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CloudFlare // highly-available global networks
Austin, TX    Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
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About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the worlds largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month. Cloudflare protects & accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance & a decrease in spam & other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer & named to Entrepreneur Magazines Top Company Cultures list.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious & empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves & learning new skills, & we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse & inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential & support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!

About the Department

The Security Department at Cloudflare is a growing team committed to helping secure both Cloudflare & our customers. Within that department, our top priorities right now are to continue to develop & secure our technical infrastructure & to develop our organization outside of the Bay Area.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced Infrastructure Security Engineering Manager to lead our security engineers based in Austin. This role is critical to our efforts to secure our global network, & important for developing & growing our Austin security engineering team. This position will need to engage across the Cloudflare organization on technical, operational, & business strategy & have credibility with all stakeholders. The ability to communicate, mentor & guide engineers will be critical in order to be successful.

What you'll do

  • Lead security reviews of core infrastructure & services globally.
  • Establish & maintain security architecture best practices.
  • Work with engineering teams to architect highly performant, secure automated development systems
  • Work with the Network & Engineering team to maintain a consistent, secure architecture.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge & experience

  • Familiar with security architecture best practices & current industry recommendations.
  • Experience managing a team of five or more people.
  • Ability to investigate, prioritize, & measure impact of security architecture issues.
  • Excellent communication & leadership skills.
  • Ability to be hands on & drive solutions to completion.
  • Knowledge of network-based & system-level attacks & mitigation methods.
  • Strong foundation in & in-depth technical knowledge of security engineering, computer & network security, authentication & security protocols & applied cryptography.
  • Strong familiarity with virtualized environments whether hypervisor based or container based & in particular knowledge of the security issues that are specific to them.
  • Good understanding of high frequency build/delivery & DevOps

The following requirements are not mandatory but would be advantageous

  • Knowledge of software defined networks
  • Knowledge of docker, kubernetes & relevant security requirements
  • Some knowledge of common compliance requirements
  • An understanding of trusted computing concepts

What Makes Us Special

Were not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. Were a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free & open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically & artistically important organizations & journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflares enterprise customers--at no cost.

Project Athenian: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state & local governments have the highest level of protection & reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information & voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure & privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Heres the deal - we dont store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy & ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something youd like to be a part of? Wed love to hear from you!

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people & place great value in both diversity & inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.

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