Security Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About Zipongo

Zipongo is a digital nutrition platform that takes the guesswork out of healthy eating with personalized meal recommendations based on biometrics and food preferences. We work with employers, health plans, and wellness companies to reduce chronic disease and improve the health of their employees and members. Our solution delivers real-time support for all the places a person makes food decisions – at home, at work, at the grocery story, and at restaurants. Pointing users to the healthiest recipe and menu choices reduce the likelihood of making poor food choices based on convenience, cost, and other factors.

We're on a mission to reduce chronic disease by making it easy to eat well. Are you ready to join our team and make a difference?

About You

You are an engineer with expertise in web and mobile application, operational, infrastructure and software development security. As our first security hire, you get to build our security team, working with engineering to test, monitor and improve the security of Zipongo.

Key Responsibilities:

Devise standards for hardening systems, applications, networks, and assets.

Create incident response guidelines and procedures.

Conduct periodic security audits of infrastructure, internal and external facing assets.

Conduct periodic negative testing of deployed Zipongo code.

Design and deploy asset monitoring to detect malicious activity and to continually improve site security.

Review alerts and reports on a daily basis and follow up with an investigation and/or remediation.

Stay up to date with vulnerabilities, attack vectors, zero days.

Prioritize patches, upgrades or other remediations as necessary.

Automate processes to identify security flaws, and enforce security standards.

Review security alerts and reports on a daily basis and follow up with an investigation and/or remediation.

Learn new technologies quickly and provide appropriate security advice.


Previous work experience in a security engineering role

Experience with Linux or similar UNIX systems

Demonstrable understanding of networking and network security

Comprehensive working knowledge of AWS & Cloud Security

Solid understanding of authentication, authorization, access management

Previous work experience with directory services

Comfortable automating tasks and manipulating data in Python or similar scripting language


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