About SmartNews

Shibuya, Tokyo

SmartNews is a news app with 20 million monthly active users in the U.S. and Japan. We are a machine-learning company deeply committed to helping users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.

Key benefits

  • Not too big, not too small
  • Highly collaborative environment
  • International team

About the position

Responsibilities

  • Create techniques and tools for the automated detection of malicious activities
  • Work with engineering stakeholders to securely design systems and fix security issues
  • Create workflows and processes to intake, triage, and resolve security issues
  • Execute proactive threat modeling and implement measures to strengthen the preventative controls of our cloud infrastructure
  • Coordinate our response procedures during active security incidents
  • Empower engineers by conducting regular security incident response trainings creating an environment of security awareness
  • Support vulnerability scanning and remediation

Requirements

  • Practical knowledge of AWS cloud services and structure
  • Networking fundamentals at both WAN and LAN
  • Microservice architecture fundamentals, including K8 and Docker
  • Experience in vulnerability management, risk quantification, and remediation
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis on past security incidents to recommend improvements, or prior SOC and incident response
  • Skills in at least one programming or scripting language, such as Go, Java, Python, JavaScript, or Ruby

Nice to haves

These aren’t required, but be sure to mention them in your application if you have them.

  • Japanese or Mandarin fluency
  • Program Management or Data Science experience
  • Network detection experience at various TCP/IP layers
  • Strong knowledge of the AWS suite of security-related services with a certification as an AWS Security Specialist
  • Experience with the operation of cloud-based infrastructure and API security using services such as AWS EC2 security groups, AWS Web Application Firewall, or AWS Shield
  • Past work experience with cloud-based security services like AWS Security Hub, Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, Amazon Detective, or AWS Config
  • Skills in infrastructure-as-code technologies, such as Terraform or CloudFormation
  • Blue Team or exploit development experience

Hiring Process

  1. Application review

    When you submit your application to SmartNews, it will be reviewed by our recruitment team, to make sure it is relevant to the position.

  2. Online coding test

    When you pass this initial screening, you’ll then be sent out an online coding test. The results of this test and your resume will then be reviewed in more detail by one of our engineers.

  3. Interviews

    After you pass this secondary screening, you’ll be invited in for a round of interviews, covering both behavioral and technical topics.

  4. Offer

    Once you’ve passed these interviews, we’ll make you an offer.

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Shibuya, Tokyo

SmartNews is a news app with 20 million monthly active users in the U.S. and Japan. We are a machine-learning company deeply committed to helping users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.

Key benefits

  • Not too big, not too small
  • Highly collaborative environment
  • International team

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