Senior Security Operations Engineer - Cloud Platform




About Index Exchange: Index is a global advertising technology company helping media owners monetize their digital content through advertising so that consumers can continue enjoying free and open access to content online.            

We shaped the earliest forms of ad tech, and we’re looking for the technical expertise to help shape its future. Our customers have unique problems that can be solved at scale, and that’s where the technical skills of our team make a real difference. Our exchange handles more than 250 billion requests every day (which is even more than the New York Stock Exchange), and every member of our engineering team has an enormous amount of autonomy in building code that supports that level of scale. Through the transparency of our technology, dedication to innovation, and long-standing customer relationships, we lead through change.  

We have more than 500 Indexers around the globe dedicated to building a safe and transparent marketplace that provides a trusted experience for consumers. 

What’s it like to work at Index? 

Index is an exciting and fast-paced place to work. We’re built on our values of change, support, learning and teaching, trust, and intention. We pride ourselves on our independence and openness, not only in our technology, but in our teams, too. Our diverse and inclusive culture celebrates how we can leverage our unique differences to help drive Index forward.  

Our culture of success is truly supportive and collaborative. In working together across our teams, we’re continually investing in the people and technology to solve the industry’s most complex problems. As we extend the promise of ad tech to every channel, we’re looking for talented engineers to help advance Index, and the industry, forward.  

The work we do requires complex problem solving, the ability to write high quality code in a very large and scalable deployment environment, an understanding of Agile software development, Continuous Integration, well-developed communication skills and the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of people. We’re looking for the right combination of personality and ingenuity to push our product to the max, inspire those around you and have fun doing it 

About The Role: 

We’re looking for a Senior Security Operations Engineer to support our security team in the Cloud Platform division. 

What We’re Looking For: 

  • Facilitator: It’s essential that you can relay information and ideas effectively both within and across different teams. While we place a huge premium on technical skill, we value just as much your ability to work with other people 
  • Adaptable: Our industry moves fast and we need you to keep up and adapt. Acting as an Operations Engineer, you have the ability to prioritize tasks, often against competing scope and timelines 
  • Technical: A strong foundation in Operations, and experience in solving complex problems and building solutions (including CI/CD, real-time monitoring, production issues, etc.) 
  • Rigorous: We design and manage massive, globally distributed systems that handle billions of transactions a day - your approach and solutions need to be thorough, scalable and ironclad. 

Here’s What You’ll be Doing: 

  • Develop strong security controls, implement security best practices as part of the SDLC, highlight and mitigate risks, reduce the blast radius of potential security vulnerabilities.  
  • Design, build and automate security controls in collaboration with the Cloud Platform team. 
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to design and develop software and platforms that are secure by design. 
  • Evangelize and lead the implementation of a private cloud platform security architecture. 
  • Drive remediation of vulnerabilities and audit the efficacy of implemented security controls. 
  • Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement when it comes to security gap analysis and remediation. 
  • Develop and incorporate tooling into the CI/CD pipeline to integrate security into the development process. 
  • Mentor and lead the development of the next generation of security champions at Index Exchange. 

Here's What You Need: 

  • Experience with container / workload orchestration, private cloud environments. 
  • Basic scripting skills so you can automate
  • Experience with IaC and configuration management tools such as Salt, Ansible, Puppet or Terraform 
  • Deep understanding of developing security controls in a highly automated and distributed environment. 
  • Experience working in an environment compliant with data governance regulations such as GDPR, PCI etc. 
  • Experience performing / leading pentesting and developing secure engineering frameworks. 
  • Keen understanding of security KPIs in order to leverage resources effectively. 

Why You’ll Love Working Here:  

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans at no cost to you 
  • Time off and flexible work schedules 
  • Retirement plan with a 5% company match 
  • Stock options and equity packages 
  • Generous parental leave 
  • Monthly wellness stipend plus fitness discounts and quarterly wellness group activities 
  • Home office stipend 
  • Community engagement opportunities and donation-matching program 
  • Annual virtual company retreats and regular community-led team events 
  • One day off per year to volunteer 
  • A workplace that supports a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment – learn more here

Equal employment opportunity 

At Index Exchange, we believe that successful products are built by teams just as diverse as the audience who uses them. As such, we are committed to equal employment opportunities. We celebrate diversity of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Additionally, we realize that diversity is deeper than any status or classification—diversity is the human experience. For those who show grit, passion, and humility—Index will welcome you. 

Accessibility for applicants with disabilities 

Index Exchange is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please let us know if you’d like to request a reasonable accommodation. 

  *COVID-19 guidance: We have re-opened offices in various cities following local guidelines, but are continuing to maintain a flexible work environment