Principal Security Engineer at Anaplan

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Principal Security Engineer
Job listing last updated at
Aug 13, 2020
Job listing location
San Francisco, United States
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Job description

At Anaplan, we are looking for a self-motivated Principal Security Engineer to join our growing team at Anaplan HQ in the city-by-the-bay, SAN FRANCISCO to be a member of the Cloud Platform Team located across San Francisco, US, London, UK, and York, UK. This is an opportunity for you to work for one of the coolest hyper-growth companies in technology.

As a Principal Security Engineer with a strong DevOps and Cloud mindset, you will help drive the Product Security Architecture & Research function(s) for Anaplan development services. You will also be responsible for working with the other Engineers, Architects and Security teams across Anaplan, collectively providing guidance and strategies that improve the security posture for our employees and data. You will be working with business customers, Engineering management, infrastructure, development, project managers and other security teams to shape the vision, structure, standards and plan for solutions that support Anaplan’s strategic business direction.

You’ll join a team of individuals who embrace and respect diverse perspectives, aren’t afraid to push boundaries and try new ideas and are passionate about helping our customers and each other succeed. We work hard, but we also don’t wait for an excuse to have fun. In fact, we’re so serious about it that it’s one of our core values!

As aPrincipal Security Engineer on the Cloud Platform Team, you will closely work with Development and Operations to scale the Anaplan Platform. Your primary focus in this role would be to architect and implement scalable system design. This rewarding career with a company that values diversity and invests in you, is at your fingertips! 

Located in SOMA district, when you walk into our San Francisco office, you can feel the excitement and energy of what we are doing at Anaplan. Open floor plan, stocked kitchens, and collaboration spaces, we gear our office around making sure you have everything you need to work well. And whether it’s a company outing to a Giants game or team happy hour, there are always events for you to connect with your colleagues outside of work. You will join a team of individuals who embrace and respect diverse perspectives, aren’t afraid to push boundaries and try new ideas, and are passionate about helping our customers and each other succeed. We work hard, but we also don’t wait for an excuse to have fun and we inspire each other!


This role is an immediate full-time position. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and tackle unique problems that no one is solving in the tech space yet, keep reading.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Conceive of and collaborate on novel ideas to identify risks at scale.
  • Rapidly prototype to assess effectiveness of project ideas.
  • Create tools/scripts to find AppSec risks at scale.
  • Stay on top of cutting-edge AppSec best practices, tools, etc., and assess their utility at Anaplan.
  • Understand new technologies and their strengths/weaknesses in the context of AppSec tooling.
  • Perform operational security reviews of feature implementations
  • Perform regular secure coding & secure design workshops for developers
  • Perform risk assessments of new and emerging threat types
  • Interface with QA teams by implementing automated security unit and functional tests

More about you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline preferred, and substantial commercial experience in a similar role.
  • Prior experience in building pragmatic and effective security testing techniques/tools is a big plus.
  • Experience in threat modeling web applications and microservices.
  • Strong understanding of Modern Auth (SAML 2.0, OAuth)
  • Strong understanding of SSL certificate management, PKI, CA and their use.
  • Deep knowledge of web protocols and standards.
  • Experience in containers and their hardening/security
  • Clear understanding of security concepts e.g., Authentication, Authorization.
  • Deep knowledge of application security vulnerabilities (OWASP Top 10) and mitigation techniques.
  • Knowledge of emerging threats, mitigations and industry trends.
  • Experience with SAST, DAST tools
  • Prior experience of AWS, GCP services and architectures
  • Experience with AWS is a Huge plus


Technologies you would work with:


  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Spring Boot
  • Projects from Cloud Native Ecosystem


Bonus points:


  • Kubernetes
  • Jenkins Pipelines

 **Possibility to potentially work remote**

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About Anaplan

At Anaplan, we’re relentlessly passionate about improving the way companies and people do business by empowering them with the technology, insights, and confidence they need to make better-informed plans and decisions.


With 20 offices worldwide, we’re building products used by over 850 clients that include some of the world’s largest brands and fast-growing companies in every industry, and we’re just getting started.





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