Purple Team Engineer - Cloud & Web Application Security (Remote)

3+ months agoRemote

WeAreCrowdStrike and our mission is to stop breaches. As a global leader in cybersecurity, our team changed the game. Since our inception, our market leading cloud-native platform has offered unparalleled protection against the most sophisticated cyberattacks. We're looking for people with limitless passion, a relentless focus on innovation and a fanatical commitment to the customer to join us in shaping the future of cybersecurity. Consistently recognized as a top workplace, CrowdStrike is committed to cultivating an inclusive, remote-first culture that offers people the autonomy and flexibility to balance the needs of work and life while taking their career to the next level. Interested in working for a company that sets the standard and leads with integrity? Join us on a mission that matters - one team, one fight.

About the Role:

Do you like digging deep into microservices and containers? Get frustrated at orgs with security programs that are just running tools and handing over reports? Ever want to sit down with a developer and help them actually fix a vuln? Then we'd like to meet you.

Our team is growing, and we're looking for capable security people to dig deep into web applications (from trillion-event-per-day cloud-native microservices to classic web stacks) find design and implementation flaws, and help our product engineers fix problems and ship secure code. If you like to rip apart applications to see how they work and find the security flaws; if you want to actually play a part in fixing flaws rather than just reporting them and hoping for the best - we want to hear from you!

In this job, you'll:
  • Join project teams working on product improvements and new products as a security expert and advisor, influencing the design and capabilities of our products
  • Create and update threat models to help drive security decisions
  • Read and review source code for applications, looking for security flaws and vulnerabilities; you'll have tools to help you but you'll be digging deeper than tools can
  • Attack running applications, mostly before they go to production; again, you'll have tools to help you, but you'll do more than tools can
  • Work with developers to help them understand problems, risks, design weaknesses, etc. and figure out good solutions
  • Build small tools and automation to make your life/your team's life/developers' lives easier
  • Validate and replicate some kinds of bug bounty reports, and hunt for similar issues in affected applications
We're hiring this role at multiple levels, so we still want to hear from you even if you think you can't do all of that - or if you can do more!

Skills you'll need:
  • Experience programming in or assessing security of at least one common programming language
  • Experience with BurpSuite, Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), or similar dynamic testing tools
  • Familiarity with security implications of cloud-native and containerized apps
  • A working understanding of how software products are created and shipped in Agile/DevOps like environments - enough to have a positive working relationship with product engineers (software product development experience is a huge plus, but not a requirement)
  • A solid understanding of common software weaknesses that impact cloud and web applications (not just the OWASP Top 10); you'll be hunting for these, you need to know them when you see them and be able to help product engineers understand and fix them
  • Comfort with collaborating across technical teams: asking technical questions, challenging assumptions, getting or providing context for decisions, etc.
Bonus skills:

These skills are not required and/or we're willing to teach them, but they are helpful.
  • Go (Golang), Python, Rust, or JavaScript (emphasis on browser-side) development/review
  • Experience developing/maintaining automation for application security tasks
  • Experience developing and using threat models, especially using STRIDE
  • Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes (k8s)
  • Application penetration testing experience, especially if it includes cloud-native apps
What you'll get from us:
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Remote work is normal (but we do have offices in many locations, if you prefer)
  • Competitive compensation and benefits, including performance bonuses, 401(k) plans, high-quality health coverage, employee stock purchase program, stock grants, etc.
  • Management support to learn and grow, and advance your career
  • Autonomy to take risks and experiment






Benefits of Working at CrowdStrike:
  • Remote-first culture
  • Market leader in compensation and equity awards
  • Competitive vacation and flexible working arrangements
  • Comprehensive and inclusive health benefits
  • Physical and mental wellness programs
  • Paid parental leave, including adoption
  • A variety of professional development and mentorship opportunities
  • Offices with stocked kitchens when you need to fuel innovation and collaboration
We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where everyone feels seen, heard, valued for who they are and empowered to succeed. Our approach to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is rooted in listening, learning and collective action. By embracing the diversity of our people, we achieve our best work and fuel innovation - generating the best possible outcomes for our customers and the communities they serve.

CrowdStrike is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

CrowdStrike, Inc. is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. For applicants in Colorado the salary range is $133,770 - $222,950 + bonus + equity + benefits. A candidate's salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, and certifications. The salary range may differ in other states.

Job ID: CrowdStrike-R1795

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Wellness Program
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Health Insurance
    • HSA
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Performance Bonus
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Mentor Program
    • Promote From Within