Security Operations Engineer

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What Notion is looking for in applicants

About Us:

We're on a mission to make it possible for every person, team, and company to be able to tailor their software to solve any problem and take on any challenge. Computers may be our most powerful tools, but most of us can't build or modify the software we use on them every day. At Notion, we want to change this with focus, design, and craft.

We've been working on this together since 2016, and have customers like Nike, Airbnb, Slack, Samsung and thousands more on this journey with us. Today, we're growing fast and excited for new teammates to join us who are the best at what they do. We're passionate about building a company as diverse and creative as the millions of people Notion reaches worldwide.

About The Role:

Millions of people use Notion — and this number is increasing every day. Our users depend on us to deliver a secure and trustworthy experience, and we value this more than anything. We want to keep building on that trust, while also continuing to amaze our users with the tools they can build in Notion. This is where you come in — to help us forge a strong, reliable path forward to the future.

Notion is looking for a talented Senior Security Engineer with solid communication and analytical skills to help us improve and optimize our security monitoring program. We are seeking someone with a mixture of technical ability, attention to detail, and who can function comfortably in a variety of cyber security disciplines. In addition to technical acumen and enthusiasm, we need a self-motivator to stay on top of emerging threats and vulnerabilities to Notion; providing a continuous proactive monitoring approach.

If you're passionate about data privacy and Security, understand the security monitoring process, and enjoy designing creative approaches to provide effective security monitoring at scale. This could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

The Notion application is flexible, powerful and always evolving. With a product that needs to scale to meet the needs of many thousands of businesses globally. They rely on us to protect their data and that of their customers.

Notion’s Security team develops and builds processes and tools that allow our Engineering teams to make the right, secure decisions for our customers. We partner with our Engineers and our leadership to ensure we have the right tools and techniques in place to successfully monitor and detect threats to Notion.

What You’ll Achieve:

  • Help a rapidly growing Security team build and maintain our SIEM (Security Information & Event Manager ) keeping abreast to the latest attacks while using our threat intelligence & vulnerability data to ensure we’re effectively responding to potential adversaries. Additionally you’ll be working with the broader Security team to tackle complex problems while providing integral data to various pillars of the organization.
  • Orchestrate processes through a security information and event management system.
  • Maintain, implement, and own various security monitoring tools and dashboards.
  • Secure cutting edge technology.
  • Detect, defend, and respond to threats to Notion and its user base.
  • Be a vital part of our vulnerability management program ensuring we’re monitoring and mitigating known vulnerabilities which pose a risk to our application.
  • Draft communications around observed threats and potentially identified exposures to engineering and security leadership.
  • Continue to develop and partner with infrastructure Engineering to ensure we’re effectively monitoring our cloud and container infrastructure.

Skills You’ll Need to Bring:

  • Security architecture and expertise: You have experience building systems to secure and monitor cloud architectures, ranging from build pipelines to cloud deployment to client/server communication. You can contribute to the security operations codebase and architecture to raise the bar on security systems and tooling design.
  • Security Monitoring and Response: You have experience with MITRE or other attack frameworks and how to use it to identify and close gaps in detection capabilities. You understand the incident response lifecycle completely. You are able to be on an on-call rotation.
  • Working in production: You have experience debugging systems in production. You appreciate the skill and challenge of continuously improving production components with minimal user disruption.
  • Pragmatic and business-oriented: You care about business impact and prioritize projects accordingly — you model threat risks and balance the right security investments with the right bottom line outcomes.
  • Not ideological about technology: To you, technologies and programming languages are about tradeoffs. You may be opinionated, but you're not ideological and can learn new technologies as you go.
  • Empathetic communication: You communicate nuanced ideas clearly, whether you're explaining technical decisions in writing or brainstorming in real time. In disagreements, you engage thoughtfully with other perspectives and compromise when needed.
  • Team player: For you, work isn't a solo endeavor. You enjoy a team-first, collaborating cross-functionally to accomplish shared goals, and you care about learning, growing, and helping others to do the same.

Nice To Haves:

  • Ability to lead projects with little guidance, have worked along with engineering teams in a SaaS environment.
  • Experience in product and application security
  • Involvement in local or regional security user groups or conferences would be an added bonus too, but not essential.

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Notion.

Notion is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. Notion considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Notion is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.

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