Acquia is the open source digital experience company. We provide the world's most ambitious brands with technology (built around Drupal) that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia we believe in the power of community and collaboration - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms.  
 
Headquartered in the US, we have been named as one of North America’s fastest growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been  rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future of the web, and we want you to be a part of it.
 
 
Acquia is looking for an experienced software security engineer or a cloud software engineer with a security mindset to work across Acquia's products in collaboration with Acquia's engineering, operations and corporate security teams.  Although we run PHP & MySQL at a massive scale for our Drupal customers, on the backend we’re building scalable systems, automation and stack enhancements in everything from Ruby to PHP to Go, and storing data in everything from MySQL to DynamoDB.  All this is in the part of the overarching goal to be the best place in the world to run Drupal websites.
 
You will perform security code reviews, work closely with other Acquia software engineers to enhance our platform security, meet compliance requirements, and build new security features. You will also support and audit application and infrastructure vulnerability tests on a wide variety of Acquia products. Top candidates will enjoy analyzing software designs and implementations from a security perspective and will be experienced at discovering subtle security issues that appear under unexpected threat scenarios.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the field of application security.
  • Perform security testing and design reviews.
  • Advocate security, secure design, and coding practices throughout Acquia.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to implement customer-facing security features.
  • Maintain strong knowledge of common security vulnerabilities, attack vectors, and remediation techniques.
  • Develop technical solutions to help mitigate security vulnerabilities.
  • Drive security requirements through designing and building prototypes and / or proofs of concept.
  • Deliver design documents and creating user stories.
  • Evaluate, implement, and support security-focused tools and services.
  • Execute projects effectively and efficiently.
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • 5+ years experience practicing secure software development and architecture.
  • Experience working on code reviews, pen-tests, or similar projects.
  • Strong Object Oriented Programming experience with a scripting language such as Ruby, Python, PHP, etc.
  • Passion for websites and website delivery architecture.
  • Deep, working knowledge of LAMP stack--OS, web server, and database systems.
  • At least 5 years experience in cloud and/or security architecture and in SaaS services including APIs.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of attack vectors and exploits.
  • Experience deploying and using open source and commercial security development and testing tools.
  • Excellent technical documentation skills.
  • Results driven, creative, professional, persistent, quality oriented, and self-motivated work style.
  • Flexibility to the needs of the business.
  • High volume log collection and analysis experience a plus.
  • Experience as an open source project contributor a plus.
  • Experience with Drupal a plus.

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Apply for this Job

* Required

File   X
File   X


U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at Acquia are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.


Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 1/31/2020

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities1. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

If you already work for us, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

How do I know if I have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Schizophrenia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
  • Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)
Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.