Position Details


Director of Security Engineering
Direct Hire
Salary is DOE; ~180-200k + stock and possible bonus
Pasadena, CA 91101

Required Skills/Experience:
• Extensive, recent, hands on security engineering
• Experience managing a team
• Strong Linux/Unix Environment experience
• Specific understanding of application and operating system hardening, vulnerability assessments, security auditing, TCP/IP & network fundamentals, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, VPNs, WAFs
• Solid understanding of hybrid-cloud environments and how they present specific challenges to the security field
• Experienced with designing and running security solutions with the following tools: vulnerability scanners, forensics software, SIEM, HIDS/NIDS//IPS, malware analysis and protection, content filtering, logical access controls, physical access controls, identity and access management, data loss prevention, content filtering technologies, application firewalls, security incident response techniques.
• Strong knowledge of IPv4/6 protocols and analysis
• Experience with secure network firewall, application firewall, and DDoS prevention technologies
• Able to script / write code (Shell, Python, Java, etc.)
• Must be a US Citizen

Desired Skills/Experience:
• Holding a CISSP, CEH, CSSLP or equivalent
• Ubuntu/Debian Environment experience
• Expertise with security compliance or risk management
• Knowledge of SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls and OWASP Top 10
• Knowledge of global and domestic regulations and standards (FISMA/NIST, SSAE-16, HIPPA, Safe Harbor, ISO 27001/27002, GLBA, and SOX)
• Background with ITIL/ITSM processes, or understand how Agile/Kanban/Lean methodologies can be applied to IT/Operations workflow

• Engage in all aspects of assessing, designing, building, and maintaining our security infrastructure and services.
• Assess overall security posture; redesign or evolve the posture as necessary to meet all the needs of a modern SaaS organization
• Define what it means to be best-in-class as a security organization
• Build a team that will meet and exceed expectations
• Evaluate and potentially redesign our security checks to ensure optimal platform security
• Provide technical expertise relevant to the development, implementation, and updates to security policies, procedures, guidelines to ensure company compliance
• Maintain and improve processes, tools, and documentation that will support production security requirements in the best manner possible
• You will also be responsible for running the day to day security functions
o Defining and maintaining good security hygiene throughout the SDLC process
o Conducting continuous network and application vulnerability scans
o Running our security monitoring, alerting, and reporting to identify actionable security intelligence
o Supporting security and compliance evaluations with vulnerability scans, penetration testing and compliance documentation and remediation
o Evaluating vendors and partner’s security posture and working with them to meet our standards

As Director of Security Engineering at you will be paramount in solving our most complex security challenges. We are a SaaS company that has made a heavy investment in cloud technology. We have 26 data centers worldwide, and offices in 3 countries. In this role, you will be working to understand our security challenges, build a team to achieve your goals, design solutions, and put your solutions into action.

As the leader of the security engineering team, you will work in close partnership with operational and software engineering leads to build a world-class team, take a pragmatic approach to proposing security solutions, implement security best practices, guide our architecture toward a security-first posture and be the most senior security Subject Matter Expert.

The current security team is 3 and you will need to grow it to ~5. This position reports to the VP of Technical Operations.

A global enterprise software company that provides applications which automate the delivery of critical information to help keep people safe and businesses running. During mission-critical business events or man-made or natural disasters, over 2,700 global customers rely on our platform to quickly and reliably construct and deliver contextual notifications to millions of people at one time. The company’s platform sent over 1 billion messages in 2015, and offers the ability to reach more than 200 countries and territories with secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices. With headquarters in both Boston and Los Angeles, we serve 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 7 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, 24 of the 25 busiest North American airports, and 6 of the 10 largest global automakers. As a company with a culture that is committed to “Making a Difference,” we were recently named a “Best Place to Work” by both the Boston and Los Angeles Business Journals. We are publically held with ~500 employees.

• Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Account
• Stock Options
• Possible Bonus
• Disability and Life Insurance
• Supplemental Coverages

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