Security Engineer




  • Take ownership and responsibility for the design, deployment, maintenance and monitoring of the systems responsible for global network and application security
  • Contribute to the implementation of software monitoring solutions for OANDA’s production systems deployment, including hardware, networks, first- and third-party software
  • Monitor and respond to threat-intelligence sources
  • Assist developers in identifying and tracking key patches to libraries and third-party applications
  • Manage change and release onto customer-facing systems with controlled or zero customer impact
  • Identify areas of system improvement from an operations perspective
  • Learn new technologies and act as backup to other team members for these technologies as needed
  • Provide support to operations staff – investigate and troubleshoot system operations and performance issues
  • Respond to emergency issues, organize expert response, and coordinate final resolution.
  • Training, leadership and mentorship of junior and intermediate network design and troubleshooting skills in operations staff
  • Collaborate with Legal and Compliance for any security incident or breach containment, assessment, mitigation and reporting Participate in a regular on-call rotation

Essential Qualifications

  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in the design and administration of security monitoring tools/systems in a Unix environment
  • Demonstrated experience working with standard industry threat-intelligence sources
  • Deep understanding of IP networking and protocols, including IDS/IPS systems
  • Fluency with at least one of Bash, Perl or Python scripting
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Quick thinking and problem solving under pressure
  • Familiarity with ITIL or other recognized change management procedures

Desirable Qualifications

  • Background in Unix systems administration
  • Experience with Splunk, Zabbix
  • Experience with Cisco, Juniper routers, switches and firewalls
  • Database experience: DB2, MySQL
  • Strong background in programming, with knowledge of compiled languages like C/C++