Senior Strategic Security Engineer

Product Security
Lexington, MA, United States

The Strategic Security Team is seeking a senior security engineer/architect with in-depth, technical hands-on experience, who will help us secure Mimecast infrastructure and systems by determining security requirements; planning, implementing and testing security systems, carrying out threat modelling, systems review and making recommendations for mitigating security risks.

  • Ability to perform strategic end-to-end security design reviews at key points of project lifecycles to identify security requirements, any risks or capability gaps that need addressing, and be able to make recommendations about relevant security hardening and risk mitigation controls that should be implemented
  • Threat Modelling experience
  • Source Code Review experience: a good understanding of Java is important as you will be doing code review of (prima rily) Java code to ascertain that risk mitigations that you recommended during threat modelling are correctly implemented.
  • Proven ability to program and script in a variety of programming/scripting languages is highly desirable, as we expect you to be able to automate some of your routine tasks
  • A very good knowledge of Linux administration and tools (familiarity with Windows is also useful)
  • A good understanding of TCP/IP networking, security protocols and cryptographic algorithms
  • Excellent team-working skills, self-starter, pragmatism and a "can do" attitude is crucial
  • Willingness to learn and to keep increasing your technical skills is essential
  • Desirable (but not essential) Skills
  • A background in penetration testing or offensive security
  • Reverse Engineering and Malware research experience
  • Forensic Experience
  • A degree in computing with a strong security element (a Masters or PhD is even better, but not essential) 
  • Having any ethical hacking certification such as OSCP, CEH, or CREST and other relevant certifications such as CISSP or TOGAF is a bonus but not required.
  • Reward

    We offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including private healthcare, dental and life coverage.  Mimecast is an entrepreneurial and high growth company which will provide the right candidate with a wealth of career development opportunities.  All Mimecasters strive on being high performers, problem solvers, and team players with passion and integrity.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.