Security Researcher

  • 🏛️Brave
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  • 📅a month ago


Security Researcher

About Brave

Brave is on a mission to protect the human right to privacy online. We’ve built a free web browser that blocks creepy ads and trackers by default, a private search engine with a truly independent index, a browser-native crypto wallet, and a private ad network (opt-in!) that directly rewards you for your attention. And we’re just getting started. Already 50 million people have switched to Brave for a faster, more private web. Millions more switch every month.

The internet is a sea of ads, hackers, and echo chambers. Big Tech makes huge profits off our data, and tells us what’s true and what’s not. Brave is fighting back. Join us!


Brave is looking for a Security Researcher to join Brave’s research team to help with both developing new ambitious research ideas and in transferring advanced research prototypes into Brave products. This job involves working collaboratively with both researchers and developers to design, develop, and implement new systems for preserving user security and privacy. Learn more about the Brave Research team"> style="font-weight: 400;">here.

We are hiring for a new security researcher to join the Brave Research team.

As a security researcher, your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing, developing, and implementing new security and privacy features for usage in Brave products.
  • Prototyping, measuring, and implementing novel privacy enhancing technologies in the Brave browser.
  • Building novel protocols and conducting publication-focused research in the area of Internet security.
  • Collaborating with product-focused teams to ensure that new technologies can be productized effectively.

This is a full time role and will report to the Chief Scientist at Brave.


  • Solid publication record in security/privacy-focused academic research venues (e.g. IEEE S&P, Usenix, ACM CCS, PoPETS, etc.).
  • Proficiency and experience in working with systems-level programming languages (ideally Rust or Go).
  • Proficiency working with Git.
  • Comfortable working with a geographically-distributed software development team.
  • Familiarity with Web technologies and the Web security model.

Nice to haves

  • PhD in field related to computer/Internet security. 
  • Experience contributing to open source codebases and/or participating in open source communities. (Almost all of our work at Brave is done in the open on Github.)
  • Experience auditing code for security issues.
  • Ability to write clear technical documentation.
  • Experience working on and improving privacy, anonymity, and censorship resistance technologies.

Working at Brave

  • Industry-leader in privacy, with a research and engineering team that’s innovating everyday to keep people safer online and beat Big Tech
  • Highly competitive salaries & benefits, and generous home-office stipends
  • Fully remote team (no office, no commute)
  • Welcoming, humble, ridiculously smart teammates, and a truly flat org structure
  • Opportunity to get in early at a hyper-growth company, and revolutionize the web
  • Oh, and did we mention Brendan, our CEO & co-founder, invented JavaScript?

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