Security Engineer

DoorDash, San Francisco, CA

On-demand delivery empowering local economies

Come help us build the world's most reliable on-demand, logistics engine for delivery! We're bringing on talented engineers to help us create and maintain a 24x7, no downtime, global infrastructure system that powers DoorDash’s three-sided marketplace of consumers, merchants, and dashers.

At DoorDash, our software engineers work on everything from backend systems, where all our products plugin, to building out beautiful and intuitive user interfaces, to scaling products that will automate human processes and make deliveries happen as fast as possible.

Our team is looking for Security Engineers to work on application security, infrastructure security, and everything adjacent.

What You’ll Achieve

  • Breaking & Fixing - You’ll identify security problems and implement high-quality solutions.
  • Identifying “this & that” Solutions - Rather than compromise security, customer experience, or productivity, you’ll work to achieve the best of all three.
  • Owning Your Work - You’ll be responsible for a chunk of the security roadmap.
  • Building & Integrating Tools - You’ll leverage the best technology to prevent vulnerabilities and alert the team when needed.
  • Prioritizing Your Time - You’ll balance solving the problems in front of you against implementing game changing, long-term solutions.
  • Coaching - You’ll teach other parts of the organization relevant security skills, both formally and informally.

About You

  • You have healthy security paranoia and notice security issues before others.
  • You celebrate your successes, but also admit your missteps and learn from feedback - we’re all human.
  • You’re growth-minded and eager to expand your skill set.
  • You display adaptability, resiliency, and the ability to thrive in ambiguity - things change quickly!


  • 3+ years of industry experience (at least one year of focused security experience)
  • Strong understanding of web application and infrastructure vulnerabilities
  • Experience with architecture-level security
  • Understanding of Python, Django, AWS - deep understanding of at least one
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) - we partner with every team in the company

Nice To Haves

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, IT, or related field
  • Android or iOS experience

Interview Process

  • Take-Home Project
    • Identifying common web app vulnerabilities and recommendations
    • Designed to take 2-3 hours of your time
  • Onsite Interview
    • Application & Infrastructure Security, depth of knowledge and problem solving approaches in these areas
    • Process & Communication, technical discussion to demonstrate ability to work cross-functionally within an organization

About Us

Today, we’re one of the fastest, most reliable food delivery platforms in North America. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We want to share our revolutionary logistics technology with every business around the world, to streamline how our cities and local economies work. Make no mistake, it isn’t going to be easy, and our mission isn’t for the faint of heart. But if you’re daring, and you want to make a dent, let’s chat.

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, we’re working to connect more businesses to more people. We want to shrink every city by bringing people anything—faster, fresher, and from farther away. And we’re doing it everyday: from prep-times to traffic to weather, we’ve innovated a groundbreaking approach to delivery that factors in all the elements that come between people and their products. We want to be the shortest distance between every local store and people’s doors. We’re breaking down the art of delivery to a perfect science – one order at a time. 


Want to learn more about DoorDash? Visit https://www.doordash.com/