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Senior Security Engineer

The Voleon Group, Berkeley

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Voleon is a technology company that applies state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to real-world problems in finance. For more than a decade, we have led our industry and worked at the frontier of applying machine learning to investment management. We have become a multibillion dollar asset manager, and we have ambitious goals for the future.
 
Your colleagues will include internationally recognized experts in machine learning research as well as highly experienced finance and technology professionals. The people who shape our company come from other backgrounds, too, including concert music performance, humanitarian aid, opera singing, sports writing, and the submarine service. You will be part of a team that loves to succeed together.
 
In addition to our enriching and collegial working environment, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefits packages, technology talks by our experts, a beautiful modern office, daily catered lunches, and more.

As the Senior Security Engineer, you will be responsible for leading and working on highly complex technical projects based on an in-depth knowledge of information security and IT operations. You will be responsible for driving the design, development, and deployment efforts related to security projects as well as day-to-day security practices. This role is a means to make a difference: you will protect our organization’s critical intellectual property and systems.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development, execution, and enforcement of security processes, policies, and procedures
  • Proactively identify, troubleshoot, and mitigate host, network and design vulnerabilities and provide metrics for reporting
  • Participate in incident response, threat modeling, and hunting
  • Drive defense-in-depth security for the organization to protect critical IT assets and data from internal and external threats
  • Serve as information security subject matter expert and driver of security culture

Requirements

  • At least five years of increasing responsibility and scope in a technical role, including at least three years in security
  • At least two years of experience with Linux/BSD infrastructure
  • Experience scripting, including Python, bash, or others
  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking, DNS, etc.
  • Hands on technical skills in IT operations, especially Linux
  • Knowledge of the threat landscape, particularly intellectual property attacks, insider threats, and understanding of the tools and tactics utilized by threat actors
  • Knowledge of network and host-based protection and detection technologies
  • Understanding of secure engineering principles and technical security testing
  • Ability to deliver succinct, fact-based communications to diverse audiences at varying organizational levels
  • Forensics abilities, including file analysis, file carving, timeline creation (is a plus)
The Voleon Group is an Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, gender, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship, or any other factors prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

About The Voleon Group

Co-founded in 2007 by two leading scientists, The Voleon Group combines an academic approach to research with an emphasis on scalability and risk management to deliver cutting-edge technology at the forefront of the finance industry. Many of our leaders and employees hold doctorates in statistics, computer science, and mathematics, among other quantitative disciplines. We are committed to exemplary performance in all aspects of our research and operations, while maintaining a culture of intellectual curiosity and flexibility. Voleon’s CEO holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford and previously founded and led a successful technology startup. Our Chief Investment Officer/Director of Research is a Statistics faculty member at UC Berkeley, where he earned his Ph.D.

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