Senior Security Engineer

| Seattle

About the team: 

Our team is responsible for building, scaling and managing the distributed systems that ingest, process, store, and make accessible trillions upon trillions of events about users, transactions, and other entity data we receive from our customers.

We care about things like uptime, high availability, and low latency. Load balancing, auto-scaling, and automation are in our DNA and are what makes it easy for us to keep up with the growth of our business and the growth of our customers.

What we’re looking for: 

As a security engineer at Sift, you will be responsible for analyzing, discovering, and addressing the security of Sift’s services & infrastructure, building security automation, quickly reacting to new threat scenarios, and taking whatever steps necessary to advance Sift’s security posture.

What you’ll do:

  • Implement security solutions by leveraging best practices, tools, and organizational collaboration
  • Conduct incident response investigations and triage of mitigations
  • Perform security testing and threat modeling of Sift’s services
  • Communicate security effectively to technical and non-technical audiences as subject matter expert
  • Provide input on security initiatives to automate and scale security processes across engineering

What we’re looking for:

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in implementing security solutions
  • Strong technical understanding of software security: (e.g. OWASP Top 10) in a continuous development environment
  • Experience with security incident response
  • Experience with threat modeling cloud and “big data” architectures that contain PII
  • Strong scripting skills for process automation

Bonus points:

  • Experience in helping drive compliance programs (SOC2, PCI, etc), risk assessment 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, Patreon, Zoosk, and ChowNow 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 Science is an equal opportunity employer. Our core value of “Be Tough On Ideas And Excellent To Each Other” is built on a foundation of diversity and inclusion; we work together to ensure the best ideas win. We hire people with different perspectives, educational backgrounds, and life experiences, because we know this makes us stronger, healthier, and more innovative. Our commitment to belonging enables us to bring our full selves to work so we can contribute our talents in meaningful ways and “Win As One Team."

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Technology we use

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

Location

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.

Sift

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 (ginger.io)
• 401k plan
• Gym reimbursement
• Daily catered lunch & dinner

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Sift offers employees professional development opportunities like an annual individual budget for training.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Sift hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
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