Senior Security Assurance Engineer
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Security Assurance works to ensure no significant security risk escapes into customer-facing products, the supporting infrastructure, or our enterprise technology stack by proactively scaling security practices at all stages of the engineering and development lifecycle.
Security Assurance supports our engineering teams on the full stack; from the application layer down, ensuring the security of our customer-facing products, and being security domain guides to engineering teams across Salesforce.
The Foundation & Acquisition & Security Focus Team is responsible for securing internal security and foundational services. This includes security controls and build infrastructure for all Salesforce products. As part of the Secure Software development lifecycle, we play a critical role in conducting design and implementation assessments, performing application and infrastructure security reviews, penetration testing, researching security issues, building security tools, and offensive security engagements. We aim to identify and reduce risk across Salesforce.
Ability to secure large, sophisticated enterprise architectures or systems deployed in public cloud
Partner with engineering teams; performing threat modeling / data flow diagramming / architecture risk analysis, identifying security flaws, and driving work items and bugs from these activities to resolution
Brainstorm with counterparts in the product teams to drive security improvements upstream. Identify the trade-offs of different solutions and recommend the optimal design to achieve both functional goals and security requirements
Perform penetration testing, infrastructure/vulnerability assessments, and remediation activities. Work with engineering teams throughout the SDLC to ensure their efforts are secure
Develop new automation and tooling to improve our detection and prevention capabilities
Develop secure code practices and provide hands-on training to engineering and operations
Research new technologies, emerging threats, and vulnerabilities
Perform innovative applied research on new attacks and present new findings to both internal and external audiences.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience is required
3 + years proven track record in the following areas in a security engineering or research role:
Securing products and infrastructure from the OWASP Top 10 and/or CWE Top 25
Exploiting web and web services security vulnerabilities such as cross-site scripting, cross site request forgery, SQL injection, DoS, XML/SOAP, API etc.
Public Cloud security architecture and testing in one or more of the following: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Alibaba Cloud etc.
Technical knowledge of security topics across infrastructure security & application security domains
Understanding of TCP/IP, common networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system administration, OSI model, defense-in-depth and common security elements
Strong writing and presentation skills. Possess the ability to communicate concisely, clearly, and thoughtfully to partners from a variety of backgrounds, including those who are non-technical.
An attacker’s mindset; consider abuse and attack paths as well as the defensive approach to recommendations to prevent them
A passion around improving the security development lifecycle and delivering security mentorship to engineers in a language they understand.
Reasonable understanding of cryptography and able to recommend standard solutions for protecting data at rest and in storage, transport and identity purposes
Ability to work with data, identify trends and propose comprehensive mitigations that eradicate systemic security concerns
Experience leading or participating in an information security program and improving or proposing improvements to a secure development lifecycle
Some experience performing penetration testing or familiarity with the process
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