Principal Application Security Engineer
What if you could use your technology skills to develop a product that impacts the way communities’ hospitals, homes, sports stadiums, and schools across the world are built? Construction impacts the lives of nearly everyone in the world, and yet it’s also one of the world’s least digitized industries, not to mention one of the most dangerous. That’s why we’re looking for a Principal Application Security Engineer to join Procore’s journey to revolutionize a historically underserved industry.
As a Principal Application Security Engineer, you’ll be a key member of the Application Security team, within the Security Engineering Department. You’ll be responsible for influencing Engineering to adopt security and privacy by design, secure SDLC, and internal consulting on remediating security vulnerabilities. You’ll work on complex platform security projects both independently and collaboratively in our agile environment. This role requires a strong background in security as it relates to platform infrastructure, application security, and other aspects of network/cloud infrastructure security. If you’re interested in becoming a foundational member of the Procore security team, setting the course for security within Procore for years to come —we’d like to hear from you.
This position will report to our Senior Manager of Security Operations and has the opportunity to be based in any of our US office locations. Remote candidates will be considered with experience. We’re looking for someone to join us immediately.
What you’ll do:
- Transform organizational and process challenges to achieve results that drive complex security efforts for internal and external customers
- Design, implement, and maintain tooling to secure self service infrastructure
- Develop and implement workflows to automate security testing/vulnerability detection for the software development lifecycle
- Continuously improve our infrastructure for PKI, secrets, secure networking, logging, and detection
- Scope and perform security reviews of web applications, mobile applications, and private and public cloud environments
- Think like an attacker to expose vulnerabilities and solve complex problems
- Help harden our infrastructure to avoid exploits and privilege escalation
- Advocate for security as a subject matter expert across multiple organizations, holding discussions on security topics and drive automation across the organization
- Identify architectural deficiencies and implement vulnerability mitigation strategies to address them
- Provide our Engineering team with well-researched security advice to demonstrate vulnerabilities, collaborate with all teams to provide secure development guidance
- Work across Ruby on Rails, Apache, Nginx, PostgreSQL, AWS tech stacks
What we are looking for:
- BS degree in Computer Science, a similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience is required; MS or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or a related field is preferred
- 8+ years of experience in Application Security with at least 5 years of experience with Ruby on Rails development with deployment to a production environment
- 3+ years of experience in penetrating testing, including mobile & web applications
- Experience with conducting threat assessments, building threat models, and creating remediation plans based on the results of threat assessments
- Thorough understanding of vulnerability classes (OWASP), how they can be exploited
- Experience analyzing risk & prioritization of vulnerability remediation using MITRE ATT&CK within the greater context of assets & control stack
- Expertise with APPSEC methods & tools including threat modeling, design patterns, SAST, DAST, bug bounty programs
- Expertise automating security testing and developing new tools
- Knowledge of cryptography, including symmetric & asymmetric ciphers, hash functions, PKI, and certificates. Application of cryptography to software engineering problems, such as secrets management, authentication, and data masking
- Familiarity with open standards such as OAuth2, OIDC, SAML, and TLS
- Deep background and experience in:
- AWS services (EC2, ELB, RDS, Route53, S3, Lambda)
- IAM implementation
- AWS and orchestration tools
- Linux experience
- Hashicorp Technologies (Consul, Terraform, Vault, Packer)
- Containers and Container Management (Docker, Kubernetes)
- Config Management (Puppet, Ansible, Salt)
- Networking protocol knowledge (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
- Basic project management skills, experience creating application documentation, and demonstrated ability to train other team members
- Technical Certifications are a plus (GIAC, OCSP, CISSP)
Procore Technologies is building the software that builds the world. We provide cloud-based construction management software that helps clients more efficiently build skyscrapers, hospitals, retail centers, airports, housing complexes and more. At Procore, we have worked hard to create and maintain a culture where you can own your work and are encouraged and given resources to try new ideas. Check us out on Glassdoor to see what others are saying about working at Procore.
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome builders of all backgrounds. We thrive in a diverse, dynamic and inclusive environment. We do not tolerate discrimination against employees on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.
Perks & Benefits
You are a person with dreams, goals, and ambitions—both personally and professionally. That's why we believe in providing benefits that not only match our Procore values (Openness, Optimism, and Ownership) but enhance the lives of our team members. Here are just a few of our benefit offerings: competitive health care plans, unlimited paid vacation, stock options, employee enrichment and development programs, and friends & family events.
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