Senior Security Engineer at Grindr (Remote)

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What’s So Interesting About This Role?

Our Sr Senior Cyber Security Engineer will be primarily responsible for many aspects of keeping Grindr’s information assets secure and well managed. Primarily focused on securing our cloud infrastructure but additionally focused on ensuring our software development life cycle is properly implementing security in each step.  Collaborating with team members both inside and outside of the security team will be critical to the success of this role.

What’s the job? 
  • Implementing security best practices into our cloud infrastructure and software development life cycle
  • Administration of our security incident and event management platform
  • Security operations and incident management
  • Vulnerability management and threat protection
  • Security awareness training and education
  • Collaborate with external teams to help build a culture of security
  • Working with teams to build disaster recovery and business continuity plans
  • Implementing controls to align the company’s security program to industry leading frameworks
  • Vendor & Partner security risk assessments 
What We’ll Love About You:
  • 5+ years of experience within any information security domain, preferably security operations and/or engineering
  • Strong understanding of cloud platforms, AWS preferred
  • Experience with container platforms and orchestration like Kubernetes and familiarity with securing these types of environments, EKS preferred
  • Deep knowledge of modern deployment pipelines and experience with implementing security controls into the SDLC. Github and Terraform preferred
  • Contribute to the development of security standards and policies
  • Programming experience in languages like python and shells like bash
  • Experience with vulnerability management tools and other scanning tools
  • Working knowledge of offensive security tools like metasploit and Kali Linux
  • Experience in a fast paced dynamic environment
  • Experience leading employees through security training and awareness
We’ll Really Swoon if You Have  
  • CISSP or other equivalent certification or qualification
  • Experience working in fast paced, highly transactional, online environments

What you'll love about us 

  • Global Impact. Grindr is the world-leading LGTBQ+ social networking service. Your role will impact the lives of millions of LGTBQ+ people around the world.
  • High Growth. Like the company itself, this role offers significant room for growth and development
  • Remote First: We have offices in LA, NYC, SF, Chicago, and Taipei, though the company is set up not just as remote-friendly, but remote-first. More than 30% of our employees work outside the cities where we have offices. Today, we are set up to hire easily in the US, Canada, and Taiwan. If you live outside one of these countries, just let us know so we can make sure we can support you.
  • Compensation: Industry competitive compensation, including equity for all employees
  • Benefits: Unlimited vacation policy
  • Family insurance: We provide great insurance coverage for health, dental, and vision for you and your family.
  • Retirement Savings: Generous 401(k) plan
  • Other Perks: home-office stipend, many company-sponsored events

About Grindr

Since launching in 2009, Grindr has grown into the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. We have millions of daily users who use our location-based technology in almost every country in every corner of the planet.

Today, Grindr proudly represents a modern LGBTQ+ lifestyle that expands into new platforms. From social issues to original content, we continue to blaze innovative paths with a meaningful impact for our community. At Grindr, we create a safe space where you can discover, navigate, and get zero feet away from the queer world around you.

As of June 2020, Grindr has new owners with a track record of multiple successful Bay Area start-ups. The new leadership is demonstrating a renewed commitment to creating an experience for users that is safe, fun, and productive, as well as a positive & uplifting company culture in which everyone can be their best selves. At the heart of Grindr’s mission in this new chapter is a shared set of core values including transparency, accountability, experimentation (failing fast), and strong allegiance to the LGBTQ+ community.


Grindr is an equal opportunity employer.

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What are Grindr Perks + Benefits

Grindr Benefits Overview

Benefits & Perks

100% covered medical, dental, and vision insurance
Competitive Salaries
6% 401(k)- Matching
Flexible Time Off Policy
Monthly Cell & Internet Stipend
Food & Wellness Reimbursement Plan
Generous Parental Leave
Stocked kitchen at Office Sites
Free on-site parking
Casual dress environment
Included Health Membership
Gender Affirming Care through FOLX

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Grindr works with a variety of LGBTQ+ focused organizations to support the community. Every year, employees participate/volunteer in the AIDS Lifecycle.
Partners with Nonprofits
Grindr partners with several non-profits to support the LGBTQ+ Community. Partnership programs have included working with TransCan Work, Brooklyn Pride Center, and other community organizations.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Structured interviewing and hiring process, from job posting through to close
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $5000 (Premier PPO) $1500 (Standard PPO) of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers $250 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Grindr offers 100% Employer paid healthcare for employees. Included Health Membership to help employees identify healthcare that works for them. Gender affirming healthcare offered through FOLX.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is offered at a flat rate to a $75,000 value.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Grindr offers access to Ginger and Headspace to employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
AIDS walk and AIDS lifecycle
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Monthly meal stipend auto-loaded to a company provided card.
Game Room
Our game room includes Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Grindr offers a holistic benefits package that allows employees to leverage as needed. Not only do we have generous health/dental/vision/PTO policies, but we have thoughtfully designed a benefits program to support employees.

We have partnered with Included Health and Folx Health to help our LGBTQIA+ employees navigate healthcare and receive the support they need.

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