Software Engineer, Product Security Generalist

San Francisco, United States

Why are Software Engineers important at Airbnb?
There is much more that we want to build and so much that we could improve.  Airbnb is a global marketplace trusted with payment and personal data. We value strong engineers who are agile enough to jump into these projects in which we must meet specific industry and regulatory standards.
What are examples of work that Product Security Engineers have done at Airbnb? 
  • Author & maintain core security/authentication/authorization libraries and frameworks.
  • Building new tools to detect vulnerabilities via static analysis, automated scanning, etc.
  • Implementation of two-factor authentication for internal systems; standardized identity and access management
  • Work across functions to ensure the security of the entire production ecosystem.
  • Help design and review security-sensitive aspects of the system.
  • Train new engineers and evangelize good security habits; ensure best practices (in technology or education/outreach). 
  • Regular collaboration with third-party penetration-testing firms
  • Attend security conferences
  • Contribute to open source
  • Publish security research
The following are some examples of profiles that are relevant to us:
  • Ruby-on-Rails in production environments 
  • Strong Java experience
  • Exposure to architectural patterns of a large, high-scale web application
  • Exceptional proficiency using HTML/CSS/Javascript/AJAX
  • Demonstrated design and UX sensibilities
  • Rigor in A/B testing, test coverage, and other web best practices
  • Interest in security in an agile, cloud based environment
  • Stock
  • Competitive salaries
  • Quarterly employee travel coupon
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • 401K
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Apple equipment
  • Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Much more...

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