Sr. Security Engineer
Posted on 9/24/2022
Washington, DC, USA • Redmond, WA, USA • West Athens, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, information security, computer science or similar technical field of study and 4+ years of professional experience in information security, networking and/or systems administration; OR 6+ years of professional information security experience in lieu of a degree
  • 2+ years of experience with a programming or scripting language such as Python or PowerShell
  • Strong familiarity with software development lifecycle (SDLC) processes and source control technologies
  • Experience building automation between tools and systems
  • Experience performing analytics against aggregated log data, and building configurations to parse and handle log data from systems and tools
  • Familiarity with Linux, Windows, and Mac system internals
  • Track record of getting things done quickly and with quality
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a dynamic, evolving environment
  • Ethical character and uncompromised integrity
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here
  • Design, build, and maintain technology solutions and systems that provide security for SpaceX systems, networks, and data. This can include:
  • Network security systems and the backend infrastructure that powers such services
  • Application level security controls (e.g. web application firewalls)
  • Cloud deployments security policy enforcement, centralized configuration management, monitoring, etc
  • Authentication and identity services, including multi-factor solutions, network access control identity servers, and related authentication and authorization technologies
  • Identity lifecycle management services and automation
  • Familiarity with enterprise security controls and security best practices for Windows, Linux, and Mac systems
  • Familiarity with cloud security services, concepts, and best practices
  • Serve as the subject matter expert (SME) for those solutions, maintaining documentation on them and advising others on their underlying technologies and operation
  • Work with security and IT teams to identify threats and problem areas, using that feedback to further strengthen tools and technologies. Materialize this as improvements which result in stronger and safer software and application deployments across SpaceX, measuring in decreased risk and prevalence of issues
  • Interface with flight software, ground software, and business applications teams to advise on design, architecture, deployment, and operation of systems across SpaceX as the security POC for these projects. This can include threat modeling, code reviews, and vulnerability assessments of the applications
  • Build and maintain scripts and automation that support the information security mission across SpaceX, to be utilized by information security teammates and other partner organizations
  • Identify and evaluate risks, and then discover, select, and implement technology and process solutions that mitigate those risks

10,001+ employees

Designs, manufactures, & launches rockets and spacecrafts
Company Overview
SpaceX's mission is to make humanity multiplanetary. The company is working on a next generation of fully reusable launch vehicles that will be the most powerful ever built, capable of carrying humans to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
  • Benefits and Perks - Our employees’ well-being is important to us and essential to our capacity to do extraordinary things. We offer a wide variety of programs to support the health, wellness, and financial security of our employees and their families.
Company Core Values
  • Make History - SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company capable of returning a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, and in 2012 our Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station. And in 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to take humans there as well.
  • Reusability - SpaceX believes a fully and rapidly reusable rocket is the pivotal breakthrough needed to substantially reduce the cost of space access. The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which historically has flown only once.
  • Landing - SpaceX’s family of Falcon launch vehicles are the first and only orbital class rockets capable of reflight. Depending on the performance required for the mission, Falcon lands on one of our autonomous spaceport droneships out on the ocean or one of our landing zones near our launch pads.