Senior Information Security Engineer
Remote/ Austin, TX, San Francisco, CA

At Qualia, we've built a new class of real estate technology that simplifies home buying and selling into an easy, understandable, and secure process. Our products bring together users from across the real estate ecosystem---homebuyers and sellers, lenders, title and escrow agents, and real estate agents---onto a single shared platform, providing greater clarity and transparency to real estate transactions. Today, millions of consumers use Qualia to close on homes every year.

Purchasing a home is often the largest financial transaction of our users' lives, and the Information Security team ensures that process is as secure as possible. This team turns over every stone to identify where dangerous assumptions have been made, prioritizes the risk accordingly, and communicates that risk to the business. The Information Security team understands what "normal" looks like for our products, customers, employees, and assets, and is responsible for detecting and responding to deviations from that baseline.

As an information security engineer, you will work in a role that is both technical and communicative. You are expected to have "been around the block", but to also keep up-to-date on novel developments in the security industry. Whether writing policy, alerts, or code, you will be empowered to make practical decisions that improve the security of the company while allowing the business to succeed.

Information security engineers need to be excellent communicators and leaders, able to connect with all parts of the business. Security is not one-dimensional, and engineers require a broad understanding of technology, business processes, and the threat landscape in order to be successful. A growth mindset is vital for this position; as our threats grow in number and sophistication, our information security engineers must constantly be learning and adapting.

Your Day to Day / Things You May Work On

  • Shape the security roadmap at both a strategic and tactical level
  • Identify security flaws in technologies and processes through threat modeling, active penetration testing, and the establishment of practical security baselines
  • Develop and operate tools to prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to security threats
  • Reproduce vulnerability findings from multiple sources---including penetration tests, tooling, and external reports---and communicate the risk associated with those findings to the business
  • Scale security through education and automation

The Experience We Are Looking For

  • A strong interest in security and a curiosity for how things work
  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field of study (or equivalent experience)
  • 4+ years of professional information security experience
  • The ability to write code to automate tasks
  • Hands-on working experience with
  • Penetration testing tools (e.g. Burp Suite, Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, or similar)
    • Security operations tools (e.g. log monitoring, IDS/IPS tools, WAFs, SIEMs, etc.)
    • DevOps (e.g. Kubernetes, AWS, Docker, networking, git, etc.)
  • A talent for communicating complex ideas in an easily-understandable way

Why Qualia

Qualia is made up of incredibly bright, mission-driven coworkers who are passionate about using technology to solve real world problems---and we're growing quickly. In order to continue building an engaging and dynamic organization, we're committed to giving everyone the support they need to do great work.

Our benefits package is designed to allow our team members to be their best selves, both in and out of the workplace. In addition to comprehensive health plans, a 401k program, and commuter benefits, we prioritize family and personal well-being through professional development, parental leave, and a flexible time off policy. The team is temporarily remote during the pandemic, but Qualia offers a robust online onboarding program to train new hires, biweekly all hands meetings, daily meditation sessions, and a variety of internal virtual events to keep employees connected.

We believe diverse perspectives and backgrounds are critical to building great technology, and our goal is to cultivate an environment where people feel equally valued and respected. Qualia is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, citizenship, socioeconomic status, disability, or veteran status.

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