Senior Staff Cloud Security Engineer



Incline Village, NV, USA · New York, NY, USA · Reno, NV, USA · San Ramon, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2021

Ridgeline is on the hunt for an experienced Senior / Staff Cloud Security Engineer. As a Cloud Security Engineer at Ridgeline, you will be directly responsible for the security of Ridgeline’s cloud environments and will focus on architecting, developing, and implementing secure solutions within these environments. You will own, drive, and teach cloud security best practices and methodologies. And you will ensure that our cloud development, deployment, and methodologies comply with industry standards and regulations.

This position requires close collaboration and partnership with our Engineering/DevOps, Product Management, and Development organizations. Your role is just as much teaching and bringing those around you on the cloud security journey as it is doing the work. We believe in a culture where security is everyone's responsibility and an integral part of Development and DevOps.

This role can be based at one of our offices in San Ramon, CA, New York, NY, Incline Village or Reno, NV.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build and deploy strong security controls and tooling into cloud infrastructure
  • Ensure security best practices as adhered to in the cloud infrastructure
  • Develop and implement security automation into deployment pipelines and tooling
  • Define and manage network, infrastructure, and service security within the cloud deployments
  • Develop, implement, and manage security auditing and monitoring
  • Evaluate the security of any third party or natively provided cloud tools and services
  • Partner with, train, and empower peers in the Development and DevOps teams
  • Think creatively, own problems, seek solutions, and communicate clearly along the way
  • Contribute to a collaborative environment deeply rooted in learning, teaching, and transparency

Preferred Skills and Experiences:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years’ experience as a professional security engineer or cloud engineer
  • Strong development experience in at least one high-level programming language, Python experience preferred
  • Experience with writing infrastructure-as-code, Terraform experience preferred
  • Strong, hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services, specifically AWS Network Configurations, IAM, Lambda, container services, and AWS deployment pipelines
  • Hands on experience implementing various security services in AWS
  • Strong experience designing and implementing Authentication and Authorization strategies in cloud architectures
  • Strong experience designing and implementing data encryption and key management strategies in cloud architectures
  • Ability to evaluate Cloud environment configurations for security issues and provide proper remediation strategies
  • An aptitude for critical thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels
  • Serious interest in having fun at work


  • Experience implementing security in serverless architecture and application designs
    • Familiarity with various Network security core controls (firewalling, intrusion prevention, web application firewalling, etc.)
  • Contributions to the security community such as research, public CVEs, bug-bounty recognitions, open-source projects, and blogs or publications

About Ridgeline

Ridgeline is the industry cloud platform for investment management. It was founded in 2017 by visionary entrepreneur Dave Duffield (co-founder of both PeopleSoft and Workday) to address the unique technology challenges of an industry in need of new thinking. We are building a modern platform in the public cloud, purpose-built for the investment management industry to empower business like never before.

Headquartered in Lake Tahoe with offices in Reno, Manhattan, and the Bay Area, Ridgeline is proud to have built a fast-growing, people-first company that has been recognized by Fast Company as a “Best Workplace for Innovators,” by LinkedIn as a “Top U.S. Startup,” and by The Software Report as a “Top 100 Software Company.”

Ridgeline is proud to be a community-minded, discrimination-free equal opportunity workplace.

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Compensation and Benefits

[For New York and California Based Only]

The cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $160,000-$210,000 for individuals based in New York and California. Final compensation amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate experience and expertise, and may vary from the amount listed above.

As an employee at Ridgeline, you’ll have many opportunities for advancement in your career and can make a true impact on the product.

In addition to the base salary, 100% of Ridgeline employees can participate in our Company Stock Plan subject to the applicable Stock Option Agreement. We also offer rich benefits that reflect the kind of organization we want to be: one in which our employees feel valued and are inspired to bring their best selves to work. These include unlimited vacation, educational and wellness reimbursements, and $0 cost employee insurance plans. Please check out our Careers page for a more comprehensive overview of our perks and benefits.