The Security Engineer’s role is to aid the security efforts of Bugcrowd, while proactively making changes to further improve our security posture.

To achieve this goal, we require a motivated team member who is willing to push their own boundaries and step out of their comfort zone.You will be challenged on a regular basis, especially because you are the last line of defense for one of the largest crowdsourced security platforms! The Security Engineer will provide mentoring to multiple junior security engineers and will work closely with other team members on a daily basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Aiding within the Incident Response process

Threat hunting

Developing patches and security controls within a Ruby on Rails application, Golang application, and Kotlin application

Communicating across multiple teams converting technical knowledge into palatable words for multiple audiences.

Significant familiarity with AWS and network security controls

Identifying vulnerability root causes

Performing basic risk assessments and triaging

Educating developers on security best practices

Architecting solutions with developers to remediate any security concerns

Performing basic red team assessments (including but not limited to phishing, vishing, spoofing technologies, etc.)

Testing new features within the platform and services

Automating security tasks to increase workflow efficiency

Mentoring other team members



The Security Engineer will have 3 – 5+ years of experience in a similar role or its equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Experience with writing IR plans and operating within an IR practice (experience responding to incidents)

Working knowledge of Threat Intelligence and how it can be used to proactively create security controls (automation)

Familiarity with Pentesting techniques and OWASP Top 10

Ability to understand a vulnerability and work with developers to patch it

Scripting knowledge in at least one of: Bash, Python, JavaScript, Ruby

Self motivated and organized – must be able to operate from a calendar and be punctual

Cloud security experience or holds cloud certifications (AWS strongly preferred)

Experience with Identity and Access Management (IAM) controls

Ability to work autonomously within a global company, and critically think without intervention

Familiarity with git

Familiarity with a ticketing system / issue tracking system is a must (e.g: Jira)


Pay Range Disclosure: The base pay range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to Qualifications, Geographical Location, Education/certifications, Experience, Skill Sets, Training, and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the current range for the position of Security Engineer base is: $87,000- $106,000

This position may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary bonus program or commission plan, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various f

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