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Security Engineering Lead

Dublin, Ireland, Remote

At Nitro we are looking to hire a Security Engineering Lead to join us to help build, lead and champion our Application Security Program and participate in the continued evolution of our overall Security strategy.

The Role 

We are looking for a highly motivated, self-sufficient and talented Security Engineering Lead who can help build out a nascent shift-left Product Security initiative. We are looking for an innovator who strives to continuously iterate, improve and learn. The Security team at Nitro focuses on partnering with development groups throughout the company to create and deliver applications and services that are secure. Our work includes audits such as code reviews, threat models and penetration testing assessments. We also build partnerships with engineering teams in defining security-related requirements and providing input on design proposals. The team will also create tools and practices which will allow us to scale our work to cover a diverse and complex set of code bases across the broader organization. 

What You Will Be Doing 

  • Assess the current state of Product Security and set a high bar for the development of a scalable, developer-focused security strategy 
  • Select and/or design and build security tools to be integrated within the CICD pipeline 
  • Perform reviews ranging from architectural design to threat modeling and source code level assessments, providing actionable recommendations to make Nitro’s products and services more secure 
  • Collaborate closely with engineering and security personnel on security-focused code reviews and implementation of security best practices in essential systems across the company 
  • Write and/or use tools to help identify application security flaws and work with engineering teams to make sure that issues are remediated 
  • Be capable of prioritizing security efforts in the broader business context, as well as helping teams understand the prioritization of security mitigation work 
  • Help build solutions to secure and transfer valuable data through Nitro’s systems and services 
  • Triage and respond to vulnerability reports and potential incidents 
  • Provide technical leadership to junior members of the security organization 

What You Must Have

  • Five + years of experience in the application security space helping to secure complex web, desktop and mobile applications and their architectures (experience with Scala, GoLang and/or C/C++ a plus) 
  • A history of independently finding high impact vulnerabilities and participating in the creation of tools that help find security issues 
  • A track record of contributing to projects from design to implementation and through maintenance 
  • A broad and practical understanding of security fundamentals and their application in real world environments 
  • Experience assessing, selecting, and using static, dynamic and SCA security tools 
  • Practical knowledge and experience working in public cloud environments (AWS, Azure, etc.)  
  • An interest in conceiving and building creative solutions to complex security problems and scaling the team’s impact through DevSecOps solutions 

What Would Be Awesome To Also Have  

  • Documented contributions to the security community (conference talks, Open Source projects, viral memes, etc) 
  • Successful bug bounty or CTF experience 
  • Experience securing microservice architectures 
  • Experience with github actions, Dependabot, Sonarqube, Datadog, argocd and Kubernetes 
  • Experience or interest in leading teams 

Who We Are

Nitro is an exciting, high-growth company in the rapidly evolving digital documents space. Our value proposition is straightforward, tangible, and easy to prove – we believe software technology should be easy to use, help make people better, and be accessible to any knowledge worker who wants to be more productive.

We are on a mission. We hire creative, intelligent, talented people. We build great products that delight our customers. And we are doing it in a rewarding way– a way that feels good and makes us proud to be part of Nitro.

It All Comes Back To Our Core Values

We put people at the center of everything we do, both our customers and our employees.

  • High Performance - We have a “performance first” orientation and ambitious plans for the company. This means ample opportunity for those who join us to make a big impact. Non-high performers need not apply. 
  • Be Good - We hire people with big hearts and foster an environment where they can be themselves and do their best work. We celebrate individuality and diversity and provide our employees with the opportunities, the resources and the support they need to thrive and flourish. 
  • No BS – this one is self-explanatory 

We help the world work smarter and have plenty of fun while doing it! Come be part of the Nitro good life!

About Nitro: 

Nitro is a global document productivity software company driving digital transformation in organizations across multiple industries around the world. The Company’s core solution, the Nitro Productivity Suite™, provides integrated PDF productivity, eSignature, and business intelligence (BI) tools to customers through a horizontal, SaaS and desktop-based software suite. Nitro’s software solution is highly scalable, serving large multinational enterprises and government agencies, as well as small businesses and individual users. Nitro has sold over 2.6 million licenses and has 11,700 Business Customers in 154 countries, including over 68% of the Fortune 500 and three of the Fortune 10. Nitro is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Dublin, Toronto, London, and Melbourne. #LI-GB1 #LI-Remote

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