Security Engineer, Principal

Progress Software   •  

Boston, MA

Industry: Technology


Not Specified years

Posted 177 days ago

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The Security Engineer owns the end to end security of the Kinvey platform. This includes multiple layers – underlying cloud infrastructure, application layer, and the platform layer consumed by customers as a multi-tenant platform. In addition, this role would influence security of the mobile SDK and the enterprise connectivity feature.

As a Security Engineer at Kinvey you will be a key resource that helps exceed compliance standards such as HIPAA and HITRUST by translating requirements into tangible process and product improvements. You will also be the main liaison with corporate compliance on GDPR and SOC 2.

The ideal candidate would be a hands-on security expert who is capable of implementing many of the improvements they recommend, by contributing to application and infrastructure-as-code codebases. You will have the opportunity to influence development and operational process, select tools and vendors to perform security testing, and foster security innovation at the product level.


  • Security SME on engineering architecture reviews
  • Threat modelling across the entire stack and tenancy options
  • Recommend augmentations of the development process to enhance security at an early stage
  • Participate in audits
  • Lead security incidents
  • Help create whitepapers on Kinvey security
  • Own 3rd party security tooling and vendor selection for penetration testing, white-box testing, continuous network scans, static code analysis, dependency vulnerabilities, intrusion detection/prevention
  • Design and help implement access framework for dev team, including ssh infrastructure and IAM policy

Minimum qualifications

  • BS degree in computer science or equivalent practical experience.
    Experience with a general purpose programming language such as JavaScript, Go, Python or Java
  • Experience in applications security, cryptography, networksecurity, systems security or malware analysis.
  • Willingness and ability to grow into the above mentioned responsibilities
  • Understanding of IaaS security features  – VPC, Security groups, KMS, IAM
  • Understanding of TLS, VPN, SSO, OWASP recommendations

Preferred qualifications

  • MS or PhD degree in computer science.
  • 4 years of experience in a similar hands-on security role in a PaaS or SaaS company

Progress is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!