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Security Research Internship
at CertiK
over 1 year ago | 2397 views | 61 applications

Security Research Internship

New York, Remote, San Francisco, Seattle
Per year
$3,000 To $8,000

About the company

Founded in 2018 by professors of Yale University and Columbia University, CertiK is a pioneer in blockchain security, utilizing best-in-class AI technology to secure and monitor blockchain protocols and smart contracts. CertiK’s mission is to secure the cyber world. Starting with blockchain, CertiK applies cutting-edge innovations from academia into enterprise, enabling mission-critical applications to be built with security and correctness. CertiK is one of the fastest growing and most trusted companies in blockchain security and has become a true market leader. To date, we have collectively worked with over 1800 enterprise clients, helped secure over $310 billion worth of digital assets, and detected over 31,000 vulnerabilities in blockchain code. Our clients include leading projects such as Aave, Polygon, Binance Smart Chain, Terra, Yearn, and Chiliz. CertiK just raised over $140 million and backed by Coatue, Tiger Global, Sequoia, and Hillhouse Capital.

Job Summary

We are seeking security research interns to join a top-notch security research team. We are working on a wide range of security research topics, including malware analysis, vulnerability detection, network anomaly detection, mobile app analysis, reverse engineering, and fraud detections. Multiple research tasks are ready to be explored.


Develop analysis tools to facilitate security discovery and design mitigation techniques to deter security threats. Review system implementation of sandbox, VM, network modules, and critical distributed system. Perform vulnerability discovery and develop PoC exploits to large distributed system implementations. Publish research findings in related academic and industry venues. Requirements

Pursuing Masters or PhD in Computer Science or Cybersecurity related field. Experiences in vulnerability discovery and exploitation on web applications or system software. Preferred

Experiences in WASM or Rust/Go development is a plus. CTF experiences are a plus as well. Compensation $3000 - $8000/month (Full Time). The exact compensation at which this internship is filled will be determined by the skills and experience of qualified candidates.

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CertiK is proud to offer medical, vision, and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with company matching, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, HSA (with high deductible plan), FSA, and other benefits to all full-time employees, along with flexible paid time off and holidays.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

CertiK is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law.

CertiK will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.

All CertiK employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.

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