Staff AppSec Engineer

| India | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 150,000-220,000 Annually
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As a Staff AppSec Engineer, you’ll be able to protect and secure the Voltron Data and Apache Arrow ecosystems. You'll be working with our developers to identify and remediate application vulnerabilities. We are looking for a SecOps engineer who does not work in silos and is willing to share knowledge and responsibilities. 

Why work at Voltron Data?

  • We are Going for Impact: We are a Series A, venture-backed startup assembling a global team to design next-generation data systems, creating a new foundation for data processing built on composable open standards, with Theseus, our GPU query engine for petabyte-scale ETL, harnessing the speed and efficiency of modern hardware. 
  • We are Committed to Bridging Open Source Communities: We are a collection of open source maintainers who have been driving open source ecosystems over the last 15 years, particularly in the C++, Python, and R programming ecosystems.
  • We are Building a Diverse, Inclusive Company:  We are creating a representative, equitable, and respectful workplace that prioritizes employee growth. Everyone at Voltron Data is bought into the company’s success; all voices are critical to shaping the organization’s future. 

While the company is worldwide remote, hiring for this position will require availability in the GMT-5 to GMT-8 time zones Monday through Friday for at least 8 hrs a day. All that can meet these requirements should apply regardless of location.

There will be an expectation of rolling incident response schedule sharing as a part of this role.

Below is a rough timeline of where you can expect to be at different points during your career path starting in this position.

Upon joining and within a month:

  • Learning and understanding current security processes and tools in use
  • Growing knowledge of key infrastructure and applications, including their risks for vulnerabilities
  • Work directly with application developers and build engineers to understand the fundamental architecture of our products to understand how SecOps can integrate and work with these teams

Within 3 months:

  • Coordinating with team members and owners of identified issues to remediate them quickly, detailing findings and process
  • Building out and tuning our SAST and DAST tooling
  • Begin working with directors, managers, and team leads to explore building out processes and SLAs
  • Coordinating with development teams on building and integrating security tooling for new and existing projects

After 6 months:

  • Crafting proposals to address identified risks and improve existing solutions through forward-thinking approaches
  • Growing responsibilities to own and maintain key aspects of the AppSec tooling, pipelines and/or processes, mentoring others in the future
  • Evaluating new tools and services for potential use and reporting findings for team review
  • Prioritizing areas for improvement in our existing processes and proactively addressing them through collaboration with DevOps and relevant teams 
  • Supervising auditing, pen-testing, remediation, and investigations; detailing findings and processes with reports to leadership
  • Mentoring SecOps team members and continually educating the entire company about good security habits and practices

Previous experience that could be helpful:

  • Familiarity with threat modeling and TTP frameworks (STRIDE, MITRE)
  • Experience as an Information Security Engineer or application security engineer and  more than one certification or their equivalents from the list below
  • Hands-on experience with security tools (Datadog, Crowdstrike, or equivalents) as well as command-line tools for audits, pen-testing, and investigations
  • Snyk (CLI, Dashboard and IDE integrations) or Equivalent SAST/DAST tooling stack
  • Experience with navigating earning certifications such as SOC 2, ISO27001, HIPAA, PCI
  • Familiarity with GDPR and other legal frameworks is desirable
  • Creation of vulnerability remediation systems and workflows   
  • Linux system administration experience (Ubuntu and CentOS strongly preferred) 
  • Experience with containerized infrastructure and Kubernetes
  • Worked with cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP, and/or others) and remote infrastructure in a colocation environment implementing tailored security controls in each environment
  • Prior work with open-source development teams; understanding the vulnerabilities open-source dependencies can bring
  • Prior work in application security, including SAST/DAST tools such as Checkmarx or Snyk
  • Intermediate proficiency with one of the following languages: Python, C++, or Go
  • Experience working for a remote company, and hands-on exposure with a global remote user base

Preferred but not required certifications:

  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CISM: Certified Information Security Manager
  • CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
  • CSX-P: CSX Cybersecurity Practitioner
  • CompTIA Security+
  • DSOE: DevSecOps Engineering

Potential Long-Term Career Paths

  • SecOps Tech Lead (non-management)
  • SecOps Manager
  • SecOps Director

US Compensation - The salary range for this role is between $150,000-$220,000. We have a global market-based pay structure which varies by location. Please note that the base pay range is a guideline and for candidates who receive an offer, the exact base pay will vary based on factors such as actual work location, skills and experience of the candidate. This position is also eligible for additional incentives such as equity awards.


• Work from Anywhere - Payroll and Benefits in 150+ Countries

• Unlimited PTO

• Medical, Dental, and Vision

• Retirement [USA Only]

• Home Office Budget

• Continuing Education Budget


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 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.

To All Agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Voltron Data outside of the Talent Acquisition team. Voltron Data's policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via the Voltron Data Agency Portal. Agencies must have a valid fee agreement in place and they must have been assigned the specific requisition to which they submit resumes, by the Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of Voltron Data and in the event a candidate is submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid

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Voltron Data operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Mountain View,, CA. Voltron Data was founded in 2021. It has 123 total employees. To see all 12 open jobs at Voltron Data, click here.
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