Software Engineer, Vulnerability Management

Mexico Anywhere

Full Time Senior-level / Expert USD 62K - 115K *


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At Lyft, our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

Lyft connects people to transportation to change the way we live and get around our communities. Lyft’s engineering team is growing rapidly, and we are looking for Software Engineers with a passion in Security to help us scale. Come be part of the Security team at Lyft focused on enabling and empowering engineering teams to deliver secure services at scale.

Our drivers and passengers entrust Lyft with their personal information and travel details to get where they're going and expect us to keep that data safe. Lyft's security team leads efforts across the company to ensure our systems are secure and worthy of our users' trust.

The security team designs and builds Lyft's security architecture, consults with other teams as they build and launch new products and features, proactively plans for the unexpected, and responds to incidents that occur. Our work affects the entire company and takes place at all levels of the stack, from infrastructure to web application security, as well as mobile apps, IT, and autonomous vehicles. We try to approach security from a software engineering standpoint. We believe in scaling security through automation and tooling and we ship frequently. Check out our blog posts at to learn more about some of the things we’ve built.

We're looking for an engineer who's excited about growing and improving security at Lyft by building systems and promoting security throughout the company. You'll play a part in shaping the future of security at Lyft, and your work will have significant impact and visibility.

  • Architect and build services that improve the security of our systems with an eye towards scalability and avoiding unnecessary friction.
  • Evangelize our shared security responsibility model by collaborating with other Infrastructure teams at Lyft to ensure that our services and workflows are secure by default.
  • Work on embedding security best practices such as least privilege, isolation, monitoring, authentication and authorization across our infrastructure
  • Develop critical services that Lyft depends on such as our credential management service that provides secrets to all our services at Lyft.
  • Provide rich data to engineers at Lyft to drive manual and automated decision making by working on our open-source service Cartography, which shows relationships between our infrastructure assets.
  • Ensuring least privilege is enforced by improving role-based access control and Identity Access Management for our users and services.
  • Solid experience with a high level programming language (bonus points for experience with Python, Go-lang and shell scripts)
  • Experience with (or a deep interest in) computer security
  • When facing a problem that's poorly defined or outside of your expertise, you can quickly learn what you need to dig in, make sense of the problem, and start working towards a solution
  • You're a great communicator, and can advocate for your proposals while also empathizing with your teammates' goals and priorities
  • You understand that security work must be prioritized because all teams have finite resources. You have good judgment and a sense of when to compromise and when to hold your ground
  • Understanding of computer network security or major computer networking protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, HTTP, TLS, DNS).
  • Nice to haves: 
    • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or any other major cloud service provider
    • Kubernetes and container security and running fleets of endpoints or servers in the cloud.  
    • Cryptography, PKI, or key distribution
    • Running multi-tier or distributed web applications at scale



  • Diseñar y crear servicios que mejoren la seguridad de nuestros sistemas enfocado a la escalabilidad y evitando fricciones innecesarias.
  • Evangelizar nuestro modelo de responsabilidad de seguridad compartida colaborando con otros equipos de infraestructura en Lyft para garantizar que nuestros servicios y flujos de trabajo sean seguros de manera predeterminada.
  • Trabajar en la incorporación de las mejores prácticas de seguridad, como privilegios, aislamiento, monitoreo, autenticación y autorización en toda nuestra infraestructura.
  • Desarrollar servicios críticos de los que depende Lyft, como nuestro servicio de gestión de credenciales para todos nuestros servicios en Lyft.
  • Proporcionar datos a los ingenieros de Lyft para impulsar la toma de decisiones manual y automatizada trabajando en nuestro servicio de código abierto Cartography, que muestra las relaciones entre nuestros activos de infraestructura.
  • Garantizar que se apliquen los privilegios mínimos mejorando el control de acceso basado en funciones y la gestión de acceso a la identidad para nuestros usuarios y servicios.

Los superestrellas de la seguridad tienen diferentes orígenes. Les recomendamos que presenten su solicitud incluso si no coincide perfectamente con esta lista.

  • Sólida experiencia con un lenguaje de programación de alto nivel ( por ejemplo Python, Golang o Shell Scripting)
  • Experiencia con (o un profundo interés en) la seguridad informática
  • Cuando te enfrentas a un problema mal definido o fuera de tu experiencia, puedes aprender rápidamente lo que necesitas para profundizar, dar sentido al problema y comenzar a trabajar para encontrar una solución.
  • Eres un gran comunicador y puedes abogar por tus propuestas mientras te identificas con las metas y prioridades de tus compañeros de equipo.
  • Entiendes que el trabajo de seguridad debe priorizarse porque todos los equipos tienen recursos limitados. Tienes buen juicio y un sentido de cuándo ceder y cuándo mantenerte firme.
  • Comprensión de la seguridad de las redes informáticas o de los principales protocolos de redes informáticas (p. ej., TCP/IP, HTTP, TLS, DNS).

Es bueno tener:

  • Experiencia con Amazon Web Services (AWS) o cualquier otro proveedor importante de servicios en la nube
  • Kubernetes y seguridad de contenedores
  • Criptografía, PKI o distribución de claves
  • Ejecución de aplicaciones web distribuidas o de varios niveles a escala



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

Tags: Application security Automation AWS Cloud Cryptography DNS Golang Kubernetes Monitoring Network security PKI Python Scripting TCP/IP TLS Vulnerability management

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: Mexico
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