Offensive Security Team Lead

  • Quebec, Canada
  • Research and Development
  • Full-time
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✔ Passionate about software, IT security and team development? 

✔ Actively up-to-date regarding the latest hacking techniques and best practices? 

✔ Always on the lookout for infrastructure security flaws or vulnerabilities by thinking outside-the-box? 

Come lead our Offensive Security Team and ensure that our product is safe and secure for our clients all over the world. In other words, make sure that nothing can disturb neither our Corporate nor our Cloud environments. Our offensive security team plays an active part in all of Coveo’s projects. 

There’s no typical day at Coveo, but here’s what could show up in your agenda:

  • The day kicks off with a good coffee/tea at a morning meeting with the team to set what people are about to work on today. You also bring up news about a breach that was caught concerning AWS S3 setups and how it could impact us, and get your day going.
  • You have a new initiative being prepped for a few weeks now, and one of the Security Champions has witnessed an edge case they’d like to understand better to help the team they support. You take some time with them to review the risks and how to proceed.
  • At lunch time, you have a Lunch & Learn organized by one of the DevOps team about some new technology about to be tested, and the implications on our actual setup. You take some good notes to help prepare a future pentest.
  • Here and there, you might still get your hands on some code if you really want to, but you’ll mostly be focused on other peoples’ code and the ways in which to harden it correspondingly. #securityfirst
  • Your last tasks of the day: you make a couple of zoom calls regarding vulnerabilities identified in the Bug Bounty program and confirm that the relevant Security Champion is on it!

And the best part, you’ll get to…

  • Test security products and systems to detect security weaknesses;
  • Research potential threats;
  • Analyze results of penetration tests and vulnerability scans;
  • Develop metrics and reports on the efficiency of security measures and suggest recommendations;
  • Develop or recommend integrated security systems and physical control solutions that will ensure that proprietary/confidential data and systems are protected;

What’s the minimal skills we expect from a candidate for this role?

  • You have a minimum of 5 years of work experience related to offensive security, including 1- 2 years in a leadership position
  • You are that interpersonal skilled person that knows exactly how to get the team on-board and adheres quickly to the security jargon 
  • You have the ability to adapt and desire to learn and overcome your limits
  • You are also a good listener because you are well aware that learning starts by listening
  • You’re bilingual or very eager to learn French in order to be able to advocate for security in both languages
  • You’re a detail-oriented person who is not afraid to support multiple initiatives simultaneously. 
  • You’re ready to join in a dynamic environment where you will persuade people  that security is a must.

We will not be taken aback if you say you love taking part in Hacking Events or playing on your Virtual Hacking Lab. We will not judge you if you say you have a lockpick kit or if you spend time on web applications like WebGoat “just for fun”.

If you're looking for an opportunity to bring your A-game to work everyday and to contribute to your team’s success, you’re most welcome to join the #Coveolife!

Coveo makes business personal. Coveo uses AI technologies and intelligent search to personalize every digital experience for customers, partners, dealers, and employees. Coveo combines unified content, unified interactions behavioural data and machine learning to deliver relevant information and recommendations across every business interaction, making websites, e-commerce, contact centres and intranets efficient, effortless, content-rich, thus boosting conversion. Coveo is also embedded in many leading business applications from vendors including Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Sitecore, Xero and more.

If it were easy, someone else would have done it. All of our colleagues at Coveo find the drive to continuously seek new challenges and test roads no one else has ever explored. This ethos has allowed us to become a world leader in an innovative industry and to create a collaborative, diverse and trusting place to work filled with amazingly talented and passionate people. This is also why Coveo was named Employer of the year AND Company of the year 2019 by the Quebec Chamber of Commerce!

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