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Houzz

A visual remodeling platform helping consumers and design professionals collaborate.

Security Software Engineer
Palo Alto, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Houzz is looking for a self-­motivated and curious software engineer to join our entrepreneurial, world­-class engineering team. As a large online community and e­Commerce website, it is imperative that we continue to employ industry best practices in security design throughout our platform. As a security software engineer you will have the opportunity to take part in all aspects of security for a rapidly growing company.

Responsibilities:

Design and build new features that make users and data more secure
Automate security policy analysis and error detection
Automate spam detection and blocking of malicious activities
Proactively identify and fix security vulnerabilities in the platform and network through audits and penetration testing
Provide expertise to other engineers in the designing and building of secure software
Establish and lead a security response team in case of crisis
Engage with the security community and employ industry best practices and learnings into our platform
Perform tasks that are often unstructured and address issues that many not be well defined, requiring new perspectives and creative approaches
Required Skills & Experience:

Strong foundation and in-­depth technical knowledge of security engineering, authentication, and communication protocols
Understanding of web application architecture
Experience with implementing and scaling host based and network based firewall and intrusion detection systems, and continuously monitor for suspicious activity
Experience implementing IPSEC, VPN, TLS
Strong in scripting and/or programming languages such as Python or Ruby
Experience with automating and securing cloud environments such as AWS
Must be fearless in learning new technologies and taking initiative
Past contributions to the security community is a plus