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Security Engineer II

| Austin

Khoros is seeking aSecurity Engineer II to join ourfast-growing team. Our software builds trusted relationships between the world'sbest brands and their customers, helping people get answers and share theirexperiences. Customers rely on our software platform to help them connect,engage, and understand their Total Community. In a world of extremeexpectations, Khoros has allowed our customers like Airbnb, AT&T, GoPro,and many more meet the needs of their customer base by allowing them to drivethe conversation through unique and vibrant Khoros-powered communities.



  • Conduct application security scanning and penetration testing using automated and manual techniques
  • Conduct security assessments of our cloud hosting environment
  • Coordinate compliance and customer security audits
  • Work with engineering and infrastructure teams to prioritize and address security bug fixes, security feature implementations and various security enhancements
  • Participate in security architecture design reviews and enhance security requirements related to new and existing software platforms, systems and features
  • Create and maintain documentation
  • Assist with the development and delivery of security awareness and technology training


  • Associate or Bachelor's degree preferred (Computer Science or Technology preferred)
  • 2+ years of professional experience in information security and web application security
  • Experience with web application technologies (Java, JavaScript, HTML, XML, JSON, REST, AJAX)
  • Understanding of OWASP Top 10 and SANS Top 25 application security errors
  • Familiarity with cloud security best practices
  • Familiarity with scripting languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Shell, etc.
  • Experience with commercial and/or open source security tools (ex: Qualys, VeraCode, Metasploit, Burp Suite, Wireshark, WAF, IDS/IPS, Firewall, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills


  • Experience with audits and compliance (SOC2, ISO 27001, GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, etc.)
  • Familiarity with web protocols and standards (TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, DNS, etc.)
  • Security certifications such as CISSP, CISM, GPEN, CEH, CCNA, etc.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • HTMLLanguages
    • CSSLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases


7300 Ranch Road 2222 , Austin, TX 78730-3204

An Insider's view of Khoros

What are some social events your company does?

Khoros Austin embodies cultural diversity through inclusivity and team engagement. Not only do we offer daily catered lunches and weekly bootcamp and yoga classes, but we organize unique monthly happy hour experiences, (mixology contests, candle making, mindfulness classes) quarterly volunteer opportunities and partnerships with local non-profits.

Laura Whitefield

ATX Senior Executive Assistant & Cultural Specialist

How does the company support your career growth?

After trying on quite a few different roles, I feel so fortunate to have found the perfect one for me. My managers have always been so helpful in making sure to elevate and help me prep for the right opportunities to provide value for the company and help me transition into a role that I love.

Sidney Gomez

Sales Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've had multiple opportunities to learn and grow at Khoros. I began as a Recruiter and was promoted to Recruiting Lead within a year. Having worked in recruiting a while, earlier this year, I was interested in a career shift and was supported through a transition into Sales Engineering. My career has grown exponentially since being at Khoros.

Kristine Lim

Associate Sales Engineer

What are Khoros Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We offer a great wellness perk of $50 a month that you can use for acupuncture, art and/or cooking classes, massages, ski or snowboarding passes/lessons, yoga and pet sitting services (...plus much more!). We've hosted healthy cooking classes alongside having healthy fruit and veggies delivered to the office. Oh, and cold brew, we have that too!

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