Security Engineer II at Khoros

| Austin
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Khoros is seeking a Security Engineer II to join our fast-growing team. Our software builds trusted relationships between the world's best brands and their customers, helping people get answers and share their experiences. Customers rely on our software platform to help them connect, engage, and understand their Total Community. In a world of extreme expectations, Khoros has allowed our customers like GM, Sprint, HP and many more meet the needs of their customer base by allowing them to drive the conversation through unique and vibrant Khoros-powered communities.


What you'll do:

  • 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

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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 web protocols and standards (TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, DNS, etc.)
  • 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

Preferred Requirements:

  • Familiarity with cloud security best practices
  • Experience with audits and compliance (SOC2, ISO 27001, GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, etc.)
  • Security certifications such as CISSP, CISM, GPEN, CEH, CCNA, etc.

Why you should join our team: Khoros offers a great working environment and competitive compensation and benefits package. We're looking for fast-thinking, innovative, passionate team players who enjoy brainstorming new ideas, work with the best and brightest in the social media software industry. Build software. Reach hundreds of millions of users. Change lives. That's what we're doing at Khoros. And you can do it, too. If you want to put your stamp on the digital customer space and enjoy yourself along the way, come join the team.

At Khoros, we encourage our employees to be real. In keeping with this philosophy, we appreciate diversity and welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic information or criminal history.

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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

Khoros Benefits Overview

Khoros offers a competitive benefits plan that empowers employees to make decisions that best benefit themselves and their families. By incorporating exceptional benefits with office-specific perks and a work-life balance, Khoros delivers an exceptional employee experience for its global team.

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
Unconscious Bias Training
Diversity Manifesto
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
Company Equity
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
Company Sponsored Family Events
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
Khoros provides Austin employees with free lunch on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and breakfast on Tuesday and Thursday.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
$50/month offered for employee wellness
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and Learns
Cross Functional Training Encouraged
Promote from Within
Time Allotted for Learning
Online Course Subscriptions Available
Customized development tracks
Paid Industry Certifications
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