Application Security Engineer

Checkr's mission is to build a fairer future by improving the understanding of the past. Since graduating Y-Combinator in 2014, Checkr's product has shifted the on-demand economy and has continued to scale into serving enterprise companies across various industries. As a company that provides modern and compliant background checks for global enterprises and startups, Checkr knows first hand how difficult it may be for individuals with prior criminal history to find employment and we want to help provide fair chances for the formerly convicted. A career with Checkr provides the opportunity to make an impact on the professional lives of millions of people and we encourage all qualified individuals to apply for our roles.

We are looking for an Application Security Engineer to join our Security team and help us protect our applications (core API, customer facing dashboard, internal backend services) while empowering Product Engineering teams to move quickly. Given the scale and sensitive nature of the information that Checkr processes, security is core to our mission and you will have a key role in supporting those efforts.

What a typical week may look like at Checkr

* Help facilitate our bug bounty program and penetration tests

* Implement new application features focused on improving security

* Correctly balance security risk and product advancement

* Educate engineers and business stakeholders about Security best practices

* Evaluate new technologies and processes that enhance security capabilities

What we value in an Application Security Engineer

* Solid understanding of web applications architecture and common vulnerabilities

* Proficiency in Ruby

* Experience with popular threat modeling systems

* AWS experience and understanding of how cloud infrastructure works

* Familiarity with intrusion detection, monitoring and logging best practices

* Knowledge of common compliance frameworks such as ISO/IEC 27001, SOC 2, and NIST

What you get:

* A fast-paced and collaborative environment where we leverage the latest technology

* Hands-on coaching and professional development

* Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement – a true meritocracy

* 100% medical, dental and vision coverage

* Unlimited PTO policy

* Gym membership, transportation reimbursements

* Catered lunch, dinner, and snacks

Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr

Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.

Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr's commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history (in accordance with San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance as well as state and/or federal laws).