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Information Security Engineer (Endpoint Tools)

Information Security Engineer (Endpoint Tools)

Information Security

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

Information Security Engineer (Endpoint Tools)

SpaceX is looking for an Information Security Engineer to join the Information Security Engineering team to help protect and drive the SpaceX mission. Information drives our business and we must protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and processes across the enterprise. As a highly visible and dynamic organization, we must also value and guard against damage to our reputation and brand. Finally, it is paramount that we defend against loss of control or confidence in our systems, to guarantee the highest probability of success. This role will focus on the tools and systems that live on, and protect, our endpoints at SpaceX. This role will require interfacing with our IT teams, user community, and internal security partners to ensure that we provide the best possible protection while also addressing the various needs and concerns of the enterprise.


  • Design, build, and maintain technology solutions and systems that provide Security for SpaceX systems, networks, users, and data. This can include:
    • Endpoint, Server, and Virtual Host Antivirus (AV) Products
    • Host-based Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS)
    • Privilege Escalation Technologies (e.g. UAC, LAPS, etc)Client Logging Tools and Configuration (e.g. AuditD, NXLog, etc)
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for those solutions, maintaining documentation and advising others on their underlying technology and operation.
  • Work with Security and IT teams to identify threats and problem areas, using that feedback to further strengthen tools and technologies. This should materialize as improvements that decrease malicious activity and time to remediation.
  • Interface with Windows and Linux systems teams to test and manage security technologies.
  • Create solutions that are scalable, repeatable, maintainable and secure.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, information security, computer science, engineering or similar technical field of study.
  • 4+ years of information security, networking and/or systems administration experience in an enterprise level environment.
  • 2+ years of experience designing, building, implementing, and/or maintaining endpoint security tools such as antivirus, host-based intrusion detection systems, privilege escalation technologies, client logging tools, etc. 
  • Experience with a programming or scripting language, such as C#, Python, or PowerShell.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • 7+ years of experience in the areas listed above. 
  • Familiarity with Linux, Windows, and Mac system internals and configuration management tools.
  • Familiarity with security product suites such as FireEye, Palo Alto Networks, and others – their offerings and interoperability.
  • Ability to interface with vendors to diagnose and troubleshoot problems, as well as consult on architectural design and configuration changes.
  • Track record of rolling out and maintaining security tools in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience automating work-flows and streamlining processes in the security space.
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic, evolving environment.

ITAR Requirements:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.  

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.


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