|at Brave Software (view profile)|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Date Posted||August 27, 2019|
Customer or Business Operations Support
Office · Full time
We are hiring a member of the Brave Research team to work on a range of browser security problems. Our goal is to improve the security of Brave, privacy, and anonymity of the end-user of Brave.
As a security researcher at Brave, your responsibilities will include:
- Develop novel ways to block undesirable content in the browser
- Develop ways to prevent client-side fraud, especially when it concerns ad delivery
- Develop novel ways to block malware and other undesirable content
- Develop novel ways to allow extensions to run without compromising user privacy and security
- Develop novel to provide client-side integrity
- Develop machine learning techniques to solve security problems
- Keep abreast of various browser security standards and initiatives
Required skills and qualifications
- Be intimately familiar with core web technologies and policies, i.e. the same-origin policy and its corner cases, private browsing mode, third-party ad-based tracking, fingerprinting, CSP, CORS, etc.
- Have familiarity with blockchain technologies
- Be comfortable diving into an unfamiliar and complex codebases.
- Be comfortable with measurement work and have a good understanding of experimental methodology around web crawling, etc.
- Proficiency working with Git.
- Comfortable working with a geographically-distributed software development team.
- Experience contributing to open source codebases and/or participating in open source communities. Virtually all of our work at Brave is done in the open on Github.
- Familiarity with Chromium's architecture.
- Experience auditing C++ code for security and privacy issues.
- Ability to write clear technical documentation.
- Be excited about security, privacy, anonymity, and censorship resistance!
This is a full-time or part-time role, reporting to Brave's Chief Scientist. A Ph.D. is strongly encouraged, but not always required for this role. Desire and demonstrated ability to publish in top-tier academic conferences and journals is a major plus.