Senior Security Engineer

Kinsta is a premium managed WordPress hosting provider designed for all types of businesses, small or large. We're the first to be exclusively powered by Google Cloud Platform while utilizing an isolated container system. We believe that constant availability and an outstanding user experience are a must. That’s why we always utilize the latest software and most advanced technology to power our infrastructure.

Location: Remote

We are looking for a Senior Security Engineer with strong knowledge of and experience in cyber security and attack mitigation to join our Security Team.

We strive to create a relaxed working environment, relying on ownership capabilities of individuals who know their areas best to drive our development processes. If you enjoy working in a flat structure that endeavours to provide maximum freedom in service of developing the best solutions and a company where work culture is cherished and fostered, then we are a right fit for each other.


  • Become familiar with and provide input on existing security systems
  • Be up to date on latest security trends
  • Proactively search for vulnerabilities within our systems
  • React to any threat effectively and decisively
  • Tune our systems continuously to decrease false positives and increase resilience
  • Analyze and evaluate data security and cyber risks
  • Perform penetration, load and other tests in service of our security goals


We require considerable experience (3-5 years) with the following:

  • Mitigating multiple forms of DoS/DDoS attacks
  • Defending against other forms of attacks (OWASP Top 10 and others)
  • Analysis of network traffic using tcpdump, wireshark and other tools
  • High performance network tuning (iptables, kernel tuning)
  • Heavily tuning web servers and similar software (nginx, apache, Varnish)
  • All manner of security controls (firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention, vulnerability scanners, etc.)

We also require the knowledge/hands-on experience with the following:

  • In-depth knowledge of network protocols (tcp, udp, etc.)
  • Experience working with large scale networking environments
  • Experience with load testing tools such as Siege, Artillery, Flood, etc.
  • Experience with packet manipulation tools like Scapy
  • Strong communications skills
  • Experience securing cloud services


Bonus points:

  • Experience with Ansible automation
  • GCP product internals
  • Experience mitigating attacks against WordPress
  • Experience with LXC/LXD and ZFS
  • Experience with automated firewall testing
  • Experience with ELK stack
  • Experience with eBPF, Suricata, and other similar tools


This is a fully-remote role. The Senior Security Engineer can work from anywhere with reliable broadband internet access.

This position offers a great deal of flexibility, responsibility, and opportunity for growth for the right candidate.

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Kinsta's motivated team is scattered across the globe

You're in luck! We're actively looking for more talented and tech-savvy co-workers to join our awesome team. If you’re willing to learn a bunch of exciting new technologies at an innovative growing tech company, then please get in touch.

Life at Kinsta

We have plenty of fun at the office and you're welcome to try and beat our current scooter lap record. But we also know when it’s time to batten down the hatches and put in the amount of time and work a startup can sometimes require.

We expect everyone to be honest and forthright with their ideas and contributions. Day-to-day, we challenge each other to constantly raise the bar, encourage unconventional thinking to achieve innovative breakthroughs, and are passionately committed to surpassing our goals.

We're looking for people who can take the initiative and contribute ideas anywhere in the company. We promote continuous learning in a flexible work environment.

What we offer

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Remote working environment

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Remote expense budget

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Competitive base salary

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Paid vacations

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Equal employment opportunity

Kinsta is an equal opportunity employer.

We will not discriminate and will take actions to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

How we review and select newcomers

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You apply for one of our open positions

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We might ask you to complete a short assessment (a video or a test)

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We invite you to an initial HR call, so that we can get to know each other

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We invite you to one or two rounds of more in-depth, technical interviews with the hiring manager and the team

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If you've successfully passed all interview rounds, you’ll receive an offer from us

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Once you've accepted our offer, you'll have to pass a background check

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Welcome on board!

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