Senior Security Engineer

| Greater NYC Area
As a Senior Security Engineer on the SRE Team at Skillshare, you’ll play a key role in helping us continuously improve our security programs to ensure the best experience for our users through the safety of our technology and data. 
This role spans strategic work of putting in place forward-looking initiatives as well as responding to external threats on an ongoing basis, which means the opportunity for impact across the board. We’re scaling quickly and are excited to bring someone onboard who can help us proactively tackle challenges – both in the day-to-day operations and anticipated future ones. 
You’ll collaborate with the other members of the SRE team as well as the product development teams to plan and implement various security initiatives. We’ll look to your strategic expertise, reliable execution, and sound judgment to improve and maintain our security infrastructure, along with creating and improving processes for maintaining a secure product and environment.
You’ll be joining a team that’s passionate about technology, and helping pave the way for building products together that we’re proud of. We’re excited to meet you.

What you'll do:

  • Improve, monitor and maintain our information security.
  • Execute security initiatives related to infrastructure, product, and data.
  • Make strategic recommendations and improvements to our security.
  • Work with application developers to improve the security of various product features.
  • Proactively prep and train developers and raise the security awareness of everyone in the organization.
  • Quickly and proactively respond to incoming security threats.
  • Continually assess, address and report on the levels of threat and preparedness.

Why we're excited about you:

  • 7+ years of experience building, supporting and securing cloud-based web infrastructure with AWS.
  • Knowledge of best security practices for building web applications.
  • Experience with security monitoring tools.
  • Experience in compliance with industry standards such as PCI, OWASP, NIST, GDPR etc.
  • Experience with Single Sign-on (SSO) for internal systems.
  • Understanding of and ability to deal with and prevent typical security threats and risks.
  • Deep understanding of web application infrastructure.
  • Working knowledge of software engineering.
  • Strong communication skills – you’re a natural collaborator and can report out to stakeholders of all levels.
  • Tech stack knowledge: Docker (Kubernetes experience is a plus), Linux, DataDog, AWS security products, MySQL.

Why you're excited about us:

  • Impact: you’ll play a key role in shaping the direction of a comprehensive security approach long-term.
  • Growth: Our team is small, so you’ll have room to wear a lot of hats and take on more responsibility over time. 
  • Our mission: We are building a learning ecosystem for the new economy and changing millions of lives for the better.
  • Our team: We have a passionate, smart team that is a lot of fun to work with.
  • Your life: We take pride in our flexibility. Working remotely is part of how we need to work these days. You’re a professional, and we trust you to do what you need to do.

About Skillshare:
Skillshare is an online learning community for creatives. We have thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people, and millions of members who come together to find inspiration and take the next step in their creative journey. We are backed by Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Amasia, Spero Ventures, and Burda Principal Investments.
Skillshare is committed to building a diverse team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We’re proud to be recognized as a top place to work by BuiltinNYC and Crain’s, one of the five best places to work for women by Bpeace, and a top-rated workplace for dads by Fatherly. We work to ensure a consistent interview process, fair compensation, and inclusive work environment for all.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • SASSLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • WebpackLibraries
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • YiiFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement

Location

Our office is located in the heart of Flatiron (close proximity to 4,5,6,L,N,Q,R,W). The team loves exploring new lunch spots & taking coffee walks.

An Insider's view of Skillshare

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We balance being both focused and flexible in our office. In this kind of fluid environment, we can seamlessly ease in and out of individual heads-down time to group sessions; from meditation to collaboration; from desk to the lounge. The vibe lends us the freedom to play to our strengths and value our differences in working styles.

Jenni

Senior Product Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-team collaboration is frequent and organic at Skillshare; we foster a uniquely friendly atmosphere of openness and shared purpose. Through cross-team threads, project-based meetings, comments on RFC's, pull request reviews, Q&A sessions, and, of course, simple conversations, collaboration commonly happens across a table or across time zones.

Justin

Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Skillshare has supported my career growth and trajectory tremendously. I started here 3 years ago on the Community team, but after discovering a passion for coding, Skillshare provided me with a mentor and on the job time to learn. It's been two years since I switched careers, and I'm so grateful that I get to come in and keep learning every day.

Callan

Software Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As a management team, we strongly believe in making ourselves accessible. This includes: 1:1s with direct reports, skip-level meetings, team-wide meetings, coffees with people across departments, and attending team events. More broadly, we apply the same foundational rule we all learned in kindergarten: treat people the way you want to be treated.

Sabrina

VP, Operations

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

We're in an exciting position - we have a product that we believe in and a community that believes in us. The question we face is: how can we build a platform which works for the Skillshare of today, but will scale to the needs of the Skillshare of the future? It’s not enough to keep up with growth; we must build for where our growth will take us.

Samantha

Director of Engineering

What are Skillshare Perks + Benefits

Skillshare Benefits Overview

At Skillshare, we strive to create an inclusive culture in which each person is compensated fairly, has robust learning and development opportunities, and feels supported in bringing their whole self to work. We also believe that doing your best work means living a full life – that means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support remote teams, have an unlimited vacation policy (with a required minimum!), and encourage work-life balance.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
In addition to our social committee, we have dedicated Diversity & Affinity groups in which team members decide to come together around a shared identity or background.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
We offer both short- and long-term disability insurance.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1 times an employee's annual salary.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Read more about how we think about equity compensation here: https://medium.com/swlh/a-no-b-s-guide-to-startup-stock-option-grants-526a8bc33c2b
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Skillshare offers 14 paid weeks of paid parental leave to both birth-giving and non-birth-giving parent/s.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide catered lunch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Skillshare creates professional development opportunities by offering an annual budget to attend external conferences, in addition to ongoing internal learning programming.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to the above, we also offer a number of perks around flexibility – including the option between a 1-month bonus or sabbatical at your 3-year mark, and the ability to work remotely for up to a month from anywhere in the world when you've been on the team for one year.

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