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Namely // online HR software platform
Engineering, Full Time    New York / Remote    Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020
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Namely is seeking a Senior Security Engineer to join our small but mighty Security team. At Namely, we are self-starters & problem solvers, obsessed with creating the best experience for our clients. We are a team of smart & self-motivated engineers who are eager to learn, grow, & collaborate with each other. Each person is the owner of their work & directly impacts the success of our products & company.

As a Senior Security Engineer at Namely, you will be responsible for supporting the ongoing security operations of a platform that 1,400+ companies use to manage their employees & payroll. You will be a technical leader & contribute to the overall security strategy across the organization. The ideal candidate is a collaborative & diligent problem-solver with in-depth experience in IT & cloud security & has a strong track record of delivering high-quality results. Youll have the chance to work in an open & collaborative environment, shape Namelys engineering culture, & have ample opportunities to grow & accelerate your career.


  • Stop cyber threats from compromising our data.
  • Design, deploy, & operate security tools.
  • Continuously monitor the environment for anomalies & indicators of compromise.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation.
  • Triage security bugs & vulnerabilities.
  • Identify & remediate risks in partnership with other teams & departments.
  • Create clear & concise documentation.
  • Be a subject matter expert for customer support, go-to-market, & compliance teams.


  • Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced & ever-changing environment.
  • Solid problem solving & analytical skills.
  • Good team player with strong technical communication skills.
  • Desire to keep up with emerging threats & effective countermeasures.
  • Deep experience with monitoring tools & interpreting their output.
  • Seasoned incident handler able to analyze attacks & lead response efforts.
  • Practical experience designing & implementing cloud security solutions, ideally in AWS.
  • Operational knowledge of Kubernetes & securing microservice architectures.
  • Strong understanding of agile software development.
  • Coding ability in at least programming or scripting language, preferably Python, Go, or Bash.


  • 6+ years of experience in a technical security role
  • Technical security certifications such as CISSP, CEH, or GIAC.
  • Previous experience at a startup or tech company.
  • Working knowledge of NIST (CSF, 800-53), CSA, & AICPA SOC 2.
  • Hands-on experience with Splunk Cloud.
  • Comfortable with infrastructure as code tools like Ansible, Chef, Puppet, & Terraform.
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