Senior Security Engineer

| Seattle

About the team: 

Sift is a highly collaborative environment committed to driving Digital Trust & Safety solutions that protect customers from fraudulent abuse, costing them time, money, and risk to brand reputation. That same drive is applied to securing our own platform; our customers trust with their data and we strive to continuously evolve and adapt our platform by constantly learning, applying the latest technologies, and most importantly, carefully listening to feedback. 

What we’re looking for: 

As a Security Engineer at Sift, you will work across the enterprise to design and develop complex security solutions to protect against today's threats. This high impact role will be part of the Security organization and will be accountable for delivering the security foundation that allows Sift to aggressively move forward, applying the highest standards to protect our customers. 

You will have the opportunity to actively monitor for security threats through detection creation and investigations, help secure our network boundaries from attacks and breaches, harden our security applications and infrastructure to protect our customers data and maintain customer confidence that they are secure when accessing the console. 

What you’ll do:

  • Directly contribute to Sift's growth by designing and developing security solutions
  • Leverage your defensive security skills to continuously evolve and mature Sift's security monitoring capabilities to detect active threats, including: detection creation, investigation and response, and threat hunting
  • Work across the organization to mitigate security events or incidents, establishing scope and impact, performing forensic activities, contributing to internal/external communications, and providing technical guidance to both mitigate the event in a timely manner, but also secure against future attacks
  • Contribute to post-mortem incident reviews for management and leadership, including root cause, remediation steps, and future improvements to protect a recurrence. 
  • Work cross-functionally to identify exposed vulnerabilities across Sift applications and infrastructure through automated scanning and actionable reporting 
  • Drive security best practices at the ground floor by participating in security reviews, threat modeling, and engineering reviews across the org to help identify potential risks before it reaches the customer 
  • Participate in both technical and non-technical discussions as Security SME, building confidence by effectively communication how our solutions defend against active threats
  • Provide input on security initiatives to automate and scale security processes across engineering 

What we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience developing and implementing enterprise wide security controls
  • Strong technical understanding of software and application security: (e.g. OWASP Top 10) in a continuous development environment
  • Experience managing SIEM infrastructure, log ingestion, detection creation, investigations and threat hunts
  • Clear understanding of Incident Response process with proven examples of contribution: discovery assessment, response, mitigation, root cause analysis, communication, and failure mitigation
  • Vulnerability scanning experience including scan automation, vulnerability assessments, current attack/defense methodologies, and remediation
  • Experience with various application security solutions/tools such as code analysis (static & dynamic), vulnerability scanning, pen testing 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Experience driving threat modeling exercises across big data platforms responsible for managing sensitive data 
  • Good understanding of Linux systems 
  • Strong scripting skills for process automation

Bonus points:

  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP) experience, specifically around adopting and adapting out of box security controls
  • Bug bounty program development or participation 
  • Experience in helping drive compliance programs (SOC2, PCI, etc), risk assessments and developing privacy & security engineering principles and best practices
  • BS in Computer Science or related field

A little about us:

Sift is the leading innovator in Digital Trust & Safety. Hundreds of disruptive, forward-thinking companies like Airbnb, Zillow, and Twitter trust Sift to deliver outstanding customer experience while preventing fraud and abuse.

The Sift engine powers Digital Trust & Safety by helping companies stop fraud before it happens. But it’s not just another anti-fraud platform: Sift enables businesses to tailor experiences to each customer according to the risk they pose. That means fraudsters experience friction, but honest users do not. By drawing on insights from our global network of customers, Sift allows businesses to scale, win, and thrive in the digital era.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Competitive total compensation package
  • 401k plan
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Education reimbursement
  • Flexible time off
  • Catered meals

Sift is an equal opportunity employer. We make better decisions as a business when we can harness diversity in thought, experience, data, and background. Sift is working toward building a team that represents the worldwide customers that we serve, inclusive of people from all walks of life who can bring their full selves to work every day, so we can Win as One Team.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases


In the heart of downtown, within walking distance of Pike Place Market, Belltown, and the waterfront overlooking Elliott Bay.

An Insider's view of Sift

What are some social events your company does?

We want to connect with coworkers and build lasting relationships. From the Great Siftish Bake-Off to Tabletop Tuesdays, we celebrate getting to know each other. When connections thrive, our work thrives.


Life at Sift

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Here, we’re applying machine learning and analyzing data that is far outside the realm of academic algorithms. I think many engineers dream about seeing their work make an impact; at Sift, the opportunity to solve ML problems with data and explore deep learning applications brings that dream within reach.

Jun Qian

Director of Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

Urgency and agency have empowered Vera to grow from Senior Machine Learning Engineer to the role of Engineering Manager in a little over 2 years at Sift. “It came down to persistence, regular, communication, demonstrating my readiness to jump into the role, building a track record within the company, and leveraging the resources that Sift provided"

Vera Dadok

Engineering Manager

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Laura balances a full-time job as a Solutions Engineer while also competing at the 2019 Touch Rugby World Cup in Malaysia. Her manager and team trusted her to get her work done and build a strategy that would keep her customers happy but also allow her to follow her dreams of compete with the US team at the World Cup.

Laura Milanez

Solutions Engineer

What are Sift Perks + Benefits

Sift Benefits Overview

Sifties are protected with best-in-class benefits so we can focus on growing professionally, committing time to self-care, and being our best selves every day.

• Take-it-as-you-need-it PTO policy
• Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, and life insurance at very affordable premiums (free for individuals)
• Family leave policy
• Commuter benefits
• Mental health support app (
• 401k plan
• Gym reimbursement
• Daily catered lunch & dinner

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Intracompany committees
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Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
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Wellness Programs
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Company Equity
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Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
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Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
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Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
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Diversity Program
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