Staff Infrastructure Security Engineer

Remote, United StatesUnited StatesNorth America

Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by designing technology to create opportunities for all. We believe all candidates, regardless of who they are, should have a fair chance to work. Established in 2014 and valued at $5B, Checkr is using technology to bring hiring to the next level. Our People Trust Platform uses machine learning to help thousands of companies modernize their background check process and make hiring safer, more efficient, and more inclusive. Some of our customers include Uber, Instacart, Doordash, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco.

A career with Checkr is an opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest minds, disrupt an industry for a better future, and give otherwise overlooked candidates access to employment. Checkr has been recognized in Forbes Best Startup Employers and is a top Y Combinator company by valuation.

Checkr is looking for a Staff Infrastructure Security Engineer to help develop, design, and execute our DevSecOps, infrastructure, and information security program and priorities. This role and the team will collaborate and coordinate with our product, data, platform, and infrastructure (production and corporate) engineering teams and work closely with our DevOps, reliability engineers, security, and other engineers. You will contribute to protecting Checkr and the people who trust us with their information and safety. This work directly impacts our mission of creating a fairer future - come help us change the world!

What a typical week may look like at Checkr:

  • Provide subject matter expertise on cloud and data center infrastructure security.
  • Partner with various teams to improve security methodologies to our infrastructure and services.
  • Research, design and develop solutions meeting internal and external security requirements and standards.
  • Design and deploy infrastructure security tools and monitoring.
  • Drive detection, response, investigation, and remediation of infrastructure security vulnerabilities.
  • Consult and advise on infrastructure security architecture, authentication, configurations, policies, and processes.
  • Occasionally participate in a shared team on-call schedule. 

What we value in an Infrastructure Security Engineer:

  • Passionate opinions about CI/CD, Kubernetes, and serverless technologies.
  • Knowledge of secure development principles and DevSecOps.
  • Expertise in AWS and Azure security controls, monitoring and orchestration.
  • Expertise in cloud-first architectures, APIs, and DevSecOps tools.
  • Security experience with items such as: Terraform, Snowflake, CloudFlare, Postgres, MongoDB, Okta, and Auth0.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microservice architecture and security. 
  • In-depth technical knowledge of security engineering, network security, authentication, security protocols, and vulnerability management.
  • Deep, hands-on expertise in cloud architectures (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, distributed systems) and approaches to address their unique management and security considerations.
  • Deep understanding of applying defensive infrastructure automation, advanced threat detection and attack prevention.

Brownie Points:

  • Deep knowledge of shifting left in security for infrastructure as code. 
  • Working knowledge of Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Vulnerability Management Tools such as Prisma Cloud, Tenable, Qualys, and alike. 
  • Proven track record of implementing and/or managing SIEM/SOAR platforms. 
  • Worked in a fast-paced startup environment.

What you get

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Learning and development allowance
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Up to 25K reimbursement for fertility, adoption, and parental planning services
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Monthly wellness stipend, home office stipend

The base salary for this position will vary based on geography and other factors.  In accordance with Colorado law, the base salary for this role if filled within Colorado is $131,495- $154,700.

Equal Employment Opportunities at CheckrCheckr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.   Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.

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