Senior Security Engineer

San Francisco Bay Area, CA;San Diego, CA

Altos Labs

Altos Labs is a biotechnology company focused on restoring cell health and resilience through cell rejuvenation to reverse disease, injury, and the disabilities that occur throughout life. Learn more about Altos.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to restore cell health and resilience through cell rejuvenation to reverse disease, injury, and the disabilities that can occur throughout life.

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Our Value

Our Single Altos Value: Everyone Owns Achieving Our Inspiring Mission.

Diversity at Altos

We believe that diverse perspectives are foundational to scientific innovation and inquiry. 

We are building a company where exceptional scientists and industry leaders from around the world work side by side to advance a shared mission. 

Our intentional focus is on Belonging, so that all employees know that they are valued for their unique perspectives. 

At Altos, we are all accountable for sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.

What You Will Contribute To Altos

The Altos Security team is looking for a highly collaborative Engineer to join our team to help enhance and extend our human focused security program. You will be working directly with scientists, engineers, and IT staff to enable a hyper collaborative environment supporting world class research and development programs. This opportunity will give you the chance to build an effective security program in a modern, scalable manner that directly impacts the trust and safety of our organization and its stakeholders. 

Candidates for this role should take pride in balancing risks and benefits of any security control, system or action as well as always looking for opportunities to optimize, automate, reduce, and simplify systems.


  • Develop security controls that can enable scientists and researchers
  • Work with IT implementing security controls at network, system, and identity levels
  • Leverage DevOps principles and Infrastructure as Code techniques to scale security systems and controls
  • Build automations around tools, processes and systems to facilitate ongoing operations
  • Assist in Incident Response - performing triage, investigation, and remediation
  • Maintain and operate detection & scanning tooling
  • Act as a security subject matter expert - educating, training, and mentoring others

Who You Are

An ideal candidate would be collocated with the other members of the Altos Security team in the San Francisco Bay Area or San Diego

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity, or related field
  • 7 years of experience in the technology space (at least 5 with a security focus)
  • Comfortable collaborating with engineers, scientists, legal/compliance, and IT professionals
  • Proficient in on-premises and cloud security engineering, including Infrastructure as Code solutions. Skilled in code security, secrets management, vulnerability scanning, and detection engineering. 
  • Experience performing application and/or infrastructure design reviews to identify areas of improvement as well as recommending appropriate security controls. Ideal candidates would also follow through to ensure their recommendations are implemented.
  • Expertise in managing security incidents, conducting detailed analysis of security events, and overseeing sensitive investigations related to cyber activities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a compliance-oriented environment (healthcare, government, fintech, ISO, SOC, PCI, etc)
  • Information security certifications (CISSP, GIAC, etc)

The salary range for San Francisco Bay Area, CA:

  • Senior Security Engineer: $164,050 - $221,950

The salary range for San Diego, CA:

  • Senior Security Engineer: $147,050 - $198,950

Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.


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- This Privacy Notice is not a contract, express or implied and it does not set terms or conditions of employment.


What We Want You To Know

We are a culture of collaboration and scientific freedom, and we believe in the values of diversity, inclusion and belonging to inspire innovation.

Altos Labs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

Altos currently requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to legally required exemptions (e.g., due to a medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief).

Thank you for your interest in Altos Labs where we strive for a culture of scientific freedom, learning, and belonging.

Note: Altos Labs will not ask you to download a messaging app for an interview or outlay your own money to get started as an employee. If this sounds like your interaction with people claiming to be with Altos, it is not legitimate and has nothing to do with Altos. Learn more about a common job scam at

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