At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!
What you'll do
We are looking for an Application Security Engineer to join our team and be responsible for the security of our workers ecosystem, and browser isolation product. You will work with other engineers, product managers on the security of these two product areas.
Our application security engineers are responsible for understanding, developing, and analyzing critical security controls and aspects of our products. We help engineering teams build a better internet by providing context of the bigger security picture to our individual product teams, offering expertise of security best practices, and clarity with security guidance and first hand knowledge. You will play an active part in shaping the security of these products and help the teams achieve their goals in a secure manner.
Our application security team works to understand our security controls, their strengths, their weaknesses, and to develop tests or exploits for them to ensure they operate properly under all conditions. The team helps prioritize what problems should be addressed first, and develop plans to address those issues alongside our engineering teams. The application security team is full of engineers who enjoy getting their hands dirty and taking ownership of problems while balancing helping others understand and solve their own security challenges. The ideal candidate is someone who is a strong enough software engineer to learn about the inner workings of these systems, can identify the highest priority issues, and has the ability to build relationships with stakeholders within those teams to be able to address those weaknesses.
Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience
- 6 years of experience working on production software.
- Deep understanding of linux and systems programming
- Communication skills and to coordinate the security roadmap with our workers teams and browser isolation team.
- Ability to demonstrate memory corruption, memory safety, and exploitation techniques on production software
- Experience measuring and researching the effectiveness of security controls in complex codebases.
- Experience developing security controls for real time environments
- Experience working closely with security aware developers and engineering managers.
- Successful vulnerability research or exploit development
- Cloudflare power-user, deep understanding of our products. Avid blog reader.
What Makes Cloudflare Special?
We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.
Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.
Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.
Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.
188.8.131.52: We released 184.108.40.206 to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.
Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!
This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.
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