Platform Security Engineer

At Netlify, we’re building a platform to empower digital designers and developers to build better, more elaborate web projects than ever before. We’re aiming to change the landscape of modern web development.

The security engineers have two main missions. First, to keep the visitors that browse sites hosted on Netlify safe. Second, to keep developers that use Netlify’s platform and their sites safe.

Our main office is located in the Dogpatch district in San Francisco, CA. Currently, we’re not considering remote candidates for this position.

Some of the challenges you’ll be working on:

  • Make HTTPS the default transport protocol for all Netlify sites by the end of 2017.
  • Build tools to detect spam, phishing, and malware sites on our platform.
  • Build tools to prevent and mitigate DDoS attacks.
  • Build services to keep developers’ sites safe from attackers.
  • Help growing a security-first culture as we keep growing our engineering team.

To be effective in this role, you’ll benefit from experience in:

  • Automated phishing prevention and detection.
  • Spam detection.
  • DDoS protection.
  • Compiled programming languages. We use Go and C++.
  • Scripting programming languages. We use Ruby and JavaScript.
  • Web and CDN technologies.
  • Internet standards like HTTP, DNS, and TLS.
  • Linux and containers.

Competencies that we value in candidates:

  • You enjoy helping and mentoring other engineers.
  • You can focus on key priorities and pragmatic solutions.
  • You can adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions.

About the team

Though the team is small, we are a fast-growing startup. You will be working across the company. There are only twenty of us, so you are getting in at a time when we need people who can help us build a path towards the future.

We believe that empowered, engaged employees do the best work. We’ll be giving you the tools you need to succeed and looking to you for suggestions for improvement not just in your daily job, but in many other aspects of building a company. Whether you work from our main office in San Francisco, or you are a remote employee, we’ll be working together a lot - particularly, pairing and collaborating - we want you to succeed! We don’t want you to work too hard (burnout is real), and we do want to encourage you to grow (impostor syndrome is also real) - and we’ll help you do that.

Netlify is devoted to building a team of people with different backgrounds and lifestyles. We eagerly invite applications from people of all kinds. We don’t discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, race, citizenship, pregnancy status, or any other differences. If we can do anything to provide a better interview, i.e. accommodate a disability, then please do let us know.

How we hire

After we evaluate your application, we will schedule a conference call so we can meet. If you live in San Francisco, we usually substitute this call with a visit to our office. This first meeting helps us to learn more about your past experience and helps you to learn a little bit more about our company and how we work.

If we move forward with the process, we will work together in designing a test to evaluate your technical skills. We’ll invite you to join a dedicated Slack channel where we can reach each other and talk about the test.

If the test is successful, we’ll schedule a next meeting with other members of the company that you’ll be working with, directly or indirectly.

After this third interview, you’ll meet with the management team to discuss salary and other compensations.
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