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Senior Systems Security Engineer



Other Engineering
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
We are a fast-growing remote-friendly cybersecurity company with multiple offices in the US including San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The world’s most at-risk organizations rely on Authentic8 to completely eliminate the risk of using the web.We believe people should be able to go online without fear of exploit, surveillance or repercussion. And our mission is to make this a reality. Through integrity in our work, respect of others and commitment to this mission, we are building a business that enables access to the web with the peace of mind that everyone deserves. We are a rapidly growing company with more than 600 customers across the public and private sector. Established in 2010, Authentic8 continues to see new demand and use case opportunities for the cloud-based Silo Web Isolation Platform.
Authentic8 is looking for an experienced, well-rounded systems engineer with a background spanning the fields of networking, systems administration, technical operations, and project leadership. This position will report to the Director, Security Architecture and Engineering and, as such, will involve technical leadership, development, and planning duties related to the roll-out of company-wide changes pertaining to compliance, governance, scalability, and security. The Senior Systems Security Engineer will work closely with Authentic8’s DevOps and Engineering teams to understand existing system architecture and configurations and to build on these in order to develop implementation plans and lead the execution of system changes in accordance with corporate policy and security control requirements. The Senior Security Systems engineer will also work with Authentic8 leadership personnel (e.g., CTO, Head of Operations, VP Information Security, etc.) to establish network standards, system standards, processes, and repeatable procedures.


  • Maintains subject matter expertise and technical documentation re: the company’s system architecture, data flow, and points of interconnectivity with external entities
  • Develops technical solutions regarding the augmentation of existing systems (development and production) and corporate network in accordance with high availability requirements, scalability efforts, and security controls
  • Leads major technical implementation efforts pertaining to the company’s information assurance/government compliance program
  • Drafts technical documents and acts as the subject matter expert regarding, but not limited to, technical architecture schematics, implementation plans, standard operating procedures, technical white papers, network standards, and system configuration standards


  • 7+ years of experience designing, maintaining, and securing high availability networks and/or systems
  • Bachelors* or advanced degree in a technical field, with special emphasis given to applicants with educational/practical experience in computer science, computer engineering, systems engineering, or engineering management*Note: This requirement can be substituted with 4 years of additional experience in a related field
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with a natural propensity to lead, foster teamwork, and maintain strong relationships among contributors from diverse professional backgrounds (e.g., engineering, security, operations, sales, marketing, finance, etc.)
  • Excellent technical writing skills, especially as might be applied to system documentation, descriptive white papers, policy documents, and standard operating procedures
  • Strong sense of autonomy, motivation, and attention to detail


  • Experience designing or maintaining distributed, heterogeneous environments (e.g., Ubuntu, Windows, Mac, etc.)
  • 2+ years of practical experience with formal project implementation, project coordination, or project management
  • At least 1 year of practical experience or direct support pertaining to each of the following: networking, systems administration, and real-time network/systems monitoring and response
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one coding/scripting language (e.g., Ruby, Python, Perl, etc.)
  • Industry certification(s) or commensurate knowledge in the following areas: System Administration, System Design, Security Architecture, Project Management, Network Design
  • Working knowledge and/or experience implementing compliance with major security controls and frameworks (e.g., NIST 800-53, ISO/IEC 27001, DoD RMF, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of implementing solutions that involve the following technologies: IPS 140-2. Static Application Security Testing Systems (SAST), CI/CD, Python and Ruby

Salary Range

  • $130,000 - $145,000 Plus Bonus & Equity
Authentic8 Core Values & Principles:
Integrity: We apply our best efforts. We are honest with and accountable to others.
Mission-Focused: We clearly define and communicate our goals and do not stray in the pursuit of our objective.
Respect: We value and respect the ideas and experience our diverse backgrounds bring us. Positive consideration of differing viewpoints makes us stronger.
We are collaborative: We recognize the best work is the product of teams. We must each be reliable and expect to rely on others.
We are transparent: By operating with common information and understanding we ensure that we are aligned.
We find innovative solutions: We seek innovative solutions not as a buzzword but as a means to solve difficult problems with zeal, efficiency and quality.
We take ownership: We are responsible for our actions, our reputation and our business.
Authentic8 offers competitive benefits, including medical, dental and vision, flexible PTO, a 401k program and stock options.
It is the policy of Authentic8 to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.