Security Research Engineer

San Francisco, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required


CloudPassage is looking for a security research and benchmark developer to join our engineering team. You will work on implementing security benchmarks that are integrated into our industry-leading cloud security platform and used by customers to analyze security posture. You will leverage your security expertise, sysadmin knowledge, scripting and written communications skills to create world-class security solution. You should be a self-starter focused on quality and efficiency.

We’re looking for applicants from a variety of backgrounds with the ability and desire to:

Analyze, interpret and distil security best practice guidelines from reputable industry sources like CIS, DISA and others
Leverage scripting languages (e.g Ruby, Python, Bash, PowerShell, others) to develop automation for generation of benchmark and best practices that are integrated into our cloud security platform.
Understand the nuances of, and have experience deploying and configuring Microsoft Windows, popular Linux server operating systems (on bare-metal or in the cloud), application stacks and databases.

Desired Skills

Strong understanding of information security technologies – including networking, firewall technologies, VPN, configuration management & server hardening, user management, intrusion detection, log analysis, vulnerability assessment
Demonstrable attention to detail, creative problem-solving and persistence in your work product
Automation mindset with scripting ability using Ruby, Python, Bash, PowerShell and other languages.
Install, configure, and troubleshoot application stacks (e.g. Apache, nginx, PHP, etc.) and database applications (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS-SQL, etc.)
Write and document security policies and create deep technical security blogs
Strong working knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems
Familiarity with one or more virtualization technologies
Work comfortably at a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
Ability to work in Santa Clara or San Francisco

Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent experience

About CloudPassage

At CloudPassage, we are all about making cloud computing more secure and agile for leading global enterprise companies by resolving the number one inhibitor to cloud adoption: security. This challenge requires smart, passionate, and creative people.

We invented agile security for modern infrastructure. Our platform protects the most critical business assets. Staying in front of the cloud security landscape is a huge challenge that requires expertise, creativity, hard work and intense collaboration.

Leading enterprises like Citrix,, and Adobe use CloudPassage to enhance their security and compliance posture while remaining agile. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, CloudPassage is backed by Benchmark Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Tenaya Capital, Shasta Ventures, Musea Ventures and other leading investors.

Top Reasons to Work with Us:

CloudPassage is a growing, well-funded company that is making a difference
At the bleeding edge of security and technology
There are a lot of smart people to work with!
Great pay, benefits, and stock options
Rapid career advancement (plenty of opportunities to take on additional responsibility with a fast-growing company!)
Opportunity to work with some of the biggest names for customers
Opportunity to make an impact on customer's security issues
Opportunity to work with “the best security tool” in the industry
We get stuff done!

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