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Security Engineer

Engineering | San Francisco, CA or New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

About Foursquare:

Foursquare helps you and your friends make the most of where you are. We're a small but highly ambitious company with millions of users worldwide relying on Foursquare to keep up with friends, discover what's nearby, save money and unlock deals.  We’re also helping over a million registered merchants ranging from local businesses to global brands connect with their customers. 

To thrive as a member of team Foursquare, you must embrace our exciting work-hard, play-hard environment. We're a close-knit team and, especially at the end of a long day over beers, we feel like we're inventing the future together.

About our Security Engineer position:

Do you read vulnerability reports like other people read the sports page? Have you ever found a network intruder by analyzing tcpdumps? Ever tracked down a botnet C&C server? At Foursquare, we take protecting our users’ data very seriously. We are looking for a security engineer who will do whatever it takes to make users safer from bad actors. You should be skilled at network intrusion detection and forensics, but you should also be good at driving security improvement via policy and tooling. If you are a security generalist with excellent technical skills, we would love to hear from you.

You can join us at either our San Francisco (SoMa) or New York (SoHo) headquarters. We offer a competitive compensation package including generous equity options and full benefits for everyone.


  • Strong understanding of network, application, and web security
  • 5+ years experience deploying and monitoring secure systems
  • Capable of building tools and monitoring to improve security
  • A scrappy attitude and a self-directed work ethic