Staff Security Engineer - Remote, USA

$141,000 - $179,000 yearly
  • Workiva
  • Remote (USA)
  • Jul 10, 2022
Full time Computer Science Engineering Mid Level Security Software

Job Description

Job Summary
Our Information Security team provides the mission-critical functionality, availability, and security required by our customers, both internal and external. The Staff Security Engineer is a member of the Workiva Red Team. Possessing strong initiative and communication skills, knowledge of best security practices, and experience developing in a variety of environments and languages, the Staff Security Engineer creates and deploys protocols for security assessment, vulnerability testing, and other security improvement methods to maintain a strong and ethical center for Workiva. At this level and above, expectation is that each individual will serve as representative of InfoSec and make building relationships a priority.

Software Development

  • Tightly integrate with Research & Development teams to design programs that bridge security gaps found

  • Develop tools to assist with security and compliance tasks

Security Assessment

  • Design and deploy continual vulnerability testing of web application, physical, network, and personnel security to identify weaknesses

  • Guide remediation of vulnerabilities before they are discovered by external parties, assessments, or customers

  • Act as an internal security consultant for development and architecture decisions

  • Lead a security-conscious culture among developers and information technology staff

Continuous Security Improvement

  • Design and recommend new security controls to remedy vulnerabilities

  • Integrate with Development teams to gather information regarding security problems, issues, and ideas

  • Lead and train security team members in newly developed programs and protocols

Intrusion Detection

  • Develop and implement Intrusion Detection System (IDS) rules and alerts

  • Monitor IDS and other toolsets to identify potential security issues

  • Triage and respond to incoming security events

What You'll Need

  • 8+ years of software coding experience in an object-oriented language (Python and/or Go a plus)

  • 5+ years of vulnerability and penetration testing experience preferred

  • Demonstrated capability to influence own team or beyond

  • 5+ years of software coding experience in an object-oriented language (Python and/or Go a plus)

  • 3+ years of vulnerability and penetration testing experience preferred

  • Experience completing projects with minimal supervision

  • Experience developing and tracking metrics related to performance of the InfoSec program



  • Demonstrated proficiency in a range of tools, language, or technologies; or a deep proficiency in a given area

  • Demonstrated assertiveness and ability to form and defend technical opinions

  • Established a strong pattern of continuous education and personal development on information security topics

  • Information security-related certification a plus


Travel Requirements

  • Up to 15% travel

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office.


How You'll Be Rewarded

  • Base Pay Range in Colorado: $141,000-$179,000

  • A discretionary bonus typically paid annually

  • Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire


The base pay range represents the low and high end of the hiring range for this job. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to relevant skills, experience, and capabilities.



Where You’ll Work


Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we’ve created.

  • Customer Success:  Always delight our customers.

  • Trust: Rely on each other. 

  • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time. 

  • Collaboration: Share resources and work together. 

  • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways. 

  • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong. 

  • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.

We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need—backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought—to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems.


At Workiva, you’ll enjoy: 

  • Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.

  • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.

  • Involvement: Ability to participate in Employee Resource Groups, (Women in Tech, Women in Sales, Ethnic Diversity, Veterans, Rainbow (LGBTQ), Remote Employees, Caregiving) Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more

  • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.

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Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We believe that great minds think differently.  We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation.  Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic.  


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