Infrastructure Security Engineer / Red Team

Helix   •  

San Carlos, CA

Less than 5 years

Posted 265 days ago

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  • Curiosity - we are all passionate about the possibilities enabled by having access to your own genome
  • Responsibility - we have an obligation to people and our partners to operate with highly credible research guided by well-respected advisors, with clear and effective communication about our products
  • Agility - flexibility and a desire to be nimble, smart, and effective are important to the Helix culture
  • Experience - we’re building a team with amazing track records of achievement in multidisciplinary environment

As an Infrastructure Security Engineer, you will:

  • Perform assessment of Helix infrastructure to identify and prioritize risks, driving prioritization and remediation across engineering and science teams
  • Be the expert on vulnerabilities and attack vectors that have the potential to impact Helix’s platform, our partners, and our users
  • Perform security reviews, network and host vulnerability testing, and penetration testing, and train engineering/DevOps/IT teams on best practices in infrastructuresecurity
  • Identify and implement products and tools to ensure security of our infrastructure, collaborating with engineering, operations, and IT to harden our environment (Anti-Virus, Anti-phishing, OS/Mobile hardening, Patching, IDS/IPS, Application Whitelisting, Logging, Anti-spam, etc.)
  • Perform red team exercises, social engineering, research and exploit development
  • Develop security solutions to facilitate secure partner integrations and consulting with partner engineering teams
  • Keep current with latest security developments and leverage your information securityexperience in the new field of bioinformatics and big data genetics infrastructure

Required Background:

  • A passion for improving people’s lives through access to better information about their DNA
  • 3+ years engineering experience of security tools, networkinfrastructure, operating systems hardening, red teaming, and vulnerability research
  • Have a hacker mindset, curious to break and tinker with technology
  • Very strong logic and problem-solving skills
  • Familiar with network protocols and their weaknesses
  • Very familiar with network and host scanning tools for vulnerabilities and exploits
  • Familiar with threat models for large, distributed systems and cloud-based infrastructure (AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure)
  • Excellent communication skills to document and explain security vulnerabilities and technical risks to a technical audience
  • Diverse domain expertise such as e-commerce, financial, wireless, and healthcaresecurity implementations and techniques
  • Basic understanding of application security, mobilesecurity, and cryptography
  • Affinity for an engineering culture that emphasizes Agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery
  • BS+ in Computer Science or equivalent experiencerequired; coursework in cryptography, genetics/bioinformatics a plus