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Security Engineer, Application Security



Other Engineering
Remote · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 1, 2023

Discord empowers people to create spaces where they can find a sense of belonging in their lives. Millions of people trust Discord to keep their communications secure, private, and out of the hands of evildoers, so security and privacy are necessary to Discord's success.

We are looking for an experienced AppSec Engineer reporting to the Application Security Engineering Manager to join us in building a secure and private platform for Discord's users. If you are an Engineer with experience making the secure way the easy way, a deep sense of curiosity, and an endless desire to improve Discord, read on!

What you'll do:

  • Make the Secure Way the Easy Way
  • Develop technical solutions to find and address security issues (including creating libraries and frameworks).
  • Build tools with an emphasis on self-service, automation, and performance, to help find and fix application security flaws.
  • Perform reviews ranging from architectural design to threat modeling and source code level assessments, providing recommendations to make our products more secure.
  • Conduct application security assessments across all Discord services both user-facing and internal.

Specific Projects:

  • Investigate vulnerabilities discovered by internal tools and external reports. Find the problems, fix the problems
  • Help AppSec build new Security Controls
  • Work with Product teams to secure Discord
  • Pentest Discord

Who you are:

  • You have 2+ years experience securing production applications.
  • You have 1+ years of experience with application security tooling and processes, including code review, static code analysis, penetration testing, or risk management.
  • You have a working knowledge of Application Security concepts and best practices.
  • You have experience implementing and using static and dynamic security tools.
  • You have can program in at least one general purpose programming language (e.g. Python, Rust, Go, and Node).

Bonus points:

  • Threat Modeling
  • Experience with Linux system administration (we use Ubuntu).
  • Experience working with distributed systems.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $165,000 to $178,000 + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role and level. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include equity, or benefits.

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive medical insurance including Health, Dental and Vision (plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures)
  • Mental health resources and quarterly wellness stipends
  • 16+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO + use-what-you-need sick days
  • Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)
  • Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)
  • Volunteer time off
  • A diverse slate of Employee Resource Groups
  • Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees

About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests — from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more. With 150 million monthly users across 19 million active communities, called servers, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord was built without selling ads or user data and instead, offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!