Outschool

Marketplace of live online classes for kids.

Security Engineer at Outschool

Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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About the role

THE COMPANY

Outschool's mission is to inspire kids to love learning. We achieve this by linking learning to kids’ interests, connecting them with other classmates who share their passions, and giving them the autonomy to pick their own paths. Our small group classes meet over live video chat with teachers who celebrate their unique strengths and empower all learners to develop confidence and a strong sense of self.

We're also focused on removing barriers for historically underserved learners who face systemic challenges to their success. In 2020, we started Outschool.org and began offering financial assistance to families in need. We are currently creating an Educator Endowment Fund to appreciate the teachers who are so central to our mission of inspiring kids to love learning.

We believe that diversity drives learning. To meet our mission, we encourage, support, and celebrate different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds. As a fully distributed (remote) team, we challenge one another to find the most effective way to empower learners, teachers, and parents. Your name, race, religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and age are not barriers; they are why we want to work with you. We invite talented and creative candidates who value the importance of nurturing a child's boundless curiosity to join us on this journey.

The pandemic has been challenging for families all over the globe. We acted quickly and worked together to provide quality resources to learners, parents, and teachers in the past year. As communities worldwide rethink their approach to education, Outschool will continue to innovate and provide kids with unique opportunities to explore their passions.

Earlier this year, Techcrunch recognized Outschool as the newest EdTech unicorn. We've also been named Fast Company’s most innovative EdTech company in the world, and one of the top ten best startups for women from Elpha.

THE ROLE

We are an effective team of fully remote engineers distributed across the US and Canada. Our philosophy is to start small and then intentionally iterate to test our assumptions and learn quickly (we call this Remixing Our Work, one of our cultural values). We're iteratively building up a complex product for a highly engaged audience, getting a lot done by staying focused on the work that matters.

We work on AWS with ElasticSearch, Kafka, CDK, and Terraform. For languages, we work primarily in modern JavaScript (TypeScript), React, GraphQL/Apollo, and Node/Express backed by PostgreSQL. We also use Python and other frameworks/languages where appropriate.

We believe that the future of education is hybrid - online and in person. We are looking for an experienced Security Engineer who is excited about inspiring children to learn by building tools that allow children safe access to a fundamentally different learning experience.

Read more about our engineering team on our blog. You can learn about our hiring process, career progression, engineering challenges, and more!

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support and implementation for security projects, including SOC 2
  • Vendor and software risk assessments
  • Development of tooling and security controls to mitigate risks
  • Internal audits of control effectiveness
  • Work with Trust & Safety and other teams on security issues
  • Review of internal and 3rd party tools to ensure that security objectives are met

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Prior work experience as a software engineer
  • 3+ years of experience, preferably hands-on, as a Security Engineer
  • Prior experience with information security compliance projects
  • 5+ years of hands on experience with AWS with specific experience with AWS security services (e.g. CloudWatch, IAM, Inspector, Security Hub, WAF, etc.)
  • Hands on experience with obtaining security certifications including SOC 2, PCI SAQ A and ISO 27001

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Background in working with software for children or healthcare
  • Project management experience

OUTSCHOOL CARES:

  • Shared Financial Success: Competitive salaries, stock options, and investment plans that make saving for retirement easier.
  • Health & Wellness: Comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage options for employees and their families. Our medical benefits include fertility and family planning coverage. We also provide employees with online access to coaching and therapy sessions through our partner, ModernHealth.
  • PTO & Family Benefits: PTO and family leave enable our team to take the time that we need to recharge, relax, and spend time with family and friends.
  • Fully Distributed: With a team distributed across the US and Canada, we create a remote culture through expensable weekly meals, virtual events, expensable home office setup, and internet allowance.
  • Lifelong Learners: Annual budgets to self-direct our professional development as well as DEI learning. There’s also a budget for employees’ learners to take classes on Outschool!
  • Community Impact: Outschool matches employee donations to established charities and has committed to donating $3M to Outschool.org non-profit programs.

Outschool is an equal opportunity employer. We view diversity as a moral imperative and competitive advantage. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We plan and structure our interviews to directly assess skills and experience.

Outschool is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and applicants with physical and mental disabilities. If you need assistance due to a disability, you may contact us at Recruiting.

Must be a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or Canada and reside in U.S. or Canada.

Why you should join Outschool

Outschool is a marketplace of live online classes for kids. Our mission is to inspire kids to love learning. We provide small group classes that meet over live video chat where learners connect with teachers and classmates who share their interests. These classes are offered through our marketplace and conducted on our remote learning platform.