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Lead Software Engineer, Web Security - R&D Security Team
Technology - Software Development
US - Washington - Bellevue

Lead Software Engineer, Web Security - R&D Security Team

Salesforce is the poster child of trusted enterprise cloud services today and nothing is more important to our continued success than the security of our customers’ data. Because of Salesforce’s venerated reputation, we are a high-value target for criminals and other kinds of black hat hackers. As a member of the R&D Security team, you will get a chance to work in an environment that’s big on innovation, not on paperwork.

We are looking for a backend software engineer with a strong track record of building high-quality web application frameworks. You should have a passion for using good software engineering practices in an agile environment. Ideally, you have an interest in learning about current web vulnerabilities and a strong desire to implement solid protections for those vulnerabilities.

You will be responsible for building enterprise-scale security features that directly impact our customers. You will learn to think like an attacker, engineering framework level solutions that scale and perform in our multi-tenant environment. Some of the cutting edge techniques we are working on include actively detecting vulnerabilities, securing web service callouts made by customer code running on our platform, and virtually patching live security holes immediately. Successful candidates will possess a healthy dose of initiative and will be flexible in adapting to the changing threats arising in the cloud arena.

Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Java and Object-Oriented Programming

  • Commitment to good Software Engineering: Automated Testing, Documentation, Code reviews, etc.

  • 3+ years of software development experience

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with the OWASP Top Ten

  • Protecting web applications against common web exploits such as CSRF, XSS, SQL injection, etc.

  • 1+ years of Application security related experience

  • Understanding of the HTTP protocol

  • Hands-on experience with JavaScript

  • Knowledge of SQL and understanding of relational database schema design

  • Familiarity with Agile development

  • Highly productive and self-motivated

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Enthusiasm for mentoring less-experienced developers

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” six years in a row and one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” nine 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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