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Security Engineer II

Pear Deck

Pear Deck

Other Engineering
United States
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024
What We Do
At GoGuardian, we’re helping build a future where all learners are ready and inspired to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Our award-winning system of learning solutions is purpose-built for K-12 and trusted by school leaders to promote effective teaching and equitable engagement while helping empower educators to keep students safe.
What It’s Like to Work at GoGuardian

We are an outcomes-focused learning company with a steadfast focus on improving learning environments, one classroom at a time. Working with us means joining a remote team of diverse, committed, mission-driven employees who are inspired by our vision, dedicated to our customers, and ready to roll up their sleeves. Guardians put their heads together to solve problems, learn together from experiments that fail, and stand together by their work with full accountability. We balance our diligence with an inclusive culture that invites everyone to bring their whole self to work. Join us and learn why “I love the people here” is one of the most frequent comments we hear from Guardians.

The Role

We're looking for a Security Engineer II to oversee and enhance our cybersecurity measures. In this role, you’ll identify vulnerabilities, implement security protocols, and respond to incidents — ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of our data and systems. This position sits on the Information Security team, a team that safeguards our company's digital assets and reduces cyber risks. The ideal candidate is analytical, detail-oriented, proactive in addressing security challenges, willing to wear multiple hats simultaneously, and motivated to continuously learn and adapt in the ever-evolving field of cybersecurity.

What You'll Do

  • Administer, maintain, and regularly update security systems and tools, conducting configuration reviews and controls assessments to ensure operational efficiency and anomaly detection.
  • Analyze security system outputs, including reports and log data, to identify and respond to anomalous behaviors and potential internet threats.
  • Develop and implement automation scripts and tools to enforce security policies and streamline processes at scale.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to design, build, and maintain effective security solutions, sharing insights on security policy, risk management, and access control.
  • Participate in software development activities, designing secure software solutions, maintaining the codebase, and ensuring adherence to coding best practices.
  • Lead in the design and review of systems to improve the security posture of application software, infrastructure, abuse detection, and system integrity.
  • Actively participate in security incident response, vulnerability management, and contribute to the overall planning and execution of security engineering projects.

Who You Are

  • 2+ years of experience in Information Security
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field required
  • Proficient in modern security tools and practices including SIEM, SSO, IAM, MDM
  • Experienced in core security concepts such as application and operating systems security, authentication, authorization, identity systems, and secure coding practices.
  • Skilled in network and web security protocols like TLS and IPSec, with experience in security-focused design, development, or architecture.
  • Familiar with cloud infrastructures like AWS/GCP, and capable of scripting and coding to implement or verify security solutions.
  • Knowledgeable about information security regulations, policies, and common hacking techniques and vulnerabilities.
  • Understands various technologies and concepts, including encryption, networking protocols, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and cloud architecture and security.
  • Eager to take initiative in a fast-paced, ever-changing, dynamic environment.
  • Fueled by the opportunity to truly impact the education landscape.
  • Something else? Tell us! We want to learn more about you…

What We Offer

  • Competitive pay, complete health insurance, 401(k) matching, and an employee equity plan.
  • Flexible time off, 13 paid holidays, paid parental leave, and a paid year-end holiday break.
  • A robust catalog of benefits that support your professional growth and personal wellbeing: wellness days, work from home funds, fertility & adoption reimbursement, and more…

Plus the intangible:

  • A varied and challenging role in an innovative, global company.
  • Supportive, driven colleagues who have your back and share your passion.

The typical base salary range for this position is $130,000 - $150,000 per year. The range displayed on this job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire base pay for this position and your pay will be determined by a variety of factors, including your primary work location, skills, qualifications and experience. Additional benefits information is listed on our careers page.

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