Principal Information Security Operations Engineer



IT, Operations
Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2023

Who we are
At CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG), our mission is to give people the power to reach their destination. We started as a small team of developers determined to bring trust and transparency to car shopping. Since then, our history of innovation and go-to-market acceleration has driven industry-leading growth. In fact, we’re the largest and fastest-growing automotive marketplace, and we’ve been profitable for over 15 years.

What we do
The market is evolving, and we are too, moving the entire automotive journey online and guiding our customers through every step. That includes everything from the sale of an old car to the financing, purchase, and delivery of a new one. Today, tens of millions of consumers visit each month, and ~30,000 dealerships use our products. But they're not the only ones who love CarGurus—our employees do, too. We have a people-first culture that fosters kindness, collaboration, and innovation, and empowers our Gurus with tools to fuel their career growth. Disrupting a trillion-dollar industry requires fresh and diverse perspectives. Come join us for the ride!

Role overview

Our Principal SecOps Engineer will report into our Senior Manager Information Security and be responsible for securing the organization’s infrastructure. You will closely collaborate with infrastructure engineers to continuously improve and develop our digital security posture. This includes architecting, implementing and fine tuning security solutions to mitigate risks and threats to our systems. The engineer will be embedded in the Infrastructure team and empowered to make security architectural decisions.

Our SecOps Engineer will be building and developing our Intrusion Detection System (IDS), security logging, monitoring and acting as the main point of contact for the security incident response team (SIRT). Monitoring, triaging and remediating security events while simultaneously improving threat detection logic is imperative to helping reduce risk exposure to our business.

What you'll do

  • Design, architect, and implement defensive security controls across cloud environments (AWS, Azure, GCP) in accordance with CIS Controls and NIST frameworks
  • Work with infrastructure-as-code technologies to establish automated security configurations to support platform hardening, security controls and policies in the infrastructure deployment pipeline
  • Manage Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and make necessary changes for accurate threat detection and remediation of identified issues
  • Scan, triage and remediate security vulnerabilities while continuing to mature the vulnerability management program
  • Build out our Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution, incident response, and forensic capabilities
  • Act as the Incident Commander of the Security Incident Response Team (SIRT)
  • Play an active role in defining asset inventory security tagging and data classification
  • Work with the infrastructure engineering and product teams to conduct and complete security architecture reviews and designs for the infrastructure requirements
  • Evaluate new security technologies as landscapes evolve and change
  • Help evangelize security best practices across the company

What you'll bring

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Information Security, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related curriculum
  • 5-7 years of experience securing cloud agnostic infrastructure (AWS, Azure, GCP) and datastores (MySQL, MongoDB, RDS) including use of automation and container deployment (Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Chef, Puppet)
  • Extensive experience managing an IDS, SIEM and vulnerability management solutions in a hybrid environment
  • Solid understanding of RBAC models and SSO solutions (SAML 2, OAuth 2, OIDC)
  • Proficient in system hardening and patch management strategies
  • Authored and maintained infrastructure security policies, standards, and procedures
  • History of working on a Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) investigating events, triaging potential incidents, containing environments, conducting forensics analysis
  • Familiarity with security frameworks and risk-based security programs

Non-technical Qualifications:

  • Proactively tie technical security risks and to tactical organizational activities and goals
  • Clearly articulate issues and communicate in an effective and personable manner
  • Adjust quickly to the security needs of a highly agile organization
  • Manage all aspects of large-scale projects to bring about organizational change
  • Build relationships across multiple business units to inform and educate security best practices

Working at CarGurus
We reward our Gurus’ curiosity and passion with best-in-class benefits and compensation, including equity for all employees, both when they start and as they continue to grow with us. Our career development and corporate giving programs, as well as our employee resource groups (ERGs) and communities, help people build connections while making an impact in personally meaningful ways. A flexible hybrid model and robust time off policies encourage work-life balance and individual well-being. Thoughtful perks like daily free lunch, a new car discount, meditation and fitness apps, commuting cost coverage, and more help our people create space for what matters most in their personal and professional lives.

We welcome all
CarGurus strives to be a place to which people can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potential—starting with our hiring process. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We foster an inclusive environment that values people for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. That’s why we hope you’ll apply even if you don’t check every box listed in the job description. We want to know what only you can bring to CarGurus.