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Security Engineer



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Company Summary

Bugcrowd is the world’s #1 crowdsourced security company. Our award-winning platform combines actionable, contextual intelligence with the skill and experience of the world’s most elite hackers to help leading organizations solve security challenges, protect customers, and make the digitally connected world a safer place.

Job Summary

The Security Engineer’s role is to aid the security efforts of Bugcrowd, while proactively making changes to further improve our security posture.

To achieve this goal, we require a motivated team member who is willing to push their own boundaries and step out of their comfort zone.You will be challenged on a regular basis, especially because you are the last line of defense for one of the largest crowdsourced security platforms! The Mid-Level / Senior Security Engineer will provide mentoring to multiple junior security engineers and will work closely with other team members on a daily basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Aiding within the Incident Response process

Threat hunting

Developing patches and security controls within a Ruby on Rails application, Golang application, and Kotlin application

Communicating across multiple teams converting technical knowledge into palatable words for multiple audiences.

Significant familiarity with AWS and network security controls

Identifying vulnerability root causes

Performing basic risk assessments and triaging

Educating developers on security best practices

Architecting solutions with developers to remediate any security concerns

Performing basic red team assessments (including but not limited to phishing, vishing, spoofing technologies, etc.)

Testing new features within the platform and services

Automating security tasks to increase workflow efficiency

Mentoring other team members


The Mid level - Senior Security Engineer will have 3 - 5 years of experience in a similar role or its equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Experience with writing IR plans and operating within an IR practice (experience responding to incidents)

Working knowledge of Threat Intelligence and how it can be used to proactively create security controls (automation)

Familiarity with Pentesting techniques and OWASP Top 10

Ability to understand a vulnerability and work with developers to patch it

Scripting knowledge in at least one of: Bash, Python, JavaScript, Ruby

Self motivated and organized - must be able to operate from a calendar and be punctual

Cloud security experience or holds cloud certifications (AWS strongly preferred)

Experience with Identity and Access Management (IAM) controls

Ability to work autonomously within a global company, and critically think without intervention

Familiarity with git

Familiarity with a ticketing system / issue tracking system is a must (e.g: Jira)

Pay Range Disclosure: The base pay range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to Qualifications, Geographical Location, Education/certifications, Experience, Skill Sets, Training, and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the current range for the position of Security Engineer base is: $87,000- $106,000

This position may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary bonus program or commission plan, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.


At Bugcrowd, we understand that diversity in the workplace is vital to a company’s success and growth. We strive to make sure that people are included and have a sense of being part of making Bugcrowd not only a great product but a great place to work.

We regularly hear from both customers and researchers that Bugcrowd feels like a family, and we strive to maintain that internally as well.

Our team consists of a broad range of people: musicians, adventure sports junkies, nature lovers, parents, cereal enthusiasts, night owls, cyclists, artists—you get the point.

At Bugcrowd, we are solving security threats and vulnerabilities that are relevant to everyone, therefore we believe solving these problems takes all kinds of backgrounds. We value the perspectives and experiences people from underrepresented backgrounds bring. We are a supportive & collaborative team who understand that reaching Bugcrowd’s potential depends on the happiness of the employee.


This position has access to highly confidential, sensitive information relating to the technologies of Bugcrowd. It is essential that the applicant possess the requisite integrity to maintain the information in the strictest confidence.

The company is authorized to obtain background checks for employment purposes under state and federal law. Background checks will be conducted for positions that involve access to confidential or proprietary information (including trade secrets).

Background checks may include Social Security verification, prior employment verification, personal and professional references, educational verification, and criminal history. Applicants with conviction histories will not be excluded from consideration to the extent required by law.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Bugcrowd is EOE, Disability/Age Employer.

Individuals seeking employment at Bugcrowd are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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