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Lead IT Security Engineer

Xaira Therapeutics

Xaira Therapeutics

Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024
About The Job

As a Lead IT Security Engineer in the Operations team you must have strong domain expertise in enterprise security architecture, endpoint security protection, networking security, cloud security, and risk assessment and analysis.

About You

As Lead IT Security Engineer you will oversee and influence cross-functional teams with a keen focus on security due diligence and integration. You are able to work autonomously in ambiguous environments, and collaborative natural problem solvers with experience automating and integrating disparate technologies. You should have strong problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills, a deep technical understanding of modern corporate and cloud security threats, strong scripting and automation skills, and the desire to be an individual contributor to securing the enterprises, services, and endpoints.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in Cloud Security Engineering, DevOps, or IT Operations roles, and strong familiarity with DevOps and Agile development principles
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience securing cloud applications and infrastructure (AWS strongly preferred)
  • Understanding of security vulnerabilities, attacker exploit techniques, and methods for remediation of such
  • Excellent understanding/working knowledge of public cloud infrastructure and services in AWS (IAM, VPC, KMS, CloudWatch, Systems Manager, S3, RDS, Route53, Lambda, AWS Config, etc.) is a strong plus
  • Excellent understanding of docker and container orchestration with Kubernetes and experience running production Kubernetes clusters in Amazon EKS, Google GKE, or similar managed platforms
  • Experience implementing and leveraging centralized logging and monitoring solutions
  • Experience with endpoint security solutions including anti-virus, DLP, encryption, and malware remediation techniques
  • Experience with scripting and automation (Terraform, Python, Go, JS, C, C++, Java, Ruby, or PowerShell)
  • Socially confident with good organization, communication, and presentation skills
  • Self-starter with good analytical skills and a proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related field (or 5 years equivalent experience)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical Leadership capability with project and time management skills
  • CISSP, CCSP, or other Cyber Security related certifications
  • Ability to train security/audit concepts


The specific compensation package for each role depends on factors including experience, qualifications and level. We anticipate the range for this role to be $172,577 to $210,000 per year.

Xaira Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We thrive on diversity and collaboration, and we welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences.