Principal Security Software Engineer

Posted on Indeed on May 12, 2021

Your Job

We are looking for a highly motivated Security Software Engineer to join our team. As a Security Engineer you’ll design, build, and improve systems which keep Indeed secure. With your team you’ll define robust ways to build, operate, and scale security. You will interact with technical teams across Indeed to secure global systems that scale to tens of millions of pageviews a day.


  • Design, accurately estimate work, develop, and ship systems that increase the security of our platforms
  • Use data to support your recommendations and decisions.
  • Plan and develop systematic solutions to problems instead of focusing on one-off fixes
  • Help product engineering teams adopt and integrate security capabilities into their product and software development lifecycles
  • Provide feedback and guidance for development projects on your team including design feedback, code review, and supporting the team’s production code
  • Engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels across Indeed to understand their business objectives and current systems architectures.
  • Leverage that knowledge to help spot and solve deep systematic security challenges for the entire company
  • Mentor engineers on your team and others
  • Share your insights and learnings frequently within and outside Indeed via blogs, talks, and conferences.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Security, Information Systems, or related field, OR comparable level of professional experience
  • 10+ years of experience planning, architecting, designing, and developing systems to improve enterprise product security through existing best practices, and innovative new ones.
  • Expert level proficiency programming with at least one high level programming language (i.e. Python, Go, Java, etc.)
  • Extensive experience mentoring other engineers
  • A deep understanding of the web and web development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
  • Thrive in a highly diverse, collaborative, and cross-functional environment
  • Enthusiastically drives organization-wide transformational change

Who we are

We are builders, we are integrators. We create and optimize solutions for a rapidly growing business on a global scale. We work with distributed infrastructure, petabytes of data, and billions of transactions with no limitations on your creativity.

Our Mission

As the world’s number 1 job site*, our mission is to help people get jobs. We strive to cultivate an inclusive and accessible workplace where all people feel comfortable being themselves. We're looking to grow our teams with more people who share our enthusiasm for innovation and creating the best experience for job seekers. *comScore Total Visits, March 2019

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Salary Range Transparency

US Remote 161,000 - 199,000 USD per year

Equal Opportunities and Accommodations Statement

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