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Security Research Engineer

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Posted 4 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$160k - $190k




  • Mission/Vision: runZero aims to convert cutting-edge security research into happy customers through its state-of-the-art asset and network discovery platform. The role of the Security Research Engineer is pivotal in advancing this mission.

  • Key Responsibilities: Develop and maintain the runZero platform by writing device identification signatures, analyzing network traffic, and contributing to research blogs.

  • Growth Opportunities: Engage in cutting-edge security research, mentor other engineers, and have a say in the overall company direction as part of a growing startup.


Why runZero?

Fully remote

runZero is a 100% remote company! While we aim to gather annually for kick-offs, our team thrives in the flexibility and freedom that remote work provides.

Product-market fit & customer satisfaction

Our customers love us!  We have hundreds of paying customers from mid-market to very large enterprises and thousands of freemium users. Want to learn about how runZero works and how it helps our customers? You can listen to featuring our co-founder HD Moore (creator of Metasploit), hear from , or experience it firsthand with our 21-day premium .

Great benefits

At runZero, we prioritize the well-being of our team members. We provide platinum-level medical, vision, dental, life, and short-term disability coverage for you and your dependents. Additionally, we match 4% of 401K contributions, offer unlimited PTO, and provide equity to all employees.

Culture of collaboration

Our team is diverse, representing various backgrounds and perspectives, which fosters an inclusive and vibrant environment. With flexible schedules and supportive coworkers, runZero promotes a culture of collaboration. Learn more about life at runZero !

The Opportunity

We are growing the runZero Research team and are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join us in developing the runZero product. Our research team works to convert cutting-edge security research into happy customers. You will be working as part of a team focused on building and supporting a state-of-the-art asset and network discovery platform.

What You’ll Do

  • Write signatures to identify devices, services, and software based on the information extracted by the runZero scan engine.

  • Research new ways to identify devices and assets, and add those capabilities to the runZero platform by writing Go code.

  • Analyze network traffic and write network protocol parsers and probes in Go to be integrated into the runZero platform.

  • Stay up to date with the threat intelligence landscape, to help us know what threats may be important to our customers.

  • Periodically contribute to research blogs and webcasts.

  • Have an opinion, play well with others, work hard, and enjoy being a core member of a growing startup!

Skills You Have

  • You are proficient at writing advanced Go and working with large Go codebases

  • You have an excellent understanding of modern networking protocols and network analysis tools (e.g. Wireshark).

  • A love (or at least fond tolerance) of regular expressions.

  • A strong desire to understand how things work “behind the scenes.”

  • Familiarity with SQL and querying large databases would be extremely helpful.

  • Proficiency with standard development tools and paradigms (Git, GitHub, CI/CD, etc.).

  • Experience mentoring and providing technical guidance to other Engineers.

  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

Salary Range

runZero values transparency in the hiring process. According to our market data, we’re expecting this role to come in at a salary of about $160k - $190k, plus stock options. We know that the talent market is always in flux, so please let us know if you believe we have advertised this role at the wrong salary band.

For more information on what it's like to work at runZero, please visit our


We offer an extensive set of benefits including:

  • Top of the line medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverages with runZero paying for 99% of the premium

  • A stock option plan consistent with early stage, rapidly-growing startups

  • A competitive salary composed of cash and equity compensation

  • Unlimited PTO (We encourage everyone to take at least 25 days a year)

  • 4% 401(k) matching program


runZero positions are currently restricted to the United States and the United Kingdom. All other International applications will not be considered.

runZero is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, marital status, ancestry, nationality or any other basis covered by applicable law.

We encourage under-represented applicants to apply, even if you don’t think you fit 100% of the criteria (nobody ever does)!


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