Senior Security Engineer


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The Basics

The Senior Security Engineer role is responsible for ensuring the security of business and engineering systems throughout their lifecycle. This includes building and managing security tools and platforms, assisting users to design and assess the security of IT and engineering systems, building automation to simplify manual or complex processes, and authoring proper security documentation. In addition, this role will also work closely with engineering teams to develop and test content for the Tanium platform.

What you’ll Do

  • Design, deploy, and maintain security solutions supporting stakeholders including IT and engineering
  • Develop tools and automation that integrate security into Tanium systems and process, enabling our employees to do their jobs better and more securely
  • Leverage platforms and API’s to automatically gather and correlate complex data sets
  • Prototype new content for the Tanium platform and develop / share research in the area of security engineering
  • Improve the monitoring and alerting capabilities, portability, and efficiency of deployed Cloud architectures, by creating and maintaining effective and repeatable Infrastructure as Code
  • Design, document, and maintain secure system architectures for new and existing capabilities
  • Collaborate with Tanium engineering teams to provide feedback on Tanium products and capabilities
  • Design and implement controls that improve the security of the business while satisfying audit requirements, participating in audits as necessary We’re looking for someone with


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience


  • 5+ years of security experience required, 7+ preferred 
  • Deep technical knowledge of fundamental security concepts, such as identity and access management, applied cryptography, and network security
  • Experience designing, securing, and monitoring complex system architectures in cloud environments
  • Experience with creating and maintaining security documentation packages
  • Proficient in writing secure and maintainable Python code to solve complex security challenges and integrate solutions
  • Experience administering Linux, MacOS, and Windows operating systems
  • Strong understanding of how to ingest, normalize, and maintain large, complex data sets

About Tanium 

Tanium is the platform that the most demanding and complex organizations trust to gain visibility and control across all endpoints in on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments. Tanium addresses today’s increasing IT challenges with high fidelity endpoint data — giving IT operations, security and risk teams confidence to quickly manage, secure and protect their networks at scale. Nearly half of the Fortune 100, top retailers and financial institutions, and multiple branches of the U.S. Armed Forces trust Tanium to help see and control every endpoint, everywhere. That’s the power of certainty. Tanium has been named to the Forbes Cloud 100 list of “Top 100 Private Companies in Cloud Computing” for six consecutive years and ranks on FORTUNE’s list of the “Best Large Workplaces in Technology 2021.” Visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

On a mission. Together. 

At Tanium, we are stewards of a culture that emphasizes the importance of collaboration, respect, and diversity. In our pursuit of revolutionizing the way some of the largest enterprises and governments in the world solve their most difficult IT challenges, we are strengthened by our unique perspectives and by our collective actions.   

We are an organization with stakeholders around the world and it’s imperative that the diversity of our customers and communities is reflected internally in our team members. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow because we know that only together can we do great things. 

Vaccine Mandate (US Only)

​​​​​​​At Tanium, the health and safety of our employees and the community are our top priority. In our effort to control the spread of Covid-19, Tanium requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 as of their start date, to the extent allowed by applicable law. If you are unable to get the Covid-19 vaccine due to a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief, Tanium will engage in the interactive process and consider requests for an accommodation.

Taking care of our team members 

Each of our team members has 5 days set aside as volunteer time off (VTO) to contribute to the communities they live in and give back to the causes they care about most.   

* Salary range is an estimate based on our salary survey at

Tags: APIs Audits Automation Cloud Computer Science Cryptography Linux MacOS Monitoring Network security Python Windows

Perks/benefits: Health care Startup environment

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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