WP Engine

Sr Security Engineer in Austin, TX

Security Engineer in Austin, TX

Posted 2018-09-13
Description

Senior Security Engineers play a meaningful role in our company and you’ll be responsible for the implementation and management of our security operations programs and controls. You will be consistently delivering a variety of solutions to mitigate security risks and improve the WP Engine platform to be one of the top Digital Experience Platforms in the world.

We need engineers / analysts with verifiable experience and capabilities in one or more of the following areas:

Threat Management
Vulnerability Management
Monitoring and Detection
Incident Response
Threat Hunting
Penetration Testing (including web applications)
THE DAY TO DAY
Perform vulnerability testing, risk analyses, and security assessments
Plan, implement, and upgrade security measures and controls
Build automatable security “detections” for common attack and/or misuse events
Anticipate security alerts, incidents and disasters and reduce their likelihood
Respond to incidents, including root cause analysis
Recommend and install appropriate tools and countermeasures
Act as a Security Team representative with other internal groups, vendors, and customers
REQUIRED SKILLS:
5+ years experience in a security analyst or related role
Strong linux experience, including kernel security (AppArmor, etc.)
Strong cloud / virtualization security experience
Experience with containerization is nice to have
Experience of security platforms such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, vulnerability scanners, etc.
Experience with secure coding practices, ethical hacking, and threat modeling
Understanding of cryptographic algorithms and protocols
Understanding of OWASP Top 10
DEEP EXPERIENCE IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Threat management
Vulnerability management
Monitoring and Detection
Incident Response
Threat Hunting
Penetration Testing (including web applications)
CERTIFICATIONS (NICE TO HAVE):
CISSP, SANS GIAC, OSCP, etc.
THE PERKS & BENEFITS
Compensation (We offer market competitive salaries)
Profit Sharing (Every employee is an owner in the company)
Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)
401(k) (Make the most of retirement)
Life and Disability Insurance (100% Paid Life, STD, LTD and AD&D)
Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn’t like time off)
Transportation (Downtown parking or commuter reimbursement)
Lunch (Provided Monday – Thursday)
Gym membership discount

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Company summary

WP Engine provides managed WordPress hosting for mission critical sites around the world.

Perks

Work from home and flexible hours; lunch provided every Monday through Thursday; company social events; discounted gym membership.

Tech Stack

Python, Go, Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible

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