Associate Security Researcher

Colombia - Remote
Direct Cost – Direct Cost - Data Research Support /
Full-Time /
Sonatype is the software supply chain management company. We're on a mission to change how the world innovates by making software development easier. From running the world's largest repository of Java open-source components (Maven Central) to inventing componentized software development and then software supply chain management to creating the only solution that stops malicious open-source malware in its tracks, we're constantly leading the industry while helping thousands of customers manage open source every day.

Already used by 15 million developers, we have lofty goals for our technology to be in the hands of every engineering team. And we need you to do that. Join us!

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Sonatype’s mission is to enable organizations to better manage their software supply chain.  We offer a series of products and services including the Sonatype Nexus Repository and Sonatype Lifecycle.

**This position is 100% remote and candidates must currently live in Colombia.

The Security Researcher will investigate and analyze vulnerabilities in open-source software.

Sonatype is looking for a passionate, driven and talented Security Researcher to provide high quality security data from researching software vulnerabilities.  This high-quality security data ensures that our customers are getting maximum value out of our products making them feel like they are part of the Sonatype family.  If you are a positive-thinker and problem-solver and believe that customer success and company success go hand-in-hand, this is a great job for you.  This position will provide a valuable learning opportunity with great potential to grow your newly started career in cyber-security.  Enjoy your job as you work in a fast-paced, flexible, and fun environment, with talented, diverse, and forward-thinking individuals. 


    • Review, isolate, analyze, and reverse engineer vulnerabilities in open-source software.
    • Document attack capabilities.
    • Provide detection and remediation guidance.
    • Aid in ideas and prototypes for new tooling.
    • Collaborate with other team members toward shared product goals.
    • Improve Sonatype products by providing valuable security data.
    • Work with technology and business team members to define and refine requirements in an agile development environment

Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering, or related field; or at least 4 years of related work experience in lieu of a degree
    • 0 to 3 of  years experience in software development or application security.
    • Basic knowledge reading code in Java, C#, or JavaScript.
    • Basic Knowledge of application security such as the OWASP Top 10 or Sans 25.

Desired Qualifications:

    • 2+ years experience in software development or application security
    • Strong oral and written English proficiency skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Strong Technical Writing abilities
    • Using a command line interface
We support our remote employee experience. While we have offices in Fulton MD, Tyson's Corner VA, London UK, and Sydney AUS, we are remote first and always have been. We use a number of communication tools to connect across the company, keep information flowing day to day, and meet face-to-face on a targeted basis at organization and team meetups.

Thousands of organizations and millions of developers use our software. If you have a passion for improving how the world develops software, Sonatype is the right place for you.

At Sonatype, we value diversity and inclusivity. We offer perks such as parental leave, diversity and inclusion working groups, and flexible working practices to allow our employees to show up as their whole selves. We are an equal-opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.