718 day(s) ago

Senior Software Engineer, Security vacancy at Reddit

Negotiable salary

Remote worker location: Worldwide
English: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Native Speaker
Experience: 5+ years
Employment: Full-time



Develop application security and product best practices to standardize security practices
Implementing new application security features, re-architecting existing application security services, and upgrading old code to modern security standards
Provide security guidelines for the organization to protect critical assets and data
Drive the software security certification process
Review, analyze, and evaluate both internally developed software and vendor products and procedures to address security requirements
Work with DevOps engineers to integrate static and dynamic analysis security tools into CI/CD pipelines
Serve as subject matter expert for static and dynamic analysis security tools
Interpret security tools and penetration testing results and describe issues and fixes to developers
Provide vulnerability remediation guidance and mentoring to product development software engineers
Develop a product fuzzing system to find security defects and where they reside in source code
Develop company wide security projects to discover security defects in source code, dependencies, and/or other artifacts
Build metrics to track security defects and automate collection of security information to derive metrics
Enable automation of product security testing and find innovative ways to scale the security team
Evaluation of new technologies, tools, and/or development techniques that impact security


Ability to communicate effectively with business representatives in explaining security topics clearly and where necessary, in layman’s terms
Experience with Cloud and virtualized technology in environments such as AWS or GCP
Extensive coding experience in Python and Java web frameworks (code samples may be requested)
Candidates must be able to explain vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the OWASP Top 10, WASC, and/or CWE 25 to any audience, and discuss effective defensive techniques
Deep understanding of HTTP and SSL/TLS protocols, and Web applications
Deep understanding of authentication protocols and frameworks to include OAuth, OpenID, SSO/SAML, and AWS IAM
Familiarity with dynamic and static analysis tools
Deep understanding of continuous integration / continuous deployment processes and tools
Ability to interpret dynamic/static analysis tools, and penetration test results and describe issues and fixes to non-security experts
Ability to automate tasks using a ing language (Python, Ruby, etc)
Ability to program in Python, experience with Go, Scala, Lua, C, and/or C++ a plus
Familiarity with common reconnaissance, exploitation, and post exploitation frameworks

Humble expert with a sense of urgency
Skilled at taking complex topics and making them simple
5+ years of experience in application security or related fields
3+ years of professional programming experience
Transparent judgment and stands behind their decisions, right or wrong
Team focus with an ability to work in a matrixed organization

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