Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in Vulnerability Detection.
  • Experience in device, OS, or embedded system security.
  • Experience in C/C++ source code security analysis.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with fuzz testing or other forms of dynamic code analysis.
  • Experience with mobile devices, IoT devices, or servers.
  • Experience with the use or development of commercial or open-source code analysis tools or security tools.
  • Understanding of Linux security and internals.
  • Knowledge of computer security fundamentals.

About the job

We are the Security and Privacy engineering team within Google's Devices and Services product area. Our mission is to embed and support robust security and privacy practices throughout the product lifecycle, ensuring the trustworthiness of all devices, apps, and software services that we release and maintain. This includes popular brands such as Pixel, Nest, and Fitbit.

We are behind the security assurance programs that prevent, detect, and mitigate vulnerabilities across a variety of products and services. We collaborate directly with the product development teams to remediate security issues through design improvements, system hardening, source code fixes, and configuration changes, all with the goal of minimizing risk and increasing the cost of exploitation. The team encompasses blue-team and red-team functions, benefiting from connections and support across Google.

As a Vulnerability Detection Senior Security Engineer, you will lead the identification of security issues across system software technologies such as kernels, drivers, device firmware, and debug/network interfaces. You will design and implement fuzzing and testing harnesses to uncover integrity and confidentiality issues on both live and emulated systems. Our team receives vulnerability reports from internal and external sources. You will contribute to vulnerability severity assessments to validate the findings and determine how to best address their risk. Additionally, you will be part of other software security initiatives (e.g., formal verification and static analysis) to maximize tooling coverage of security related code.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Devices & Services team combines the best of Google AI, Software, and Hardware to create radically helpful experiences for users. We research, design, and develop new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, seamless, and more powerful. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, the Devices & Services team is making people's lives better through technology.


  • Conduct code reviews for new product components and features, and identify and prioritize goals of evaluation for fuzz testing.
  • Design and develop fuzzers using existing frameworks and infrastructure, or adopting new technologies.
  • Plan and execute fuzz testing projects and assess the severity and exploitability of the findings to report the vulnerabilities that need to be remediated.
  • Work with other security engineers on the analysis of, and response to vulnerabilities reported to us by other parties and contribute technical leadership to coordinate and develop team members.
  • Drive the adoption of fuzz testing and other security practices within Product Engineering teams in the organization.