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Product Security Principal



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Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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About Salesforce

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About our team

The Reference Designs, Security Controls, and Architecture (REDSCAR) Team is the Built-In Security team that focuses on reducing security risk at scale in Salesforce products and infrastructure while also enabling developers enhance deployment times by providing building blocks and a secure foundation that integrate security by default. This is accomplished through centralized security requirements, architectural patterns, secure-by-default infrastructure and application building blocks, pipeline-embedded and runtime guardrails, and robust detection mechanisms to identify security risks.

While the REDSCAR team focuses on both application security and infrastructure, this position will play a key role specifically in the application security domain. If you are passionate about the field of application security and have a proven track record of successfully solving complex application security challenges in your previous roles, then we are looking for you.


As a principal security engineer for Application Security, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the security and integrity of our software products. You will lead efforts to strengthen our application security posture, reduce application security vulnerabilities at scale, contribute to development of high confidence SAST rules and defensive libraries. In addition, part of the responsibilities will involve actively contributing to the process of bringing our security products to General Availability, ensuring their readiness and effectiveness in meeting security requirements and business needs. This role will also require collaborative engagement with cross-functional teams, as you play a pivotal role in seamlessly integrating security measures into the development process. Your contribution will be instrumental in strategically shifting security practices to an earlier stage, ensuring that security becomes an inherent part of our development culture.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required, preferred Master in engineering, computer science, or a related technical field
* 10+ years experience in security field (Pen-Tester, Blue Team, Threat Modeling, Security Researcher, etc)
* Strong understanding of application security controls and their implementation at scale (e.g. SAST, DAST, template scanning, security libraries, 3rd part libraries)
* Ability to see the big picture and build out concise, comprehensive, yet realistic project plans to solve complex problems
* Ability to write scripts and automating tasks that require processing a number of files, preferably in Python or Shell
* Ability to work cross-functionally, context switch, learn fast, and communicate well
* Proficiency in data analysis to inform data-driven decision-making including decisions on false positives, false negatives, and true positives

Required Qualifications:

* Understanding of OWASP Top 10 and secure coding guidelines
* Ability to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities and threats. Experience developing mitigations to OWASP Top 10 Security vulnerabilities and/or WASC-25 Security Vulnerabilities
* Proficiency in at least one core (Java, C#, Python, Go, etc.) and one scripting (Shell, Python, etc) language.
* Comfortable learning various code review pattern across different languages. Language proficiency is not a must, but understanding language agnostic syntax quickly and finding vulnerable patterns is necessary
* Ability to translate from compliance and security requirements through product requirements and implement them in automation
* Knowledge of integrating security into DevOps practices, enabling the shift of security left in the development lifecycle
* Effective communication and collaboration skills to work seamlessly with cross-functional teams
* Ability to manage your own projects

Preferred Qualifications:

* Passionate for improving security, systems, and processes
* Experience in leveraging prompt engineering methodologies to enhance application security
* Development experience in AWS (experience with Azure, Alibaba, GCP is a plus)
* CISSP certification or other security certifications related to Application Security (e.g. OSWE, GWAPT, CSSLP, CEH)



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For Washington-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $204,400 to $296,400.

For California-based roles, the base salary hiring range for this position is $223,000 to $323,400.

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