Security Researcher – Piscataway2016-10-27T11:14:03-07:00

POSITION TITLE: Security Researcher – Piscataway, NJ


BlackStratus is looking for a seasoned security researcher to help protect and innovate our products and service offerings. Day-to-day job responsibilities include staying current on the latest network security threats, and ensuring our systems are configured to protect against these attacks. Driven by this intel, rules would be created in our software suite using our various correlation and watchlist mechanisms to identify such attacks in real time. Additionally, this role would contribute significantly to the enhancement of the security mechanisms within our products, by identifying new technology methods for detection and potential response. As a subject matter expert on security, your role would require working with the VP of Products and the Product Management team to develop these new technologies within the BlackStratus offerings.



  • Research and protect global customer base against latest threats
  • Provide insights and assistance to R&D efforts relating to advancement of our detection capabilities
  • Research and implement innovative classification techniques in the area of security
  • Keep apprised of modern and cutting-edge attack techniques, tools, and methodologies


  • 6-8 years of security experience
  • Understanding of Logging both Security and non-security logs, must be able to provide examples of plaintext vs. binary and what the benefits/limitations are
  • Knowledge of Network Application Logs, especially Proxies, Web Application Firewalls, and Stateful Firewalls (e.g. What are fields one sees in an Application log they wouldn’t see in a Stateful Firewall log)
  • Previous experience in a SIEM environment (preferably multi-tenanted) and familiarity with Ticket Handling Systems, CRMS, Bug tracking systems, Software and Development Repositories
  • Experience conducting threat research focused on nation state, criminal, or other malicious activities
  • Understanding of standard protocols: TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS
  • Ability to write code in scripting languages such as Python, PERL, PHP
  • Understanding of terminology and tactics employed by threat actors
  • Knowledge of how malware is developed, functions, and is employed


Competitive Salary

Excellent Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, FSA, paid time off, 401k)


Submit Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Requirements to: career@blackstratus.com