Staff AppSec Engineer


4 weeks ago


Staff AppSec Engineer

As a Staff AppSec Engineer, youโ€™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.

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.

What you will be working on:

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 andย  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.