Cloud Security Engineer

Job Description

  • Job Title IT / Computing / Software


Who We Are

Cyngn is a Silicon Valley-based autonomous vehicle startup backed by leading Venture Capital firms, including Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, and Index Ventures.

We are a team of engineers and scientists, and we believe in building the best products through open and honest collaboration. We're constantly experimenting, asking questions, listening to feedback, and taking action.

The journey of creating and building is just as important as the final product. We pride ourselves on our trusting and creative work environment; it's what has led us to build one of the world's leading autonomous vehicle solutions. Our advanced self-driving system is cost-effective, modular, and broadly applicable across a variety of industries and vehicles by leveraging applied artificial intelligence, leading-edge sensors, and robotics.

Who We're Looking For

To build this incredible technology, we are looking for energetic, motivated, and experienced technical leaders to help guide our team and move this innovative field forward.

We want you to bring a passion for autonomous vehicles and the future of mobility with a zen-like ability to excel in a fast-paced startup environment. You are driven, curious, calm , and thrive on opportunities to make a big impact on technologies that will revolutionize entire industries while creating commercial success for Cyngn and its partners.

If you love to build, tinker, and create with a team of trusted colleagues, then Cyngn is the place for you.

About This Role

The Cyngn InfoSec Team is looking for a Senior Security Engineer to help build and grow security operations for our cloud based services platform as well as vehicle infrastructure. You will lead security due diligence efforts, plan security integrations, and collaborate with cloud and engineering teams to build resilient security focussed architecture. You will partner with key project stakeholders to review technology proposals, identify key security impacts, implement actionable plans to achieve remediation of security threats, and dive deep into tactical security aspects of a cloud based containerized service built from the ground up. Senior Security Engineers oversee and influence cross-functional teams with a keen focus on security due diligence and integration.

    • Collaborate with Engineering teams across Cyngn to design, build, and validate secure and scalable containerized architectures in the cloud and vehicle infrastructure
    • Implement information security controls and patterns that support risk assessments and the development of secure architectures
    • Collaborate with engineering teams to drive product roadmaps, by providing security requirements that map security controls to service features
    • Identify and mitigate risks throughout our corporate and production environments
    • Provide continuous technical support and escalation management for security related issues throughout Cyngn
    • Identify opportunities for process improvement, including the development and implementation of internal security tools, tactics, and procedures
    • Provide security related guidance and documentation

      • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field (or 5 years equivalent experience)
      • Minimum of 3+ years of progressive security architecture experience; preferably within a professional services firm or similar environment working with startups and large security mature companies.
      • 3+ years of hands-on experience operating and securing container based infrastructures.
      • 3+ years of experience in Cloud Security Engineering, DevOps or IT Operations roles, strong familiarity with the principles of DevOps and Agile development.
      • 3+ years of hands-on experience securing cloud applications and infrastructure (AWS strongly preferred).
      • 3+ years of hands-on experience securing baremetal Linux based infrastructure.
      • Understanding of security vulnerabilities, attacker exploit techniques and methods for remediation of such.
      • Excellent understanding/working knowledge of the public cloud infrastructure and services in AWS (IAM, VPC, KMS, CloudWatch, Systems Manager, S3, RDS, Route53, Lambda, AWS Config, etc.) is a strong plus.
      • Excellent understanding of docker and container orchestration with kubernetes and experience running production kubernetes clusters in Amazon EKS, Google GKE, or similar managed platform.
      • Experience implementing and leveraging centralized logging and monitoring solutions such as elasticsearch, kibana, fluentd, influxdb, prometheus, grafana, pagerduty, etc.
      • Experience communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
      • Demonstrated experience in areas such as system security, network, and/or application security experience.
      • Understanding of best practices in one or more Cloud Security Engineering specialties: secure development, cryptography, network security, security operations, systems security, policy, and incident response.
      • Experience with scripting and automation (Python, Go, JS, C, C++, Java, Ruby, or PowerShell)
      • Socially confident with good organization, communication and presentation skills.
      • Self-starter with good analytical skills and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
      • Prior working experience in or with a Software Development or Security Consulting Team is a plus.

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