Browser Security Researcher

Seoul, Seoul-si, Korea (Republic of)
Software and Services


Role Number:200537628
Home Office: Yes
Apple's Security Engineering & Architecture organization is responsible for the security of all Apple products. Passionate about safeguarding our users, we believe that the best defense requires a great offense. When it comes to securing more than a billion devices running the world's most sophisticated operating systems, that means finding vulnerabilities first. Can you make a difference on this scale? Join our extraordinary team of security researchers and help protect all Apple users.


Our team focuses on securing Apple products, from microarchitecture to applications such as Safari, Mail, and Messages. Evaluating the security of iOS and macOS kernels, boot ROMs, firmware and hardware are all included in the scope of the team. Working alongside a wide variety of teams and vendors, your influence will be felt throughout Apple's products such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. As a member of the team, one of your principal responsibilities will be to conduct vulnerability research on Apple browser applications and their underlying software components (WebKit, JavaScriptCore, etc). Analyzing and exploiting vulnerabilities is also a key element of the role. This position requires someone with strong technical skill, who is creative and has a desire to secure systems by showing how they can be broken. If this is you, we'd love to hear from you.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Experience in and a passion for vulnerability research and exploitation, targeting web browsers and technologies
  • Strong familiarity with vulnerability classes such as stack and heap based buffer overflows, object lifecycle issues, and logic errors along with practical experience with exploitation techniques applied to browser security
  • Knowledge of the security architecture of web browsers, for example sandboxing mechanisms, inter-process communication, and JavaScript JIT compilation vulnerabilities.
  • Experience auditing and exploiting large modern C++ code bases
  • Familiarity with tool development, using programming languages such as C, C++, Python, Swift, Objective-C
  • Proven problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements

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