Lead Cyber Security Engineer – Cloud, High-traffic Online Transactions

San Diego, CA 92122 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 05/21/18 Job ID: 18051101 - P Industry or Function: Software Compensation: $130,000 to $175,000 + Performance bonus

JOB #: 18051101 - P


Thriving Technology Company in San Diego, CA is hiring a Lead Cyber Security Engineer! With $50M+ in Venture Funding and thousands of recurring revenue customers across the globe, they are on a steady growth trajectory. If you’re a Senior Security Engineer, this is an opportunity to move into a key Principal Security Architect type of role, where you can utilize your hacker mentality. If you love improving online security to protect consumers’ data, and would love to utilize your skills for companies doing social good in the world, we want to hear from you!

Their SaaS platform is designed to enable businesses to easily communicate with their customers, leverage social media, process financial and credit card transactions, and ultimately grow their revenues. Thus, they are looking for a Lead/Principal Security Engineer who can keep them PCI DSS compliant, but it’s not required that you have done compliance work before (just preferred). This multifaceted role is ideal for a security expert, who will be the primary driver of security best practices for the company and also interface with clients to ensure they are confident in the platform’s security.

You will manage and enhance ongoing compliance initiatives (eg, PCI DSS Level 1, GDPR, OpenSAMM) and take a hands-on role combating personal identification theft, credit card fraud, and other cyber security threats. You will work closely with the DevOps team to develop scalable tools to manage and automate the security of production environment.

To apply, send your resume for confidential review to Kanani Masterson (kmasterson@tristaff.com). This is a fulltime position based in San Diego, CA.

Job Duties:

• Continuous improvements to security in their AWS environment
• Work with Customer Success and IT to improve security knowledge and best practices.
• Service attack surface minimization/hardening
• First responder to cyber security threats
• Managing PCI DSS Level 1 and other compliance projects
• Oversee and perform penetration testing
• Evangelize security best practices across the business and to potential customers
• Work closely with Engineering to assist in the reproduction and resolution of defects
• Make a major impact on other people and corporations to do good in the world!

Salary Range and Bonus Potential:
$130,000 to $175,000
• Performance bonus

• Competitive paid-time off, plus generous company paid holidays (closed Christmas through New Year’s, and day after St. Patrick’s Day)
• 10 half-day Fridays per year
• 20 hours paid time off to volunteer for your charity/non-profit of choice
• Monthly parking pass, public transit pass, or ride-share allowance
• Supplemental Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
• 401(k) plan
• Employee Stock Options (Pre-IPO stock)
• Fitness membership discounts
• Pet friendly office
• Multiple company and team outings and participation in team sports
• Monthly employee development courses
• Brand new & spacious offices in San Diego, CA

Job Requirements:
• Must have over 5 years of experience in a Security Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst, or similar role
• Experience with the latest tools to implement security best practices
• Experience with PCI certification is a plus.
• Experience preventing credit card fraud and other cyber security threats
• Ability to work closely with other engineers, product managers and customer support.
• Ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment with tight deadlines
• Positive, 'can do' attitude with a focus on the success of the team over individual successes.
• Experience with DevOps tools is a plus
Educational Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, or similar is required. Masters’ degree preferred.


KEYWORDS: senior security engineer, lead security engineer, enterprise risk, , Chief Security Officer, CSO, CISSP, CCIE, CCSK, principal security architect, lead cyber security engineer, cyber security, pen testing, penetration testing, PCI DSS Level 1, GDPR, OpenSAMM, PCI, PCI compliance, hacker, cybersecurity, PII, credit cards, fintech, , devops, cloud architect, devops engineer, devops architect, continuous integration, AWS architect, AWS engineer Linux, build, deployment, release, Chef, virtualization, SaaS, Software as a Service, cloud, lamp, Linux, jscript, javascript, api, networking, programming, big data, AWS, Amazon Web Services, software developer, open source, NoSQL, PHP, MySQL, Postgres, Unix, Linux, Git, RabbitMQ, MongoDB


Kanani Masterson

I joined the TriStaff Group in January 1999 as a Technical Recruiter, and am now Director of Recruiting for our Technology, Marketing, and Executive Search Division. My regional focus is the Greater San Diego Area and Southern California. I work with large public companies as well as funded, fast-growth startups, and am passionate about keeping up with whatever disruptive new advances are happening in the technology space. To date, I've placed over 940 candidates, and produced over $8.5M in placement fees, and most importantly I love helping people and companies thrive and grow... I'm lucky to love what I do! Areas of Specialty: SaaS, enterprise software, security, machine learning, robotics, online advertising, social media, mobile apps, telecommunications, cloud computing, medical devices, consumer electronics, big data/analytics, clean tech; Positions: Software Engineers, Web Developers, Firmware Engineers, Solutions Architects, Network/Systems Engineers, Systems Engineers, Systems Administrators, Product Managers, C-Level positions (COO, CMO, CTO, CFO, CIO, CRO, CEO, etc.), Supply Chain, Operations, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Business Development & Sales, and Finance. I'm a native San Diegan (I grew up in Solana Beach, CA) and attended La Jolla Country Day School from 6th grade through high school graduation. I attended the University of Southern California (USC) as a Dean’s Scholar and Golden State Scholar, and graduated BA Degree in Creative Writing & Poetry. I also have one spunky young daughter and a fantastic husband.
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