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As a Senior Security Engineer on the Security Team at Skillshare, you’ll play a key role in helping us continuously improve our security programs to ensure the best experience for our users through the safety of our technology and data. 

This role spans tactical and strategic work of putting in place forward-looking initiatives as well as responding to external threats on an ongoing basis, which means the opportunity for impact across the board. We’re scaling quickly and are excited to bring someone onboard who can help us proactively tackle challenges – both in the day-to-day operations and anticipated future ones. 

You’ll collaborate with the other members of the Infrastructure team as well as the product development teams to plan and implement various security initiatives. We’ll look to your strategic expertise, reliable execution, and sound judgment to improve and maintain our security infrastructure, along with creating and improving processes for maintaining a secure product and environment.

You’ll be joining a team that’s passionate about technology, and helping pave the way for building products together that we’re proud of.

What you’ll do

  • Improve, monitor and maintain our information security.
  • Execute security initiatives related to infrastructure, product, and data
  • Contribute to the strategic planning of security work, make strategic recommendations and improvements to our security.
  • Work with application developers to improve the security of various product features.
  • Proactively prep and train developers and raise the security awareness of everyone in the organization.
  • Quickly and proactively respond to incoming security threats.
  • Continually assess, address and report on the levels of threat and preparedness.

What you’ll need to be successful

  • 8+ years of experience building, supporting and securing cloud-based web infrastructure with AWS.
  • Knowledge of best security practices for building web applications.
  • Experience with security monitoring tools.
  • Experience in compliance with industry standards such as PCI, OWASP, NIST, GDPR etc.
  • Understanding of and ability to deal with and prevent typical security threats and risks.
  • Deep understanding of web application infrastructure (PHP, Javascript Frameworks).
  • Working knowledge of software engineering (CI/CD pipelines, SCM)
  • Strong communication skills – you’re a natural collaborator and can report out to stakeholders of all levels.
  • Ability to balance strategy and execution.
  • Tech stack knowledge: Docker (Kubernetes experience is a plus), Linux, DataDog, AWS security products, Lambda.
  • Self-Motivated - you’re passionate about making incremental improvements as you see fit
  • Self-Learner - It is not expected to be a ‘know it all’ but that should not be a deterrent in your performance. You are willing to pick up new skills and seek new challenges. We do not seek perfection!
  • Energized - You understand the growing pains of a small company and bring your best each day willing to make an impact

Why you want this role

  • Impact: you’ll play a key role in shaping the direction of a comprehensive security approach long-term.
  • Growth: Our team is small, so you’ll have room to wear a lot of hats and take on more responsibility over time. 
  • Our mission: We are building a learning ecosystem for the new economy and changing millions of lives for the better.
  • Our team: We have a passionate, smart team that is a lot of fun to work with.
  • Your life: We take pride in our flexibility. Working remotely is part of how we need to work these days. You’re a professional, and we trust you to do what you need to do.

About Skillshare

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people, and millions of members who come together to find inspiration and take the next step in their creative journey. We are a series-D company backed by OMERS, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Amasia, Spero Ventures, and Burda Principal Investments.

Skillshare is committed to building a diverse team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We’re proud to be recognized as a top place to work by BuiltinNYC (#BI-Remote), Crain’s, and Forbes, in addition to being one of the five best places to work for women by Bpeace, and a top-rated workplace for dads by Fatherly. We work to ensure a consistent interview process, fair compensation, and inclusive work environment for all.

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Skillshare Benefits Overview

At Skillshare, we strive to create an inclusive culture in which each person is compensated fairly, has robust learning and development opportunities, and feels supported in bringing their whole self to work. We also believe that doing your best work means living a full life – that means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support remote teams, have an unlimited vacation policy (with a required minimum!), and encourage work-life balance.

Our perks include:

- Health, Dental and Vision coverage
- 401(k)
- Unlimited vacation (with a required minimum!)
- 14 weeks parental leave (gender neutral)
- Paid sabbaticals for tenured employees
- Learning and conference stipends
- $750 stipend for setting yourself up for success at home (think: desk, headphones, plants, ergonomic chair)
- Monthly reimbursement of up to $75 for high-speed internet services
- Stipend for mental health/well-being tools (Headspace, Talkspace, Peloton, etc.)
- Monthly coffee/tea reimbursement of up to $25
- Ongoing manager training with LifeLabs
- Inclusion workshops with Paradigm

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
In addition to our social committee, we have dedicated Diversity & Affinity groups in which team members decide to come together around a shared identity or background.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Read more about how we think about equity compensation here: https://medium.com/swlh/a-no-b-s-guide-to-startup-stock-option-grants-526a8bc33c2b
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Skillshare offers 14 paid weeks of paid parental leave to both birth-giving and non-birth-giving parent/s.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Skillshare creates professional development opportunities by offering an annual budget to attend external conferences, in addition to ongoing internal learning programming.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to the above, we also offer a number of perks around flexibility – including the option between a 1-month bonus or sabbatical at your 3-year mark, and the ability to work remotely for up to a month from anywhere in the world when you've been on the team for one year.

An Insider's view of Skillshare

What are some social events your company does?

Moving fully remote has meant changing our approach to team-bonding. We are keeping the energy up with happy hours, trading Zoom backgrounds, and, recently, our affinity group for women of color hosted company-wide trivia that kicked off with a Rihanna dance break.

Chantel

Senior Creative Producer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-team collaboration is frequent and organic at Skillshare; we foster a uniquely friendly atmosphere of openness and shared purpose. Through cross-team threads, project-based meetings, comments on RFC's, pull request reviews, Q&A sessions, and, of course, simple conversations, collaboration commonly happens across a table or across time zones.

Justin

Director of Engineering

What are some things you learned at the company?

I was immediately impressed and encouraged by the creative problem solving at Skillshare. Data plays a huge part in learning about our members, determining the most popular classes, and fostering creative community. I was a student within the community long before helping build it. My favorite experience so far has been learning watercolor basics.

Zhen

Director of Business Intelligence

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

As a management team, we strongly believe in making ourselves accessible. This includes: 1:1s with direct reports, skip-level meetings, team-wide meetings, coffees with people across departments, and attending team events. More broadly, we apply the same foundational rule we all learned in kindergarten: treat people the way you want to be treated.

Sabrina

COO

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We're in an exciting position - we have a product that we believe in and a community that believes in us. The question we face is: how can we build a platform which works for the Skillshare of today, but will scale to the needs of the Skillshare of the future? It’s not enough to keep up with growth; we must build for where our growth will take us.

Samantha

Director of Engineering

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