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Cybersecurity Researcher

Vannevar Labs

Vannevar Labs

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Vannevar Labs builds next generation defense software for the public servants keeping our country safe. As a team, we exist because we believe in public service, and we think that our democracy and government improve only if we put serious, collective effort into improving them, including the technology our government uses.
This mission has become urgent. Ukraine is engaged in a war for survival with Russia. China regularly flies nuclear-capable bombers into Taiwan and Japan’s airspace. The US and our allies are fighting a war of deterrence with woefully outdated technology. We build software to support these missions, including providing battlefield information to allies, identifying malign activity, and helping the US deter and deescalate conflict.
We are a profitable growth startup with some of the best defense investors in the world, including General Catalyst, DFJ Growth, Point72, and enterprise tech investors Costanoa and Felicis.

What You'll Do

  • Apply cybersecurity best-practices to operationalize data collection while managing attribution and internet fingerprints
  • Identify opportunities for automation and improvement of collection applications
  • Develop innovative solutions for data collection from various online sources
  • Collaborate side-by-side with our engineers, leveraging your communication skills
  • Write technical documentation

What we look for

  • Experience in dark web data research using tools like Tor and the Onion Browser
  • Meticulous and paranoid about digital identity tracking
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of cybersecurity and operational security
  • Strong ethics for handling of sensitive data and adherence to data privacy rules and compliance standards
  • Availability for up to 15% travel time
  • Excellent communication, teamwork skills, and project ownership
  • Experience with a high-level programming language such as Python, Node.js, Java, Ruby or similar
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access U.S. only data systems
  • Willingness to go through a security clearance process

About the role

Vannevar Labs is expanding from one product (Decrypt) to an ecosystem of products. One of these products supports information operations and electronic warfare. In the short-term, you will lead intelligence collection of the dark web sources relevant to our customer's missions. You will interface with third-party data vendors to compliment first-party collection and own the data collection and ingest process. In the long term, you'll drive the technical vision for cybersecurity as we expand our companies footprint into cyber domain operations.

What we offer

We’re proud to offer competitive benefits that support our employees. Some key highlights of our benefits package include:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 100% remote first culture. You can work from anywhere in the US and all full time employees have WeWork access
  • Unlimited PTO including competitive vacation and holiday schedules
  • Lifestyle stipends - Monthly mental health, wellness & fitness stipend, in-home office setup stipend and family planning assistance
  • Salary top-up during military reserve duty
  • Fully paid parental leave
  • Child and pet care reimbursement during travel
Vannevar Labs is an equal opportunity employer, and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.
We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, even if you don't feel like you're a perfect fit. If you're passionate about contributing to our mission, we'd love to hear from you!
We are committed to protecting the privacy of all applicants. Official emails from the company will come from an domain. Under no circumstances will a legitimate representative from our company contact you to request passwords, financial information, or other sensitive personal data. Please be vigilant of potential scams.