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Senior Security Research Scientist



Portugal · Remote
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2024

Bitsight is a cyber risk management leader transforming how companies manage exposure, performance, and risk for themselves and their third parties. Companies rely on Bitsight to prioritize their cybersecurity investments, build greater trust within their ecosystem, and reduce their chances of financial loss.
Built on over a decade of technological innovation, its integrated solutions deliver value across enterprise security performance, digital supply chains, cyber insurance, and data analysis.

  • We invented the cyber ratings industry in 2011
  • Over 3000 customers trust Bitsight
  • Over 750 teammates are dispersed throughout Boston, Raleigh, New York, Lisbon, Singapore, and remote

The Product Research team within Bitsight’s Security Research department focuses on technology and methodology development for risk signal collection, processing, and analysis. The team is part of Bitsight’s broader product development organization and is involved with investigating and prototyping new potential product capabilities.

This researcher will be tasked with defining and optimizing workflows related to Bitsight’s attribution of digital infrastructure to organizations. This role will be ideally suited to a researcher who can apply a solid foundation of computer networking and security concepts to develop both automated and human-curated methodologies for identifying relationships between organizations and the Internet infrastructure that they own and operate. Key to success will be the development of metrics and measurements of the quality of attributions that can be used to inform resource investments and optimize workflows. This position will work closely with the Engineering team that implements our attribution tooling, the Technical Research team that curates attributions, and the Data Science team that builds models to automate and improve mapper workflows.

Objectives & Responsibilities

  • Define workflows that improve the recall and efficiency of Bitsight’s processes for attributing Internet infrastructure to organizations

  • Define health and quality criteria for attribution process to quantify the value of contributing datasets, inform future investment areas, and track overall platform performance

  • Design and research methods for new data collection or new applications of data to introduce new product features or serve as enhancements to existing features.

  • Identify opportunities for ML/AI to augment or enhance existing curated processes

  • Decompose abstract research questions into testable hypotheses and technical research plans

  • Clearly articulate research findings to business stakeholders and provide quantitative recommendations on business processes, priorities, and investments

  • Collaborate with product and engineering groups to develop new data processing specifications


  • Strong technical background with expertise in computer networking concepts

  • Familiarity with network infrastructure registries (e.g. ARIN, RIPE) and the protocols that support Internet routing and registration (e.g. DNS, BGP, RDAP)

  • Ability to conduct statistical experiments and develop rapid prototypes

  • Strong communication and analytical skills, including the ability to identify and solve ambiguous problems

  • Proficient in standard scripting languages


  • B.S/M.S in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics or similar field or commensurate experience.

Diversity. Bitsight is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, or status as an individual with a disability.

Culture. We put our people first. Bitsight offers best in class benefits. We devote the same energy to nurturing our company's inclusive culture as we apply to serving our customers' needs. Working at Bitsight will give you the opportunity to fulfill your professional goals and expand your skills.

Open-minded. If you got to this point, we hope you’re feeling excited about the job description you just read. Even if you don’t feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We’re eager to meet people that believe in Bitsight’s mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways.

Additional Information for United States of America Applicants:

Bitsight also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities or based on a sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email [email protected]. This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment consistent with applicable law.

This position may be considered a promotional opportunity pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.