Senior Infrastructure Security Engineer - Checkr San Francisco, California, United States Bookmark Share Print 120 0 0

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Senior Infrastructure Security Engineer 

Job Description

Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by designing technology to create opportunities for all. We believe all candidates, regardless of who they are, should have a fair chance to work. Established in 2014 and valued at $5B, Checkr is using technology to bring hiring to the next level. Our People Trust Platform uses machine learning to help thousands of companies modernize their background check process and make hiring safer, more efficient, and more inclusive. Some of our customers include Uber, Instacart, Doordash, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco.


A career with Checkr is an opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest minds, disrupt an industry for a better future, and give otherwise overlooked candidates access to employment. Checkr has been recognized in Forbes Best Startup Employers and is a top Y Combinator company by valuation


Checkr is looking for a Sr. Infrastructure Security Engineer to drive  security initiatives tied with our cloud  product infrastructure. This role will collaborate and coordinate with our product, data, platform, and infrastructure teams to identify and mitigate security risk. You will contribute to protecting Checkr and the people who trust us with their information and safety. This work directly impacts our mission of creating a fairer future - come help us change the world!


What a typical week may look like at Checkr:

  • Execute on identifying and resolving infrastructure security issues using the Checkr ways of work and change management processes.

  • Partner with devops and reliability teams to create visibility and awareness of security problems and work to prioritize their resolution in a way that respects the business needs

  • Manage and operationalize infrastructure security tools as well as alert triage, reporting, and monitoring.

  • Drive detection, response, investigation, and remediation of infrastructure security vulnerabilities.

  • Consult and advise on infrastructure security architecture, authentication, configurations, policies, and processes.

  • Participate in risk assessment, compliance, and other security program activities. 

What we value in an Infrastructure Security Engineer:

  • Passionate opinions about CI/CD, Kubernetes, and serverless technologies.

  • Expertise in AWS and Azure security controls, monitoring and orchestration (SCPs, Guard Duty, Config, Macie, etc)

  • Expertise in perimeter infrastructure security  Web Application Firewalls (Cloudflare, AWS Shield), Web Application Scanners (Detectify, Tenable), monitoring (DataDog) and cloud security compliance standards. 

  • Working familiarity with Terraform, Gitlab, and DevSecOps workflows.

  • In-depth technical knowledge of security engineering, network security, authentication, security protocols, and vulnerability management.

  • Deep understanding of applying defensive infrastructure automation, advanced threat detection and attack prevention.

  • 5+ years experience in the security infrastructure space

Brownie Points:

  • Deep knowledge of shifting left in security for infrastructure as code. 

  • Working knowledge of Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Vulnerability Management Tools 

  • Proven track record of implementing and/or managing SIEM/SOAR platforms. 

  • Experience with the Atlassian suite of products (Confluence, Jira, etc).

  • Working in a fast-paced startup environment.


    One of Checkr’s core values is Transparency. To live by that value, we’ve made the decision to disclose salary ranges in all of our job postings. We use geographic cost of labor as an input to develop ranges for our roles and as such, each location where we hire may have a different range. If this role is remote, we have listed the top to the bottom of the possible range, but we will specify the target range for an exact location when you are selected for a recruiting discussion. The salary range for this role is $91,052  - $189,520.

    Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr

    Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.   

    Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.


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