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Senior Security Engineer ||



Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Harness is a high-growth company that is disrupting the software delivery market. Our mission is to enable the 30 million software developers in the world to deliver code to their users reliably, efficiently, securely and quickly, increasing customers’ pace of innovation while improving the developer experience. We offer solutions for every step of the software delivery lifecycle to build, test, secure, deploy and manage reliability, feature flags and cloud costs. The Harness Software Delivery Platform includes modules for CI, CD, Cloud Cost Management, Feature Flags, Service Reliability Management, Security Testing Orchestration, Chaos Engineering, Software Engineering Insights and continues to expand at an incredibly fast pace.
Harness is led by technologist and entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal, who founded AppDynamics and sold it to Cisco for $3.7B. We’re backed with $425M in venture financing from top-tier VC and strategic firms, including J.P. Morgan, Capital One Ventures, Citi Ventures, ServiceNow, Splunk Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Adage Capital Partners, Balyasny Asset Management, Gaingels, Harmonic Growth Partners, Menlo Ventures, IVP, Unusual Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Alkeon Capital, Battery Ventures, Sorenson Capital, Thomvest Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.

Position Summary

A Security Engineer within the Security Operations team collaborates across the organization to construct and manage security tools and processes. Leveraging extensive expertise in systems, automation, and security, a Senior Security Engineer is tasked with operating technology, devising solutions, and ensuring continuous compliance on a large scale.

In the role of a Senior Security Engineer, you will take the lead in expanding visibility into Harness’ security posture, automating essential security technologies, and fostering ongoing enhancements throughout our technical infrastructure. Your responsibilities include designing solutions aligned with Harness' security objectives, working closely with engineering teams to achieve project goals, and spearheading cross-team initiatives with Engineering and Product. This role provides an opportunity to refine existing skills and acquire new ones in line with the company’s growth trajectory

About the role

  • Take a leading role in the design of the next level of secure operations for Harness' cloud and business infrastructure
  • Take charge of implementing and overseeing security tooling, encompassing the detection and alerting systems for identifying malicious activity and insecure configurations
  • Utilize automation to effectively manage and enhance the security posture of Harness' multi-cloud Kubernetes-based infrastructure
  • Use Harness CI/CD to integrate security processes like vulnerability management into the SDLC
  • Contribute to the development, review, and implementation of technical security and compliance-related engineering requirements across global Engineering teams
  • Detect, respond, and mitigate security related events and incidents.
  • ​​Collaborate with fellow Developers and Product Managers to analyze and implement security standards, methods, and architectures

About you

  • You have at least 7 years of relevant industry experience as a systems engineer, security engineer, cloud security, site reliability engineer, a comparable position
  • You possess expert-level professional knowledge in enterprise applications and infrastructure
  • You bring extensive prior experience in a cloud-native environment, with proficiency in platforms such as AWS, GCP, and Azure
  • You have exposure to industry regulations and compliance certifications (ISO 27001, SOC 2, FedRAMP, SOX, etc.)
  • You are seeking to contribute to a high-growth environment and play a key role in building new programs from the ground up
  • You care about the details, and are willing to ask questions when you’re unsure
  • You are comfortable handling the unknown, and seek to bring clarity in ambiguous situations

Bonus Points!

  • You have a BS in Computer Science or a related degree
  • You have experience and exposure to a containerized environment
  • You hold relevant security or technical certifications (CISA, CEH, AWS/GCP/Azure Professional)
  • You are familiar with what’s going on under the hood of a cloud console, and can speak to best practices for configuration and management
  • You are eager to learn, and to share your knowledge with colleagues
  • You like to automate the boring stuff

Work Location

India - Remote

What you will have at Harness

  • Competitive salary and early-stage stock options
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefit
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Paid Time Off and Parental Leave
  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual social and team building events
  • Monthly internet reimbursement
  • Monthly Food & Beverage Reimbursement Program