Principal Security Engineer

| Seattle
Do you have a passion for SaaS and cloud security? Are you skilled at detecting attackers and protecting cloud infrastructures and SaaS applications? We at Outreach need a Principal Security Engineer to join our team and help us protect our company and our customers.

In this role you will bring your leadership and technical expertise to develop, own, manage, and improve the technical security controls that protect our infrastructure, products, services, and data. This role blends security leadership, engineering and analytical skills. We want you to help design, specify, deploy and operate the solutions that protect our products from attack as well as detect and respond to alerts warning of possible anomalous behavior or vulnerabilities in our systems. You will be responsible for improving our information security operations program including working with other engineering teams to integrate security monitoring into their flows and processes. You must be comfortable working with cloud technologies and how to best leverage the security features provided by our cloud service provider or by choosing our own.

In this role, you will be working with management, technical leaders and engineers, external auditors, and at times, directly with our customers. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate:

Technical Fluency - A passion for security and technology, familiarity with infrastructure as software, Kubernetes and microservices architectures.
Advisory Skills - Giving direction, advice and support that helps grow the technical and collaboration skills of the individuals and teams with which they engage.
Execution - Planning, coordination, managing dependencies and risks, diving deep when issues arise.

Responsibilities

  • Partnering with engineering teams to design, build, select and implement effective technical security controls to detect and alert on security events across the Outreach infrastructure and protect the Outreach platform and customers.
  • Providing security technical leadership to set requirements and help other teams understand and meet their security obligations to make good risk-based decisions.
  • Writing code where needed to automate controls where possible and to deploy new security capabilities.
  • Identifying gaps in coverage of the Outreach security controls and working across teams to specify and deploy improvements that address these gaps.
  • Selecting and/or creating specific applications and functions that integrate with the Outreach platform and build systems that provide the right detective controls that alert on suspicious or anomalous behaviors or vulnerabilities.
  • Participating in and helping lead information security response activities across Outreach and its products.
  • Writing code where needed to automate controls possible and to deploy new security capabilities.
  • Developing and implementing solutions to collect, transport, and process security data to support risk-based decision making.
  • Integrating security monitoring and measurements that enable engineering teams to quickly spot potential problems and respond to security events within their DevOps processes. 
  • Interpreting the results of penetration test results and other technical audits and working across teams to champion and implement reasonable mitigations and remediations.
  • Using DevOps tooling and processes to implement security remediations.
  • Creating data flow diagrams and threat models that guide design recommendations.
  • Translating security requirements and obligations into effective security controls.
  • Providing security subject matter expertise and training to teams across the company. 
  • Ensuring cross company support for all aspects of security by establishing partnerships with other Outreach teams with the overarching goal of improving trust of Outreach and its products.

Qualifications

  • 12-15 years of experience in information security with at least 5 years in a recent security engineering or relevant DevOps role, including a minimum of 3 years writing code to help solve engineering problems.
  • Experience creating, implementing, and managing technical information security controls including developing or leading security incident response processes and teams.
  • Experience automating IaaS to support information security goals and mission.
  • Direct experience working with SaaS cloud based applications in AWS, Azure or GCP (Azure and GCP preferred).
  • Experience defining and implementing security controls for containers, microservices, and orchestration software.
  • Experience identifying and collecting the data that supports effective security dashboards (Snowflake, Tableau and Sumo Logic a plus) that summarize the security health of the environment across multiple security domains (e.g., networking, host, application, identity, etc.).
  • Demonstrated history of successful cross-organizational efforts.
  • Ability to analyze problems and make appropriate decisions quickly. 
  • Ability to drive large, complex programs and solutions using both direct and virtual teams.
  • Experience managing multiple external vendors across broad and complex work engagements. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly and independently to achieve results within the dynamic Outreach culture.
  • Ability to maintain extreme confidentiality. 

Why You’ll Love It Here

• Generous medical, dental, and vision coverage for full-time employees and their dependents
• Flexible time off
• 401k to help you save for the future
• Company-organized and personal paid volunteer days to support the community that supports us
• Fun company and team outings (or virtual events these days!) because we play just as hard as we work
• Diversity and inclusion programs that promote employee resource groups like OWN (Outreach Womxn's Network)
• A parental leave program that includes not just extended time off but options for a paid night nurse, food delivery, gradual return to work, and the Gottman Institute's Bringing Home Baby course for new parents
• Employee referral bonuses to encourage the addition of great new people to the team
• Plus, unlimited snacks and beverages in our kitchen (once we're back in the office, that is!)
• We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

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Location

Our Lower Queen Anne office is located along the beautiful Elliott Bay waterfront north of Belltown, near Myrtle Edwards Park.

What are Outreach Perks + Benefits

Outreach Benefits Overview

At Outreach, we believe in taking care of our employees as whole people, and our benefits and perks reflect that value. We offer benefits and perks such as flexible time off, a 401k to help save for the future, employee resource groups, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trainings. Our wellness benefits include a generous medical, dental, and vision package for full-time employees and their dependents, access to our EAP (Employee Assistance Program), mental health supports, and FSA and DCFSA options. For new parents, we offer a parental leave program that includes not just extended time off but options for a paid night nurse, food delivery, gradual return to work, and the Gottman Institute's Bringing Home Baby course.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Outreach organizes quarterly events for employees to volunteer together in the community. We also offer paid time off for volunteer days.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Outreach's leadership team is highly diverse, reflects our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and is focused on continuous improvement of our DEI initiatives.
Unconscious bias training
We offer DEI trainings to help facilitate understanding of issues surrounding equity and inclusion, including unconscious bias.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resource Groups such as Outreach Womxn's Network (OWN) and others that exist to support employees from underrepresented populations are supported from the top down at Outreach.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Outreach provides training to encourage diverse hiring and the Recruiting Team is constantly searching for innovative ways to reach a diverse population of candidates.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
All employees receive a basic life insurance plan at the $100,000 level. Employees can elect voluntary life insurance if they would like additional coverage beyond the $100,000 level.
Wellness Programs
Outreach's EAP (Employee Assistance Program) offers free, confidential counseling, 24-hour crisis telephone counseling, addiction support, etc.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Outreach provides flexible start and end times, as well as flexible Friday schedules.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Outreach offers unlimited PTO.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Outreach offers unlimited PTO.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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