Security Engineer (DC, SF, NYC, Remote)

Nava, Open to any office location/Remote

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Nava is at the forefront of reimagining how our government serves its people, and we’re looking for experienced security engineers to help drive this mission forward.

You will work on a small team, helping to improve and manage all aspects of the clients' systems, which are deployed on AWS. We work as integrated teams of Security, Infrastructure, and Software Engineers. We make heavy use of tools such as Docker, Terraform, and Jenkins and we continually evaluate new technologies as they become production-ready for government contexts.

You'll be responsible for the security of these critical systems. By doing this, you’ll help ensure that Nava continues delivering services that millions of Americans depend on. You care deeply about working on technology that affects people’s lives, and are passionate about designing for security, building secure infrastructure, and maintaining secure systems.

What you’ll do

  • Work with Software Engineers and Infrastructure Engineers to make our technical designs secure from the start
  • Set up and harden our immutable cloud infrastructure as a base layer of securityImplement automated defense and detection at the operating system and container level
  • Work with Software Engineers to ensure that frontend and backend application code is secure against various types of attacks
  • Implement and manage security tools such as scanners to help keep infrastructure, operating systems, containers, and applications secure
  • Threat model and penetration test our systems and third party applications, with remediation of issues

What we’re looking for

  • Previous experience securing a medium or large scale production system
  • Significant experience in one or more of: Cloud security, Linux/Unix OS and container security, web application and API security
  • Experience securing data at rest (encryption) and in transit (SSH and HTTPS)
  • Ability to automate procedural tasks using scripting or coding in Python, Javascript, or Ruby
  • A thoughtful, adaptive, and collaborative mindset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, technical and otherwise
  • Ability to pick up and learn new security, development, and operations skills

Other requirements:

  • Experience: Minimum of 4 years
  • A Bachelors degree or years of experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Residency: Lived in United States at least 3 years out of the last 5 years
  • You will be required to obtain a public trust clearance.
Remote states Nava is actively hiring in: California, DC, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington.
** If you are not living in one of the states listed above, unfortunately, you will not be considered for a position at this time. 

We're a small team working to radically improve our government, so everyone that joins us has a direct impact on the direction and success of Nava. We are stewards – we hold a deep responsibility towards the systems that we work with. We are a community – we value collaboration both within our teams and with the many hardworking people within government. We offer generous benefits and equity.

We care deeply about diversity and inclusion at Nava. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Note: We participate in E-Verify. Upon hire, we will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. This role is required to work from the contiguous United States.

About Nava

We're a team of engineers, designers, and product builders that were brought in to help fix HealthCare.gov in the winter of 2013. Since then, we've been working with the government to improve the services HealthCare.gov provides. The new application process that we designed and built is now used by millions each year to sign up for health insurance, and has helped America reach its lowest uninsured rate ever. With our experience repairing complex systems at HealthCare.gov we’ve seen how building with high expectations, clear design, and scalable infrastructure can create dramatic benefits. We’ve been the firefighters – now we’re the architects. We're proud of what we've been able to do, but our work is far from done. We’ve since begun work with both the Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare. We are focused on modernizing the VA’s appeals processing systems – Veterans currently wait, on average, five years to receive a resolution. For Medicare, we are designing and building the architecture for Medicare's historic transition towards value-based care. We’ve started Nava as a public benefit corporation to radically improve how our government serves its people. We believe that the services our government provides should be clear and reliable. We’re here for the people that have no seat at the table — design for them, make decisions for them. We are their advocate and an active and responsible steward of that power.


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