VP of Security Research

Tel Aviv

Research

We are looking for an experienced security research leader to join our team. If you have experience leading and conducting security research, either offensive or defensive, love data and storytelling, you can anticipate criminal moves, think like the bad guy, and a natural leader than come join us.

What you’ll be doing

  • Leading our security research group and all security research efforts, including Data Analysis, Data Science, Webint, Reverse engineering
  • Turning the past into actionable intelligence and creating future-predicting algorithms in the Web-Application Security world.
  • Working with our Product, Marketing, Services, and Engineering departments, strategize directions, and execute research roadmap.
  • Drive thought leadership initiatives.
  • Train and coach our researchers and research managers in their respective fields.

Required skill-set

  • Experienced in modern digital Web security. Knows the space and domain well, and able to demonstrate said expertise.
  • Experience leading and managing R&D teams.  Able to coach and manage others to drive necessary results
  • Experience in building teams in a rapid growth environment
  • Able to play offense and defensive.  Can think like the attacker, predict what attacks will look like now and in the future, while also designing the ways we would defend
  • Strategic thinker, able to look and plan 3-4 steps ahead of the current state.  Asks the right questions of self and team
  • Able to be “in the fight” on a daily basis, interested in solving the real attacks of today (while balancing that with predicting the potential attacks of the future)
  • Highly experienced with complex data analysis.  Able to merge lots of various inputs into clear ideas and strategies
  • Able to balance autonomy with collaboration.  Has demonstrated experience in running the research function, but is also open to new ideas and input
  • Demonstrated track record in change leadership and cross-functional collaboration to achieve results.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills required.
  • Exceptional project management experience
  • Strong background in statistical analysis (Logistic regression, Statistical inference, Hypothesis Testing)
  • Strong data and analytical skills, able to tell stories and draw conclusions from the data
  • Loves to code (Python, R, Scala, etc.), while also strong at coaching others to do the same.
  • Proficient in written and verbal communication in English

Required Experience

  • A Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Data Sciences is required and Advanced Degree is preferred
  • 10+ years of relevant research & development required
  • 7+ years of leadership experience required.
PerimeterX is the leading provider of application security solutions that keep your web business safe in the complex digital world. Delivered as a service, the company’s Bot Defender, Code Defender, and Page Defender solutions detect risks to your web applications and proactively manage them, freeing you to focus on growth and innovation. Bringing together an elite engineering team, security research to continually update its solutions with current intelligence, and best-in-class customer enablement and support, the world’s largest and most reputable websites and mobile applications count on PerimeterX to safeguard their consumers’ digital experience. PerimeterX has offices in San Mateo, California, Miami, Florida and Tel Aviv, Israel. You can also find us on the web at www.perimeterx.com.
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