Senior Software Engineer, Security (Remote)

Vancouver, British Columbia /
Engineering – Core Services /
Full-time (Remote)
/ Remote
We are looking for a Senior Security Engineer to join our growing Infrastructure & Security team! Reporting to the team's Engineering Manager, you will help validate that BenchSci's services are implemented to the highest security standards. You will also analyze the security of applications and services, discover and address security issues, build security automation, and quickly react to new threat scenarios. Importantly, you will take the lead on all security-related matters and help us to ensure that all classified client data is kept confidential.

BenchSci is a remote-first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada and the US for this position.

You Will:

    • Perform application security reviews
    • Drive outcomes with team members to improve our application security posture
    • Create application security guidance and best practices documentation
    • Build tools and libraries to help developers create secure software
    • Champion security at BenchSci
    • Maintain and improve the GDPR and SOC2 security compliance tracking and remediation efforts
    • Triage and drive resolutions for security vulnerabilities in the BenchSci Platform
    • Lead security engagements like third-party penetration tests and tabletop exercises
    • Uncover infrastructure and application-level vulnerabilities as part of internal audits
    • Conduct system design reviews and guide engineers in building security into our architecture

You Have:

    • 4+ years working as a software engineer with at least 2 years of experience in security
    • Experience dealing with internal/external security audits and penetration tests
    • Experience with any combination of the following: threat modelling experience, secure coding and SDLC practices, OWASP Top 10 application security risks, and network security
    • An understanding of network and web-related protocols (such as TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, and routing protocols)
    • Experience configuring and tuning application security testing tools (SCA, SAST, and DAST)
    • An understanding of web services and an ability to reason the application code that drives them
    • Experience with Infrastructure as Code tools such as Terraform, CloudFormation or Config Connector
    • Knowledge of industry security frameworks like the CIS Benchmarks or OWASP ASVS
    • A background in security and compliance audits such as GDPR and SOC2
Benefits and Perks: 
An engaging remote-first culture 
A great compensation package that includes BenchSci equity options
15 days vacation plus an additional day every year; plus company closures for 15 more days throughout the year
Unlimited flex time for sick days, personal days, religious holidays
Comprehensive health and dental benefits Emphasis on mental health with $2500 CAD* for Psychologist, Social Worker, or Psychotherapist services
A $2000 CAD* Annual Learning & Development budget
A $1000 CAD*  home office set-up budget
A $2500 CAD*wellness, lifestyle and productivity spending account for employees  
Generous parental leave benefits with a top-up plan or paid time off options
*Benefits are tied to Canadian dollar amounts and would be converted to local currency for those in other countries. Moving to local currency allotments in the future.

About BenchSci:
BenchSci's vision is to help scientists bring novel medicine to patients 50% faster by 2025. We empower scientists to run more successful experiments with the world's most advanced, biomedical artificial intelligence software platform. 
Backed by F-Prime, Inovia, Golden Ventures, and Google's AI fund, Gradient Ventures, we provide an indispensable tool for scientists that accelerates research at 16 top 20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading academic centers. We're a certified Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked company on Glassdoor.

Our Culture:
BenchSci relentlessly builds on its strong foundation of culture. We put team members first, knowing that they're the organization's beating heart. We invest as much in our people as our products. Our culture fosters transparency, collaboration, and continuous learning. 
We value each other's differences and always look for opportunities to embed equity into the fabric of our work. We foster diversity, autonomy, and personal growth, and provide resources to support motivated self-leaders in continuous improvement. 
You will work with high-impact, highly skilled, and intelligent experts motivated to drive impact and fulfill a meaningful mission. We empower you to unleash your full potential, do your best work, and thrive. Here you will be challenged to stretch yourself to achieve the seemingly impossible.  Learn more about our culture.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: We're committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We believe that improving diversity, equity and inclusion is our collective responsibility, and this belief guides our DEI journey.  Learn more about our DEI initiatives.

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