Software Development Engineer - I

Karthik joined Astra Security as a software development engineer. His responsibilities include developing a bug-free vulnerability scanner and building scanner rules and features. He also heavily contributes to OWASP Zed Attack Proxy. Astra’s cybersecurity services have resulted in its recognition in major publications such as Entrepreneur, CISA, Techradar, Splunk, and Agari.


  • Information Security
  • Web Application Security Testing
  • Programming Languages (C, C++, Python, JavaScript)

Work At Astra

  • Developing the vulnerability scanner and removing any bugs found. 
  • Enhancing vulnerability scanner by building scanner rules and features. 
  • Resolving issues customers face if any. 


Having started his cybersecurity career during the early days of college, Karthik has more than two years of experience in the field through his work with Astra Security and his role as Cyber Security Team Mentor for ACE (Association for Computer Enthusiasts). 


  • Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Bachelor of Computer Applications


  • Nykaa Certificate of Appreciation, 2021 – For reporting website security vulnerabilities.
  • BBC Hall of Fame, 2021
  • Letter of Appreciation, Harvard University, 2020 – For finding multiple network security vulnerabilities.

About Astra

Astra is a leading penetration testing company that blends automated vulnerability scanning capabilities and manual penetration testing. With a combined experience of 50+ years, $30 Million+ saved in potential losses, and 650+ satisfied clients worldwide, we strive to make pentesting simple, effective, and hassle-free.

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