Sr. Consultant - AI/ML Application Security | Remote, USA




Multiple Locations (Remote)


Position summary

ms that leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) technologies. Candidates must have a strong aptitude for learning and communicating perspectives on cybersecurity and AI/ML.

How You Will Make an Impact

  • Research new and emerging threats to continually evolve Optiv's security expertise around AI/ML attacks

  • Advise clients on leading practices for developing secure AI/ML systems, spanning the entire development lifecycle

  • Author regular status updates and final deliverables during client engagements

  • Perform AI/ML application security vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, threat modeling, and advanced advisory activities through client services engagements

  • Provide tactical and strategic guidance and detailed remediation advice help clients achieve stronger security postures

  • Build and maintain professional relationships with client stakeholders and provide them with information about application security and secure development lifecycle topics

  • Track and monitor current and trending practices for engineering and deploying AI/ML applications and solutions

  • Contribute to the development of AI/ML services and capabilities across the team

  • Mentor and train team members in offensive techniques and approaches to help scale Optiv's AI/ML services capabilities

  • Leverage and extend existing tools to help evolve Optiv's AI/ML testing methodologies and processes

  • Assist with evaluating AI/ML security market solutions for comparative efficacy and suitability to client needs

  • Obtain and evolve personal technical expertise, certifications, and industry credentials through formal and informal training and other learning initiatives

  • Contribute content to the Optiv blog and present on security topics via webinars, security conferences, and other events

  • Review the work provided by other team members to confirm their deliverables are of the highest quality

  • Identify and recommend improvements in Optiv's methodologies and internal processes and provide input and support for updating consulting tools, techniques, and knowledgebase

  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with the wider delivery team, practice management, and client management team

What we're looking for

  • Previous job experience in an information security consulting services or enterprise security team role

  • Practical experience (5+ years) in application security that included manual security testing of web, mobile, and API applications

  • Deep understanding of software security architecture and design

  • Ability to travel 20% of the time to client sites

  • Ability to work with diverse and dynamic teams

  • Ability to think critically and solve complex problems with creativity

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, software engineering, data science, or cybersecurity

  • Hold one or more security certifications: CISSP, CSSLP, OSCP, OSWE, OSCE, GPEN, GWAPT, GMLE

AI/ML Qualifications:

  • One or more years of experience with AI security testing, AI red teaming, or AI/ML security research

  • Experience leveraging specialized tools to test AI/ML systems

  • Working knowledge of adversarial machine learning, offensive security techniques, and countermeasures for AI/ML

  • Familiarity with OWASP Top 10 lists for LLMs and Machine Learning and/or MITRA ATLAS

  • Ability to explain the various machine learning paradigms and the relevant attack classes for each

  • Experience training or educating technical and non-technical audiences about AI/ML security

  • Knowledge of generative AI attacks and defenses

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory landscape around trustworthy AI

  • Ability to leverage development tools such as Jupyter, Pytorch, TensorFlow, and Scikit-learn, and programming languages such as Go and Python

  • Experience defining best practices for development of secure AI systems

  • Participated in DEFCON AI Village or AI/ML competitions and Capture the Flag events

  • #LI-NA1

What you can expect from Optiv

  • A company committed to championing Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion through our Employee Resource Groups.

  • Work/life balance

  • Professional training resources

  • Creative problem-solving and the ability to tackle unique, complex projects

  • Volunteer Opportunities. "Optiv Chips In" encourages employees to volunteer and engage with their teams and communities.

  • The ability and technology necessary to productively work remotely/from home (where applicable)

EEO Statement

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