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Senior Security Engineer

| Austin

Senior Security Engineers play a meaningful role in our company and you'll be responsible for the implementation and management of our security operations programs and controls. You will be consistently delivering a variety of solutions to mitigate security risks and improve the WP Engine platform to be one of the top Digital Experience Platforms in the world.

We need engineers / analysts with verifiable experience and capabilities in one or more of the following areas:

  • Threat Management
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Monitoring and Detection
  • Incident Response
  • Threat Hunting
  • Penetration Testing (including web applications)

The Day to Day

  • Perform vulnerability testing, risk analyses, and security assessments
  • Plan, implement, and upgrade security measures and controls
  • Build automatable security "detections" for common attack and/or misuse events
  • Anticipate security alerts, incidents and disasters and reduce their likelihood
  • Respond to incidents, including root cause analysis
  • Recommend and install appropriate tools and countermeasures
  • Act as a Security Team representative with other internal groups, vendors, and customers

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years experience in a security analyst or related role
  • Strong linux experience, including kernel security (AppArmor, etc.)
  • Strong cloud / virtualization security experience
  • Experience with containerization is nice to have
  • Experience of security platforms such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, vulnerability scanners, etc.
  • Experience with secure coding practices, ethical hacking, and threat modeling
  • Understanding of cryptographic algorithms and protocols
  • Understanding of OWASP Top 10

Deep experience in one or more of the following:

  • Threat management
  • Vulnerability management
  • Monitoring and Detection
  • Incident Response
  • Threat Hunting
  • Penetration Testing (including web applications)

Certifications (nice to have):

  • CISSP, SANS GIAC, OSCP, etc.

The perks & benefits

  • Compensation (We offer market competitive salaries)
  • Profit Sharing (Every employee is an owner in the company)
  • Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 401(k) (Make the most of retirement)
  • Life and Disability Insurance (100% Paid Life, STD, LTD and AD&D)
  • Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn't like time off)
  • Transportation (Downtown parking or commuter reimbursement)
  • Lunch (Provided Monday – Thursday)
  • Gym membership discount

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

WP Engine is on the corner of 5th and Lavaca, blocks away from the Colorado River and Congress Avenue.

What are WP Engine Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

100% Employee Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision. Lunch provided Monday - Thursday. Equity - Every employee is an owner in the company. Paid downtown parking.

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