Principal Security Research Engineer, Romania (Remote)

  • Engineering
  • IT Hardware
  • IT Software
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Cluj Napoca
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 08.12.2021

    At CrowdStrike we’re on a mission - to stop breaches. Our groundbreaking technology, services delivery, and intelligence gathering together with our innovations in machine learning and behavioral-based detection, allow our customers to not only defend themselves, but do so in a future-proof manner. Because of that we’ve earned numerous honors and top rankings for our technology, organization and talent. Our culture was purpose-built to be remote first, and we offer flexible work arrangements to help our people manage their personal and professional lives in a way that works for them. If you’re ready to work on unrivaled technology with a team that makes a difference every day, let’s talk.

    About the Role:

    The CrowdStrike DataScience team is the core of Falcon’s next-gen malware detection and response capabilities. The team has a focus on understanding the threat landscape and aims at painting the target for our machine learning models. Additionally, DataScience’s security team is responsible for writing lightweight static and behavior malware classifiers, understanding the data that the product collects and mapping it to our detection engines. 

    There are many parts of CrowdStrike working towards protecting customer environments, and the team works across all of them to ensure we are on target and providing the best protection for our current threat landscape. 

    Discover more about our security products: 

    Principal Security Engineer:

    With a challenging role comes the requirement for a skilled professional who can lead efforts at CrowdStrike for best of breed capability.  As a principal engineer, you will

    • Work with a team of threat researchers, data scientists, and engineers to create technology and proof of concepts for detection and prevention of current and future threats in enterprise, cloud, mobile IoT and other domains.

    • Work with key decision makers across the organization to develop detection strategy and success metrics for current and future products and technologies.

    • Review and advice on release of key capability in field including new machine learning models and behavioral detections

    • Mentor researchers and data scientists to help them gain new skills and be successful

    • Exercise wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches and success criteria for critical assignments

    • Effectively communicate within all levels of CrowdStrike


    • 10 years industry experience and a Master’s degree in a related field

    • Solid interpersonal and communication skills to communicate, along with a strong sense of empathy to help mentor team members

    • A proven background in using machine learning and artificial intelligence for static and dynamic threat detection

    • Skilled in reverse engineering around file-less threats, exploits, and other attack techniques

    • An excellent knowledge of malware and threat based automation workflows and techniques is required.

    • Familiarity with multiple operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac, etc)

    • Familiarity with security use cases around public cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc)

    • Strong coding skills in various languages such as C/C++/Python/Rust

    • Strong understanding of file formats for compiled code and scripted files

    • Strong understanding of machine learning pipelines on premise and in public cloud and how to support machine learning models in the field

    • Strong interpersonal communications skills required, with the ability to demonstrate leadership and team building expertise required.




    Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:

    • Flexible work hours and remote friendly environment

    • Market leader in compensation and equity awards

    • Comprehensive health benefits

    • Wellness programs

    • Peer recognition

    • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities

    • Inclusive culture focused on people, customers and innovation

    • Working with the latest technologies

    • Open offices have stocked kitchens, coffee, soda and treats

    • Regular team activities, including happy hours and community service events

    We are committed to building an inclusive culture of belonging that not only embraces the diversity of our people but also reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work and the customers we serve. We know that the happiest and highest performing teams include people with diverse perspectives that encourage new ways of solving problems, so we strive to attract and develop talent from all backgrounds and create workplaces where everyone feels seen, heard and empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

    CrowdStrike is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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