Security Researcher – Database Security Team

2 months agoPasay, Philippines

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Security Researcher – Database Security Team (DST). The role is open to remote (Philippines based).  We are currently looking for a talented, highly motivated Database Security Researcher for our Database Security Team.

 The Security Researcher will be a key team member of the database security research team whose focus will be tracking and researching new trends in the database security field. This position will conduct security research on database applications, analyze and evaluate new threats and develop defensive protections. This role will also be responsible for managing and improving the meta-data that is used to describe security controls and enhancing it with additional capabilities.  The Security Researcher brings a wealth of experience in database security and vulnerability research.  Using this experience, a successful candidate will join the SpiderLabs DST team and extend the security research and detection capabilities of scanning and activity monitoring technologies that support Trustwave’s DbProtect suite of database protection services.


  • Write checks and knowledgebase articles for our vulnerability scanning technology
  • Help maintain the database scan engine and extending its feature set
  • Participate in peer code reviews
  • Research database security issues
  • Monitor our current VM infrastructure for any issues
  • Deploy/Takedown of instances within our VM infrastructure
  • Develop scripts and tools for maintaining our VM footprint


  • Expertise in the software security field
  • Experience in vulnerabilities research
  • Experience writing vulnerability detection and software configuration signatures
  • Programming skills in languages like: Python, Java, Ruby, C++ and/or C#
  • Database skills: SQL and administration skills for at least one major database e.g. Oracle, MSSQL, IBM DB2, Sybase, PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines with creativity
  • Self-motivated, independent, and able to quickly assess and understand complex systems
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with AWS console
  • Experience with creating AWS EC2 instances
  • Experience with installing/deploying databases inside Unix/Windows platforms

Additional Plus Competencies:

  • Advanced Linux / Unix knowledge
  • Experience with AWS, Microsoft Azure, or other cloud platforms
  • Experience with regular expressions
  • Familiarity with compliance regulations and standard frameworks like DISA-STIG, CIS, etc.
  • Experience with vulnerability discovery and disclosure, as well as proof-of-concept exploit development
  • Experience with reverse engineering and assembly language
  • Experience with source code management tools such as git or Subversion.
  • Experience and/or willingness to present at security conferences like DEFCON, BlackHat, etc.
  • Experience and/or willingness to write technical blog posts (See
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required; a college or university degree is a plus.

This is a remote opportunity open to anyone legally authorized to work in the (country name). Guided by our flexible workplace philosophy, Moments That Matter, people gather in the office when in-person interaction is most impactful; full-time remote employees may be asked to travel occasionally based on the needs of the team and the business.

Trustwave is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

To All Agencies:
Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Trustwave outside of the Talent Acquisition team. Trustwave’s policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via the Trustwave Agency Portal. Agencies must have a valid fee agreement in place and they must have been assigned the specific requisition to which they submit resumes, by the Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of Trustwave and in the event a candidate is submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.


Client-provided location(s): Villar, Makati, 1227 Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines
Job ID: oXIJmfwu