Vulnerability Researcher at Apex Systems, Inc. in Round Rock, TX

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Apex Systems is looking for a Vulnerability Researcher for one of our largest IT clients.

For immediate consideration, please submit your most updated resume to

Job Title: Vulnerability Researcher

Estimated Duration: 6-12 months

Location: Austin, TX - as they may be needed to go onsite on occasion.

Work Schedule: 8-5 Mon-Fri. May have meetings in off hours.

Interview Process: Approximately 3-5 week interview process. Consists of 4 rounds. 1st round is a technical panel interview. 2nd round is a follow up more in depth technical interview, 3rd round consists of a technical challenge request with a review, and 4th round is a business fit with manager.

Job Description

The Dell Security & Resiliency organization manages the security risk across all aspects of Dell’s business. We are currently experiencing incredible growth in order to meet the security needs of the world’s largest technology company. With team members located in over 15 countries, you will have an excellent opportunity to influence the security culture at Dell and further develop your career. Dell is a worldwide provider of information technology services and business solutions to a broad range of clients. We seek men and women who share our values, thrive in a team environment, and recognize the importance of accountability; people who strive to exceed expectations to ensure our Clients' success. The ideal candidate will have exceptional hands-on vulnerability research skills, be a strong team player, and actively participate in a fast-paced and challenging global environment. Candidates must be able to work independently and demonstrate exceptional organizational and time management skills.


  • Responsible for discovering and exploiting vulnerabilities affecting Dell software and firmware
  • Developing and maintaining tools to assist in vulnerability research and exploit development
  • Participate in or work directly on, additional projects, assignments or initiatives as required
  • Integrate information security controls into an environment to identify risks and reduce their impact
  • Provides analysis of potential information security risks and recommend solutions
  • Communicates information security procedures to the business
  • Escalate issues to vendors, security team, and engineering through standard escalation processes

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or a related technical field or equivalent professional experience
  • 10+ years of Information Security experience
  • 5+ years direct or equivalent experience in areas of vulnerability research, exploit development, reverse engineering and fuzzing
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with Windows Operating Systems Internals (Kernel, Registry, File system, Windows APIs)
  • Knowledge of Windows development (C/C++/C#) user mode and kernel mode applications
  • Experience in vulnerability research, exploit development, reverse engineering and kernel debugging
  • Competency with any of the following tools: User and kernel-mode debuggers (WinDbg, OllyDbg/Immunity Debugger), IDA Pro, Hex-Rays, Visual Studio, Driver Verifier

Desirable Requirements

  • Experienced programming using x86/x64 assembly C, C++, and Python (or a comparable scripting language)
  • Familiar with the Metasploit framework
  • Source code review for control flow and security flaws
  • Have published security research or security bug
  • Possess excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal
  • Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot technical issues
  • Customer-oriented with a strong interest in customer satisfaction

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

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