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Security Engineer

Company: AppFolio
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Hi, We're AppFolio.

We're innovators, changemakers, and collaborators. We're more than just a software company - we're a cloud-based powerhouse that creates products to make our customers' lives easier. We're revolutionizing the way people do business, and we want your ideas, your enthusiasm, and your passion to help us keep on innovating.

We love where we work, and you can, too.

What You'll Do

Quickly gain an understanding of how Appfolio makes use of the following:

  • Automated deployment technologies
  • Infrastructure as code software
  • Agile development frameworks
  • Version control software
  • Virtualization and container technologies
  • Host and Network Intrusion Detection systems
  • Vulnerability management software

Automate security engineering tasks

Meaningfully contribute to the security analysis of new Appfolio features, services, products, and infrastructure.

Advise software engineers on secure coding best practices

Identify vulnerabilities in source code and advise software engineers on mitigations

Assist with existing infrastructure and services (IDS, HIDS, etc.)

Investigate and respond to incidents that arise from would-be-attackers

Identify gaps in existing security defenses and recommend, build and deploy solutions to address these gaps.

Gains expert experience with current compliance frameworks, identifying lapses in compliance, and recommending solutions to address lapses.

Provides on-call support for security supported technologies and processes.

What We're Looking For

As an Information Security Engineer, you will contribute to security initiatives as an individual contributor and work on high impact projects as a member of the security engineering team. You will provide expertise and support to your team members in the areas of your strengths. Staying abreast of industry trends and technology is key to this role, and you will actively seek to continue to develop your skills and competencies.

Success in this role requires a strong passion for computer security. Product security experience is beneficial, but not necessarily required.


  • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with application/product security
  • Proficiency programming in Ruby or similar language
  • Familiar with MVC framework such as Rails
  • Experience with test driven software development methodologies
  • Working knowledge of the OWASP Top 10 security risks and remediation techniques
  • Comfort at the Linux command line
  • Hands-on knowledge of and experience with security technologies such as IDS/IPS, HIDS, WAF, FIM, vulnerability scanners, etc.
  • Hands-on knowledge of and experience with cloud and container-based technologies
  • Detailed technical knowledge in system and network security, common security vulnerabilities, and mitigation techniques
  • Strong passion for, and deep knowledge of the information security field
  • Enthusiasm for tackling complex problems
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Nice to Have

  • SAAS environment experience
  • Industry-related certifications e.g. GCIA, OSCP, CISSP, etc.

Our Story

AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF) was founded in 2006 with the mission to revolutionize vertical industry businesses by providing great software and service. Our easy-to-use, cloud-based software helps our customers more effectively market, manage, and grow their businesses.

To find out more about what AppFolio has to offer, check out

At AppFolio, we value diversity in backgrounds and perspectives and depend on it to drive our innovative culture. That's why we're a proud Equal Opportunity Employer, and we believe that our products, our teams, and our business are stronger because of it. This means that no matter what race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or veteran status, you're always welcome at AppFolio.

Keywords: AppFolio, Santa Barbara , Security Engineer, Other , Santa Barbara, California

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