Senior Unix Security Engineer
Salesforce - San Francisco, CA

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Founded in 1999, is the enterprise cloud computing company that is leading customers in their transformation to become social enterprises . Social enterprises are able to connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. Based on's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and application services give customers the tools to create a true social front office and revolutionize the way they sell, service, market, collaborate, work, and innovate. With more than 9,000 employees, the first enterprise cloud computing company to exceed $2.5B in annual revenue run rate, and more than 100,000 customers worldwide, we are proud to contribute to the success of companies of all sizes and industries, around the globe. We're also one of the "Best Places to Work" (FORTUNE). If you're passionate about innovation, come help revolutionize how companies collaborate and communicate with customers.

Description: We are looking for Unix Security Engineers to help support our growing production security team. We work hand-in-hand with the Technical Operations Engineering teams and Information Security to ensure the highest level of security around our applications and production datacenters.

As a key member of our team, the Unix Security engineer will work on the 'front lines' of the production environment, protecting our critical infrastructure and our customers' data. The Unix Security Engineer is responsible for enhancing the security of our production Unix systems, developing the tools to help us maintain and report on our security posture, ensuring we maintain our external security certifications, and deploying and maintaining the security systems in our production datacenters.

  • Definition and enforcement of network and system security policies
  • Management/Review of Unix host security configuration and architecture
  • Unix system vulnerability assessment/remediation, including the assessment/deployment of vendor security updates
  • Support ongoing and new security/compliance initiatives
  • Security incident response in coordination with other teams across the company and/or externally as required
  • Deploy and manage system security, remote access, and authentication systems
  • Design and development of tools to automate security or security reporting tasks
  • This is a full-time position at our headquarters in San Francisco, CA or our engineering office in Herndon, VA
  • Job level dependent on experience.
Required Skills/Experience:
  • Demonstrated solid understanding of general Unix systems administration (Solaris/Linux preferred)
  • Experience working in high-availability, 24x7x365 large-scale multi-data center environments.
  • Candidate MUST have extensive experience working in structured change management processes for highly available enterprise networks.
  • Working knowledge of standard Unix infrastructure tools. (DHCP, DNS, NTP, SYSLOG, SSH, IPSec etc)
  • One or more scripting or programming languages (Perl, C, Shell, Python etc)
  • BS/BA degree, or equivalent work experience
Desired Skills/Experience:
  • Network firewall security experience (access control list (ACL) management., secure remote management practices, IDS, etc
  • Exposure to open source infrastructure management and automation tools
  • Strong communication skills
  • CISSP certification or other security based credentials desired (GIAC GCIH/GCIA, etc
  • Take and pass a Moderate Public Trust background investigation or within the last 2 years has taken and passed a Moderate Public Trust background investigation or higher

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