Security Software Engineer

Houzz is looking for a self-­motivated and curious software engineer to join our entrepreneurial, world­-class engineering team. As a large online community and e­Commerce website, it is imperative that we continue to employ industry best practices in security design throughout our platform. As a security software engineer you will have the opportunity to take part in all aspects of security for a rapidly growing company.


  • Design and build new features that make users and data more secure
  • Automate security policy analysis and error detection
  • Automate spam detection and blocking of malicious activities
  • Proactively identify and fix security vulnerabilities in the platform and network through audits and penetration testing
  • Provide expertise to other engineers in the designing and building of secure software
  • Establish and lead a security response team in case of crisis
  • Engage with the security community and employ industry best practices and learnings into our platform
  • Perform tasks that are often unstructured and address issues that many not be well defined, requiring new perspectives and creative approaches

Required Skills & Requirements

  • Strong foundation and in-­depth technical knowledge of security engineering, authentication, and communication protocols
  • Understanding of web application architecture
  • Experience with implementing and scaling host based and network based firewall and intrusion detection systems, and continuously monitor for suspicious activity
  • Experience implementing IPSEC, VPN, TLS
  • Strong in scripting and/or programming languages such as Python or Ruby
  • Experience with automating and securing cloud environments such as AWS
  • Must be fearless in learning new technologies and taking initiative
  • Past contributions to the security community is a plus

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Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information, and professional reviews they need to turn ideas into reality.

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