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31 Mar 2017

Security Engineer Job at Sendy

The role is for someone who will be dedicated to improving the security of Sendy and its users. Our users trust us with some of their most sensitive information, and we make security a first-class consideration in everything we do.

The security concerns are ever-evolving, making the security an extremely dynamic environment to
work in. Our ultimate goal is to secure Sendy, secure Sendy users.

The security engineer focuses on product/tool/framework development, research, analysis, and architecture used to improve the security at Sendy.

Duties

  • Develop general techniques and frameworks that will enable other engineering teams to find flaws before they are introduced into production.
  • Be a security subject matter expert and respond to any internal security engineering questions/request
  • Work with other teams to help architect solutions that are inherently secure
  • Correctly balance security risk and product advancement
  • Perform penetration testing on our internal and external applications
  • Threat model existing applications
  • Perform reactive incident response when a security event occurs
  • Perform proactive research to detect new attack vectors
  • Architect and create frameworks that prevent current and future attack scenarios
  • Create and execute training exercises to advance developers’ security knowledge
  • Research, architect, and execute solutions that will advance internal security monitoring & controls

Job Requirements

  • You can write defensive, maintainable code that solves real-world problems for our users
  • Has previously held security role in professional environment
  • Has software engineering experience in production environment
  • Has Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Has a security-specific background (or desire to learn)
  • Has a deep understanding of how the web works
  • Has a knack for finding flaws in software and can efficiently communicate how to fix them Has the ability to find creative ways of reducing risk of inherently insecure efforts
  • You can think about problems from an out-of-the box perspective, doesn’t always default to industry norms
  • You can think like an attacker and preemptively determine how malicious actors will attack Sendy
  • A big part of being great at your job revolves around being very organized and communicative. It’s clear from your experience that you have those characteristics

How to Apply
Please forward your CV and quick summary (one paragraph) on why you’re interested in the position to jobs@sendy.co.ke.

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