Senior Security Engineer – Application Penetration Testing Lead

  • Company: Splunk
  • Location: San Francisco, California - (2) Other Locations for this Listing
  • Posted: November 12, 2017
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Senior Security Engineer - Application Penetration Testing Lead

You will be responsible for developing and maturing the offensive security program at Splunk. This includes but is not limited to managing penetration testing coverage of the Splunk product landscape, overseeing red team operations, external vulnerability reports and closure of known security issues. This role involves working closely with the Director of Product Security and Engineering Leads to help them understand the risk associated with different product vulnerabilities and provide remediation guidance. As the offensive security lead, you will ensure knowledge creation around common vulnerabilities within Splunk products and corresponding secure development practices.

Challenges in this role include: understanding the Splunk product universe, risk based prioritization, ensuring penetration testing coverage, remediation guidance, incident response guidance, and bug bounty decisions.

You will be an ideal candidate if you:
* Are capable of establishing a baseline product risk landscape and continuously update the landscape with new features products. * Are capable of assessing risk accurately, manage multiple penetration testing projects and a team of penetration testers. * Have significant penetration testing experience and offensive capabilities in numerous core competency areas including web applications, networks, infrastructure (cloud and on-prem). * Track and research the latest developments in vulnerability research. * Have a proven track record in managing bug bounty program and relationships with the researcher community. * Have experience using standard tools for penetration testing, and have the ability to develop or adapt custom tooling to solve new needs. * Have an ability and interest in creating education and awareness about secure coding practices.
Required Skills:
* 7+ Years experience in offensive security. * Strong understanding of vulnerabilities, common attack vectors and how to resolve them. * Attacker mindset: ability to think about creative threats and attack vectors. * Well-rounded background in host, network and application security. * Familiarity with cloud platforms (preferably AWS). * Effective written and oral communication with multiple levels of leadership involving both business and technical sides of the business
Desired Skills:
* Contributions to the security community such as research, public CVEs, bug-bounty recognitions, open-source projects, and blogs or publications. * Relevant development experience in C++, Javascript, Python, Go * Experience with Splunk
We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Splunk

Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Machine data is one of the fastest growing and most complex areas of big data-generated by every component of IT infrastructures, applications, mobile phone location data, website clickstreams, social data, sensors, RFID and much more.

Splunk is focused specifically on the challenges and opportunity of taking massive amounts of machine data, and providing powerful insights from that data. IT insights. Security insights. Business insights. It's what we call Operational Intelligence.

Since shipping its software in 2006, Splunk now has over 13,000 customers in more than 110 countries around the world. These organizations are using Splunk to harness the power of their machine data to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce costs. Innovation is in our DNA - from technology to the way we do business. Splunk is the platform for Operational Intelligence!

Splunk has more than 2,700 global employees, with headquarters in San Francisco, an office in San Jose, CA and regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.

We've built a phenomenal foundation for success with a proven leadership team, highly passionate employees and unique patented software. We invite you to help us continue our drive to define a new industry and become part of an innovative, and disruptive software company.

Benefits & Perks: Wow! This is really cool!

SF Only

Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO, sick leave, stocked micro kitchens in Splunk offices, catered lunches on Mondays, catered breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ's, soccer, "Fun Fridays".

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Non SF

Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO and sick leave. Our work environments vary by location however we believe in hosting amenities and fun activities to fuel our energy. You may find fully stocked micro kitchens, catered lunches on Mondays and breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ's, soccer and "Fun Fridays".

This isn't a job - it's a life changer - are you ready?

Individuals seeking employment at Splunk are considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Click here to review the US Department of Labor's EEO is The Law notice. Please click here to review Splunk's Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

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