The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an Application Security Engineer to join the Security team working to help protect Wikipedia and our other projects. You'll be working with other developers and security engineers to create new security features, review the security of other people's code, and help find and fix security bugs before they're exploited.
We’d like you to do these things:
- Triage and remediate reported security issues
- Review and deploy features developed by the Foundation and community members
- Work with other development teams to ensure that they make safe architectural and implementation choices
- Constantly poke and abuse our software to find bugs before attackers do
- Provide application security concept reviews and help socialize application security best practice
- Provide support for application security operations
We’d like you to have these skills:
The right person is better than the right set of experiences, these are the traits we’ve identified make great additions to our team so far.
- Two or more years of application security experience, including thorough understanding of issues documented in the OWASP Top Ten and CWE Top 25
- Strong understanding of modern, object-oriented PHP development
- Demonstrated ability to exploit and mitigate application-level vulnerabilities
- Experience conducting software security reviews using a combination of source code inspection, manual testing, and automated scanning
- Patience in explaining security issues and their implications on privacy to non-technical audiences
- Sensitivity to the security challenges faced by participants in a large, international project
- Strong understanding of cryptography as applied to web application security (encryption, hashing, PKI management), including analysis and implementation
- Experience using Linux at the command line for tasks related to web application development and deployment
- Ability to maintain focus when working remotely
And it would be even more awesome if you have this:
In addition to the basic skills needed for being successful these skills could set you apart from the pack!
- Experience as a contributor in the Wikipedia or Wikimedia project communities
- Experience contributing to a consensus-based open source project
- Experience developing, maintaining, or administering authentication systems
About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that supports and hosts Wikipedia and its sister free knowledge sites. Wikipedia consists of nearly 40 million articles across hundreds of languages. Every month, more than 80,000 volunteer editors contribute to Wikipedia. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) non-profit that is funded primarily through donations and grants. It currently employs over 240 staff members.
At the Foundation, we build technology to help people everywhere access Wikipedia, across devices and in nearly 300 languages. We engineer privacy for our readers and editors so they can safely and securely explore Wikipedia. We create programs and initiatives to make Wikipedia freely available to more people in more parts of the world. We build new tools for the community of editors so they can continue to improve and grow Wikipedia. Roughly a quarter of our budget goes to supporting the community that make the site possible, including through grantmaking programs that enable volunteers and enrich the information on the sites.
Benefits & Perks
- Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!)
- The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, massages, cooking classes and much more
- The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary
- Flexible and generous time off - vacation, sick and volunteer days
- Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses
- For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program
- Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available
- Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax
- Great colleagues - diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people