Senior Software Engineer, Security

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Mid Level

Website Reverb

Company Description
Reverb is the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into a vibrant community of buyers and sellers all over the world. By focusing on inspiring content, price transparency, musician-focused e-commerce tools, a music-savvy customer service team, and more, Reverb has created an online destination where the global music community can connect over the perfect piece of music gear.

We love working at Reverb because we’re making the world more musical—through our marketplace and through Reverb Gives, which provides musical instruments to youth music education programs. We were named a “Best Place to Work” by Built in Chicago and a “Top Workplace” by the Chicago Tribune.

Job Description
We’re looking for a full-stack engineer to join our security organization. We are a quickly growing team working on hardening all aspects of Reverb’s security posture. This role has room for creative analysis as well as implementation work! As a Security Engineer, you will have the chance to share your expertise on what we need to do to maintain and improve Reverb’s security baseline, and promote those practices to the broader organization.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Engineering Manager of our Security team. We are open to remote hires within multiple states as well as candidates locally in Chicago, IL. For candidates who will work remotely visit this link for a list of approved locations.

Core technologies we work with and secure:

Application layer: Ruby on Rails, React, Go
Data layer: Postgres, ElasticSearch, Redshift, Redis
Infrastructure: AWS IAM, VPC, Fastly, Terraform
Logging and Monitoring: Datadog, CloudTrail, Sentry

Projects you might work on in your first 12 months:

Hardening our application based on findings from internal testing, pen tests and our bug bounty program
Adding tools to our edge protection layer to help combat abusive traffic
Implementing risk-based security notifications
Integrating automated security testing into our CI/CD pipeline


Deliver well-tested, peer-reviewed features that improve the security experience of Reverb’s users and prevent abuse
Collaborate with other engineering teams to across the stack to deliver projects
Find opportunities to harden Reverb’s application, infrastructure and organizational security posture
Monitor and respond to security incidents
Make well-reasoned, technical decisions backed by data while understanding tradeoffs

5+ years of experience contributing to the implementation and support of highly maintainable and scalable systems by contributing to all levels of the web applications stack
3+ years of experience working in Ruby, Python or Node
Experience with CI/CD and comfort with developing in a codebase that is deployed to production multiple times a day
Understanding of basic software security patterns in development

Nice to Have

Knowledge of the UNIX command line and common tools
Experience with hardening applications to protect against the OWASP top 10
Comfort with Docker in development and production
Experience with Terraform

Additional Information
Reverb offers compensation packages that include base, bonus, and equity in the form of Etsy restricted stock units. Some of our key benefits include:

100% paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee, spouse or domestic partner, and all eligible dependents. Medical coverage includes gender affirming care coverage (you read it right: no premiums!)
Life, AD&D, and supplemental long-and short-term disability insurance
A matching 401(k)
A generous PTO policy that includes vacation, sick/mental health days plus 11 paid holidays and two floating holidays
18 weeks of gender-neutral parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child
Up to $25,000 reimbursement of adoption and/or surrogacy related expenses
Paid sabbatical program
$1,000 annual work/life stipend
Access to free supplemental online mental health services and care
Ways to give back to your community through a charitable contribution match and volunteer time off

At Reverb, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant and resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. Reverb is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

We know that the impostor syndrome and confidence gap are real. Please do not hesitate to apply!

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