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Lead Security Engineer

Company: Praetorian
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:


Position Overview: From software hacking to hardware hacking, we help secure everything from cryptocurrency exchanges and space telescopes to autonomous vehicles and the electric grid. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the best security engineers in the world who hail from organizations such as Amazon, CIA, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NSA, Redhat, Sun Microsystems, and US Air Force. As an Inc. Best Places to Work, Inc. 500 - 5000, CyberSecurity 500, and Austin Fast 50 Award recipient, we are seeking an individual that understands the professional and personal growth attached to this opportunity and who has the corresponding internal drive to maximize it.To learn more about Praetorian, visit: https://www.praetorian.com/careers

Career opportunity:


  • Join an industry with massive socio, economic, and political importance in the 21st century

  • Work alongside some of the best and the brightest minds in the security industry

  • Work with prominent clients and help them solve hard security problems

  • Leave an indelible mark on a company where individual input has real impact

  • Align your career trajectory with a hyper-growth company that is on the move

    Core responsibilities:

    • Lead offensive security engagements and projects

    • Identify nuanced vulnerabilities in advanced systems

    • Develop mitigation strategies for keeping our customers safe

    • Develop comprehensive reports and presentations for our customers

    • Improve team tradecraft, techniques, and tooling

    • Provide technical mentorship for recent hires

      Accountable for:

      • Individual project engagement value score objectives and key results

      • Individual project net promoter score objectives and key results

      • Individual utilization objective and key result

      • Individual practice improvement objectives and key results

      • Individual self-improvement and career advancing objectives and key results

        Required qualifications:

        • 4+ years of cyber security experience

        • Offensive security, red team, and penetration testing experience

        • Strong oral and written communication skills

        • Familiarity with modern technology stacks

        • BS in computer science, engineering, info systems, physics, or mathematics

          Desired qualifications:

          • Prior security consulting experience

          • Track record in vulnerability research and CVE assignments

          • OSCP, OSCE, OSEE, or OSWE certifications

            Desired behaviors:

            • Customer centric focus with an obsessive need to wow and delight each client

            • Relentless restlessness to improve service execution, service delivery, and the service practice

            • Ability to maintain high levels of output and work ethic

            • Personable individual who enjoys working in a team-oriented environment

            • Comfort dealing with ambiguity in an environment where we build the plane as we fly it

            • Ability to work within constraints and to challenge the status quo

            • Ability to self-direct work, orient to action, and truly own the position in a hyper-growth environment
              If this position is wildly successful, in one year you will have:

              • Achieved 90% or greater net promotor score

              • Achieved 90% or greater engagement value score

              • Demonstrated deep technical competency to our customers

              • Helped to dramatically improve our existing service lines

                Compensation package includes:

                • Highly competitive salary

                • Annual performance-based incentive compensation

                • Employee stock option plan

                • 20% bench-time for improving our customers, our practice, and ourselves

                • $5,000 annual budget for training, certifications, and conferences

                • 70% company coverage on health insurance premium

                • 4% company 401K matching vested immediately

                • No formal vacation policy with flexible hours and working environment

                  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Praetorian. We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other legally protected status.
                  We ask that you please include a few paragraphs about yourself and what you are passionate about in your application.

Keywords: Praetorian, Austin , Lead Security Engineer, Engineering , Austin, Texas

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