Senior Cloud Security Engineer

Position Overview: Today, Praetorian is making significant investments in terms of financial and engineering resources to develop a radically new customer experience we call “Security-as-a-Service” to provide customers with a unified, efficient, and data-driven security platform. We are looking to add the right individual to our growing team supporting the next wave of cybersecurity products and solutions. As part of that investment, Praetorian is seeking a senior cloud security engineer.

From software hacking to hardware hacking, we help secure everything from cryptocurrency exchanges and space telescopes to autonomous vehicles and the electric grid. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the best security engineers in the world who hail from organizations such as Amazon, CIA, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NSA, Redhat, Sun Microsystems, and US Air Force. As an Inc. Best Places to Work, Inc. 500 | 5000, Cybersecurity 500, and Austin Fast 50 Award recipient, we are seeking an individual that understands the professional and personal growth attached to this opportunity and who has the corresponding internal drive to maximize it.

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Career opportunity:
  • Join an industry with massive socio, economic, and political importance in the 21st century
  • Partner with prominent clients and help them solve hard security problems
  • Work alongside some of the best and the brightest minds in the security industry
  • Leave an indelible mark on a company where individual input has real impact
  • Be recognized, internally and publicly, for your contributions in a high profile position
  • Align your career trajectory with a hyper-growth company that is on the move
  • Be part of the initial team designing and building out this product

Core responsibilities:
  • Design, build, and optimize secure cloud deployments across the major cloud service providers 
  • Collaborate with both product and services to improve data security everywhere
  • Create cloud security standard operating procedures and best practices
  • Support services in providing said practices to Praetorian's client base
  • Research attacks and develop novel ones that abuse the cloud provider APIs or misconfigurations 
  • Collaborate with MITRE to build cloud attack techniques, tactics, and procedures (TTPs)
  • Build continuous monitoring to validate systems against our security baselines
  • Research new security tools, recommend new technologies, and deploy best-of-bread products
  • Assist with design and build out of a cloud cyber range to test attacks and verify defenses
  • Train junior engineers on cloud security design, implementation, and deployment patterns

Required qualifications:
  • 5+ years of cloud security experience
  • Experience with modern technology stacks
  • Experience with micro-service/deployment architectures
  • Experience with major cloud computing services
  • Experience with 3rd party integrations
  • Experience with security and governance tools, cloud access security brokers (CASBs), and virtualization
  • Experience with threat modeling and architectural risk analysis
  • Experience with vulnerabilities, CVEs, and how they relate to specific system packages and remediations
  • BS in computer science, computer engineering, physics, or mathematics

Desired qualifications:
  • Hands on experience scaling security in the cloud
  • Experience with Google BeyondCorp design pattern
  • Experience with GCP, Firebase, Docker, and GKE
  • Experience with Git, CircleCI, JIRA, and Confluence
  • Experience with Java, Python, and Go

Desired behaviors:
  • Relentless restlessness to improve precision and scalability of the platform
  • Ability to maintain high levels of output and work ethic
  • Personable individual who enjoys working in a team-oriented environment
  • Comfort dealing with ambiguity in an environment where we build the plane as we fly it
  • Ability to work within constraints and to challenge the status quo
  • Ability to self-direct work, orient to action, and truly own the position in a hyper-growth environment

Compensation package:
  • Highly competitive base-salary
  • Eligible for performance-based incentive compensation
  • Employee stock option plan
  • Health insurance
  • 4% company 401K matching vested immediately 
  • Company contributions to training and conferences

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Praetorian.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

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