769 day(s) ago

Senior Security Engineer vacancy at Kinsta

Negotiable salary

Remote worker location: Worldwide
English: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Native Speaker
Experience: 3+ years
Employment: Full-time


United States, West Hollywood
Kinsta is a modern cloud hosting company, running services on cutting edge technology. Our talented and motivated team is scattered across the globe with team members hailing from every continent but Antarctica! We are proud of what our teams accomplish every day and the level of support we offer to our customers. We're constantly on the lookout for great talent to join our awesome team. If you’d like to become part of the Kinsta family, hit apply!

General overview of the role

We are looking for a Senior Security Engineer with strong knowledge of and experience in cyber security and attack mitigation to join our Security Team.
We strive to create a relaxed working environment, relying on ownership capabilities of individuals who know their areas best to drive our development processes. If you enjoy working in a flat structure that endeavours to provide maximum freedom in service of developing the best solutions and a company where work culture is cherished and fostered, then we are a right fit for each other.


Become familiar with and provide input on existing security systems
Be up to date on latest security trends
Proactively search for vulnerabilities within our systems
React to any threat effectively and decisively
Tune our systems continuously to decrease false positives and increase resilience
Analyze and evaluate data security and cyber risks
Perform penetration, load and other tests in service of our security goals


We require considerable experience (3-5 years) with the following:

Mitigating multiple forms of DoS/DDoS attacks
Defending against other forms of attacks (OWASP Top 10 and others)
Analysis of network traffic using tcpdump, wireshark and other tools
High performance network tuning (iptables, kernel tuning)
Heavily tuning web servers and similar software (nginx, apache, Varnish)
All manner of security controls (firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention, vulnerability scanners, etc.)

We also require knowledge/hands-on experience with the following:

In-depth knowledge of network protocols (tcp, udp, etc.)
Experience working with large scale networking environments
Experience with load testing tools such as Siege, Artillery, Flood, etc.
Experience with packet manipulation tools like Scapy
Strong communications skills
Experience securing cloud services

Skills considered as a good plus

Experience with Ansible automation
GCP product internals
Experience mitigating attacks against WordPress
Experience with LXC/LXD and ZFS
Experience with automated firewall testing
Experience with ELK stack
Experience with eBPF, Suricata, and other similar tools

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