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Handshake
32 days ago

Application Security Engineer

Full-time
San Francisco
Ruby on Rails
Postgresql
Redis
Typescript
Kubernetes

Handshake
https://www.joinhandshake.com/
"Our mission is to democratize opportunity" - to make it easy for any student to build a great career, no matter where they go to school, what they're majoring in, or who they know. Backed by $34m from Spark Capital, Kleiner Perkins, True Ventures and Lightspeed Partners, Handshake has partnered with 500 universities (schools of all sizes and locations, including Stanford, Princeton, UVA, Michigan, Texas, Spelman and Harvey Mudd), and has more than 8 million student profiles and 200,000 companies recruiting on our platform, including 100% of the Fortune 500. Our extensive data on students' interests and historical career outcomes gives Handshake the unique ability to help students imagine, plan and jumpstart their future careers. Come join our passionate, diverse team at our beautiful office in the heart of the Mission in San Francisco!

Development team 
We use source control.
We can make a build in one step.
We use an issue tracker.
We build our code at least daily.
We fix bugs before writing new code.
We have an up-to-date schedule.
The whole team understands product requirements and decisions.
Programmers have quiet working conditions.
We use the best tools money can buy.
We write unit tests for our own code.
Candidates write code during the interview.
We do hallway usability testing.

We believe that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is often not. Come help us democratize opportunities with a team of humble and mission-oriented engineers!


Job description

Our mission is to democratize opportunity - to make it easy for any student to build a great career, no matter where they go to school, what they're majoring in, or who they know.

Backed by $34m from Spark Capital, Kleiner Perkins, True Ventures and Lightspeed Partners, Handshake has partnered with 500 universities (schools of all sizes and locations, including Stanford, Princeton, UVA, Michigan, Texas, Spelman and Harvey Mudd), and has more than 8 million student profiles and 200,000 companies recruiting on our platform, including 100% of the Fortune 500. Our extensive data on students' interests and historical career outcomes gives Handshake the unique ability to help students imagine, plan and jumpstart their future careers.

We welcome all people. We celebrate diversity of all kinds and are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We seek to hire, develop and retain talented people from all backgrounds.

Join our passionate, diverse team at our beautiful offices in the heart of the Mission in San Francisco!

Application Security Engineer at Handshake?

Handshake is building a platform to enable students across the country to build their dream career and data plays a key role in that mission. Over 400 universities and millions of students trust us to keep their private data secure. To ensure that data privacy, we have a team of highly talented software engineers with diverse security backgrounds. We are looking for our first dedicated Application Security Engineer to join our team as the surface area of our product and infrastructure continue to scale and keep up with rapid customer growth.

Here are some projects we're excited for you to work on at Handshake

  • Security strategies such as static analysis, alerting, logging, and monitoring
  • Interface with the rest of engineering and product teams by building common libraries and processes for all of engineering to leverage
  • Scoping and managing third party assessment and compliance vendors
  • Security-oriented feature development
  • Collaboration with infrastructure team on security-oriented infrastructure topics
  • Evangelize security best practices for product and engineering teams

What we look for

  • You have significant relevant production experience with large scale web applications
  • You have great written and verbal communication skills.
  • You prefer taking projects from inception to completion, and are outcome oriented.
  • You have 3+ years experience in web application security
  • You have a strong understanding of security architecture, risk analysis, network security, identity management, and security monitoring.
  • You are proud of your craft, and enjoy and value clean code that scales to keep large teams productive.

Technologies you'll work with

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Postgres, Memcached, Redis, Elasticsearch
  • Typescript, React, Redux, Webpack
  • Kubernetes, Docker, Google Cloud Platform, AWS, Heroku

Benefits

  • Stock: Sizable ownership in a fast-growing company.
  • 401k: We care about your ability to save for your future.
  • Family Focus: Parental leave (12 weeks maternity / 4 weeks paternity), and flexibility for families.
  • Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world.
  • Healthcare: World-class medical, dental, and vision policies.
  • Goodies: Whatever hardware and software you need to get the job done.
  • Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, sports, game nights, book clubs.
  • Learning: Sponsorship of meetup and conference attendance.
  • Great team: Working with fun, hard working, nice people who are committed to making a difference!
  • ...And much more!

We value diversity of all kinds, and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome people of all different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

Handshake Company Values

Students First

Our mission is to democratize access to opportunity and ensure any student can build a great career no matter who they know, where they live or what school they attend. We empathize deeply with our students to increase career opportunities for all.

Focus on Impact

We stay humble and work hard to democratize opportunity for all students. We like to have fun - and we do! - but we’re more focused on making an impact. Yes, of course we have a ping-pong table - it’s just packed away in the closet!

Move Quickly, But Don’t Rush

We believe speed wins, and our operational pace is incredibly fast. Moving quickly while staying aligned requires strategic thought, collaboration, and frequent communication.

Learn. Grow. Repeat.

We embrace a growth mindset, enabling our team to face obstacles with a tenacious desire to turn challenges into opportunit


Product introduction

We believe that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is often not. Come help us democratize opportunities with a team of humble and mission-oriented engineers!

Hiring manager
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We believe that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is often not. Come help us democratize opportunities with a team of humble and mission-oriented engineers!

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