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Ns1 // intelligent DNS & traffic mgmt
New York, Remote    Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2021
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As a Security Architect at NS1 you will be responsible for strategic decision making as it pertains to software development, security design, & risk planning. The high visibility role will report directly to the Chief Information Security Officer & work collaboratively with development teams, product management, & Engineering Leadership. 

About us:

NS1 has transformed the way the internet works by automating the deployment & delivery of the worlds most trafficked internet & enterprise applications. Its application networking stack modernizes DNS, DHCP, & IPAM the familiar & universal foundations of all network & internet services to unlock unprecedented automation, visibility, & control. NS1 has more than 600 enterprise customers worldwide, including LinkedIn, Dropbox, & The Guardian, & is backed by investments from Energy Impact Partners, Dell Technologies Capital, Cisco Investments, & GGV Capital.

You will:

  • Provide architecture leadership & design recommendations to ensure systems development aligns with security standards & best practices
  • Lead security design sessions; architect & document technical solutions aligned with business objectives
  • Lead definition of coding standards; lead code reviews during projects to ensure quality & appropriate security in design patterns are followed
  • Build a distributed security champions program to align development & security partnership
  • Represent security interests as a member of the Architecture Council
  • Oversee security architecture & ongoing assessment of security technologies & industry & market trends, to determine their potential impact on the enterprise architecture
  • Oversee implementation & ongoing assessment of application security tooling including SAST, DAST, & SCA & inclusion of these tools into the SDLC

Ideally, youll bring:

  • 7 + years of experience in Infrastructure or security architecture/engineering/operations
  • Experience in public cloud architecture & operations running in multiple distributed environments
  • Knowledge of distributed systems & architecture, along with Infrastructure Security
  • Experience with application security design principles
  • Knowledge of container orchestration platforms & security best practices for containers
  • Knowledge of security principles & best practices in public cloud operations (AWS)
  • Knowledge of DNS, IPAM, & DHCP
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering/Computer Science or related Cyber-Security certifications and/or equivalent work experience
  • Must have a valid U.S. work authorization to apply

Working at NS1:

Were a fast-growing, well-funded startup based in the heart of New York Citys Financial District with offices & team members around the world. Working at NS1, youll come to understand our team is unique, both in & out of the workplace. We have PhDs, musicians, artists, & athletes working side by side, dedicated to delivering first class products. Were hardworking, but we're also a compassionate group. We understand that outside of NS1 is a world that places demands on our time. Our leadership team is dedicated to open & honest communication & we continuously strive to foster a culture of transparency, flexibility, & creativity. We were chosen as one of BuiltinNYCs Top 50 Startups to watch in 2019 & closed our $40M Series D in July 2020.


For all employees, we offer:

  • Competitive compensation, including new hire & recurring stock options 
  • Flexible hours, time off & work from home options (even prior to COVID-19!)
  • Choice of laptop & supplemental allowance for workstation accessories
  • In house wellness programming & education
  • Access to employee-led affinity & social awareness groups
  • Funtivities calendar - employees can participate in culture building workplace activities ranging from happy hours, holiday events & special interest activities 
  • Quarterly giving campaign to charities & social causes

In addition to the above, we offer US Employees:

  • Medical, dental, & vision benefits
  • Unlimited PTO with a mandatory minimum utilized each year
  • 401k through Betterment
  • Commuter benefits (which well use even more often once we return to the office!)
  • An outstanding parental leave policy of up to 18 weeks (12 of which can be consecutive)

NS1 champions diversity - we welcome & employ people regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic information, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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