Sr. Security Engineer Knewton
Knewton is revolutionizing the practice of education with the world?s most powerful adaptive learning engine. We are a startup rich in eclectic personalities, are ridiculously dedicated and are unified around a passion for democratizing education. We have also been recognized as a Technology Pioneer for 2011 from the World Economic Forum in Davos and one of the top 25 best places to work by Crain?s New York Business.
We are seeking a Senior Security Engineer to help secure the world?s most powerful adaptive learning platform. This is a hands-on role focused on software and infrastructure security. Knewton is based in NYC?s Union Square.
Work closely with Knewton software developers, data scientists, systems engineers, IT, and QA to securely build and operate Knewton?s platform and infrastructure, and safeguard student data.
Promote secure coding practices and corporate security policies (including developer and company-wide training/brown-bags).
Continually improve Knewton?s security posture (reduce MTTD and attack surface).
Effective incident response, including postmortem analysis, and overseeing remediation.
Respond to partner requests regarding security of the Knewton platform.
Manage external security vendors (e.g., pentesters).
This position reports to Head of Infrastructure, and has the potential to grow into a team lead/team management role.
Unlike other security jobs, this position requires programming ability (our stack includes Java, Python, and Ruby).
Significant hands-on experience securing large-scale consumer web applications or APIs, ideally, in a continuously-deployed, cloud-based environment.
In-depth knowledge of authentication/authorization systems (we use kerberos, OAuth, LDAP), and TLS/SSL.
Experience with FERPA and COPPA (is helpful).
We?d also love to know about your contributions to open source projects; literary, musical or other creative interests; and anything else that might set you apart.
Perks include the latest Macs with huge monitors, a kitchen filled with your favorite treats, flexible hours, unlimited vacation time, frequent guest speakers, generous health benefits, equity, and a chance to do meaningful, cutting-edge work to transform education.
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