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2017-01-06 04:52


About Us:

VividCortex is the best way to improve your database performance, efficiency, and uptime. It is a secure, cloud-hosted platform that eliminates your most critical APM visibility gap: deep insights into production database workload and query performance. This enables you to delight your customers with a consistently high-performance experience, while shipping better code to production faster and safer. Founded in 2012 by noted database experts, and backed by New Enterprise Associates, VividCortex is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia with remote team members in the US and in Montevideo, Uruguay. With more than 750% year-over-year growth, VividCortex offers endless opportunities!

A career at VividCortex is exciting, fun, and fast-moving, and your impact on our product and processes will be clear. It's also high-impact and challenging. You'll have a lot of responsibility and autonomy to directly influence on the growth of our company and our Security posture, and your goals will consistently challenge you. Finally, a career here is rewarding, offering great benefits and a stake in the company's success.

Why this job is important:

The Application Security Engineer champions security within VividCortex’ product development teams through the design and integration of security controls, and educating our teams through training and security programs. Our security team is a key part of our growth strategy!

What you’ll get to do here:

  • Provide security expertise on our systems, network, encryption, and authentication.
  • Understand our AWS architecture, full engineering stack, services, and data flow and own their security controls.
  • Implement and maintain technologies for security, such as vulnerability testing, logging, monitoring and incident response.
  • Help define our secure development standards and ensure they are met.
  • Consult with engineering on planned and current platform and code changes to ensure security is given due consideration during architectural planning and implementation.
  • Perform code reviews, penetration testing, and security functional testing.
  • Own security awareness training for engineering, and create engaging security programs (bug bounty, white hat testing, and more).
  • Document and develop security engineering processes and procedures in support of compliance processes.
  • Identify and assist in the development of security features within our products.
  • Represent Security as a resource for a great engineering culture.

You’re great at:

  • Sharing your passion for security with the team and advocating for customer needs.
  • Being the engineering team member that others depend on for guidance on security issues.
  • Staying on top of security trends and emerging threats in a rapidly changing industry.
  • Creating engaging programs for training and security awareness.
  • Choosing and using vulnerability testing tools for penetration tests and compliance audits.
  • Understanding complex applications, infrastructure and business processes.
  • Identifying security risks in the product and SDLC and finding pragmatic ways to mitigate them.
  • Leading without authority.

You'll benefit from experience in:

  • Small, high-growth technology environments.
  • Software as a Service.
  • Frameworks and standards such as ISO, CSA, HIPAA, PCI, GLBA, etc.
  • System administration, particularly AWS.
  • General development, deployment, and operation of modern API-powered web applications using continuous delivery and Git in a Unix/Linux environment.
  • Coding, particularly with Go and scripting languages such as Bash.

At VividCortex, we want to build a diverse team because it's the right thing to do, and because we believe diversity is strength. We encourage applicants from all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Note to Agencies and Recruiters: VividCortex has a strict company policy against engaging with unsolicited contact from agencies or recruiters. Unsolicited resumes and leads are property of VividCortex and VividCortex explicitly denies that any information sent to VividCortex can be construed as consideration.

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Remote work is available in the US or in Uruguay.

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