Senior Applications Security Engineer

Sydney Office

BigCommerce, named a “Great Place To Work” in Australia, is looking for a full-time Senior Applications Security Engineer who wants to make an impact to every level of society through powering innovators, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs and business owners around the world to be successful at each stage of their business. We are looking for someone to join us in our Sydney Office

It's an exciting time to join the Information Security team while we're small (but mighty) and at a stage where you will have the ability to influence the culture of the team and its direction moving forward. Our engineers are called on to wear many hats, so our ideal candidate will be very well-rounded with experience as a software developer, penetration tester, and will have the ability to work independently to provide technical expertise to other software developers.


What you’ll do:

  • Respond to information security incidents, providing technical expertise.
  • Provide security guidance and experience to BigCommerce engineering teams.
  • Review project technical designs and stay involved through their implementation to assist BigCommerce engineering staff with the finer points of application security.
  • Help build internal security tooling, to help us be proactive in the battle.
  • Utilise data to help generate insights into threats, and build solutions.
  • Mentoring team members in best practice around information security standards.
  • Regular and ongoing pen testing of BigCommerce’s changing environment.
  • Evangelize security within BigCommerce and be an advocate for BigCommerce customers.
  • Protect BigCommerce Merchants, Shoppers and the company.

Who you are:

  • Holder of a current CISSP, or GISP certification
  • 7+ years of experience in application security-related field (code reviews, application penetration testing, security engineering).
  • Have 1-2 years of software development experience in PHP, Ruby, Java, or similar.
  • The ability to explain security issues to developers.
  • Strong communicator with a bias towards honesty and transparency.
  • Experience working on global teams.


Inside BigCommerce:

Our mission is to revolutionize commerce, bringing online selling and features once reserved for multi-billion-dollar companies to the masses. To make that a reality, we need exceptional people to build, support and grow our platform. If that’s you, come join a fast-growing company with more than 85,000 clients, a great culture, outstanding benefits and $125 million in funding from visionary investors like Steve Case's Revolution Partners, Softbank, Amex and Telstra.

We’re a team of smart, passionate and talented people on a mission to democratize commerce. If you’re looking to work with industry leaders and love what you do, we want to hear from you!

Perks & Benefits

• An amazing company culture that doesn’t just talk values, but lives them
• Competitive compensation packages and meaningful stock grants for every employee
• Fully stocked kitchens and craft beers (don’t worry, we also subsidize gym memberships)
• Culture groups including a women’s networking group.
• Three especially cool offices in Austin, San Francisco, and Sydney
• A free online store to help you live out your entrepreneurial dreams
• Employee-driven team building activities like paintball, rock climbing, social sports leagues, hackathons, movie nights, etc.
• Time off for volunteering and employee-driven charity events

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