Wikimedia Foundation is hiring an

Application Security Engineer

San Francisco, United States
Remote

Summary:

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.

YOU ARE ...a smart security practitioner with experience building and auditing security features in large scale systems. You understand the importance of testing and documentation, and common pitfalls in developing secure web applications. You must have a passion for the WMF mission. We do (almost) everything publicly, and volunteers can add arbitrary JavaScript to our site. That should both frighten and thrill you.

You will be joining a team responsible for ensuring the security and integrity of applications written in PHP, Python, Ruby, Lua, Perl, JavaScript (Node.js) among others, using both relational and key-value data storage mechanisms. (Don't worry, you don't need to have had experience with all of those technologies.)

As an Application Security Engineer, we’d like you to do these things:

  • Triage and remediate reported security issues
  • Work with Security team members to build and maintain security features
  • 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

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
  • Strong knowledge of the use of a scripting language for system administration and automation
  • Experience using Linux/Unix at the command line for tasks related to web application development and deployment ("DevOps")
  • 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
  • In-depth experience developing or auditing client-side JavaScript
  • Experience with both relational and NoSQL/key-value data storage mechanisms

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation receive more than 431 million unique visitors per month, making them the 5th most popular web property worldwide. Available in more than 287 languages, Wikipedia contains more than 32 million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of more than 100,000 people. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations and grants. The Wikimedia Foundation was created in 2003 to manage the operation of Wikipedia and its sister projects. It currently employs over 208 staff members. Wikimedia is supported by local chapter organizations in 40 countries or regions.

 The Wikimedia Foundation offers competitive benefits. Fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!). A Wellness Program which provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, massages, cooking classes and much more. 401(k) retirement plan with matched contributions of 4% of annual salary.

More Information

http://wikimediafoundation.org

http://blog.wikimedia.org