Senior Security Engineer, Platform Security (PKI & Secrets Management)

San Francisco, CA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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We're Cruise, a self-driving service designed for the cities we love.

We’re building the world’s most advanced, self-driving vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving vehicles will help save lives, reshape cities, give back time in transit, and restore freedom of movement for many.

Cruisers have the opportunity to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the forefront of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's an opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

If you are looking to play a part in making a positive impact in the world by advancing the revolutionary work of self-driving cars, join us.

About the Role:

You will leverage deep understanding of user needs to help define, design and build products that are in line with Cruise’s mission and strategy. You will play a key role in designing, building and implementing technological solutions that enable Cruise engineers to contribute to Cruise's overall security posture and solve complex security problems. You must be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, agile environment – which means wearing many hats, being able to change direction quickly, and showing an eagerness to learn and introduce new technologies as the need arises.

This position has the possibility of being remote for the right candidate!

What you’ll be doing
  • Building and operating services that improve the security and availability our product
  • Guiding architecture and major design decisions that will affect our infrastructure and our product
  • Maintaining and building interdisciplinary skills through research, experimentation, and exploration
  • Creating processes, policies, and controls to maintain and operate Cruise's internal PKI
  • Working with developers, IT, and management to provide a robust and observable public-key infrastructure 
What you must have
  • You have experience working with or operating secrets management systems, (e.g., Vault, KMS)
  • You have experience designing and/or operating a production-level public-key infrastructure
  • You have a solid understanding of public-key cryptography and cryptographic protocols/primitives
  • You've operated and have an in-depth understanding of cloud infrastructure platforms, (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • You have experience using infrastructure-as-code tools, (e.g., Terraform)
  • You have experience working with modern development and deployment workflows (containerization, container orchestration, CI/CD etc.)
  • You possess strong security fundamentals and have solid threat modelling and security architecture skills
  • Experience writing performant, maintainable, testable code in at least one of the following: Go, Rust, Python, or Node.js
  • BS, MS or PhD in CS, Math, Physics, or equivalent real-world experience
  • Passion for self-driving technology and its potential impact on the world
  • Attention to detail and a passion for correctness
  • You can draw the owl
Bonus Points!
  • Experience scaling back-end systems
  • Experience with remote attestation
  • Experience leveraging purpose-built secure hardware (HSM, TPM, SE, SEP, TEE, etc.)
  • Experience with or an understanding of modern authentication and authorization protocols and concepts, (OAuth 2.0, OIDC, WebAuthn/FIDO2, Zero Trust)
  • Experience working with data at scale and real time processing. (e.g. Kafka, Kinesis, etc.)
  • Experience participating in an on-call rotation for global, critical services
  • Experience building and operating a service mesh
Why Cruise?
  • Our benefits are here to support the whole you:
    • Competitive salary and benefits 
    • 401(k) Cruise matching program 
    • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
    • One Medical membership
    • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
    • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
    • Paid parental leave
    • Fertility Benefits 
    • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Cruise
    • Flexible Spending Account 
    • Monthly wellness stipend
    • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan for non-remote employees
  • We’re Integrated
    • Through our partnerships with General Motors and Honda, we are the only self-driving company with fully integrated manufacturing at scale.
  • We’re Funded
    • GM, Honda, Microsoft, SoftBank, & T. Rowe Price, have invested billions in Cruise. Their backing for our technology demonstrates their confidence in our progress, team, and vision and makes us one of the leading autonomous vehicle organizations in the industry. Our deep resources greatly accelerate our operating speed.
  • We’re Independent
    • We have our own governance, board of directors, equity, and investors. Our independence allows us to not just work on the edge of technology, but also define it.
  • We’re Vested
    • You won’t just own your work here, you’ll have the potential to own equity in Cruise, too. We are competing in a market that is projected to grow exponentially, which gives our company valuation room to grow.

Cruise LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do the best work of their lives. 

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Cruise will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable laws.

Cruise is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please let our recruiting team know or email HR@getcruise.com.

We proactively work to design hiring processes that promote equity and inclusion while mitigating bias. To help us track the effectiveness and inclusivity of our recruiting efforts, please consider answering the following demographic questions. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary. Your answers to these questions will not be shared with the hiring decision makers and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. Instead, Cruise will use this information not only to comply with any government reporting obligations but also to track our progress toward meeting our diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging objectives.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Cruise does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Cruise does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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