Senior Security Engineer (Compute)

The Position

You will be responsible for helping drive the security of Twitter’s compute platform. You will help identify and manage risks and work with partner teams to reduce and manage them. You will design, advocate, and help build secure-by-default infrastructure that closes off entire classes of security problems.

As an senior security engineer, you will:

  • Mentor and help develop other members of the organization.
  • Model and identify potential risks in designs, configuration, code, or deployed systems along with designing and implementing mitigation options.
  • Identify the trade-offs necessary between security and engineering velocity.
  • Drive infrastructure directions and solutions in collaboration with other teams.
  • Use data to drive identification of risk areas and solutions.
  • Analyze the security of systems via testing.


You care about security and building a secure environment for the people using Twitter everyday. You are curious, and have experience with the tools of the trade, comfortable digging into the details, and eager to help others protect our systems. Ideally, you have most of the following:

  • 2 or more years of relevant experience (other jobs, grad school, etc) in information security including topics such as infrastructure security, pentesting, vulnerability management, or security research.
  • 3 or more years of experience running Kubernetes in production, including experience with admission controllers, pod security policies, and RBAC.
  • Have built and operated container security infrastructure including scanning, signing, and lifecycle management.
  • Experience with deploying, configuring, and patching container images at scale (e.g. 20,000+ of distinct container images).
  • Experience with operating AppArmour or seccomp, and understanding of cgroups and namespaces.
  • Experience with using eBPF for monitoring and security at scale.
  • Knowledge of at least one of: Go, Python, or Java.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent (engineering, social sciences, arts, etc. are all fine)

Company Description

Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now. For us, life's not about a job, it's about purpose. We believe real change starts with conversation. Here, your voice matters. Come as you are and together we'll do what's right (not what's easy) to serve the public conversation.

Additional Information

We care about making work happy and productive for everyone, with the option to work from home and remotely when you need, wellness benefits, six months of parental leave, and unlimited vacation that we believe you should be taking. 

We love sharing knowledge and ideas. Within our team, we have regular lightning talks. We regularly get together with the other Twitter engineering teams for tech talks. And there are many study groups you can join.

A few other things we value:

  • Ethics - Ethical behavior means that we expect our team to work within their limits, ask for assistance, keep conclusions fact-based, and respect all of their professional responsibilities.
  • Challenge - We solve some of the industry’s hardest problems. Come to be challenged, learn, and thrive as an engineer.
  • Diversity - Diversity makes us a better organization and team. We value diverse backgrounds, ideas, and experiences. 
  • Work, Life, Balance - We work hard, but we believe with hard work should come balance.
  • Collaboration - There’s that saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” We want to go far.
  • Variety - We encourage team rotations that allow you to work with and learn from other teams at Twitter.


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