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Systems Security Engineer

Job Category

Products and Technology

Job Details

Open roles include:

Job level dependent on experience

Systems Security Engineer

System Security Engineer, Encryption

Security Operations Engineer

Senior Identity and Access Management Engineer 

Senior Automation Engineer


Salesforce is looking to add to our expanding security organization. We're seeking System Security Engineers who are passionate about security and have had hands-on experience with infrastructure at a cloud scale.  The Systems Security team is responsible for the run function of the Security Org. This team includes Identity & Access Management, IT Operations for Infrastructure Security, Network Security, Security Monitoring, and Cryptography. This group manages a fast-paced and constantly growing environment that seeks to implement cutting-edge technology to secure the infrastructure behind one of the world's largest business driving technologies.  As a Systems Security Engineer, you understand Unix/Linux or similar systems, automation tools, general networking knowledge, and an interest in growing as a cyber security professional.



  • Build and deploy systems

  • Configuration management

  • Definition and enforcement of system security policies

  • Definition and implementation of authorization/authentication services

  • Research/implement new security technologies

  • Management/Review of system security configuration and architecture

  • Formulating and implementing monitoring, policies, procedures and standards relating to system security

  • Support ongoing and new security/compliance initiatives

  • Some travel may be required

  • Job level dependent on experience

Required Skills/Experience:

  • BS/BEng/BTech degree, or equivalent work experience

  • Demonstrated solid understanding and experience of Linux Systems administration

  • Strong scripting skills (i.e. Python/Perl, shell scripting) for automation.

  • 5+ years experience deploying and managing infrastructure (Identity, Access, Authentication, Authorization, Accounting)

  • Strong technical understanding of system and network fundamentals


Desired Skills/Experience:

  • RedHat Certification or equivalent

  • Automation/scripting skill for configuration management/monitoring, especially python and puppet

  • Experience with Kerberos, SSO, LDAP authentication mechanisms.

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, especially for documentation purposes.

  • Experience with some or all of:

    • Bro, Suricata, Snort, Sourcefire

    • Puppet

    • LogStash, rsyslogresponse

    • Kafka, Spark, Flume

    • Splunk, Hadoop, ElasticSearch

  • Experience with automation of system provisioning and deployment.

  • Experience with cloud scale Identity, Access, Authentication, Authorization, Accounting services

  • Excellent English communication skills - written and oral

  • Experience in a high-availability 24x7x365 environment with highly structured change management


Desired Skills for Specific teams:

  • Systems Security Engineer: Linux systems engineering, strong scripting skill with python, puppet or golang services for automation, AWS, or other relevant cloud expertise.

  • System Security Engineer, Encryption: Linux Systems Security Engineer focusing on building, automating, managing and supporting cryptographic key management systems. HSM, TLS, PKI, Key Management, AWS, GCP.

  • Security Automation Engineer: Scripting/task automation experience within python, go, perl. 3+ years experience with configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef, Ansible.

  • Security Operations Engineer: Experience in a high-availability 24x7x365 environment, Linux systems engineering/operations or other security monitoring engineering/operations experience, while integrating services via Rest APIs.

  • Senior Identity and Access Management Engineer: LDAP, Linux, AWS, production experience

Company Overview:

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. The company was founded on three disruptive ideas: a new technology model in cloud computing, a pay-as-you-go business model, and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model. These founding principles have taken our company to great heights, including being named one of Forbes’s “World’s Most Innovative Company” five years in a row and one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” eight years in a row. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, and this level of growth equals incredible opportunities to grow a career at Salesforce. Together, with our whole Ohana (Hawaiian for "family") made up of our employees, customers, partners, and communities, we are working to improve the state of the world!​



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