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Senior Security Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021

Primer exists to make the world a safer place. We do this by providing trusted decision-ready AI to the world's most critical organizations. Our software enables leaders, operators, and analysts to better understand the changing world around us in real time and make informed decisions when the stakes are high. Primer has offices in San Francisco, Pasadena, CA and Arlington, VA. For more information, please visit

As a Senior Security Engineer you will be a key member of the Information Security team ensuring security across the company. You will help confirm that sensitive data is protected and make sure we have the right tools implemented to maintain trust. You will also help our software engineers be successful by sharing your knowledge and working to prevent any vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in our cloud environments from being exposed.
Role Responsibilities - How You Will Make an Impact
  • Design, implement, and manage security solutions and controls for cloud-based infrastructure, platforms, and applications
  • Conduct security assessments and audits of cloud environments to identify and remediate security vulnerabilities and misconfigurations
  • Implement and manage cloud-native security tools and technologies, such as AWS Security Hub and Azure Security Center
  • Manage security tools across multi-cloud environments (e.g., EDR solutions)
  • Implement security policies, standards, and best practices, across the organization
  • Respond to security alerts, perform incident response and track cyber actions from initial detection to final resolution, and conduct root cause analysis
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including DevOps, IT, and development teams, to integrate security into the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and DevSecOps practices
  • Automate security solutions to drive continuous compliance across the infrastructure
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging threats, and best practices in cloud security, and recommend security enhancements and improvements as needed

Relevant Skills and Experience

  • Hands-on experience with AWS and/or Azure cloud platforms, including GovCloud and C2S
  • Direct experience with intrusion prevention systems
  • Experience with system logging and SIEM technologies
  • Experience with cloud native security tools such as IAM, WAF, and CSP
  • Knowledge of vulnerability management tools, technologies, and methods
  • Experience implementing and maintaining security in a software development organization
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with Kubernetes
Bonus Points
  • Knowledge of Python and Golang
  • Experience with US government secure networks
  • Cloud security certifications such as AWS Certified Security - Specialty, Azure Security Engineer, or Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

This role will consider applicants from Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Texas or the DC Metro Area.

The annual cash compensation range for this position is US$160,000 to US$188,000. Final compensation will be determined based on experience and skills and may vary from the range listed above.

Primer works closely with the U.S. defense and intelligence establishment. Any offer of employment is conditioned on an applicant or employee being able to meet any applicable government contract requirements. The company may rescind any offer of employment to an applicant or terminate an employee if the applicant or employee is unable to perform the functions of the position in compliance with applicable government contracts or if an applicant or employee makes a false attestation of compliance.

What We Offer

We are a series D funded company with investors from Addition, USIT, Lux Capital, Amplify Partners, Addition Capital, Bloomberg Beta, and others. We are intentional around building a diverse and inclusive team of subject matter experts to better advocate for the needs of our users.

We care a lot about our work and about the well being of our team. We encourage everyone to work at a sustainable pace and have an unlimited vacation policy for team members to utilize, Wellness Days and 100% paid leave for parents of growing families.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. This includes full medical, dental, and vision coverage, fertility benefits through Carrot, mental health coverage on demand with Ginger, 401(k) (US employees), remote work stipends, and monthly internet allowance.

Primer is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Please see the United States Department of Labor's EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected].

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.