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Principal Security Engineer

Company: Anaplan
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Here at Anaplan, we have reinvented how companies see, plan, and run their businesses. Our platform allows our customers to uncover new insights, connect their strategy to their plans, and work in ways they had not previously thought possible. We're growing fast, constantly innovating, and couldn't be prouder to help our customers move forward with confidence in a sophisticated and changing world.

We are looking for forward-thinking people who bend over backward to put customers first. Individuals who thrive on challenge and are ready to grasp the opportunity of a lifetime. Because we fundamentally believe every colleague brings unique value to our whole. We are a workplace where each person feels seen, heard, and valued, and can contribute their unique talent to our collective effort. We believe that for ourselves and for our customers.

At Anaplan, we are looking for a self-motivated Principal Security Engineer to join our growing team at Anaplan HQ in the city-by-the-bay, SAN FRANCISCO to be a member of the Security Engineering Team. This is an opportunity for you to work for one of the coolest hyper-growth companies in technology.

As a Principal Security Engineer with a strong DevOps and Cloud mindset, you will help drive the Product Security Architecture & Research function(s) for Anaplan development services. You will also be responsible for working with the other Engineers, Architects and Security teams across Anaplan, collectively providing guidance and strategies that improve the security posture for our employees and data. You will be working with business customers, Engineering management, infrastructure, development, project managers and other security teams to shape the vision, structure, standards and plan for solutions that support Anaplan's strategic business direction.

You'll join a team of individuals who embrace and respect diverse perspectives, aren't afraid to push boundaries and try new ideas and are passionate about helping our customers and each other succeed. We work hard, but we also don't wait for an excuse to have fun. In fact, we're so serious about it that it's one of our core values!

Located in SOMA district, when you walk into our San Francisco office, you can feel the excitement and energy of what we are doing at Anaplan. Open floor plan, stocked kitchens, and collaboration spaces, we gear our office around making sure you have everything you need to work well. And whether it's a company outing to a Giants game or team happy hour, there are always events for you to connect with your colleagues outside of work. You will join a team of individuals who embrace and respect diverse perspectives, aren't afraid to push boundaries and try new ideas, and are passionate about helping our customers and each other succeed. We work hard, but we also don't wait for an excuse to have fun and we inspire each other!

This role is an immediate full-time position. If you're ready to roll up your sleeves and tackle unique problems that no one is solving in the tech space yet, keep reading.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Conceive of and collaborate on novel ideas to identify risks at scale.
  • Rapidly prototype to assess effectiveness of project ideas.
  • Create tools/scripts to find AppSec risks at scale.
  • Stay on top of cutting-edge AppSec best practices, tools, etc., and assess their utility at Anaplan.
  • Understand new technologies and their strengths/weaknesses in the context of AppSec tooling.
  • Perform operational security reviews of feature implementations
  • Perform regular secure coding & secure design workshops for developers
  • Perform risk assessments of new and emerging threat types
  • Interface with QA teams by implementing automated security unit and functional tests
    More About You
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline preferred, and substantial commercial experience in a similar role.
    • Prior experience in building pragmatic and effective security testing techniques/tools is a big plus.
    • Experience in threat modeling web applications and microservices.
    • Strong understanding of Modern Auth (SAML 2.0, OAuth)
    • Strong understanding of SSL certificate management, PKI, CA and their use.
    • Deep knowledge of web protocols and standards.
    • Experience in containers and their hardening/security
    • Clear understanding of security concepts e.g., Authentication, Authorization.
    • Deep knowledge of application security vulnerabilities (OWASP Top 10) and mitigation techniques.
    • Knowledge of emerging threats, mitigations and industry trends.
    • Experience with SAST, DAST tools
    • Prior experience of AWS, GCP services and architectures
    • Experience with AWS is a Huge plus
      Technologies You Would Work With
      • Kubernetes
      • Docker
      • Spring Boot
      • Projects from Cloud Native Ecosystem
        Bonus Points
        • Kubernetes
        • Jenkins Pipelines
          **Possibility to potentially work remote**

          Do you align with Anaplan's Values?

          Collaborative: We go out of our way to help others succeed

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          Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

          Build your job in a place that thrives on diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We believe in maintaining a hiring and working experience in which all people are respected and valued, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes people unique. We hire you for who you are, and we want you to bring your true self to work every day!


          Protecting the health and safety of our communities, including our employees and of those considering a career at Anaplan, is our highest priority. We continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with any related changes to our interviewing process.

Keywords: Anaplan, San Francisco , Principal Security Engineer, Engineering , San Francisco, California

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