Principal Security Engineer at Anaplan
San Francisco, CA, US

Do you have a passion for security? Do you believe that it is not enough to just lock your house, but also to close every other entryway and to safeguard the key that opens that lock?


Are you a creative problem solver who can both give and receive feedback? Do you lead with inclusion, collaboration and openness?


The Role

If this sounds like you, then come join us as a Principal Software Engineer in the security team. We are a high-growth startup disrupting how companies do business.


You will lead a team of security engineers, working across the company with QA, Product Management, Tech Ops and Corporate Compliance to clarify, fine tune, design and implement data protection solutions.


We have a long list of incredible benefits and offer highly competitive packages - we’re serious about attracting the best technologists in the industry. You’ll be working with super smart people who are pushing Java and the JVM to the limits. We’ll also offer you a rewarding career with a company that values diversity and invests in you.

Day to day you will lead a team developing critical security services for the Anaplan Core Platform. Our customers entrust us with their financial data and intelligence and that's a huge responsibility.


What we are looking for:

  • Extraordinary communication and collaboration skills. You are pragmatic and know how to build trust.
  • Experience leading diverse teams
  • A true passion for Security Engineering
  • The ability to lead a team of engineers to deliver on cross-functional projects
  • An advocate of TDD, you demand code that is tested and testable
  • Scrum master experience
  • You're not afraid to show off your work, as well as learn new things.
  • Hands-on experience as a back end engineer with a proven track record of delivering production quality security services.
  • Positive energy and enthusiasm - cultural fit is a really big deal for us…we're looking for really smart people who love solving big problems and are self-motivated to get things done.


You must have:

  • Masters degree or equivalent work experience
  • Exceptional developer, proficient with Java (8) or Kotlin as both our main languages
  • Deep understanding of OOP and Functional programing.
  • Understanding of basic security principals specially for writing secured code.
  • You are able to write simple, clean and testable code.
  • Testing is a HUGE thing for us – you need to have a deep understanding of testing approaches and methodologies.
  • A wide breadth of knowledge in protocols around authentication, authorization, applied cryptography, identity management, and auditing.
  • You've implemented OAuth2/SAML2/Identity Management – Huge bonus
  • Experience with of symmetric/asymmetric keys, certificates and TLS
  • Experience with handling massive load of requests and working with multithreaded and distributed services
  • Ability to take ownership and full responsibility of the services / products you will deliver.


 Your Day to Day

  • Leading the technical development for a small team of engineers.
  • Designing and implementing different features along with the team.
  • Contributing to quality and security through code reviews and Agile driven test-based-development, documentation and continuous integration processes.
  • Work with other development teams and support their security enhancement needs.


 Our preferred tech stack:

  • Web API based Services (Dropwizard, Jersey, Spring Boot, Jetty)
  • Serialization mechanics with current state of services (JSON, Protobuf)
  • Relational and/or Non-Relational Databases (MYSQL, Redis)
  • Micro-services architecture, Distributed Systems & Scalability, Linux
  • Docker and Kubernetes

**We are looking for senior security engineers. This position is not an IT or operations


We offer:

  • Huge technical problems to solve - you'll have the chance to push boundaries and learn from an excellent team, focused on collaboration and innovation.
  • A high-growth, high impact environment at a startup disrupting how companies do business.
  • A working environment here in SF where you’ll enjoy a long list of incredible benefits.
  • Highly competitive packages - we’re serious about attracting the very best technologists in the industry.
  • Stock options in a market-defining, pre-IPO Unicorn.
  • A rewarding career with a company that values diversity and invests in you - you’ll be working with super-smart people who are really pushing the limits.
  • Fully stocked kitchen, weekly happy hours, seasonal offsite events


Do you align with Anaplan’s Values?

  • Open
  • Creative
  • Authentic
  • Inclusive
  • Collaborative

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