Security Engineer

Palo Alto, CA

CZI is dedicated to advancing human potential and promoting equal opportunity. In December 2015, Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative with the mission to invest in personalized learning, curing disease and building strong communities.  

To support this mission, our Technology team builds products for educators and students; designs algorithms and builds infrastructure for scientists; and brings a data-driven approach to advocacy and civic engagement. As a Security Engineer, you will plan, design and validate information security in support of our education, science and political advocacy initiatives. If you are mission-driven and are committed to building transformative technologies, we want to hear from you.

The position is full-time and based in our Palo Alto headquarters.


    • Provide security guidance on a constant stream of new products and technologies
    • Take a leadership role in driving internal security and privacy initiatives
    • Design core, backend software security-related components
    • Analyze, assess, and respond to various internet threats
    • Conduct regular security assessments


    • B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
    • 5+ years experience ensuring security and privacy on the internet
    • 5+ years experience with an interpreted programming language (PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, JavaScript etc)
    • Extensive knowledge of internet security issues
    • Experience with operating system internals, filesystems, programming language design, compilers a plus

About the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was launched by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician and founder of the Primary School. CZI seeks to advance human potential and promote equal opportunity. Initially, focus areas will include personalized learning, curing disease, and building strong communities. We will make long-term investments over 25, 50 or even 100 years because our greatest challenges require time to solve. To learn more, visit our techFacebook page.