The Algolia Security Team is responsible for ensuring security of our services and infrastructure which provides service to more than 250 million end users. Running the search service on some of the most exposed websites on the Internet and hosting large amounts of customer data, our environment attracts a large number of adversaries of all kinds.
Security is not something that is later patched on Algolia but has its place in the core. Security and privacy play an important role in the way we design and operate our systems and services. With the growth of Algolia, creation of more products and services, we're looking for an experienced engineer to join the team that drives security and privacy forward for the global operations of Algolia.
We’re working in a rewarding environment with an attention to continuous learning and improvement. As the threat space evolves, you'll evolve with it and we'll evolve with you.

What you will do:

  • Perform security assessments of core services and vendors
  • Build tools and automation to enhance the security of our services
  • Manage our public bug bounty program
  • Provide security guidance for the whole organization
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes
  • Support ongoing and new security/compliance initiatives
  • Evaluate and recommend new security technologies
  • Perform incident response
  • You might be a fit if you have:

  • 5+ years of security engineering experience
  • Full professional English proficiency
  • Understanding of internet security issues and the threat landscape
  • Knowledge of Shell scripting and at least one scripting language (Python, Ruby, etc.)
  • Knowledge of low level principles of computers and network components
  • Strong communication skills
  • What could be a plus:

  • Penetration testing experience/ability to verify common web vulnerabilities
  • Security certifications such as OSCP, CEH, CISSP, etc
  • Knowledge of Go (golang)
  • Ability to use a configuration management tool like Ansible, Puppet or Chef
  • Proven experience in a very fast-paced and continuously changing environment
  • Ability to make independent decisions and taking ownership for them
  • Knowledge of cloud services such AWS / GCP / Azure
  • Knowledge of G Suite and JAMF
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  • We’re looking for someone who can live our values:

  • GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment
  • TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership 
  • CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
  • CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company.
  • HUMILITY- Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside.
  • Benefits:

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Paid parental leave
  • Relocation support up to 6000 euros for Europe / 10 000 dollars for the US
  • 401(k) Matching plan
  • Some benefits will vary by location, but we do our absolute best to take good care of you and your family. 
  • Perks:

  • Competitive pay and equity
  • Your choice of computer, phone, headphones, you name it: everything you need to be efficient and at ease
  • Flexible work hours & unlimited time off (we impose a minimum)
  • Coaching and sponsorship to participate and speak at leading industry conferences
  • Ongoing professional education opportunities through internal & external workshops, including public speaking, language learning (English/French) & more. 
  • Fun: we spend time together — team building, socializing and making tools that encourage getting to know teammates across offices and continents. 
  • Charitable contribution matching 
  • Unique referral rewards program: refer a candidate, and we’ll donate to your charity of choice
  • Fully stocked office and kitchens
  • Team workouts
  • Meals & happy hours