email and phone systems, the team uses industry-standard technologies but also creates customized programs to meet the companys needs.

At Garmin, IT teams are comprised of associates who share the same passion about what they do every day. We offer a relaxed team environment (no dress code!) where advancement is found from sharing knowledge, not hiding it! While we promise you a lot of responsibility, you also will have the opportunity to have ownership over projectsoh, and we promise you there will be some fun mixed in there, too!We are looking for a full-time Security Researcher for our headquarters in the Greater Kansas City area.

In this role, you will be responsible for breaking into our computer systems, products and software to find possible exploits. Must be able to complete penetration testing assessment reports and work with subject matter experts to minimize our risks, as well as comfortably execute pre-determined tests or design your own. If you think you can break in, wed love to bring you in! Other essential functions include:Perform in-depth penetration and security assessment testing for Garmin computer systems, products, and software on a global scale

Conduct regular security audits and assessments from both a logical/theoretical standpoint and a technical/hands-on standpoint

Understand adversarial tactics, techniques, and procedures and drives counter measures for IT managed systems and Garmin products

Educate product teams on security best practices by providing real-world examples and hands on training. Develop tools to automate security testing and enable more efficient discovery and resolution of security problems. Significant knowledge of security standards, security controls, software technology and software security.Speak fluently around cryptography and potential attacks.Apply real world security industry threats to company products.Ensure that all security requirements are met or exceeded

Apply deep knowledge of application attack vectors and mitigation techniques.Serve as a mentor and provides guidance to other team members

Be recognized as an expert in assigned discipline at Garmin and apply extensive technical expertise and analysis to initiatives

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Business or another relevant field AND a minimum of 5 years relevant experience OR a Master of Science Degree in one of the fields noted above AND a minimum of 3 years relevant experience. Other requirements include:Skilled in multiple programming and scripting languages to include; C, C , Python, Java, Assembly, JavaScript and Shell ScriptRelevant, deep, hands-on, technical security experience with at least one of: Wireless, Linux, Windows / AD, Cryptography, Mobile Platforms, Software Security (Source Code Auditing and Binary Reversing)Demonstrated proficiency in standard penetration testing frameworks including NIST 800-115Well-versed in computer networking protocols and devices, operating system internals, and computer system architecture

Experience in reversing and debugging of consumer devices using standard digital and analog test equipment is desired.Demonstrate strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a small team setting

Strong track record of understanding and interest in current and emerging technologies demonstrated through training, job experience and / or industry activities

Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and collaborates well with others to solve problems and actively incorporates input from various sources

Proven vulnerability analysis skills

Excellent communication skills including both verbal and written

Excellent time management and follow-up skills

Consistently demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work documentation and organization

The ideal candidate must be able to convey complex security issues and risks while maintaining a positive relationship with product teams

Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers.

We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your familys preferences. In addition, Garmins financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.EEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans



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