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Security Operations Engineer

Engineering | Portland, OR | Full Time

Job Description

We’re looking for a hands-on Operations Engineer to focus as a Security specialist who’s had experience in an application environment.   

You'll have a choice of location: San Francisco, CA or Portland, OR  


  • Overall security for all Urban Airship products and systems
  • Threat modeling for network, system and services
  • Linux system administration, including configuration, troubleshooting, and automation
  • Service configuration for dozens of interconnected applications on virtualized hosts, anything from web servers to databases to home grown services
  • Performance analysis and tuning for applications, databases, everything in between
  • Create tools to help automate and conduct functional tests of infrastructure
  • Participate in on-call rotation
  • Thoroughly document status and configuration of production systems  

Skills and Experience  

  • Operating system level configuration of ip filtering design and access control list implementation
  • Experience writing security policies
  • Experience with network and application security including intrusion detection/prevention
  • Deep knowledge and experience in designing firewall systems
  • At least three years experience with Linux/System Administration and reasonably deep experience with python/java based systems
  • Familiarity with TCP/IP networking and routing for small and large networks
  • Has had skin in the game in a data center move
  • Experience with automation tools Intimate knowledge of backup solutions
  • Expert in monitoring systems and alerting
  • Played a role in component selection or complex decision making
  • Experience beyond a siloed IT department Scale/performance battle scars  

Technologies we use

 Note: You should know some of these, and others that you don't know, you should be excited about learning.

  • Apache/Nginx
  • Mod_wsgi/Gunicorn
  • Postfix
  • Rsyslog
  • F5 load balancers,
  • Juniper SRX firewalls
  • Beanstalk (asynchronous job queue)
  • Kafka (distributed publish/subscribe messaging system)
  • Hadoop/Hbase
  • Memcached
  • Postgres
  • Cassandra
  • Mongodb
  • Java/JMX
  • Python/Django
  • Chef/Config management
  • Nagios/Monitoring
  • AWS (S3, EC2, etc.)
  • RHEL/CentOS, Ubuntu