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Security Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
Tech · Helsinki · Hybrid

Security Engineer

Join Hoxhunt and build a purposeful product that defends companies from cybercrime, help support the cyber skills training for 1m+ users to make the world more cyber secure - in a human centric way.

Join us as a Security Engineer to take our Product Security program to next level. You will design and build paved roads that can deliver frictionless experience for the software engineers and allow all the product development teams to work in a secure manner by default. You will keep our modern web apps and data pipelines secure – those services are used by our 500,000+ users globally to protect, detect and respond to cybersecurity threats.

What you’ll do

  • Partner with engineering teams to ensure that security concerns are addressed
  • Perform systematic threat modeling and security reviews of designs and code
  • Design and implement scalable security solutions to prevent attacks, remediate vulnerabilities and drive down risk.
  • Write secure, production quality applications

We’ve created a unique twist to your standard security training and compliance technologies. Our platform is part game and part education. We’ve found the two are necessary to create a security product that people truly want to engage with. As a Security Engineer, you’ll be protecting a product that is at the intersection of fun, informative and user-friendly!

Our daily work is guided by 3 core principles:
1. Hungry for feedback
2. Courage to take initiative
3. We succeed together
We hope that you share these values with us and are willing to contribute accordingly.

Required skills:
We’re looking for a talented security engineer with good programming skills looking to focus in product, application and cloud security; or a seasoned software engineer with demonstrated motivation towards security engineering.

  • Passion and demonstrated experience (at least three years) designing, building, and securing resilient applications and infrastructure at scale with a modern technology stack in cloud environment
  • Proficient in a common programming language such as JavaScript / TypeScript, Go, or Python
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • BS/MS/PhD in a scientific field or equivalent professional experience.

Preferred Skills:

Hoxhunt values people from different backgrounds. We don’t expect everyone to meet all the below qualifications, and believe that there is always room to grow in any role.

  • You’re confident representing your ideas and opinions as well as open to receive and look for more data and feedback.
  • Good and up to date understanding of public cloud infrastructure and containers, and modern security best practices
  • Knowledge of the common web application attacks such as the OWASP Top 10
  • You handle infrastructure with code as automation lets you focus on the more challenging problems
  • Offensive security or penetration testing experience
  • Experience with MongoDB, AWS, GCP, Azure

Hoxhunt is a great place to work:

  • The salary range is €6,000-€7,000/month depending on your experience
  • All employees have extensive health insurance under OP Extra Terveysturva
  • Our office has a swimming pool, gym, and spa, available to all Hoxhunters
  • Cybersecurity is a growing industry that evolves constantly
  • Since 2016, our team has grown from 4 founders to 140+ people
  • We value and support learning and work-life balance
  • We have a strong camaraderie in the company and care for our people
  • We promise you a fun but ambitious environment with a lot of laughter

Our recruitment process:

  1. Phone call with Talent Acquisition (30min)
  2. Meeting your future Team Lead (45min, at our office or remote)
  3. Homework related to your role (max 90min independent work)
  4. Homework review discussion with the team (60min, at our office or remote)
  5. Reference checks

If you are interested, please send us your details, for example: LinkedIn / GitHub link / CV / etc. We will proceed with interviews right away, so be quick. Make sure to include any conference presentations, open source tools you've authored and CVEs you've found.

Hoxhunt in a nutshell

Hoxhunt was founded in 2016 by four visionaries. With our $40M Series B round secured in 2022, Hoxhunt is one of the hottest scale-up companies in the human risk management category in the world. Hoxhunt is the top-rated phishing training and awareness solution on G2, and we are the fastest-growing software company in Finland, according to the Deloitte Fast 50 rankings. We have also been listed as one of the 10 hottest startups to work for in 2019 and developer students’ Top 10 Dream Employer in 2021 in Finland.

Hoxhunt educates employees on how to protect themselves and their employers against malicious cyberattacks. We know the best way to do this is through frequent, personalized, and habit-forming cybersecurity training.

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Contact Sara Henriksson Talent Acquisition Lead – People

About Hoxhunt

Hoxhunt helps security leaders and employees join forces to prevent data breaches.

Hoxhunt is a Human Risk Management platform that goes beyond security awareness to drive behavior change and measurably lower risk. Data breaches start with people, so Hoxhunt does too. It combines AI and behavioral science to create individualized micro-training experiences people love. Employees learn to detect and report advanced phishing attacks. Operations teams respond fast with limited resources. Security leaders gain outcome-driven metrics to document reduced cybersecurity risk.

Hoxhunt works with leading global companies such as Airbus, IGT, DocuSign, Nokia, AES, Avanade, and Kärcher and partners with leading global cybersecurity companies such as Microsoft and Deloitte.

Founded in 2016
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Tech · Helsinki · Hybrid

Security Engineer

Join Hoxhunt and build a purposeful product that defends companies from cybercrime, help support the cyber skills training for 1m+ users to make the world more cyber secure - in a human centric way.

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