Security Engineer, Android Security Operations

November 6, 2019
Sunnyvale, CA
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Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
    • 2 years of experience in application-level vulnerability testing, code-level security auditing.
    • Experience with Java.


Preferred Qualifications

    • 3 years of experience in software reverse engineering, code-level security auditing or Android system security.
    • Experience with developing or analyzing Android apps.
    • Experience reading assembly and understanding of how to unpack obfuscated code.
    • Experience with static and dynamic analysis of malicious binaries.
    • Familiarity with tools such as IDA Pro or OllyDbg.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to clearly communicate technical concepts with multiple cross-regional and cross-functional stakeholders.


About The Job

There's no such thing as a "safe system" - only safer systems. Our Security team works to create and maintain the safest operating environment for Google's users and developers. As a Security Engineer, you help protect network boundaries, keep computer systems and network devices hardened against attacks and provide security services to protect highly sensitive data like passwords and customer information. Security Engineers work hands-on with network equipment and actively monitor our systems for attacks and intrusions. You also work with software engineers to proactively identify and fix security flaws and vulnerabilities.

You use your industry experience to own and drive the resolution of complex security incidents, policy questions and technical security issues.

Google's brand is as strong as our users' trust - and their steadfast belief that our guiding principles are what's best for them. Our Trust and Safety team has the responsibility of protecting Google's users by ensuring online safety by fighting fraud and abuse across Google products like Chrome, Play and Search. On this team, you're a big-picture thinker and strategic leader. You understand the user's point of view and are passionate about using your combined technical, analytical, and strategic acumen to protect our users. You will work with Engineers and Product Managers to navigate challenging online safety situations and handle abuse and fraud at Google scale. You will help us prove that quality on the Internet trumps all.

Making the world's information universally accessible and useful doesn't stop at the desktop. The Mobile team builds tools to get you the information you need no matter where you are. Android has become the world's most popular mobile ecosystem, powering billions of devices, from smartphones to tablets, watches to TVs and everything in between. Whether adding to the core Android experience, forging new markets for digital content, creating immersive and portable versions of our products or managing relationships with a global community of developers, the Mobile team is giving you Google on the go.


    • Design solutions that enable automatic identification of harmful or unwanted Android applications.
    • Analyze harmful or unwanted applications to understand their behavior and their impact on the Android ecosystem.
    • Conduct investigations to identify new harmful behaviors, enforce product policies, and analyze distribution trends.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional groups such as Engineering, Policy and Legal to update policies, fix product loopholes, and provide users with a better mobile experience.


At Google, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form 

Company Description

Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Since our founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world. A lot has changed since the first Google search engine appeared. But some things haven’t changed: our dedication to our users and our belief in the possibilities of the Internet itself.

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