Senior Security Researcher
Cloudmark - San Francisco, CA

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Cloudmark is a profitable, privately-held anti-spam technology company that produces high performance messaging security solutions to the world’s largest ISPs, mobile and social networks, located in San Francisco, California. Our customers include over 100 of the world's largest Internet service providers, including the majority of tier-1 operators in North America, Japan and Europe. Our products protect more than one billion inboxes, worldwide.

Objective of Position

At Cloudmark, research isn’t simply data collection – it’s bringing facts to life for our customers, partners and internal team. To do this, we need a senior security researcher who is a first-rate knowledge-builder with a talent for uncovering, analyzing, and synthesizing information from a variety of sources to position Cloudmark as the industry thought leader and expand our voice through the media and analyst community, as well as other channels.

  • Threat research and analysis
  • Media spokesperson
  • Develop and disseminate thought leadership through white papers, reports, and presentations
  • Gather, analyze, and synthesize information from internal and external sources
  • Translate research findings from disparate arrays of facts into a coherent analysis of trends
  • Collaborate with cross-functional project teams to determine what information is needed and how best to present the findings
  • Organize and maintain a searchable archive of work produced by the research team
  • Act as an insights evangelist to internal and external clients including Cloudmark employees, customers, partners, industry analysts and the media
  • Determine critical knowledge gaps based on synthesizing internal data, industry knowledge, project needs, and Cloudmark’s business goals
  • Lead the translation of context research findings into actionable foundational insights and opportunity areas; communicate the insights and recommendations to internal and external customers and multidisciplinary teams and help to drive their application
  • Speaking engagements at conferences and other industry opportunities
  • Experience uncovering, analyzing, and synthesizing qualitative and quantitative data centered ideally on the messaging security market
  • Demonstrable understanding of and facility with secondary / context research, data mining, market / user research, a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and insight generation as well as the types of resources used to extract information
  • A thorough, detail-oriented approach combined with an ability to discover new sources of information and developing new ways of packaging and sharing that information in ways that resonate with various audiences
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to construct and deliver compelling and succinct presentations, collateral and reports to internal and external teams
  • Expert in PowerPoint and presentation-building, Excel, and Word
  • Speaking to large audiences on security research and industry trends
  • Experience mentoring junior staff
  • Willingness to travel as needed
  • Degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or other applicable field; or relevant work experience
  • 10+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience
Skills Required
  • Strong technical communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Team player with the ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Investigative and analytical problem solving skills
  • Inherent passion for information
  • 25-35% for conferences, speaking engagements and office visits
Cloudmark is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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