Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $18,000.00 - $30,000.00 unpaid work
  • Sunnyvale


Minimum qualifications:
BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
4 years of experience with digital forensic analysis. Experience with the threat landscape including attack types and malware capabilities.
Experience with security of two or more operating systems (e.g. Android, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows).
Coding/scripting experience in one or more general purpose languages.
Preferred qualifications:
MS in Computer Science.
5 years of experience with digital forensic analysis.
Experience with reverse engineering or firmware analysis
Experience with, and detailed understanding of, digital forensics and incident response tools such as GRR, Rekall, plaso (log2timeline), The Sleuth Kit (TSK), libyal, or alternatives like Guidance Encase, AccessData FTK, X-Ways Forensics, Cellebrite, Volatility, Mandiant MIR, etc.
Coding proficiency in Python, Go, C/C++ and/or Java.
About the job
There's no such thing as a "safe system" - only safer systems. Our Security team works to create and maintain the safest operating environment for Google's users and developers. As a Security Engineer, you help protect network boundaries, keep computer systems and network devices hardened against attacks and provide security services to protect highly sensitive data like passwords and customer information. Security Engineers work hands-on with network equipment and actively monitor our systems for attacks and intrusions. You also work with software engineers to proactively identify and fix security flaws and vulnerabilities.
You use your industry experience to own and drive the resolution of complex security incidents, policy questions and technical security issues.
The Forensics team’s core responsibility is to investigate potential information security intrusions and breaches on our corporate, production, and acquisition environments. Members of the team are involved in analyzing root causes and trends of incidents and work closely with engineers to get flaws and systemic issues fixed.
As part of the Forensics team, you will actively participate in building advanced, large scale, and sometimes highly custom, digital forensic tooling to analyze malicious activity on Google's networks. The focus of our tooling is both internal and open source.
At Google, our users come first, and the Systems Infrastructure team is at the heart of that promise. We build the technologies that transform the way we think about doing business. Whether working on our cloud systems, researching the latest in computer technology or keeping Google's internal systems humming, Googlers and users alike rely on us to keep things running. We're back-end experts: protecting your privacy and ensuring your security.
Perform investigations on a wide variety of security and privacy events from various sources to determine whether they pose a threat to Google.
Participate in large-scale security and privacy incidents, write incident reports, and participate in post-mortems.
Participate in internal training to make sure forensic best practices are followed.
Work with teams from around Google to discover new investigative and forensics capabilities.
Develop internal and open source tools used to respond to incidents (e.g. digital forensic toolkits) to support Google’s unique environment.

About the company

Google is not a conventional company, and we don't intend to become one. True, we share attributes with the world's most successful organizations - a focus on innovation and smart business practices comes to mind - but even as we continue to grow, we're committed to retaining a small-company feel. At Google, we know that every employee has something important to say, and that every employee is integral to our success.

We provide individually-tailored compensation packages that can be comprised of competitive salary, bonus, and equity components, along with the opportunity to earn further financial bonuses and rewards. Googlers thrive in small, focused teams and high-energy environments, believe in the ability of technology to change the world, and are as passionate

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