Security Researcher & CVE Analyst @ aikido in Ghent


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Company Description

Aikido Security is building a developer-centric security product for cloud companies. The focus is on application security testing and vulnerability scanning.

We’re looking to fill a gap in the current landscape, by offering a product that combines insights from both your code, dependencies & cloud, resulting in a set of unique and high-value security features. We’re going to package this in an easy-to-use product that is helpful as well as educational.

Job Description

We are a new company hiring for our Security Researcher who’s also responsible for CVE Analysis. This position has a lot of ownership of the early product, open collaboration with the development team and license to define our focus on specific vulnerabilities. You will work with our customer’s CTOs and SecDevOps people, collaborating on their security philosophies. We’re at the forefront of an accessible Software Security industry, and so the work you do will be seen and felt by a huge number of people. Your work could be critical in defining the experience of online security.

Main responsibilities:

  • Research (new) vulnerabilities and analyze what makes them potentially dangerous

  • Draft rules and mechanisms to counter these vulnerabilities

  • Use data, open source and the community to assure our rules are effective

  • Work with our CTO and other developers to incorporate your research into our product

  • Collaborate with them through code reviews, testing, and results from production


This is you:

  • You understand various coding languages and know how to interpret them

  • You like complex problems and have an urge to not let go until it’s solved

  • You are really comfortable in a very entrepreneurial environment

  • You can think along with architectural and impactful decisions 

  • You have at least 3 years of experience in software security and are very familiar with CVEs in general

  • Plus: experience with DevOps & SecOps tools

  • Plus: Medior to Senior profile – We are going fast and need experienced people that can hit the ground running with us.

  • Fluent in English


  • We have a work-from-anywhere policy but If you need to get on the payroll, you need to be eligible to be on a Belgian payroll (and you need to actively reside somewhere in Belgium) OR you act as a freelancer, have the ability to invoice, and work from wherever you see fit.

Additional Information

What you can expect:

  • High-impact position in a fast-growing company

  • Competitive salary package

    • Stock-options discussable

  • A company that sticks to its values in an open and informal atmosphere (see our culture-page on the website for more details)

  • A diverse and inclusive organization that is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

  • Flexibility in working hours and remote-first culture

You will be recruited based on competencies. Qualities of people are decisive, regardless of gender, religion, ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.