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Adobe hiring! Security Researcher - Adobe Reader
Posted by: GinaVWare
Date: May 17, 2007 04:31PM

Interested candidates please email resumes to for immediate consideration or apply online at

Recognizing that employees are at the core of our success, Adobe recruits and retains highly qualified and motivated individuals, creates an environment where they can innovate and achieve their best, and rewards them for their performance by giving them an opportunity to share in the company’s success.

The Adobe Acrobat Quality Engineering Team is looking for someone with extraordinary programming and security skills who is an expert in how to find and fix vulnerabilities in our software. This position is in a dynamic, high-profile team involved in the development of Adobe Acrobat, so this is a great opportunity to make a difference on a product that exists on almost every modern computer.
Security Researchers are responsible for applying Secure Software Engineering principles and processes during development of Acrobat products. As a trusted partner to engineering, they provide highly specialized technical assistance, develop security testing tools, and conduct security reviews of our products.
Process Leadership
- Implement secure software test plans, control techniques, policy and procedures.
- Identify shortcomings in existing development processes
- Educate product teams on security practices by personal example and hands on training.
Technical Guidance
- Attempt to find security flaws across the Acrobat product line.
- Develop tools to automate security testing and enable more efficient discovery and resolution of security problems.
- Conduct code reviews.
- Develop penetration test plans for our scripting interfaces including Javascript.
- Help verify security-related functionality and verify proper implementation of new features.
- Provide technical expertise and support in the performing of risk assessments and the implementation of appropriate secure software development processes.
- Maintain awareness of up-to-date threat and vulnerability profiles.
- Bachelor degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline, and at least four years of technical experience working with security, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience;
- Demonstrated experience in software development using C, C++, and/or Java – this position will involve building tools.
- Experience in performing risk assessments (Identification of Vulnerabilities, Policy Analysis, Risk Analysis and Mitigation) and application penetration testing
- Experience in all of the following areas: application security architectures, cryptography, secure coding practices, input validation, threat modeling.
- Good analytical ability, consultative and communication skills; strong written and oral skills (will occasionally interface with senior management).
- Security experience with Macromedia and/or Adobe products
- Application security consulting experience with/for major software ISVs

Adobe believes personal fulfillment and company success go hand in hand, sustaining one another. In fact, our dynamic, rewarding working environment is well known – including seven consecutive years on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” and other, similar accolades. By hiring the very best and brightest, Adobe continues to be a simply better place to work – creating a dynamic environment today and providing incentives for future achievement.

Interested candidates please email resumes to for immediate consideration or apply online at

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