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Jr. Back End Developer
Richfield, Minnesota  |  Remote, Hybrid, Onsite
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Applied on May 24, 2022
Job Id #54161 Posted February 15, 2022

Job Description: 
  • We are considered a Dev Sec Ops department. 
  • There’s a heavy emphasis on using opensource tools/libraries to build the tools we need to automate all sorts of work
Project Description:
  • Protect the Client Enterprise stack from external threats to internal VIPs/Infrastructure
Position Summary/Job Description:
  • Engage in industry-leading bot mitigation techniques, deep traffic analysis, and 
  • threat modeling.
  • Build and utilize partnerships across multiple internal organizations with product and engineering teams to imagine, design, and implement edge and downstack solutions for bot mitigation and identity protection
  • Develop counter strategies for malicious scanners & credential stuffing.
  • Develop operational tooling and automation against APIs for WAF configuration changes, edge and origin bot-mitigation, anti-fraud measures, and load-shedding to protect critical infrastructure and sensitive external-facing endpoints.
  • Ideate novel and clever solutions for detecting/mitigating emerging bot-related threat vectors.
  • Respond to production incidents, partnering with Operations/ERC/Engineering teams to mitigate bot and other related malicious traffic at the edge.
  • A burning desire to learn and do more in the edge security space with bot mitigation techniques and anti-fraud efforts at scale.
  • Ambition and motivation to stay current and on the cutting edge of the evolving landscape of bot techniques and online fraud.
How much time will the resource spend pair programming? 
  • 10-20 hours a week initially but will taper off once they are more familiar with our platform and needs
Skills Overview:
What are the top five skills and number of years of experience required to perform this job?
  • 5 or more years experience and demonstrated proficiency with working from GNU shell environments (git, curl, jq/yq, sed/awk/grep parsing, pipes and redirection, ssh/scp/rsync, openssl, gpg)
  • scripting languages (shell/bash, ruby, javascript, python)
  • WAF technologies (Akamai, AWS Cloudfront, Azure Application Gateway, Fastly, Citrix, F5, Imperva, Barracuda, ModSecurity, Snort, Owasp)
  • Logging/monitoring platforms for analysis (Splunk, ELK/Kibana, Dynatrace, Akamai Luna Security Center, Graphite/Grafana)
  • Deep understanding of web technologies (REST, CORS, CDN Caching and delivery config, Cloud ELB tiers and scaling, TCP/IP, AJAX, Certs, Ciphers)
What are some preferred/nice to have skills the manager is looking for?
  • 2 or more years of experience with Utilizing anti-fraud/anti-bot solutions (Shape Security, Threatmetrix, Datadome, PerimeterX, CAPTCHA, Incapsula, Akamai Botman, Cloudflare Bot Management)
  • CDN WAF and bot mitigation edge technologies.
  • Additional programming languages (perl, java/groovy, Go, Rust)
  • Web automation (casperjs, phantomjs, nodejs - puppeteer/chrome-headless)
  • Developing tooling against CDN APIs.
Will there be a Hacker Rank test Required for this REQ? 
  • Yes

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