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Paranoids Mobile Application Security Engineer

Company: Yahoo!
Location: Sterling
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of nearly 900 million. Whether you're looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process trillions of data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business-and the world. Want in?
When you impact millions of people every day, you become a large target for adversaries in all layers of the stack. Our job is to keep our users safe and make Yahoo one of the safest places on the Internet.
We are the information security team at Yahoo. People call us "The Paranoids".
The Paranoids seek a security engineer who will defend Yahoo products and drive innovative solutions to global security challenges. As a Paranoids Product Security Engineer, you have the opportunity to guide secure development for a product area and in addition, own and drive secure development initiatives affecting the overall enterprise.
Activities include the following:

  • Work with mobile application product teams to review security throughout the design and implementation process

  • Create application threat models and provide guidance on effective countermeasures

  • Provide subject matter expertise on encryption, security controls, and secure programming practices across Yahoo

  • Contribute to security policy, standards, and guidelines related to Information Security and secure mobile application development

  • Evaluate new technologies for securing the organization

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Ability to engage with teams to review mobile application architectures and recommend secure designs for a fast paced, engineering-driven environment

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for conveying security concepts and engineering solutions

    • Understanding of mobile development and operating systems such as iOS and Android

    • Knowledge of mobile security vulnerabilities, API testing, platforms (iOS, Android), and countermeasures

    • Bachelor's degree in CS/EE or related area

      Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form ( or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.
      At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion ( page to learn more.
      US Only: Please be aware that Yahoo requires all employees entering a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events) are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to obtain and show proof of a vaccination to enter a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events). Yahoo is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.
      Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.

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