Security Engineer

Algolia, Paris

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The Algolia Security Team is responsible for ensuring security of our services and infrastructure which provides service to more than 250 million end users. Running the search service on some of the most exposed websites on the Internet and hosting large amounts of customer data, our environment attracts a large number of adversaries of all kinds.

Security is not something that is later patched on Algolia but has its place in the core. Security and privacy play an important role in the way we design and operate our systems and services. With the growth of Algolia, creation of more products and services, we're looking for an experienced engineer to join the team that drives security and privacy forward for the global operations of Algolia.

We’re working in a rewarding environment with an attention to continuous learning and improvement. As the threat space evolves, you'll evolve with it and we'll evolve with you.

Your role will consist of:

  • Perform security assessments of core services and vendors
  • Build tools and automation to enhance the security of our services
  • Manage our public bug bounty program
  • Provide security guidance for the whole organization
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes
  • Support ongoing and new security/compliance initiatives
  • Evaluate and recommend new security technologies
  • Perform incident response

You might be a fit if you have:

  • 5+ years of security engineering experience
  • Full professional English proficiency
  • Understanding of internet security issues and the threat landscape
  • Knowledge of Shell scripting and at least one scripting language (Python, Ruby, etc.)
  • Knowledge of low level principles of computers and network components
  • Strong communication skills

What could be a plus:

  • Penetration testing experience/ability to verify common web vulnerabilities
  • Security certifications such as OSCP, CEH, CISSP, etc
  • Knowledge of Go (golang)
  • Ability to use a configuration management tool like Ansible, Puppet or Chef
  • Proven experience in a very fast-paced and continuously changing environment
  • Ability to make independent decisions and taking ownership for them
  • Knowledge of cloud services such AWS / GCP / Azure
  • Knowledge of G Suite and JAMF
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We’re looking for someone who can live our values:

  • GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment
  • TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership 
  • CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
  • CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company.
  • HUMILITY- Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside.


  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance 
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Relocation support
  • Company Canteen (high standard)
  • Flexible work hours and unlimited time off


  • Competitive pay and equity 
  • Coaching and sponsorship to participate and speak at leading industry conferences
  • Ongoing professional education opportunities through internal & external workshops, including public speaking, language learning (English/French)
  • Fun: we spend time together — team building, socializing and making tools that encourage getting to know teammates across offices and continents. 
  • Charitable contribution matching 
  • Unique referral rewards program: refer a candidate, and we’ll donate to your charity of choice
  • Corporate flats available for the first months of relocation and when you travel to different offices
  • Fully stocked kitchens
  • Team workouts
  • Meals & happy hours

About Algolia

Algolia is the single best way to build search into your mobile app or website. An introduction Founded in 2012, Algolia’s mission is to enable every developer & product team to build consumer-grade search. With their hosted search API, developers benefit from the power of a lightning-fast engine with out-of-the-box support for a typo-tolerant, as-you-type search experience. Our mission Algolia strives to create a world-class developer experience & end-user experience. Using their API, Developers upload and sync the data they would like to make searchable. They can then configure relevance, including integrating business metrics like product popularity or likelihood to convert to a sale. Using front-end frameworks like InstantSearch, they can customize the search experience to create the perfect search experience for their users.


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