Principal Security Engineer

Location
McLean, Virginia
Posted
Jan 15, 2022
Closes
Feb 13, 2022
Ref
3807744
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Appian's information security team is growing and is seeking a Principal Security Engineer to design, build, and support security architecture components for securing Appian's Product Cloud and Corporate environments. This person will work as a subject matter expert in a dynamic information security team collaborating with other departments involving modern cloud computing technologies and multiple security frameworks.

About the Job:
  • Lead and own major projects/initiatives that involve large security tool deployments or engineering efforts
  • Enhance our security engineering infrastructure and systems that are continuously evaluating the threat-landscape for Appian's operations and service offerings
  • Implement hands-on infrastructure-as-code and security automation tools to secure our cloud workloads, with a preference for leveraging/creating open-source tools
  • Work directly with technical teams (e.g. Engineering, Cloud, IT) to conduct secure architecture reviews and to design, analyze, and/or recommend secure infrastructure and tooling
  • Serve as a trusted advisor and expert in security engineering domains to other teams and peers with their use of cloud computing and/or modern technologies
  • Serve as a mentor to other engineers on the security team
  • Contribute ideas to improve the security posture and detections in our security program
  • Stay knowledgeable around the cutting edge of information security, threats, tools, and techniques


About You:
  • 6+ years experience with security architecture and design expertise
  • 6+ years experience using various security technologies
  • 5+ years of software development experience with languages such as Java, Python, Ruby, Go, etc
  • 3+ years experience in SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and/or cloud infrastructure development environments (experience with Amazon Web Services is a plus)
  • Experience with modern Cloud Native technologies - Kubernetes, Docker, serverless, etc.
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code, open-source security tools, and security tool development
  • Experience with UNIX or its variants, such as Linux
  • Expert knowledge about networking protocols and technologies - TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, etc.
  • Familiar with common security frameworks such as the Mitre ATT&CK framework and threat hunting concepts to identify IOCs
  • Effective communicator of technical designs and vision verbally, visually and/or in writing for small to medium sized technical and non-technical audiences
  • Track record of working in a global high-scalable environment
  • Excellent at problem solving and a talent for identifying creative solutions


About Us :

Appian helps organizations build apps and workflows rapidly, with a low-code automation platform. Combining people, technologies, and data in a single workflow, Appian can help companies maximize their resources and improve business results. Many of the world's largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, and simplify global risk management and compliance. Our employees create opportunities to drive hands-on impact both with our customers and throughout the organization, which creates an environment where meaningful work is met with career growth and opportunity. As a result, we are proud to have been recognized as a Washington Post Top Workplace for seven consecutive years. Simply put, we are changing the way businesses operate and our employees are to thank for Appian's success.

Appian Corporation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Appian will not discriminate against applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-worker, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at ReasonableAccommodations@appian.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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