Lead Security Engineer at WP Engine

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It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

What Is Cool About This Job

Come join our highly-collaborative team and help us secure the platform that drives many of the world's most popular sites! This position is open remotely within the US or Ireland.

WP Engine, the leading PaaS for WordPress, has a global customer base of 100,000 customers with over 500,000 websites. Our platform consists of thousands of digital assets that span multiple, major cloud providers, and we internally use hundreds of business applications. We have hundreds of employees in offices across North America, Europe, and Australia.

WP Engine Security is the team who secures it all and we need your help!

Our Team's Non-Negotiable Expectations:

  • The WP Engine platform is secure. Period.

  • Customer data is protected from unauthorized access. Period.

  • WP Engine’s security culture and practices enable the achievement of its business objectives. Period.

WP Engine Security makes this happen, every day, 24x7x365, and we have a lot of fun doing it - read on!

Your Expertise and Passion

You love to collaborate, influence, educate, and negotiate with our internal stakeholders. You give others the benefit of the doubt and avoid black-and-white thinking when it comes to risk. You are creative, expressive, and strive for solutions where everyone wins. You love to build strong partnerships across the company and seeing others succeed.

Plus...

  • 7+ years experience in a security engineering or related role (analyst, consultant, etc.)

  • Deep LAMP and Cloud experience

  • Experience with typical security controls such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, vulnerability scanners, etc.

  • Understanding of OWASP Top 10 and typical defenses

  • Advanced ability to communicate clearly and influence others

Relevant (Preferred) Certifications:
  • SANS GIAC, OSCP, CISSP, etc.

Perks & Benefits

  • Stock Options (Every employee is an owner in the company)

  • Health Benefits (100% Paid Employee Medical, Dental, and Vision)

  • Fertility Benefits (IVF/Fertility drug coverage)

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a match

  • Life and Disability Insurance 

  • Paid Family and Caregiver’s Leave

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Generous Vacation Time (Who doesn’t like time off)

  • One-time $500 Home Office Stipend

  • Company Wellness Days

  • Wellness Program

At WP Engine, we strive to have the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to include the background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person unique. WP Engine is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. ​

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Constant ContactEmail
    • SendGridEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

WP Engine is on the corner of 5th and Lavaca, blocks away from the Colorado River and Congress Avenue.

What are WP Engine Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

100% Employee Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision. Lunch provided Monday - Thursday. Equity - Every employee is an owner in the company. Paid downtown parking.

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