Security Engineer, Endpoint/IT

The Position

You will be responsible for helping drive the security of Twitter’s endpoint fleets, including macOS, ChromeOS, and Windows machines (Linux experience is a plus), as well as Twitter’s corporate IT infrastructure more generally. You will help identify and manage risks and work with partner teams in IT to mitigate them. You will design, advocate, and help build secure-by-default infrastructure that closes off entire classes of security problems.

 

As an security engineer, you will:

 

  • 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, usability, and engineering velocity.

  • Help 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.

Qualifications

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 many (but need not have all) of the following:

 

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent (engineering, social sciences, arts, etc. are all fine)

  • 1 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.

  • 2 or more years of experience supporting or managing endpoint devices (macOS, ChromeOS, or Windows) in a corporate environment. Prior IT experience counts.

  • You are familiar with macOS, ChromeOS, or Windows and their security features.

  • You have worked with MDM and endpoint management systems such as JAMF, Workspace ONE, or similar systems.

  • You have worked with configuration management systems such as Chef or software distribution systems such as Munki.

  • You are familiar with Google Workspace and the associated management tools.

  • You are able to work closely with IT and other teams dedicated to supporting end user devices, and to help these teams understand and mitigate security risks in these systems.

  • You are able to understand the needs of end users, and how these needs will be impacted by or might constrain security solutions on endpoint devices.

  • Knowledge of at least one of: Go, Python, Bash, or Java.

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.

Team

Security

Location

Remote US, San Francisco, New York City, Seattle

 

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