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Security Engineer I
Title:Security Engineer I
Department:Internal Systems Development
Location:Houston, TX

About cPanel

Spirited, intelligent, friendly, innovative - cPanel employees are all of these things, and with our varied skill sets and personalities, we come together to create amazing things. We are a tight-knit team that constantly encourages and challenges one another. Above all of that, we sincerely believe in the value of the work that we do. And with 20 years under our belts — we’re not slowing down anytime soon.

cPanel management cares deeply about helping our employees thrive.  We offer:
  • A workplace committed to the cPanel's core values of Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, and Follow-Through
  • Robust development teams that are practicing Agile Scrum and have everything you need to take a project from start to finish: Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Developers, QA, and Documentation writers all working with the same end goal.
  • A mid-sized company where your success will have a real impact on the company’s success
  • Free catered onsite lunch every day, snacks, a gym, a flexible work schedule, and all the caffeine you can handle.
  • A dog-friendly office
  • Investments in our people by providing professional trainings, lunch and learns, conferences, and college reimbursement
  • 1st class work environment utilizing a pod concept: each team has a centralized collaboration area surrounded by a private office for each team member.
  • Fantastic coworkers, passionate about creating great software.
  • An open door policy to come by and talk about professional topics, or just chit chat while you work through an issue.

About the Role

The Security Engineer I is responsible for planning and deploying security measures to protect cPanel infrastructure, and is responsible for communicating with internal and external reporters of security concerns on cPanel infrastructure.

These are the essential duties for which you'll be responsible
  • Identify, evaluate, deploy and administer hardware and software that enable cPanel to proactively secure cPanel infrastructure
  • Regularly monitor automated security notifications from cPanel infrastructure, and take steps to ensure the volume is reasonable and useful
  • Collaborate with the Systems Administration team to keep cPanel infrastructure up to date
  • Identify opportunities, and work with the Systems Engineering Manager to improve cPanel security operational practices
  • Quickly evaluate and respond to security reports from external parties and escalate to management in cases where the report has a high level of severity
  • Scan and evaluate Internal Development and 3rd party applications for security vulnerabilities
  • Contribute knowledge from personal analysis to company databases
  • Establish familiarity with cPanel infrastructure through resolving general Systems Administration tickets
  • Assists Security Engineer II and III in deploying frameworks for controls and levels of access
  • Exemplifies the Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Collaboration and Follow-through

These are the skills, requirements, and experience we require
  • Education & Experience:
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • 0 to 2 years of Security Engineer, or equivalent, experience
    • 1 year of programming experience in either scripting or compiled languages
    • 2 to 4 years of Systems Administration experience
    • 1 year of experience in the Web Hosting industry preferred
  • Project Management skills - able to perform all aspects of software development lifecycle, including requirements, development, quality assurance, and documentation
  • Oral Communication - able to speak clearly and effectively in positive or negative situations
  • Written Communication - able to communicate effectively in all written work, utilizing proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Time Management - able to use time effectively under limited supervision; able to complete projects in a timely manner
  • Planning/Organizing Skills - able to prioritize work activities, use time efficiently and work through projects and tasks in a self-motivated manner
  • Adaptability - able to adapt to changes in the work environment and able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Computer Knowledge - strong knowledge of word processing software; strong knowledge of electronic communication systems; able to navigate the internet
  • Problem Solving Skills - able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully; able to apply independent judgment on a regular basis in making decisions
  • Interpersonal Skills - able to interact with co-workers and customers in a professional and effective manner
  • Technical Skills -
    • Able to identify vulnerabilities in Web Application projects, such as XSS, CSRF, SQL Injection and others
    • Familiar with MySQL database administration, including database replication
    • Good working knowledge of Linux and underlying components and hosting related services such as Web Servers (Apache, nginx, etc), Mail Servers (Exim, Sendmail, etc.), and DNS Servers (BIND, NSD, etc.)
    • Good working knowledge of web development technologies including Javascript, Ajax, and jQuery
    • Good working knowledge of SQL syntax and usage
  • Travel - Occasional local and overnight travel may be required, some by interstate air
In return for all the above, we offer the following:
Competitive Salary
Full Health, Vision, and Dental coverage
Flexible Spending Account
Free on-site lunch
Paid Vacation
Tuition Reimbursement
Casual Working Environment
401K Matching


EEO Statement

At our company, we take great pride in our diverse and talented workforce. We recognize that our continued success as a company depends largely on the collective strengths of our employees.

cPanel provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related) or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Privacy is taken seriously at cPanel, Inc. Information submitted is kept internally and not shared with third parties.

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