Junior Reseacher

Tempe, Arizona

We are seeking a motivated and talented Junior Researcher to join our dynamic team at ProDefense. As a Junior Researcher, you will play a crucial role in conducting cutting-edge security research and developing innovative solutions to protect our clients' digital assets. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work alongside industry experts and contribute to the advancement of cybersecurity technologies.

Tech stack

  • Knowledge of various operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and macOS
  • Familiarity with network protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, etc.) and packet analysis tools
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Python, Perl, or Ruby
  • Experience with vulnerability assessment and penetration testing tools (e.g., Nmap, Metasploit)
  • Understanding of web application security and common vulnerabilities (OWASP Top 10)
  • Knowledge of cryptography principles and secure coding practices
  • Familiarity with cloud computing platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP)

Your role

  • Conduct in-depth security research and analysis to identify emerging threats and vulnerabilities
  • Collaborate with the team to design and develop new tools, techniques, and methodologies for detecting and mitigating cyber risks
  • Perform security assessments and penetration tests to identify weaknesses in systems, networks, and applications
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, attack techniques, and security technologies
  • Contribute to the creation of technical reports, white papers, and presentations to share research findings internally and with clients
  • Participate in knowledge-sharing sessions and provide training to team members on relevant cybersecurity topics

Your team

You will be part of a dedicated and passionate team of cybersecurity professionals at ProDefense. Our team consists of experienced researchers, analysts, and engineers who are committed to maintaining the highest level of security for our clients. You will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with experts in the field, learn from their expertise, and contribute to impactful projects.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or a related field
  • Strong understanding of fundamental cybersecurity concepts and principles
  • Familiarity with security frameworks and standards (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001)
  • Solid programming and scripting skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical abilities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Passion for continuous learning and staying updated with the evolving cybersecurity landscape

Who are you?

You are a proactive and driven individual who is passionate about cybersecurity and eager to contribute to the field of security research. You have a solid foundation in cybersecurity concepts and are eager to expand your knowledge and skills. You possess excellent analytical abilities, attention to detail, and a strong desire to solve complex problems. You thrive in a collaborative environment and are excited to work with a team of experts to make a meaningful impact in the cybersecurity industry.


  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • Opportunity for professional growth and career development
  • Access to cutting-edge cybersecurity tools and technologies
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment
  • Work-life balance initiatives
  • Continuous learning and training opportunities
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance
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