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Global Security - Red Team Operator - X-Force Red

Company: IBM
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Information and Data are some of the most important organizational assets in today's businesses. As a Security Consultant, you will be a key advisor for IBM's clients, analyzing business requirements to design and implement the best security solutions for their needs. You will apply your technical skills to find the balance between enabling and securing the client's organization with the cognitive solutions that are making IBM the fastest growing enterprise security business in the world.

Your Role and Responsibilities
Are you passionate about breaking into well defended networks, while evading mature detection strategies? Are you interested in joining a team of like-minded experts, many of whom have decades of experience breaking into anything and everything to help organizations strengthen their security? If so, X-Force Red, IBM Security's team of veteran hackers, is looking for a Red Team Operator, and you may be the perfect fit.

Your Role:

The Red Team Operator will be part of the X-Force Red Offensive Security team. You will plan and execute remote operations dynamically emulating advanced threat actors to improve the detection and response capabilities of clients through long-term engagements. It is critical that as a consultant you are able to rapidly learn new technologies and processes with minimal assistance. In this role there is a potential for up to 25% travel, including international travel.

Your responsibilities include the following:Manage full adversary simulation engagements from conception to report delivery.
Communicate effectively with team members and clients during the engagement.
Keeping current with the latest offensive security techniques.
Perform adversary simulation of real-world adversary Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) by leveraging frameworks such as MITRE ATT&CK--- and other sources of information.
Develop payloads, scripts and tools that weaponize new concepts for exploitation, evasion, and lateral movement.
Engage in an active evasion of defenders to avoid detection and progress engagements.
Coordinate with other Red Team operators to achieve the specified goals.
Deliver reporting and debriefs to defenders in manner that improves detection and response capabilities.
Perform/present technical security research.

If you are hired into a Colorado work location, the anticipated compensation range for the position 127,000 to 252,000 is based on a full-time schedule. Your ultimate compensation may vary depending on your job-related skills and experience. For part time roles, the compensation will be adjusted appropriately.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
You will need a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the following:Red teaming experience in a dedicated red team role.
System administration, network administration, or programming experience.
Ability to develop/modify exploits and payloads to avoid defensive countermeasures.
Understanding of real-world adversary operations methodologies, tactics, techniques, and procedures. In particular, the ability to apply frameworks (eg. MITRE ATT&CK---) in client engagements.
Demonstrated history of published exploitation research.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Good interpersonal, organizational, communications, and time management skills.
Experience coordinating security testing projects with multiple consultants.
Effective writing and communication skills.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
History of presenting at security conferences.
Track record in vulnerability research and CVE assignments.
Knowledge of Windows APIs.
Knowledge of EDR detection capabilities such as Carbon Black/Crowdstrike, etc. and associated evasion techniques for behavioral based alerting.
Demonstrated exploit, payload, or attack framework development experience.
Expert level skills in one of the following: Active Directory, Software Development, or Cloud Infrastructure.
Relevant certifications from organizations like Offensive Security (OSCP/OSCE), SANS (GPEN, GXPN, GWAPT), or CREST CSAT/CSAM or demonstrable equivalent skills.
Prior security consulting experience.

About Business Unit
IBM is a leading provider of enterprise security solutions. Named by industry analysts as a leader in 12 security market segment categories, IBM Security is a multi-billion dollar business that is rapidly growing. In an industry focused on building walls, IBM Security is focused on creating an open, connected security ecosystem that leverages AI and cloud to help clients improve compliance, stop threats, and grow their business securely.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

Your Life @ IBM
Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBM
IBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement
IBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

-12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
-World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
-Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
-Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
-Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
-Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
-Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
-Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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