Security Research Analyst (Jr.)

Ankara, TR / Remote • Technology / Labs • Full-Time

About Picus

Picus Security Inc is a place where exceptional people gather to do their best work. We convert new ideas to exceptional solutions and great customer experiences. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Join Picus to become part of our talented team!

Picus is a leading Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) vendor featured in several recent Gartner reports such as BAS Market Report, Market Guide for Vulnerability Assessment and Hype Cycle for Threat Facing Technologies. Picus has also recently been recognized as a Cool Vendor in Security and Risk Management, 2H19 by Gartner. Picus was rewarded as one of the top 10 innovative cyber startups by PwC and the most innovative Infosec Startup of the year by Cyber Defense Magazine. Picus is a Series-A startup supported by reputable venture capital organizations including Earlybird Capital leading European VC and ACT.

About Role

We're looking to grow our Technical Research Team to support the high growth and global expansion plans of Picus. With this role, you'll get a chance to work for research and innovation. You will be constantly challenged and you will get to develop your knowledge and skills in cybersecurity and share your knowledge with the world. This is an amazing opportunity where you get to research for a fast growing cyber security startup.

Are you a SOC analyst, security consultant, threat hunter, security engineer, or red/blue/purple team member and are looking to transition into a more research and publication focused role? Do you blog, or contribute to the security community, speaking at conferences or user groups for example? Then, this role is for you.

What You’ll Do

  • Research about emerging threats, malware, threat actors and their TTPs
  • Research about detection and prevention methods and tools
  • Publish output of your research as whitepapers, blog posts, webinars, courses, and conference speeches
  • Collaborate with a variety of teams including growth, red and blue teams, technical alliance team, and product management.

What You Have

Basic qualifications:

  • Knowledge in at least  one of: detection and prevention tools/products, cyber threats, threat actors, TTPs, malware analysis, attack simulation/adversary emulation, threat intelligence, threat hunting, incident response, penetration testing.
  • Attending security related courses, seminars, conferences
  • Hands-on experience in building technical content (even technical reports for courses in the university)
  • Proficiency in written English

Preferred qualifications:

  • Background in cyber security
  • Community contribution to cyber security knowledge
  • Cybersecurity related certifications
  • Proficiency in verbal English

Working at Picus

  • Fascinating work - a chance to shape and lead an exciting, fast-growing cyber security segment. Breach and Attack Simulation is a new concept that helps organizations evaluate their security posture in a continuous, automated, and repeatable way. This approach allows for the identification of imminent threats, provides recommended actions, and produces valuable metrics about cyber-risk levels.
  • Unlimited opportunity! We are growing. At Picus, you'll be provided with as much responsibility as you can handle—new career development opportunities constantly arise given our rate of growth.
  • Global exposure - Get a lot of experience working not only in a fast-growing startup but also interact with customers all around the world
  • Be part of a global team that’s located in Turkey, Italy, UK, US, UAE, Singapore and Germany


We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.