Security expert? These 5 Boston startups want to see your resume

by Justine Hofherr
October 13, 2017

With every new hack and data breach, companies across all industries find themselves scrambling to put out fires — and employ more people with cybersecurity skills. If you’re interested in using your tech skills to fight the bad guys, there’s no shortage of job opportunities at startups around Boston. Here are five local companies hiring security talent now.

 

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Photo via Cybereason

The gig: Security Research & Incident Response

What you’d be doing: As a security specialist at fast-growing cybersecurity startup Cybereason, you'll be working closely with some of the best minds in information security, partnering with the highly skilled defense teams of the company’s customers and fighting some of the most advanced adversaries out there.

What they’re looking for: Diverse skill sets and wicked smart people that can learn from one another and solve interesting and difficult problems. Experience with threat hunting is a plus.

Why you should apply: You want to battle bad guys everyday.

 

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Photo via Shutterstock

The gig: Security Evangelist

What you’d be doing: As a key member of the Sqrrl product team, the evangelist will combine deep knowledge of security operations with Sqrrl research and development to create tools, guidance and thought leadership for customers and the security industry at large.

What they’re looking for: The ideal candidate is an industry veteran who understands the challenges of operating an effective security operations center.

Why you should apply: You want to help organizations modernize their security operations with capabilities that unite data and analytics to detect and thwart targeted cyber threats.

 

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Photo via InVision

The gig: Senior Software Engineer, Security

What you’d be doing: As a member of the engineering security team at product design company InVision, your work will heavily focus on identifying and remediating application vulnerabilities.

What they’re looking for: Someone with the ability to debug hard problems at every level of the stack.

Why you should apply: You love remote work. Each InVision team member is given the freedom and tools to do their best work from wherever they choose.

 

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Photo via CarGurus

The gig: Information Security Architect

What you’d be doing: Your role is to engage with company leaders, colleagues and vendors on security assurance while developing guidelines, templates and tools used to secure online car marketplace CarGuru’s environment from all threats and vulnerabilities.

What they’re looking for: A technical expert with seven-plus years of experience in network defense technologies, forensic tools and active defense technologies.

Why you should apply: CarGurus has some sweet perks, including daily meals, company equity, commuter benefits and ping pong tables that employees actually use.

 

rapid7
Photo via Rapid7

The gig: Senior Security Solutions Engineer

What you’d be doing: This position will work as an equal partner with the sales team in matching up customers with Rapid7's security solutions.

What they’re looking for: Someone who is comfortable going toe-to-toe in a technical discussion with engineers and then shifting gears to have a brass-tacks business conversation with a CIO.

Why you should apply: You want to provide guidance to your peers without having formal supervisory responsibility.

 

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