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Security Engineer (Cloud)

Company: Opendoor
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

About Opendoor:

Founded in 2014, Opendoor's mission is to empower everyone with the freedom to move. We believe the traditional real estate process is broken and our goal is simple: build a digital, end-to-end customer experience that makes buying and selling a home simple, certain and fast. We have assembled a dedicated team with diverse backgrounds to support the 85,000 customers who have selected us as a trusted partner in handling one of their largest financial transactions. But the work is far from over as we continue to grow in new markets.Transforming the real estate industry takes tenacity and dedication. It takes problem solvers and builders. It takes a tight knit community of teammates doing the best work of their lives, pushing one another to transform a complicated process into a simple one. So where do you fit in? Whether you're passionate about real estate, people, numbers, words, code, or strategy -- we have a place for you. Real estate is broken. Come help us fix it.

As our company grows and we expand our security team Opendoor is looking for exceptional Security Engineers specialized in securing Cloud Infrastructures. You'll be joining a team where you have real ownership and a charter to champion best practices, drive change, and determine future policy. You'll also contribute to our other security domains of application, governance and compliance, incident detection and response, and IT security so you'll never end up working in a silo.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Provide a paved path to Engineering teams so Security Best Practices are the simplest solution in the cloud, container orchestration, container, and CI/CD domains
  • Automate cloud security assessment and policy enforcement
  • Provide guidance, visibility, and technical controls for various Cloud provider components
  • Container and Container Registry hardening
  • Provide architectural guidance and mentorship to up-level the security engineering organization and actively hold a high bar for craftsmanship
  • Lead cross team/cross functional discussions and drive alignment on security strategy
  • Define the bar for quality and security of cloud systems while balancing business impact, operational impact, and cost benefits of design and architectural choices
  • Threat modeling

We're looking for teammates who have:

  • Experience securing and architecting AWS Security Best Practices
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience securing scalable web architectures and distributed systems
  • Experience with both a scripting language (ruby, python, etc) and a higher-level language (e.g. golang, Java, etc)
  • Experience with formal threat modeling
  • A sense of ownership for everything you ship
  • A big-picture approach to solving security problems
  • Knowledge of PCI, SOC 2, and/or SOX controls


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience
  • 5+ years work experience in Information Security
  • Strong communication skills

Bonus points:

  • An understanding of the value of usability and buy-in when it comes to security policy and practice
  • A love of instrumentation
  • Passion for automation
  • Love for security at work and outside of work. As shown by: presenting at a known security conference, contributing to or creating open source security tools, contributing to the security community in general, etc

More About Us:

Want to learn more about us and how we are revolutionizing the home buying and selling process? Learn more about us on our website, check out our profile on The Muse to learn more about our culture from our team members, or read our blog posts to hear about the work we are doing.

We Offer the Following Benefits and Perks:

Full medical, dental, and vision with optional 70% coverage for dependentsFlexible vacation policyEducational budget to invest in your career development and growthFitness/Commuter Benefit stipendGenerous parental leavePaid time off to volunteerPlease note that these benefits and perks are available only to Full Time team members and do not apply to contract roles.

Opendoor Values Openness:

Our team celebrates our diverse backgrounds. We believe that being open about who we are and what we do allows us to be better. Individuals seeking employment at Opendoor are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected status under all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

Keywords: Opendoor, San Francisco , Security Engineer (Cloud), Other , San Francisco, California

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