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Vulnerability Researcher – Trainee

Job Location: Sholinganallur
Job Type: Full Time


  • You will be part of a team of vulnerability researchers whose responsibilities are as follows –
  • Carry out vulnerability assessment for internal and external resources as requested
  • Critically analyse the nature of malicious exploits for popular software on different OSs and devices, including Android and IoT
  • Investigate security risks on popular social media forums such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Release regular technical updates on K7 Blog and via conference papers, etc to demonstrate the team’s technical acumen to the outside world
  • Provide data to support product’s vulnerability scanner
  • Interact with lab teams to support in various tasks and provide information and feedback as requested
  • Be a strong team player
  • Ensure that you deliver a high quality of service

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: (Skill, knowledge and personal traits required)

Skills & Experience


  • Proficiency in the English language
  • Knowledge of the evolving vulnerability and threat landscape
  • Familiarity with virtualisation software
  • Comfort with Windows and Linux operating systems using both CLI and GUI
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills


  • Basic understanding of Vulnerability assessment and related tools
  • Knowledge of networking protocols
  • Basic understanding of x86 assembly language and reverse engineering
  • Ability to programme in a scripting language such as perl or python
  • Basic understanding in analysing malicious code, especially shell code

Soft Skills & Behaviours


  • High standards of personal integrity
  • Excellent reliability. Ability to consistently execute complex tasks with precision, quality and within a defined time frame
  • Excellent communication within the team
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues calmly and effectively
  • Drive and innovative instinct to consistently improve procedures and processes to augment your own career path whilst maximizing the utility for the organization

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS REQUIRED: (Educational qualification, professional training, certification required for the post)

  • Any science degree (Required)
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s in Computer Science/Information Technology (Desired)