Security Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona

Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 107K - 149K *
About UsWe believe that generosity has the power to create profound change in the world and in the heart of the giver.With that in mind, it’s our mission to move the needle on global generosity by helping nonprofits better connect with and inspire their givers. Our Guiding Principles Build Better: Looking to build audacious ideas to accelerate philanthropy and dismantle the status quo? We hire the best and brightest to reshape and grow generosity. We are endlessly curious and our work is never done. Be Responsive: Do you believe personal relationships drive generosity? You might be one of us! We listen and personalize. We play the long game. We are nimble and lead with empathy to build better solutions for our customers, team, and partners. Stay Humble & Enjoy What You Do: We take our work seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We lead by serving. No team member is a “big deal”. We lead with humility and understanding, we laugh often and take joy in helping one another. We celebrate each other and believe life is too short not to LOVE what you do. Grow Together: We are like ants. Each team member is able to lift 100 times their own weight, but we recognize that the sum of our parts is greater than the whole. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. We have high expectations for each other but we foster flexibility.
Position SummaryVirtuous is looking for security engineers to partner with our engineering teams working on new, and enhancing existing, products and features. You will collaborate with developers to protect Virtuous services and design a secure foundation for the Platform at large. Your work will include full end-to-end security assurance activities including security architecture, threat modeling, some security testing, and risk management. If you love diving into different complex technical systems, sharing security improvements, and staying organized enough to ride the chaos in a fast-moving startup environment, we want to hear from you!


  • Primary security team point of contact for several large engineering efforts
  • Work with the engineering teams throughout their development lifecycle
  • Conduct security reviews and develop threat models, use the insights from these engagements to create standard methodologies
  • Define, automate and advocate for platform-wide security improvements
  • Partner with colleagues to raise the security bar for all engineering teams at Virtuous
  • Technical specialist responsible for the security of Virtuous’ internet-facing services and backend infrastructure 
  • Be innately curious, listening for nuances and digging into details to understand systems and their weaknesses
  • Able to identify areas that are ripe for improvement and establish appropriate security goals 
  • Experienced and comfortable building relationships with teams to drive security improvements 
  • Current on new security technologies, vulnerabilities, and methodologies 
  • An excellent verbal and written communicator.
  • Able to develop proof of concept systems to automate security recommendations, vulnerability discovery, and process workflows 
  • Able to use data to drive security review efficiency and prioritize high-value security team engagement 
  • Responsible for security decisions impacting potentially millions of users

Key Qualifications

  • 5 or more years conducting security reviews, threat modeling, tracking findings, and communicating risk to engineering and leadership
  • Knowledgeable about distributed systems’ design patterns and security implications
  • Experience with common infrastructure components including: network architecture, server fleet provisioning and configuration, OOB management, storage, load balancing, virtualization, Kubernetes
  • Conversant in at least one programming language such as C#, Java, Python
Education & ExperienceBachelor's degree in Computer Science / Engineering with emphasis in security related fields (or equivalent experience) Certs like OSCP, OSCE, OSEE, etc. helpful but not vital. Bonus points for community contributions like public CVEs, bug bounty recognition, open source tools, blogs, etc.
What We Offer- 401k with match- Unlimited PTO- Paid volunteer time - Medical/Dental/Vision BenefitsDependents are also eligible for coverage- HSA/FSA offerings- OneMedical, Talkspace, & Teladoc Memberships- Fun company outings and events

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

Tags: C Computer Science Java Kubernetes Open Source OSCE OSCP OSEE Python Risk management Vulnerabilities

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Health care Startup environment Team events Unlimited paid time off

Region: North America
Country: United States
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