Senior Security Engineer

| Austin, TX, USA +80 more | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: $140,000-$180,000 Annually
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The Role

As a Senior Security Engineer at Striveworks you’ll be challenged—and trusted—on day one to be a core contributor to the direction of the company.

Striveworks is a cutting-edge software startup that provides companies with tools to build and support machine learning models at scale. Our team is composed of experts in machine learning, software development, and cloud as well as on-prem infrastructure. We are committed to helping both government and commercial organizations harness the power of AI.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Security Engineer to ensure we provide customers with best-in-class security protection. As a Security Engineer, you will be responsible for identifying and mitigating security risks, as well as implementing and maintaining security tools and processes.

What you’ll own and do:

  • Identify vulnerabilities in our software product(s) using the following methods (not an exhaustive list):
    • Black/Grey/White box penetration testing
    • Vulnerability scanning
    • Static/Dynamic Code Analysis
    • Review pull-requests/merge-requests (as requested and/or time permitting)
  • Submit tickets and automate tests for individual issues, and assist in prioritization
  • Mitigate security risks in a variety of ways, including:
    • Security evangelization, based on known threat profiles, industry best-practices, etc.
    • Assisting developers with, for example, static code analysis hits by elaborating on the reason the code failed the test, along with suggestions on how to accomplish functionality goals without failing that test.  (PR/MR reviews and/or Pair programming)
    • Targeted training
    • Automated tests in the DevSecOps pipeline
  • Automate the deployment, configuration, and maintenance of security tools, such as log aggregators, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and security information and event management (SIEM) systems
  • Develop and maintain security policies, procedures, and standards to ensure compliance with industry best practices and regulatory requirements
  • Conduct Information Security training for employees and provide guidance on security best practices
  • Configure and respond to security alerts and incidents.

The anticipated base pay range for this position is $175,000–$220,000/year. Striveworks’ total compensation package includes a competitive base salary, annual performance-based equity grants, and a lucrative yearly cash bonus.

This position offers a fully remote work environment, or you can work hybrid/onsite at our office in northwest Austin, TX.

The Right Fit

We spend a lot of time during our hiring process talking about shared values. 

Why? We passionately believe that fostering an environment where people can self-actualize and pursue greatness is the best way to achieve our individual and collective goals. 

What does this mean for you? We want to provide you with the conditions to thrive in an environment where you can achieve your goals, where you know the team shares your goals, and where you make and accept decisions for the team with humility. At Striveworks, we want your say/do ratio to be 1 and to know that being part of a top-tier team means that there is no smartest person in the room. If that makes sense, we’re already on the same page.

What we’re looking for:

  • 6+ years relevant experience
  • Extensive knowledge of software security tools and practices, such as vulnerability scanners, penetration testing, secure coding practices, encryption, and access control
  • Strong understanding of web application security and cloud security
  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulatory requirements, such as NIST SP 800-171, NIST SP 800-53, NIST RMF, ISO 27001, SOC 2, and GDPR
  • Comfortable writing scripts and/or simple CLI applications in a scripting or programming language (Python, Go, JavaScript, Bash, etc.)
  • Comfortable working  with Git on the command-line
  • Familiarity with AWS technologies
  • Relevant examples of tools and practices:
    • Vulnerability scanners, such as Nessus or Qualys
    • Penetration testing tools, such as Metasploit or Burp Suite
    • Secure coding practices, such as OWASP Top 10 and SANS Top 25
    • Encryption standards, such as AES or RSA, and their vulnerabilities
    • Access control methodologies, such as role-based access control (RBAC) and attribute-based access control (ABAC)
    • Web application security practices, such as input validation, output encoding, and session management
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Driven, self-directed personality
  • Strong sense of mission and commitment to making a difference
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field

The Benefits

  • Top-of-market salary and total compensation
  • Generous equity plan
  • Health/vision/dental insurance
  • Flexible PTO
  • Parental leave

 Build, Deploy, and Maintain AI for an Unpredictable World

AI is driving a new Industrial Revolution. But most AI tools only work when the world looks the same tomorrow as it did yesterday. That's rarely the case.
Striveworks was formed to fix this problem. Our platform lets teams build AI models, deploy them into unpredictable environments, and watch them deliver trustworthy results—day after day. Our approach has transformed AI outcomes for organizations where failure is never an option. As a result, Striveworks was recognized as an exemplar in the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Final Report. 

In 2023, Striveworks placed on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 as one of the most rapidly growing technology companies in North America. In 2024, Striveworks was honored with a Built In Best Places to Work award—for the third year running.

Striveworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity or expression), national origin, social or ethnic origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. Striveworks will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.

If you require assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact Operations at [email protected]

Striveworks is a participating employer in the E-Verify program.

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An Insider's view of Striveworks

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Striveworks' office environment is as productive and helpful of one that a software developer can ask for; ops is awesome at providing a variety of snacks/drinks. Context switching—exacerbated by many offices—can be highly disruptive to productivity; however, the office culture promoted at Strive allows me to get the heads down time my work needs.


Senior Front-end Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration at Strive is dynamic and productive because everyone feels a sense of ownership. It's a healthy combination of impromptu and coordinated, and it almost always involves people from multiple teams. As an example, the DS team happily explains ML papers to the company at lunch and SWEs gladly walk Data Scientists through Kubernetes tasks.


Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

The trust Striveworks placed in me since day one gave me the opportunity and autonomy to grow both my technical and business development skills. I've improved as a developer by working alongside experienced individuals on a variety of problems. I've grown my BD skills with interactions that allowed me to refine my communication of complex topics.


VP, Sales Engineering

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful team member exemplifies our values (trust, perseverance, ownership) and vision. They're fueled and fascinated by the nature of their work, and deeply align with its impact. They tackle challenges with intensity, execute with intention, and see opportunities as means for refinement and growth.


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What are Striveworks Perks + Benefits

Striveworks Benefits Overview

So you made it this far and are up for the task... good, we've been waiting for you! Joining Striveworks now means you'll be a key player in our growth strategy. As a well-funded and operating startup, we've got competitive salaries, good benefits, the best snacks, a learning library, and weekly free lunches. But more importantly, we have a VSU structure that will allow you to capitalize on the value you bring to our company. Our founders have already taken a company to IPO once, so this is not your typical startup.

Open door policy
OKR operational model
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Pair programming
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Hybrid work model
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental insurance
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Striveworks supports our employees' families in whatever forms they take. One way we live this is by providing insurance to domestic partners, including same-sex partners.
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Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
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Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

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