Orchard is transforming the way people buy and sell their homes.
New York, NY

Senior Security Engineer at Orchard (Greater NYC Area, NY)

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About Orchard

Orchard is radically simplifying the way people buy and sell their homes. For the average American, the home purchase and sale process takes months, creates anxiety, and is filled with uncertainty and hassle. Orchard has reimagined the end-to-end experience of buying and selling, from innovative home search tools to find the perfect home to the ability to buy a new home before selling your current one. Orchard customers manage the entire experience through a personalized online dashboard, while also getting the support of best-in-class Orchard real estate agents. 

Headquartered in New York City and with offices throughout Texas, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia, Orchard has over 700 employees and growing. We've recently raised $100 million in Series D funding at a valuation over $1 billion and have financing from top-tier investors including Revolution, Firstmark, Accomplice, Navitas and Juxtapose. Our investors have also backed the likes of Pinterest, AirBnb, Shopify and Sweetgreen. We're proud to be recognized by Glassdoor, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company and Forbes on their lists of best places to work.

Role and Responsibilities

Orchard is looking for a Senior Security Engineer to become a founding member of the security team. As a member of the Security team you will work with engineering leaders and key stakeholders across the organization to ensure we are operating in a security-first mindset.

Orchard delivers to customers an end to end home transaction experience: from finding their home online, enabling them to put forward their best offer, to financing and closing. Our customers trust us with sensitive information, including financial data and funds transfer.

This role will own our threat detection & remediation capabilities: starting with SIEM build and automation, operations as well as implementing security best practices, compliance, policies and procedures. The key focus of this role will start with Incident Detection & Incident Response capabilities with the opportunity to work on broader infrastructure security. 

In this role you will:

  • Build out Orchard’s SIEM capabilities
  • Define and operationalize Orchard's Security Incident Management Program
  • Partner with Engineering & Infrastructure teams to review system designs for both existing and newly developed systems to ensure appropriate log and event data is ingested by SIEM
  • Oversee deployments, build outs and routine maintenance for design changes to the environment
  • Automate repeatable tasks through use of scripting (SIEM rules, SOAR, BASH, Python, Terraform, Ansible)
  • Continuously document changes to application, domain and processes to ensure best practices are being followed
  • Defining, documenting & promoting the Incident Response Process, standards & security best practices within the team
  • Create, monitor, respond to, and tune rules, triggers, and alerts within the SOAR / SIEM tooling
  • Act as first responder by conducting analysis of potential security incidents and report to the Incident Response Team
  • Facilitate post-mortem incident reviews; incorporate “lessons learned’ into continuous improvement of the Incident Management Program by updating documentation and disseminating information to relevant internal teams

Professional Qualifications

  • 4+ years of hands-on experience building and auditing security infrastructure
  • Hand-on experience building out and maintaining a SIEM (for example: DataDog, ELK, Splunk, SumoLogic, etc...)
  • Experience proactively identifying visibility gaps & expanding coverage with event and log data sources
  • Experience with SOAR: security orchestration, automation, remediation workflows
  • Experience with Incident Management programs & security operations
  • Ability to drive change management for business processes and engineering practices
  • Ability to build relationships and partner with business & customer stakeholders to improve Orchard’s security posture


  • Working knowledge of security and compliance frameworks such as ISO 27001, NIST CSF, CIS Controls
  • Familiarity with industry certifications (e.g. SOC, ISO) and privacy regulations such as CCPA
  • Experience with AWS infrastructure: guard duty, IAM, WAF, and securing cloud environments
  • AWS Certifications such as AWS SysOps Admin, DevOps Engineer, or Security Specialty


Orchard is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

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Where we are

195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • PandasLibraries
    • scikit-learnLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • BottleFrameworks

What are Orchard Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

An Insider's view of Orchard

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Each home is unique and comes with its own challenges and surprises. Even though our team has been through hundreds of transactions, we're always learning, growing, and improving our process with each home we acquire. On the engineering side, that means never being satisfied and constantly pushing ourselves to iterate quickly and deliver quality.



How does the company support your career growth?

Culturally, Orchard encourages a growth mindset, from early career employees to senior executives. Every employee is offered an incredible amount of learning opportunities – both formally and on the job -- to hone existing skills and gain new ones. This not only makes employees feel valued but is critical for teams to perform at the highest level.



What is your vision for the company?

We're looking to make buying and selling a home as easy as trading in a car. We believe that through technology, human-centered design, and exceptional operations we can remove the friction from the biggest financial transaction of our customers' lives. As a team, we get to make real progress towards achieving this vision every day.


Marketing & Product

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of Orchard's core values is "Create Raving Fans" and that means there is no task that is too big or too small for any one employee so long as we're working to deliver the best customer experience possible. Everybody is collaborating to ensure our customers have a seamless home buying and selling experience, and ego is left at the door.


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