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Senior Security Engineer

Boston, MA US · Full Time

About The Position

Aqua Security is a global leader in cloud-native security, safeguarding software infrastructure from development to production. As a rapidly growing player in the cloud-native security space, we champion innovation, collaboration, and growth. We're seeking a talented Security Engineer to join our elite Security team and enhance our vulnerability management and compliance operations. As a Security Engineer at Aqua Security, you'll play a vital role in a culture that values innovation, teamwork, and personal development. This role offers the exciting opportunity to manage vulnerabilities, conduct security scans using leading tools, and oversee the security infrastructure. You'll gain a strong understanding of FedRAMP and compliance frameworks to maintain high-security standards for our multinational environment.

  • Implement and manage vulnerability assessments using Nessus, Burp Suite, and other security tools.
  • Take ownership of the FedRAMP Plan of Action and Milestone (POAM).
  • Refine and oversee the Web Application Firewall (WAF) for robust threat protection.
  • Collaborate actively within the Incident Response Team to address and mitigate security incidents promptly.
  • Conduct thorough log reviews and security impact assessments to ensure continuous operational integrity.
  • Advocate for security best practices across the organization, ensuring alignment with FedRAMP and other compliance frameworks.
  • Engage in a collaborative, multicultural team setting, fostering knowledge sharing and effective communication.

About the Team

Join this elite team of security experts. While overseeing security infrastructure, this team plays a vital role in a culture that values innovation, teamwork, and personal development.


  • US Citizenship is required for this role due to federal contractor compliance requirements.
  • Experience with security and compliance frameworks, especially FedRAMP.
  • Experience with FedRAMP continuous monitoring.
  • Proficiency in vulnerability management tools like Nessus and Burp Suite.
  • Strong knowledge of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions such as Splunk.
  • Working knowledge of cloud technologies such as AWS and Microsoft Azure.
  • Ability to contribute effectively to Incident Response and perform detailed log analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills and the capacity to work productively in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Minimum of 5 years in a security role with vulnerability management experience.

Preferred Skills:

  • A degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Computer Science, or related fields.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with WAF management.
  • Relevant cybersecurity certifications (e.g., CISSP, CEH, GIAC).
  • Experience in collaborative multinational team environments.
  • Practical understanding of application security and cloud-native technologies.

Aqua Security is a UNICORN! Founded in 2015, Aqua Security is a global late-stage start-up widely known for being the largest pure play cloud native vendor, helping enterprises secure their cloud-native applications from development to production, whether they run using containers, serverless, or virtual machines. Aqua bridges the gap between DevOps and security, promoting business agility and accelerating digital transformation.

  • Total of $265M in VC funding – Most Recent Series E funding event March 2021 with a Pre-money valuation ($1B), and TAM of $17B
  • More than 400 enterprise customers across the globe
  • Strategic partnerships with the major cloud native platform providers and public cloud providers (AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM)
  • At the forefront of open-source cloud native solutions and primary cyber security research

If you’re ready to be your best, now is the perfect time to join Aqua! We are global in scope, but still small enough for you to make a big impact. We have dedicated employees around the globe. And aside from being in a hot cloud security industry, we love to have fun! Aqua also offers great company culture, amazing colleagues and lots more!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally-protected status.