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Security Researcher



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2024


Upwind is the runtime-powered CNAPP that leverages runtime data to secure our customers’ cloud infrastructure. Upwind’s holistic approach to cloud security helps organizations mitigate the risks that actually matter, identify the root causes of threats in minutes and respond with context and automation. Upwinders are spread across the globe in all departments and work together to protect the infrastructure of our customers - we’re a strong, emerging player in a massive and growing market, and it’s still early enough for you to make a significant impact. At Upwind, you’ll have the freedom to think creatively, dream big, and use your full range of skills to contribute to our record growth.

We are looking for an experienced Security Researcher to join our team. This role is central to navigating complex security landscapes, advancing our CNAPP offerings, crafting sophisticated algorithms, and pioneering cloud security research. Working alongside a diverse team, your efforts will directly enhance our offerings on major cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure) using the latest in Kubernetes, EBPF, Docker, and beyond. Join us in shaping the future of cloud security, where your work not only advances our technology but also deeply resonates with our commitment to exceeding customer expectations, streamlining for simplicity, and tackling challenges with creative solutions.


  • Collaborate with teams across the organization, including Product, Frontend, DevOps, and GTM, to develop and integrate top-tier features.
  • Conduct in-depth security research across major cloud providers, utilizing state-of-the-art technologies like Kubernetes, EBPF, Docker, and more.
  • Lead initiatives from their inception through to deployment, emphasizing backend system efficiency, scalability, and reliability.
  • Innovate in Defense Evasion, amplifying the capabilities of our agents and engines.
  • Forge new paths in cloud security research and cyber security algorithm development.
  • Deep dive into threat detection and product content that provide deep insights and added value to our customers.


  • +4 years of experience in cybersecurity, particularly in cloud environments.
  • Military background or experience with Ex-CNAPP.
  • Proficiency in threat detection and familiarity with cloud technologies and platforms.
  • A customer-first mindset, iming to exceed customer expectations and contribute to their success.
  • Demonstrated customer-first approach, committed to exceeding expectations and simplifying processes to enhance overall customer success.
  • Exceptional communication skills and professionalism, with meticulous attention to detail and a proactive stance in all interactions and tasks.
  • Resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving, capable of achieving high standards and overcoming challenges with less.