HUMAN
We protect the integrity of the internet by disrupting the economics of cybercrime.
New York, NY
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Senior Security Researcher (Remote) at HUMAN

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At HUMAN, we are all about knowing who’s real. We are the global leader in bot mitigation. We protect more than 200 enterprises—including the largest internet platforms—from sophisticated bots by verifying the humanity of nearly one trillion online interactions every week. The most sophisticated bots look and act like humans when they click on ads, visit websites, fill out forms, take over accounts, and commit payment fraud. We stop them.

Founded in 2012 in a Brooklyn sci-fi bookstore, our Bot Mitigation Platform protects enterprises from the sophisticated bots that threaten them. It’s an ongoing war that we fight passionately every day. Join our mission to stop bots, disrupt the economics of cybercrime, and keep it human.

Our reverse engineering team is responsible for diving deep into the rabbit holes of botnets and fraud. We keep a keen eye on the latest threats while also trying to predict the next move in ad fraud. Massive-scale cyber crime relies on infected hosts. By dissecting and analyzing the malware involved in this we’re able to pivot and dismantle whole operations. Fast and agile, we try to automate as much of the boring tasks as we can, so we can focus on boldly going where no analyst has gone before.

You will need a keen edge in order to discern between a developer that just doesn’t understand how to implement an application and another one that’s keen on committing fraud. Our work can bring down a whole company, so with great power, comes great responsibility! You’ll need to be familiar with various programming languages and app development standard methodologies, as well as having bash as your second language.

What you will do:
  • Answer the technical questions, such as: Why is this app doing so much traffic out of nowhere in the middle of the night? Why is it pretending to be a desktop browser? This automated login, was it with, or without, user consent?
  • Develop new ways of sifting through global-scale telemetry.
  • Explain what a certain IoC means to less Android/iOS savvy people in order for them to better conceptualize a threat.
  • Reverse engineer Android/iOS apps and come up with a human readable report that can be used as a justification for implementing our block/allow decisions.
  • Use your skills in manual reverse engineering to create global-scale automation.
Who you are:
  • A deeply enthusiastic hacker in either iOS or Android. (If Android is your specialty, you’re willing to learn iOS as needed.)
  • Charles/BURP/Fiddler are no strangers to you.
  • You’re comfortable with reading Java/Kotlin/C++/Objective-C/SWIFT code (the more the merrier).
  • Proficient with at least one scripting language.
  • Thorough understanding of the mobile/web ecosystem.
  • Experience with packers/obfuscators in the past and know how to break some of them is a plus
  • Nice to have someone who understands HTTP and what a 3-way handshake is
Benefits & Perks
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Private medical and dental insurance for all full-time employees
  • Fully paid parental leave
  • Learning & Development fund
  • Extraordinary coaching from senior leaders and challenging development opportunities
  • Monthly internet, phone bill, and meal stipend to support working remotely during COVID-19
  • Company-sponsored TalkSpace membership for you and your family
Life at HUMAN:

Our HQ office is located in the heart of New York City. We are growing the company deliberately with a keen eye towards maintaining values that embody diversity, lifestyle, and career growth. We are doing substantial work, and we need people to join our mighty team. We are proud of our overwhelmingly positive presence on Glassdoor and Built in NYC. We have offices located in NYC, DC, Victoria, and London.

We understand it takes a diverse team of passionate, curious, and creative people to solve the challenges involved in protecting the Internet. Our dynamic team of humans have incredible perspectives to share, just as we know you do, and we take great pride in being an equal opportunity workplace.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Where we are

The HUMAN GQ is conveniently located close to Penn Station and Herald Square. A relatively quick commute for when we do go back to the office.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • AWSLanguages
    • KubernetesLanguages
    • GoLanguages
    • SparkLanguages
    • MapReduceLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
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What are HUMAN Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
We offer a weekly "Mind & Meditation" session in the office to help bring some zen to your work week.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

An Insider's view of HUMAN

What's something quirky about your company?

HUMAN has a great deal of humor ingrained in our culture! Having fun, generous people to collaborate with is such a force multiplier and makes our office feel less like an org structure and more like friendship. This makes all the difference when solving hard, structural problems like the integrity of the web.

Aaron

Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

I start my day with code reviews then have a standup with my team to go over tasks undertakings. A bit of brainstorming and pair programming with one of the developers which leads to a nice break involving lunch/snacks and/or video gaming/card games with the team and then I'll finish up tasks or carry over the remaining tasks to the following day.

Vane

Backend DevOps Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Exceptional culture and mission can enable us to live meaningfully and accomplish the greatest work of our lives. If I’m spending 1/3 of my waking hours working, I want to solve complex problems and design experiences that make the world a better place with a team that inspires me to be the best version of myself. I discovered part of my ataraxia!

Diana

Manager, UX & Research

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We always encourage team members to experiment with new technologies and explore their use cases in our products. We know that technology is ever changing and never stays the same. If you are not pushing forward then you are probably going backward. That's why we are creating a culture that encourages creativity and innovation

Mo

Manager, Engineering

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