Lead Security Engineer at Zoosk
San Francisco, CA, US
Are you looking to help build out products that can have a positive, real-life impact on millions of people? At Zoosk, we have the tremendous and rewarding challenge of facilitating meaningful connections between over 40 million users worldwide and growing. Our users span 80 countries worldwide and exchange millions of messages in 25 different languages every single day.
As the Lead Security Engineer, you will be a full-stack engineer contributing to our diverse application codebases. This is a hands-on coding role as well as a security leadership role reporting directly to the Senior Director of Engineering. You will be a dedicated engineering resource responsible for the security of our application.

What you'll do:

    • Monitor industry sources for new vulnerability announcements and evolving best practices.
    • Respond to vulnerabilities discovered by prototyping changes to application code, working with application engineering teams to review those fixes, and ultimately deploy them to production.
    • Implement solutions for continual security analysis and patching of all of our services as part of our CI processes.
    • Work as an engineering resource for product feature work, for projects that improve application security.
    • Partner with Customer Success and Data Engineering teams to understand data patterns and trends, and develop solutions to respond to attacks. 
    • As a team lead: prioritize the security backlog, manage a team responsible for  functions such as compliance, application security, and system/network security.

What we're looking for in you:

    • You are passionate about security and care about implementing best practices in the industry.
    • Ability to jump in to any codebase to figure out how it works, and prototype or estimate solutions to security problems.
    • Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
    • Background as a security engineer or a full stack engineer with interest in network security and application security.
    • Experience with Python, PHP, Java, or similar language.
    • Experience working in a dynamic/Cloud environment and consumer web property is a huge plus.
    • Self-starter with the the ability to work independently as well as with a team.
Zoosk Core Values: Don’t stop caring. Be a doer. We’re better together. Speak up. We say no to the status quo. If there’s fun to be had, then have it.
While there is a lot to do, we also have a very open and collaborative culture and know how to have a lot of fun; frequent team and company outings, Hackathons, happy hour every Friday, daily catered lunches, health and wellness benefits, 401K matching, generous maternity/paternity leave policies, and flexible time off are just some of the ways we support our teams.
Zoosk is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.