Software Engineer - Security

| Greater NYC Area
About Foursquare:
Since our inception in 2009, Foursquare has been a leading force in changing how location information enriches our real-world and digital lives. As a location intelligence company, Foursquare is comprised of two well-known consumer apps, Foursquare and Swarm, as well as thriving media and enterprise products. Our B2B offerings include Places (for developers), Pinpoint and Attribution (for marketers), and Place Insights (for analysts, based on the world's largest foot traffic panel). With more than 200 people across our offices in New York, San Francisco, and in sales offices around the globe, we’re dedicated to our trailblazing mission—enriching consumer experiences and informing business decisions with location intelligence.
 
About our Engineering Team:
As a member of Foursquare’s engineering team, we want you to bring experience building real products from the ground up. We're passionate about tackling tough challenges in the location space and look for others who like to dive deep into code and help solve hard problems. You should be comfortable running with your own ideas and eager to learn new skills on a bleeding edge platform. We use a variety of tools, technologies, and languages to build software (Scala, Thrift, MongoDB, Memcached, JS/jQuery, Kafka, Pants, Hadoop, MR, Spark) but experience with equivalent ones will do just fine.
 
Join us and help bring our feature ideas (and your own!) off the whiteboard and into reality. Here are some high level areas you could help within our NY or SF office:
 
- Improve the accuracy and efficiency of one of the premier Place search APIs in existence. Our API powers Foursquare City Guide and Swarm as well as apps from Microsoft, Uber, Samsung, Twitter and more
- Leverage machine learning techniques to build systems which process and derive insights from billions of location data points every day
- Launch features that make cities easier to explore and continue to push the Foursquare City Guide and Swarm apps forward
- Build resilient services and tooling which drive all of our offline processing of petabytes of data

About the Role:

Foursquare is seeking an experienced Security Engineer to lead efforts and implement solutions to keep our users' and customers' data private and our systems secure. You will work with infrastructure and feature engineering teams to identify and mitigate risks to the business. You will propose, design, plan and implement strategic and tactical security improvements — from remote access systems for employees, to authorization rules on our production fleet, to forward-thinking policy initiatives.

Our infrastructure and feature engineering teams will be active and supportive partners, but you will be expected to organize and lead these efforts. Your work will be instrumental in ensuring Foursquare's future business success.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of proven industry experience and background in development and operations with a strong interest in security
  • Expert in writing readable and maintainable code
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid background using Linux and *nix operating systems
  • Experience with administration of cloud services, such as AWS, in addition to key management and security groups best practices
  • Experience developing and implementing employee remote access policies and systems
  • Thorough understanding of web application architecture, including TCP/IP, HTTP, TLS, HTTP/2 and common authentication schemes
  • Knowledge of how to mitigate real world attacks, such as DDoS, XSS, CSRF, and dictionary attacks
  • Proficiency in at least 1 programming or scripting language (preference to Python or Java)

Foursquare is proud to foster an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. We strongly believe in order to build the best products, we need a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users and team members. We value listening to every voice and we encourage everyone to come be a part of building a company and products we love.

Foursquare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • HBaseDatabases
    • HiveDatabases

Location

50 West 23rd Street, New York , NY 10010

What are Foursquare Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Perks & Discounts
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Full coverage for medical, dental, and vision insurance · Flexible vacation and sick days · Competitive salaries and equity packages · Discounted gym memberships and $50/month gym reimbursement · Subsidized dinner every night, delicious catered lunches, and tons of fattening snacks

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