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Sr. Application Security Engineer

Sr. Application Security Engineer

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US-NY-New York

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What We're Looking For

As 2U continues to grow and partner with premier universities, application security has become a significant focus for the Technology group. We are searching for a passionate Sr. Application Security Engineer who is interested in working for a fast-paced, dynamic company that’s changing the landscape of higher education. This individual will be part of our growing security team in the NY office. At the get-go, the Engineer will be tasked with assisting in the build of 2U’s security infrastructure, and eventually s/he focus will shift to day-to-day operations and break/fix.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Design, test, and deploy various security solutions for 2U’s internal and external systems
  • Implement effective methods in anomaly-based attack detection/prevention and attack surface reduction
  • Automate the static code analysis (SCA) process to detect security vulnerabilities before code is deployed
  • Hack into test environments during red-team exercises
  • Strike a balance between building things and breaking things
  • Provide consultation on information security designs to various departments at 2U
  • Promote secure coding practices within the software development teams
  • Work on improvement of existing tools and development of new tools
  • Automate security log analysis as much as possible
  • Analyze, escalate and remediate security incidents, identify false positives, correlate suspicious activity, etc.
  • Analyze regular vulnerability assessment / patching reports and escalate based on risk

Things That Should Be in Your Background

  • You are adept at using scripting languages to automate tasks (Python preferred)
  • When you hear the term “firewall” you don’t think of a wall engulfed in flames
  • You understand modern web application architecture and how to secure it (OWASP)
  • Have a solid understanding of networking protocols and operations engineering (specifically Linux)
  • You are interested in the unending list of newly released vulnerabilities, attacks and security research
  • Willing to learn by tinkering (and let’s be honest, you know how to Google like a pro)

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

  • ELK, Powershell, Microsoft Network components (Active Directory, DNS etc.)
  • Familiarity with the following security domains: Incident Management/Forensics (Windows Desktop Servers and Linux Ubuntu; Vulnerability Management (Qualys, Amazon Web-Services integrations); Application Security:Web-app security scanners (Burp Suite), Auditing code for vulnerabilities; Compliance (PCI)
  • Knowledge of security standards, principles, techniques and technologies (OWASP, ISO27001, NIST etc.)
  • SANS certifications and participation in Bug Bounty programs are a huge plus
  • You’ve binge-watched Mr. Robot at least once

EEO statement:
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs. Our Platform, a fusion services and technology, enables schools to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students around the world. Our company culture is united by our No Back Row® philosophy; the idea that when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U
2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including a PTO allowance for your vacation, personal, or sick days
  • Additional time off benefits include:
    • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
    • parental leave after 12 months of employment
    • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!
  • Tuition reimbursement program