Senior Security Engineer (Remote)

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CircleCI is hiring a Senior Security Engineer to join our growing Security Operations team.

Security Operations is responsible for preventing, detecting, and monitoring for threats to CircleCI. This includes (not limited to) detecting and preventing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), fight phishing attempts, vulnerability management, enforce auditing controls, and writing new services and tools to meet these needs. Daily tasks may include writing Terraform to make infrastructure changes, doing service reviews, gathering evidence for compliance, and examining logs.

What You’ll Do
  • Ensure services built and maintained by CircleCI meet SOC2, FedRAMP, and similar compliance needs
  • Deploy and monitor security tooling which includes SIEMs, IDS/IPS, logging, and services built/maintained by the team
  • Build automation using languages like Go to assist with capturing compliance-related auditing needs
  • Partner with our Product, Legal, Infrastructure, and Security Engineering
  • Vulnerability management across software repositories and deployed services is kept up-to-date
  • Access control management for engineering (non-IT) services, including periodic audits for access
  • Participate in shared on-call rotation
About You

We’re seeking someone who thrives in a collaborative environment, naturally curious and interested in learning, has strong communication and collaboration skills, and helps others grow by sharing their expertise and encouragement. You have strong opinions on project design that is based on experience.

  • 3+ years security experience, preferably in similar role (examples include SecOps, SRE)
  • 2+ years infrastructure experience, can be concurrent with security experience
  • Knowledge of compliance frameworks, such as NIST
  • Established and proven experience with Go. Work or significant experience with Java, Clojure, Python, or other languages are acceptable with ability to learn Go.
  • Strong analytic and troubleshooting skills..
  • Comfortable working synchronously, asynchronously, and in distributed remote teams.
  • Experience using IDS/IPS systems, including those that enforce host and
  • Comfortable interacting with SQL and NoSQL systems such as PostgreSQL and MongoDB.
  • Infrastructure operations experience working with Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Helm, AWS, and GPC.
  • Experience with implementing security tooling into SDLC and/or build pipeline
  • Someone who is calm in high pressure situations
Our Philosophy

We strive to provide an outstanding security posture for our infrastructure and ultimately, our customers. We believe excellent security and compliance is a competitive differentiator. Thus we are generally unwilling to put up gates or slow down developer flow. Constraints drive creativity. If there is hard work required to make the right things the easy things, we're wiling to seek it out.

CircleCI Engineering Competency Matrix:

The Engineering Competency Matrix is our internal career growth system for engineers. This position is level P4. If you’re not sure this is you, we encourage you to apply. Find more about the matrix in this blog post.

Engineering at CircleCI is Remote-First

Being remote-first, we foster a culture that is inclusive of remote workers while allowing everyone to be the most productive. Read more about our remote-first culture here.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

About CircleCI

CircleCI is the world’s largest shared continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, and the central hub where code moves from idea to delivery. As one of the most-used DevOps tools that processes more than 1 million builds a day, CircleCI has unique access to data on how engineering teams work, and how their code runs. Companies like Spotify and BuzzFeed use us to improve engineering team productivity, release better products, and get to market faster.

CircleCI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

Colorado Salary Range: $134,000 - $168,000
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • ClojureLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

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What makes someone successful on your team?

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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

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How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Everyone on the team and the company can and will reach out to me. I also attend weekly stand-ups in our Denver office, regularly ask for feedback in our team slack channels, and stay in touch with managers and ICs when it comes to deals, problems, etc.


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What are CircleCI Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

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