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Senior Security Researcher

Product Development

Tel Aviv, Israel | Rehovot, Israel

Imperva is looking for a Talented Senior Security Researcher for our Threat Research Group.

Comprised of elite researchers, analysts & data scientists. We research web applications, DDoS, database attacks & cloud attacks, provide algorithms for new products, and are leading innovation and thought leadership initiatives.

What makes this position unique?

The team: An amazing & heterogenic team, where there is no “smartest person in the room”

The challenges: A versatile and broad range of challenges, from database attacks to cloud attacks

The variety: Writing code in multiple languages, analyzing big data, researching vulnerabilities and attacks, writing algorithms, providing thought leadership, working with other global teams. And that’s just before lunch.

The impact: The research will directly impact Imperva products and customers and become a thought leader in data security.

What we are looking for?

A professional with a mindset of a hacker to join the security research team.

Focuses on research database and cloud-specific attacks to help and guide R&D to develop cutting-edge detection algorithms, suggest new and push new ideas to Product Management. A natural leader with a passion for thought leadership, writing blogs, and presenting in conferences.

What will you do?

Exploring new attack trends on the public cloud and databases, suggesting new detection algorithms, and working together with Data Science and R&D to implement those detections. Develop PoCs, document research ideas, find new innovative ways to be in front of the data security market, write blogs, and present in conferences. 


  • 3+ years of experience of Security Research
  • Passionate about cybersecurity (For example Penetration testing, cloud security expertise, DB security expertise.
  • Quick learner - ability to learn new disciplines in cybersecurity
  • Good understanding of cloud architecture(AWS, Azure, GCP) and network protocols – an advantage
  • “Hands-on" experience in one of the following: Attacking databases and cloud environments. 
  • Thorough knowledge of data-specific attacks (Exfiltrating information from databases, hacking cloud environments).
  • Passion for data analytics/machine learning – an advantage.
  • Good presentation and writing skills - Blogs and conferences 
  • B.Sc./M.Sc. in Computer Science or related technical/quantitative field or relevant experience
  • Team player with a proven ability to work with others in developing solutions.
  • Experience in Python.
  • Ability to motivate and lead those around you by your own contribution, professionalism, leadership, and teamwork.

About Imperva

Imperva is an analyst-recognized, cybersecurity leader—championing the fight to secure data and applications wherever they reside. Once deployed, our solutions proactively identify, evaluate, and eliminate current and emerging threats, so you never have to choose between innovating for your customers and protecting what matters most. Imperva—Protect the pulse of your business.

Imperva is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.