IT Security Engineer

Arkose Labs

Brisbane, Queensland, AU
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 04/04/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 250 Montgomery Street 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94104

About Arkose Labs

Arkose Labs bankrupts the business model of fraud. Recognized by Gartner as a 2020 Cool Vendor, its innovative approach determines true user intent and remediates attacks in real-time. Risk assessments combined with interactive authentication challenges undermine the ROI behind attacks, providing long-term protection while improving good customer throughput. Founded in Brisbane Australia, and backed by Microsoft and PayPal, Arkose Labs is hailed by customers as a user-friendly solution to an ever-evolving fraud landscape.

Job Description

Arkose Labs is a fast-growing startup, backed by Microsoft and Paypal, that is disrupting the fraud industry with an innovative approach that undermines the economic drivers behind fraud. The Arkose Labs Fraud and Abuse Prevention Platform combines real-time intelligence, rich analytics and adaptive step-up challenges to progressively diminish the profitability of attacks while adapting to evolving attack patterns. Arkose Labs offers the only fraud solution with a 100% SLA guarantee. The world’s largest brands trust Arkose Labs to protect their customer journey while delivering unrivaled customer experience. 

Learn more about Arkose Labs from our innovation sandbox presentation at RSA:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead efforts to promote security throughout the Company
  • Proactively share security focused knowledge within the team and across the company
  • Build and maintain vendor relationships
  • Proactively prevent platform, network, and application security incidents
  • Ensure cloud-based platforms and infrastructure are secured according to industry best practices. This includes;
    • AWS IAM Accounts, Policies, and Roles are configured according to the principle of least privilege
    • Cloud-based and on-premise networking is configured securely
    • All cloud-based resources are;
      • Configured in alignment with security standards and best practices
      • Monitored for security updates
      • Instrumented for Intrusion Detection (IDS)
      • Monitored via a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform
    • Access to systems and services is audited, monitored, and credentials rotated regularly
  • Implement detective, preventative, and corrective measures against cyber threats
  • Develop SIEM use cases and responses
  • Coordinate vulnerability remediation activities with other teams
  • Respond to and resolve security incidents within agreed SLA’s
  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements
  • Architect and implement systems in accordance to existing and future security requirements
  • Work closely with Information Security Analysts to help align policies with realities

Our Environment

  • Arkose Labs is one of the highest-traffic SaaS services running at a global scale, serving ~500+ million requests per day and increasing
  • Our platform is a highly available, zero downtime, distributed software systems that fights online fraud
  • Our software spans from the browser all the way down to analytics data pipelines - our engineers work to support a dedicated data science/blue watch team

Must Have

  • Must LOVE security and working closely with the security and compliance team, come be one of our security gurus!
  • 5+ years experience in a commercial environment using server-side modern programming languages - e.g. Node.JS/JavaScript, Python, GoLang
  • 5+ years experience managing Linux applications
  • 3+ years experience in specializing in security in a technical operations, devops, or SRE team role
  • 3+ years managing high traffic, geographically distributed, highly available, production web applications
  • Focus on open source, Linux-based software/services and tooling

Nice to Have

  • 3+ years NoSQL/relational database experience - specific tech not important, but concepts are
  • 3+ years of experience with writing, running and managing containers and container orchestration systems
  • 3+ years experience with writing automation tools, and/or working with Infrastructure as Code
Why Arkose Labs?
The unique opportunity to join an early stage, high growth startup with pioneering technology built by an ambitious team who are passionate about their product and love coming to work every day.
The chance to work with some of the biggest names in the market such as Microsoft, Paypal, EA, Github, Twitch, Roblox, Twilio and Minecraft.
You will be a part of a diverse and high performing environment that values and recognizes your contributions and unique perspectives and experience: we value what you bring to the culture.
We hire the best and value integrity, excellence, respect, inclusion, and collaboration.
We value:
- People: first and foremost they are our most valuable resource. Our people are independent thinkers who make data driven decisions and take ownership and accountability in all the things they do.
- Team Work. We demonstrate respect, trust, integrity, and communicate openly with a positive can do attitude and constructively challenge one another
- Customer Focus. We empathize with our customers and obsess about solving their problems
- Execution with precision, professionalism and urgency
- Security. It’s the lens through which we implement our processes, procedures, and programs
We focus on professional growth and development and offer continuing education. 
- Flexible hardware options (e.g. Mac, Linux)
- Drinks and team activities every Friday from 2pm
- Flexible working hours and working from home days
- Excellent work/life balance
- Modern office in the heart of Fortitude Valley 
We are currently in a transition from a start-up to a scale-up business, are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. 
Company events both on and off-site as well as volunteering initiatives! 
Arkose Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Arkose Labs will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.