About the role
As part of the Infrastructure Security team your focus will be building security at Shopify. You will have influence and will contribute to the overall strategy of our Infrastructure Security team, leading the designing and building out of security for merchants globally. It isn’t easy, but that’s one of the reasons we find it particularly rewarding. We’re building out some of the most innovative cloud platform security around (we’d love to tell you more!) We are hiring at multiple levels including Staff and Senior level. Our scale is massive - Shopify powers million merchants in over 175 countries worldwide. We always approach our work from a place of empathy and enablement to Shopify’s ambitions.
Sounds like the place for you? Read on and we’d love to hear from you!
We know securing all infrastructure is a lot to ask, and you don't need to have deep experience in all of the technologies we use to apply. We’ve mapped out some of the different paths you could have taken to get where you are today.
If your background is more aligned with infrastructure, architecture, or operations work, we’re looking for experience like:
Strong systems administration (you’re able to talk about the differences between virtual machines, Docker and Linux containers)
Building a robust monitoring, logging, and alert management systems
Architecting and building solutions for problems such as: least-privilege permissions management and secrets management
Securing containerized applications using technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Terraform.
If your background is more aligned with software development, building out tooling, and automation, we’re looking for experience like:
Strong programming foundations (we use a lot of Ruby and Go, but we believe that good programmers can work in any language, even Bash)
Building and rolling out tooling to help developers deploy secure software with the least friction possible..
Regardless of the path you took to get here, some key things apply across the board!
Act as a technical leader for the team and a mentor to other security engineers
Great problem solving skills. You like a good puzzle, and aren't too attached to any given solution
Long-term architectural thinking. You can simultaneously keep the desired end-state in mind, while optimising current processes and practices as we move toward that goal
Enthusiasm for remote collaboration
Systems security-related hobbies. You’ve played CTFs/war games or solved similar security puzzles. You know what binary exploitations are, how shell injections work, and how to secure a system. You might not have time to participate in these activities now, but you certainly enjoyed them in the past
A love of all things Security Operations. Complex systems and software are where your brain thrives. You excel at finding and fixing security concerns and weaknesses in them
Intimate understanding of logs and their usefulness. You know that the information is there, and you always want to make it more discoverable (e.g. building useable alerting and reporting pipelines)
Experience with any of the following: Kubernetes, Terraform, Vulnerability and Patch Management, Identity and Access Management, Incident Handling and Response
Our Technology stack:
Falco: A cloud native Intrusion Detection System that gives us full visibility into what our workloads are doing.
Google Cloud: Infrastructure as a Service so we can focus on our apps instead of computer hardware.
Kubernetes: Shopify runs on Kubernetes. This provides many advantages like security constraints, auto-scaling, fault tolerance, and much more.
Terraform: Declarative configuration for all of our infrastructure.
Interested in applying? Check out Publicly disclosed issues from Shopify's Bug Bounty program and Updates on Shopify’s Bug Bounty Program
Shopify is now permanently remote and working towards a future that is digital by design. Learn more about what this can mean for you.
At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our 2020 Sustainability Report to learn more about Shopify's commitments.
Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify’s commitments to our communities, and our planet.
At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.
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