Senior Application Security Engineer

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Employer Provided Salary: 154,000-226,500 Annually
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Box is the world’s leading Content Cloud. We are trusted by more than 115K organizations around the world today, including nearly 70% of the Fortune 500 and leaders across deeply regulated industries (such as AstraZeneca, JLL, and Nationwide), to protect their data, fuel collaboration, and power critical workflows with secure, enterprise AI.

By joining Box, you will have the unique opportunity to continue driving our platform forward. Content powers how we work. It’s the billions of files and information flowing across teams, departments, and key business processes every single day: contracts, invoices, employee records, financials, product specs, marketing assets, and more. Our mission is to bring intelligence to the world of content management and empower our customers to completely transform workflows across their organizations. With the combination of AI and enterprise content, the opportunity has never been greater to transform how the world works together and at Box you will be on the front lines of this massive shift.

Founded in 2005, Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, and we have offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia.


Box is looking for a Senior Application Security Engineer who will focus on thinking like a threat actor to proactively find security gaps and partner with development teams to close those gaps quickly. You will own the end-to-end secure development requirements, discovery of vulnerabilities through PenTesting and identifying remediation tactics specific to the product tech stack.


  • Conduct product/feature level Design Reviews, Code Reviews, Threat Modeling, Penetration Testing and Conducing Vulnerability Risk Analysis
  • Lead manual security reviews and create secure coding requirements
  • Discover vulnerabilities through web and mobile penetration testing
  • Evaluate products for how a threat actor could leverage user-facing flows for malicious activity
  • Deliver reports on completed tests and document technical issues identified during the assessments
  • Collaborate with Product, Engineering and broader security teams to provide recommendations for solutions focused on decreasing business risks
  • Support the Bug Bounty/VDP program through triaging submissions and proposing remediations
  • Identify and maintain standards and procedures around the use of open source software


  • You have 5+ years of experience with creating secure coding requirements, conducting threat models and pen testing software end-to-end
  • You are passionate about working with developers to help them develop code securely
  • Expert in determining the severity of a vulnerability and their impact to the business
  • Expert with common security testing methodologies, including fuzz testing and using tools like Burp Suite
  • Experience with the process of developing, building, and shipping secure code
  • Understand secure engineering best practices, can articulate problem statements and propose solutions to both technically savvy and non-technical audiences
  • Experience with multiple languages such as Java, React, Node JS, PHP, Scala, C and/or Python to perform secure code reviews
  • Understand how to detect and prioritize Front End, API's, Microservices and Container vulnerabilities
  • You have a passion for cyber security demonstrated through participation/leadership in webinars, Capture the Flag (CTF), TryHackMe, Hack The Box, Bug Bounty Programs, submission of CVEs and/or personal security projects
  • Strong understanding of past, current, and emerging security exploits and the TTPs (tactics, techniques, and procedures) threat actor groups leverage
  • Ability to communicate and report to various levels of technical and non technical stakeholders
  • Box lives its values, with community and in-person collaboration being a core part of our culture. Boxers are expected to work from their assigned office a minimum of 2 days per week, with a focus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Your Recruiter will share more about how we work and company culture during the hiring process.

Head-over-heels about this role — but not sure you meet all the requirements? Apply anyway! Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Box, we take a big-picture approach to hiring that fosters authenticity, diversity, and inclusion. If you're passionate about this opportunity, chances are, you shine pretty bright.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, and any other protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation. Box strives to respect the dignity and ‎‎independence of people with disabilities and is committed to giving them the same ‎‎opportunity to succeed as all other employees. Inclusiveness is core to our culture at Box, and we strive to ensure you get the most from your interview experience. Box makes reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please complete this form Reasonable accommodations may include scheduling adjustments, document dictation and beyond.

Notice to applicants in Los Angeles: Box, Inc and its related branches will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chair Ordinance.  The Fair Chance Ordinance is provided here. 

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Box is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. Actual base salary is dependent upon factors such as: knowledge, skill level, experience, and work location. This role is also eligible for equity and benefits. For more information on benefits, check out our healthcare benefits and additional Box Benefits + Perks.

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$154,000$226,500 USD

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