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Senior Security Engineer - Product Security

Engineering

London

Travel. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures. But, ooof, planning it can feel like hard work. For the last 18 years we’ve been on a mission to empower every traveller with innovative tools, insights and experiences that help people get to where they’re going, so they can spend more time out exploring the world, and less time anxiously bouncing around 25 browser tabs and endless spreadsheets. Our traveller-first approach drives everything we do and it’s never been more important than it is today.

When we launched as a flight comparison site back in 2003, we changed the game by helping travellers feel smart, like they were in on a secret, that promise hasn’t changed. And today, while we’re a world leader in travel, with millions of people using our products every single day we know there’s so much more we can be doing.

Being part of Skyscanner means joining a team hell bent on building the world’s most innovative, and helpful travel experiences possible. We’re hugely ambitious and believe we have the chance to genuinely challenge and disrupt the industry.

Senior Security Engineer (Product Security)

Our world is different. And we’re proud of that. Less complication. More sense of purpose. You’ll notice it every day, as you help make booking travel easier and more accessible. How? By solving challenges on a grand scale. By building solutions and your own expertise alongside inspirational, supportive colleagues. And by taking personal and professional pride in a product people love to use. Feel the difference.

This role plays a leading part in ensuring Skyscanner’s teams are taking all required steps in building a secure product set used by more than 100 Million travellers. The Product Security Squad forms part of our Security Tribe who have responsibility for all aspects of Security Engineering at Skyscanner. You'll play a leading role in protecting Skyscanner against security risks, by implementing cutting-edge measures to minimise exposures and vulnerabilities. We will look toward your unique skills and approach to solve problems. Whether engineering a system to address a technical security hurdle, protecting our customers' data, or consulting on a wide range of security topics, you'll be empowered to engage and lead cross-functionally


You'll be part of the product security team, setting the vision, roadmap and efforts to verify the security of our code, products, and infrastructure. You'll establish software security design standards by building in security best practices at the beginning of the software development life cycle. You’ll implement measures to secure and protect Skyscanner's web and mobile apps. Other key parts of the role will involve performing design reviews and threat modeling of Skyscanner services and products, performing vulnerability assessments and security testing.

Security experience within distributed systems at scale is essential, ideally within a DevOps environment. In addition to this, we’re looking for web application security (HTML5, JavaScript, React, REST APIs), experience of securing consumer products and services, carrying out penetration testing and working with security tooling (Burp proxy, Web/Network Scanners, Static code analyzers, etc.). Finally, cloud and containers experience is essential (AWS, Kubernetes, Docker preferred).

Already a global leader in travel, we want to elevate the way we work to a whole other level. In return, you’ll get important things like medical insurance, health screenings, headspace subscriptions, the option to buy more holiday and a support programme for you and your loved ones. We’ll also help you donate to good causes and spend time volunteering. And you’ll have the opportunity to work from your home country for 3 weeks a year, and 30 days in our other global offices. Everything, in other words, to help you relax and give your best.

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You’ll join a brilliantly diverse group from all corners of the world. After all, travel is about finding new perspectives and experiencing new people and cultures – and Skyscanner is strongest when our teams are both inclusive and diverse. We recognise and challenge everyday biases, remove obstacles to inclusion and ensure all our people can thrive and be themselves.