Senior Backend Engineer (Safety & Trust)

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LastPass is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer:

In this role, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing robust software solutions that enhance user safety, security, reliability, and integrity, to ensure a safe and trustworthy experience for our users. 

If you are passionate about user safety, have a keen eye for security and a strong technical background, and you thrive in a collaborative and innovative environment, then this is the role for you.

Who will you work with?

You will collaborate with a diverse and talented cross-functional team dedicated to ensuring the security and trustworthiness of our software products. Your interactions will span across various departments, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment, including Engineering, Security and Compliance, Product & UX teams in Hungary, Portugal, and the United States of America.

What are some of the exciting challenges you will be working on?

Security and Trust-Centric Development

  • Research, identify, and implement measures that address trust and safety concerns of new and existing LastPass products and services.
  • Improve analytics for abuse detection, enhance AI capabilities for abuse detection, and ensure the activation of critical safety features in our products/platforms in addition to the existing safety measures.
  • Integrate additional threat intelligence tooling into the LastPass product software stack.
  • Propose and implement mitigation strategies to address identified risks and ensure the overall safety of the software.

Support Customer Trust and Safety

  • Participate in the buildout of automated solutions for responding to customer RFx, RPFs and security questionnaires.

Incident Response

  • Collaborate with incident response teams to analyze and respond to security incidents promptly.
  • Implement proactive measures to prevent future incidents and enhance the resilience of our systems.

Quality Assurance and Testing

  • Develop and execute comprehensive test plans and automated tests to validate the security and trustworthiness of LastPass.

Collaboration and Communication

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, Product Managers, and UX/CX to deliver exceptional safety and trust features on time.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to convey complex security concepts and requirements.

What does it take to work at LastPass?

  • Background in computer science, information security, or a related field.
  • Experience in software engineering with a focus on security, safety, and trust.
  • Comprehensive understanding of cryptographic principles and secure storage mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of authentication protocols, access control, and identity management. Experience with security audits, vulnerability assessments, and incident response.
  • Capability to devise and execute solutions adhering to security industry best practices, standards, and compliance frameworks.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as PHP and C#, with a willingness to acquire new skills and technologies as needed.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, collaborative mindset, and proactive approach.
  • Effective communication skills to engage with diverse stakeholder groups regardless of their backgrounds or technical expertise within LastPass.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

It's great, but not required:

  • Certifications in cybersecurity (e.g., CISSP).
  • Experience with threat intelligence platforms.
  • Experience with API abuse detection platforms like Akamai’s or Cloudflare’s Volumetric Abuse Detection solutions
  • Experience with penetration testing and ethical hacking.
  • Experience working with global teams. 

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