Security Operations Engineer

San Francisco, CA
R&D – Engineering
About the Role:

PlanGrid is used on thousands of construction projects (including hospitals, government buildings, universities, utility plants, etc.), and we must do everything in our power to keep our 40M+ blueprints secure for our customers. As a Security Operations Engineer, you will be responsible for securing and monitoring the infrastructure that supports the product. You will work with infrastructure and engineering teams to design and build secure infrastructure and components and generally solve security challenges. The Security Operations Engineer will lead threat modeling and infrastructure security reviews while setting standards and defining best practices for the R&D organization.

About the Role:

    • Take lead on threat hunting, IOC (indicators of compromise) analysis, and incident response
    • Help implement and fine-tune our security tools, such as endpoint protection, SIEM, vulnerability assessment, and cloud security monitoring
    • Work to address the most severe security alerts and incidents, including full cycle of detection, analysis, containment, eradication, recovery and post-mortem improvement
    • Use software to automate enforcement of security policies across the entire organization
    • Develop and lead training on common security pitfalls, like phishing, social engineering, and general security awareness
    • Build internal security tools that help fix security problems at scale

About You:

    • Experience or working knowledge of modern cloud SaaS infrastructure 
    • Demonstrated expertise in security operations and monitoring
    • Experience with incident response, either in-house or through an outsourced service provider
    • Someone who is always thinking about attack vectors in which PII and PHI can be compromised
    • Familiarity with AWS and scripting languages
    • Highly effective communication skills, in both verbal and written forms, to effectively convey technical and non-technical concepts to a wide variety of audiences
    • Bachelor’s or Master's degree with 4 years of experience securing complex production environments.
    • Strong knowledge of infrastructure components
    • Knowledge of various security tools and architecture
    • Knack for finding security flaws and ability to efficiently communicate how to fix them
    • Strong communicator who is accustomed to working closely with an infrastructure team
    • Ability to think about problems from an out-of-the box perspective; doesn’t always default to industry norms
    • Ability to think like an attacker and use that context to develop threat models.


    • Located in San Francisco’s Mission District just one block from BART, among local shops, bars, and restaurants
    • Flexible vacation
    • Dog-friendly office
    • Clipper Cards (for public transportation) funded by PlanGrid
    • Construction site tours of the biggest projects in San Francisco using PlanGrid
    • Volunteer time off: We encourage employees to give back to our local communities. We organize volunteer days and have worked with organizations such as Glide, SF/Marin Food Bank, Muttville, Family Dog Rescue, and Bryant Elementary School (as part of PlanGrid’s commitment with Circle the Schools). 
    • Catered lunches
    • Premium medical, dental, and vision coverage for full-time employees and their dependents
    • 401k
    • Equity
    • We provide paid parental leave for both parents

PlanGrid is the leader in construction productivity software. Used on more than 1 million projects around the world, PlanGrid's value extends over numerous phases of construction, building a massive and accurate history of every jobsite through everyday use that creates a data-rich record set at turnover that is essential to long-term operations. 

PlanGrid is the first construction productivity software that allows contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil, and other industries to collaborate easily from their mobile devices and desktop. PlanGrid is used in more than 79 countries by thousands of customers including DPR, Granite, NVIDIA, Target Corporation, and Tutor Perini. PlanGrid was a member of  Y Combinator’s 2012 Winter Class, and has secured over $69 million in funding from Sequoia, Tenaya Capital Founders Fund, GV, 500 Startups, Box, Northgate,  and Spectrum 28.  

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