Offensive Security Engineer

Location: San Diego, California US


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 206444

Position Title: Offensive Security Engineer (II)

External Description:

Offensive Security Engineer


Our Company

Teradata empowers companies to achieve high-impact business outcomes through analytics. With a powerful combination of Industry expertise and leading hybrid cloud technologies for data warehousing and big data analytics, Teradata unleashes the potential of great companies.  Partnering with top companies around the world, Teradata helps improve customer experience, mitigate risk, drive product innovation, achieve operational excellence, transform finance, and optimize assets. Teradata is recognized by media and industry analysts as a future-focused company for its technological excellence, sustainability, ethics, and business value. 

The Teradata culture isn’t just about one kind of person. So many individuals make up who we are, making us that much more unique. It’s what sets apart the dynamic, diverse and collaborative environment that is Teradata. But even as individuals, there’s one thing that we all share —our united goal of making Teradata and our people, the best we can be.


Our Team


The Offensive Security Team at Teradata drives security improvement through research and education. Teradata offensive assessments range from application penetration tests and research projects to wide scope full scale adversary simulation. These exercises are supplemented with demonstrations, reports, training, and automated tool development to assist engineering and operation teams in creating safer environments for Teradata's customers and employees.


Your Opportunity


As an Offensive Security Engineer, you will be a key contributor to all aspects of the Teradata offensive security program.  Every day is different as we strive to identify security risks, develop tools, and create training based on findings.  As a participant in architecture and design meetings, your alternative perspective will ensure robust and hardened products and infrastructure.  You will design and execute a variety of security assessments, including penetration tests and red team operations to explore and demonstrate potential threats while highlighting risk. As part of a small and diverse team of experts in their field, you will be learning and growing on a daily basis. You will provide valuable insight to senior members of teams across Teradata, helping them to develop a security first mindset.



  • Conduct wide range of offensive security assessments (White, Grey, Black Box), utilizing architecture diagrams, threat models, and code repositories to identify and exploit security flaws
  • Write and present detailed reports with findings and remediation recommendations, for both technical and non-technical audiences


  • Assist teams in remediation efforts by clarifying finding details and identifying best practice fixes or mitigations
  • Design and present developer security education
  • Evaluate existing automated security tools, or develop when practical, to assist in identifying and exploiting activities
  • Participate in working groups to evaluate and refine secure lifecycle strategies and procedures
  • Contribute to and support effort to build intellectual property via patents



  • Ability to communicate effectively with business representatives in explaining findings clearly and where necessary, in non-technical terms
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one technical area of expertise (e.g. Active Directory administration, web application development, network engineering, etc)
  • Ability to automate tasks using a scripting language (Python, Ruby, etc)
  • Familiarity with common reconnaissance, exploitation, and post exploitation frameworks
  • Understanding of common vulnerability projects (OWASP Top 10, SANS Top 20, etc)
  • Ability to perform targeted penetration tests without use of automated tools
  • Ability to read multiple programming and scripting languages
  • Strong attention to detail in conducting analysis combined with an ability to accurately record full documentation in support of their work
  • 1+ years in an offensive security position or 3+ years in information security
  • Penetration testing focused certification preferred (OSCP, GPEN, GXPN, GWAPT, EWPT, etc)

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City: San Diego

State: California

Community / Marketing Title: Offensive Security Engineer

Job Category: IT

Company Profile:

Considering COVID-19, we are still hiring but conducting virtual interviews to keep our candidates and employees safe. Many roles will be temporarily remote or work from home to comply with current safety regulations. These roles will be required to be in the office once it is safe or restrictions are lifted. Read more on our response here: Teradata Response to COVID-19 

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We call this Pervasive Data Intelligence. It’s the answer to the complexity, cost, and inadequacy of today’s analytics. And it's the way Teradata transforms how businesses work and people live through the power of data throughout the world. Join us and help create the era of Pervasive Data Intelligence.

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