: Cloud Security Engineer
53 State St Exchange Place
Boston, MA 02109

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Acquia is the open source digital experience company. We provide the world's most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia we believe in the power of community and collaboration - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms.

Headquartered in Boston, we have been named as one of North Americas fastest growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future of the web, and we want you to be a part of it.

About the team you will be on

Our cloud engineering team utilizes a variety of programming languages and technologies to tackle many interesting architecture and scalability challenges. Although we run PHP & MySQL at a massive scale for our Drupal customers, on the backend were building scalable systems, automation and stack enhancements in everything from Ruby to Go, and storing data in everything from MySQL to DynamoDB.

We are seeking passionate application security engineers with a strong security mindset who are willing to take the initiative to tackle important problems across multiple products at Acquia, with a focus on our cloud hosting platform. 

As the Application Security Engineer, you will

  • Be a Security Champion in an agile SecOps team owning and operating the services you build
  • Design and develop tools that automatically deploy, maintain, and monitor LAMP-based hosting environments
  • Research, specify, and test cloud hosting architectures leveraging your web, database, and OS knowledge
  • Debug the toughest distributed systems production issues

Youll enjoy this role if you have

  • Passion for websites and website delivery architecture
  • Holistic understanding of the Internet and hosting from the network layer up through the application layer.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple teams and drive results

What youll need to be successful

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Strong software development and technical leadership skills
  • Working knowledge of LAMP stack--OS, web server, and database systems (Linux, Apache, and MySQL preferred)
  • Object Oriented Programming experience with a scripting language such as Ruby, Python, PHP, etc.
  • Networking (e.g., TCP/IP, Routing, DNS, load balancing, HTTP caching, clustering, VPN, etc.)

Extra credit if you have

  • Languages: Go, RUST, Java
  • Experience with threat modeling, especially for web application and web APIs
  • Cloud security experience (VPC, IAM, Security Groups, CloudTrail, etc.)
  • Web and web API Development (e.g., Drupal, Symfony2, ruby applications like Sinatra)
  • Configuration management (e.g., Puppet, Ansible, CloudFormation, etc.)
  • Containerization:  Docker, LXC, etc.
  • Linux packages (e.g., Debian or RPM packages); RHEL and Ubuntu experience
  • Automated testing experience--Jenkins, TravisCI, unit tests, system tests, etc.
  • Kubernetes: Hands-on, working experience securing K8s deployments according to hard multi-tenancy guidelines and methods.  

We are committed to continually strengthening our people-first culture within our Acquia family. Acquia is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for all. Our highly motivated team features individuals from a multitude of backgrounds who offer their unique perspectives, starting with their first project as a new hire to their 100th as a manager and beyond. For every step in between, we help Acquians grow by promoting a culture of continuous learning through mentorship, knowledge-sharing, feedback, and more. 

Thank you for considering Acquia for your next career move, and we look forward to receiving your application. Theres no such thing as the perfect candidate. So, were not looking for someone who matches all of our criteria; were looking for someone with the potential to grow outward and upward. Regardless of how much of the criteria you meet, you should apply!

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Charley
Vice President, Products

My team is able to influence the direction of Acquia by how content is delivered and monetized by global businesses in 2 ways. Acquia's founder created Drupal, the leading open source CMS in the world and we are proud of our close relationship with the Drupal community. We have also pivoted towards DXP capabilities and offer a full suite of solutions to our customers.

Anne
Vice President, Human Resources & Total Rewards

Our rewards program drives peer recognition for great work, helping teams build connections by celebrating our peers’ contributions on a companywide forum augmented with micro-bonuses, which increase motivation, productivity, and engagement.

Brian
Manager, User Experience Research

The trick to empowering creativity from my team is encouraging frequent communication and iteration. Embrace behaviors, not platitudes, that remind the team there is no such thing as failure. Embed creativity and make it more than a tagline. Show that nothing is unsalvageable; focus on ‘why’ things occurred, and make everything a learning opportunity.

Amy P.
Senior Director, Global Talent Development

Our culture of continuous, lifelong learning allows every Acquian opportunities to learn, stretch and grow. With support and coaching from their managers and Global Learning Programs, Acquians have access to a robust online learning platform, a mentor program, and more. Every day offers the opportunity to take on unique challenges.

Rok
Senior Director, Engineering

There are a number of different projects we are always working on from maintenance and performance optimizations to new customer features. For me, the most exciting and rewarding projects are where we release a piece of functionality that excites and delights our customers and makes their jobs easier.

Sym
Manager, UX

I love being part of Acquia's collaborative and creative design team. Our work is so dynamic: from partnering with our research team . . . to working with our engineers to implement our designs . . . it's a truly rewarding experience . . . 

Paul
Director, Business Development

Acquia is a great place to work. The vision, culture, leadership, product and career development are excellent. The collaboration between all departments and how we work together is special and a testament to the great culture that has been built.

Amy H.
Senior Talent Operations Partner

One of my favorite parts of Acquia is partnering with different volunteer organizations. For the past five years, the Boston office has partnered with the Wonderfund (www.wonderfundma.org) to pair Acquians with the holiday wish lists of local children. We sponsored 250 kids in 2019 and look forward to continuing our partnership in 2020!