Senior Security Engineer - Corporate at Nextdoor
San Francisco, CA, US


Nextdoor is the neighborhood hub for you, your neighbors and the broader local community. Nextdoor’s purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on.

Building connections in the real world is a universal human need. That truth, and the reality that neighborhoods are one of the most important and useful communities in our lives have been guiding principles for Nextdoor. Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in neighborhoods around the world in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and Canada, with many more to come.

Meet your Future Neighbors

At Nextdoor, we believe in the transformative power of community, and our members use their real identities to connect with people and businesses around them.  Protecting our members’ trust is core to what we do.  The Information Security team at Nextdoor manages all things Security-related, partnering with engineering, product, legal, and HR to protect Nextdoor members and data. 

The Impact You’ll Make

As Senior Security Engineer, you will design, plan, and execute multiple programs to protect Nextdoor’s systems, data, and people.  You should be a thoughtful and strategic leader, but also willing to roll up your sleeves.

You will be a critical partner in creating and executing on global security policies and programs. You should be excited to bring your experience and expertise every day in order to:  

  • Plan, evaluate, and implement solutions to protect Nextdoor’s networks, computers, and data, including intrusion detection and prevention, endpoint protection, cloud security posture management, and access control.  Balance the needs of security with a fast moving, agile business.
  • Participate in security incident response planning, including cross-functional playbooks and table top exercises.
  • Assess vendor solutions and business partnerships to protect Nextdoor systems, data, and people and ensure security compliance with GDPR and CCPA.
  • Educate teams and people across the company on how to best stay secure.
  • Keep Nextdoor informed on attacker behavior and changes in the threat landscape.

What You’ll Bring to The House

  • 5+ years hands-on technical experience designing and leading information security initiatives with the proven ability to contribute at both strategic and operational levels.
  • Expert in network and endpoint security architecture and monitoring.
  • A technical understanding of modern best practices for operating and securing a cloud-native ecosystem (G-suite, Okta, AWS).
  • Experience in Python, Java, or Go.
  • Enthusiasm for community enrichment and Nextdoor’s core values. 

Bonus Points

  • Security certifications including GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED), Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), ISC2 Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), and AWS Certified Security Speciality. 
  • Familiarity with control frameworks such as ISO 27001/2, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and Center for Internet Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense.
  • Automation experience in Puppet, Terraform, Ansible, or similar.