Senior Security Engineer

Remote - United States /
Engineering – Security and Infrastructure /

We're on a mission to remedy the financial complexity crippling healthcare in America. 

Our aim is to organize and use all healthcare information to reduce the cost of care and improve the patient experience. 

As the only Unified Automation™ company for healthcare, we use the same machine learning approaches that made driverless cars possible to provide health systems with a single solution for core operational management. AKASA's unique expert-in-the-loop approach, Unified Automation, combines modern machine learning with human judgment and subject matter expertise to provide resilient automation. AKASA brings together the best of people, data and technology to efficiently, accurately and autonomously navigate the complex state of medical reimbursement in the United States. 

We are growing rapidly and we've built a cross-functional skill set deep into the DNA of the company. We have technology experts from top Silicon Valley technology companies (Google, Facebook, etc) and machine learning PhD programs (Stanford, etc). We also have senior leaders from the frontlines of healthcare with decades of experience leading teams at prominent healthcare institutions in the US. And we have a deep bench of talent from healthcare services firms like the Advisory Board, Optum and Triage Consulting. 

If you love to execute, we'd love to hear from you. We take a very mindful approach to building a culture that is flexible, diverse and inclusive. We approach our work thoughtfully, learn quickly, improve constantly, and celebrate our wins. Everyone is welcome — as an inclusive workplace, our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic whole selves to work. Be you.

About the Role
As a remote Sr. Security Engineer, you'll help build and architect our security infrastructure.
AKASA is based in South San Francisco. As a company, we embraced remote work before COVID-19. We consider ourselves experts in working collaboratively wherever our team members happen to reside.

What You'll Do

    • Ensure our AWS cloud infrastructure is secure and and HIPAA compliant
    • Assist all security efforts related to obtaining HiTrust certification
    • Security vulnerability remediations (e.g. Alert Logic, Tenable, Fairwinds Insights)
    • Review SIEM output and report findings to the Security Committee
    • Coordinate with external penetration-related vendors
    • Establish security benchmarks and associated monitoring and alert systems for deviations against approved thresholds
    • Work with engineers to review software design and recommend security best practice
    • Manage and expand our engineering security training program

Skills & Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree (Master's degree is ideal) in a technical discipline
    • 5+ years experience in Cloud Security (AWS)
    • 3+ years experience in DevOps activities in large-scale infrastructure settings
    • Expert knowledge of primary AWS services (EC2, ELB, RDS, Route53, S3, WAF, VPN) and IAM implementation and aware of how to secure such services
    • Have experience in compliance standards (HIPAA, NIST, SOC, ISO, and HiTrust)
    • Expertise in cloud architecture and security fundamentals including containers, software-defined networks, high availability design, and server-less computers
    • Experience with Linux, MacOS and Windows
    • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
    • Served as a cloud security expert for high visibility cloud projects
    • Experienced in Python, Shell Scripts, Cloud Formation
    • Expertise in multiple domains, including cloud security, web security, and AuthN/Authz protocols (SAML, JWT, OAuth, OpenID, Ping, Okta, etc.)

What We Offer

    • Work with an experienced and complementary founding team consisting of serial entrepreneurs, AI experts and healthcare industry leaders
    • Meaningfully own or contribute to category-defining products that fundamentally change healthcare operations
    • Great compensation package and equity grants
    • Generous coverage for health, dental and vision insurance
    • Full employer coverage for life insurance
    • 401k Plan
    • Free membership to One Medical (Concierge Clinic) for you and your family (if you are in a region covered by One Medical)
    • Flexible schedules and personal time off (PTO)
    • Paid company holidays and bonus “Wellness Days”
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.