Security Analyst

San Francisco
Security – 740 - Corporate Security
Would you like to work on a fun yet sophisticated Security team for a tip-of-the-spear SaaS company? Zendesk is looking for a Security Analyst with solid communication skills to help us bridge the gap between our customers and our Security, Sales, Legal, and Product teams. We are seeking someone who can master a highly technical craft while simultaneously demonstrating humanity, friendliness, compassion, and a willingness to always really commit: someone with a mixture of technical prowess and relentless positivity. The world of security moves fast and the world of SaaS moves even faster. In addition to technical acumen and a positive outlook, we need a self-motivator to stay on top of the shifting ground beneath their feet to know the latest with security, technology, our controls, and the Zendesk family of products.
You should be approachable and inspiring as you will be the public face of our team and sometimes Zendesk itself. You should have a general understanding of security concepts, possess top-tier interpersonal skills, and be able to translate complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences. The ability remain succinct and yet instructive is key.

What you will get to do here:

    • Help our customers to onboard or manage ongoing risk assessments by completing security questionnaires using our internal knowledge base, public documentation, or by querying internal partners.
    • Learn the triage process for the various workflows coming into our department.
    • Aid Sales teams and customers by distributing compliance documentation.
    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of our knowledge base, Security Policies, SOC 2 controls, and public facing documentation.
    • Understand technical inquiries and answer in your own technical phrasing.
    • Work on project based deliverables when called upon to do so.
    • Help update knowledge bases and work to keep them current with processes or products.

What you bring to the role:

    • General knowledge of information security concepts, risks, and corresponding mitigation strategies
    • Either (i) 1 year in a Security department role, (ii) graduate of a Security program, or (iii) hold a security certification.
    • Good communication skills
    • Collaboration, planning, and prioritization skills
    • Strong self motivation abilities
    • Friendly and positive demeanor
    • Strong ethical standards.
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