Global Technology Division Team
United States

Application Security Engineer

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Application Security Engineer

United States

Global Technology Division Team - Full-time

About Us:

Dimagi is a social enterprise and Benefit Corporation that builds software solutions and provides technology consulting services to improve the quality of essential services for underserved populations. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dimagi partners alongside governments, leading NGOs, and foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and the World Bank to tackle complex health and social inequities. Our open source technology platform, CommCare, is the world’s most widely-used and researched mobile data collection platform for frontline workers. To date, Dimagi’s team of project managers, engineers, and health experts have supported over 2,000 projects in 80 countries.

About the Position:

Dimagi is looking for an Application Security Engineer familiar with software security approaches and standards to join our Global Technology team and contribute to our SaaS division. This position is open to remote employment within the United States or can be based out of our headquarters in Cambridge, MA

Our Global Technology team helps to develop and improve our platform’s architecture design for expressing end-to-end system workflows, both at the functional level and the technical level. Since CommCare is used for applications related to many different types of problems, from agricultural extension education to improving delivery outcomes at birth, the software is written as a portable application engine. That means we don’t often build custom code for specific projects. 

This position is ideal for a software engineer interested in entering the realm of application and cloud security. This position will also work with our external security firm on security-related compliance issues. 

Responsibilities of this role:

  • Work directly with auditors and security consultants on matters of security posture and system compliance
  • Improve the capabilities and efficiencies of our security and compliance control mechanisms by developing new software features and automating processes
  • Work on matters of security including application security, security best practices, and security-related features
  • Enhance Dimagi’s offerings while using modern best-practices such as version control, continuous integration, automated tests, daily deploy and cloud infrastructure tools

Who You Must Be:

  • 5+ years of software development experience in a high-level language such as Python or Ruby
  • Familiar with building backend software for the web
  • Familiar with common security approaches at both a cloud appliance and software development practice level
  • Able to identify and mitigate common application security vulnerabilities such as the OWASP top 10
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Bonus Points:

  • Passionate about “human-centric” security approaches, and identifying usable and practical software solutions to challenges
  • Familiarity with some components of our tech stack. We use Python, Django, Postgres, CouchDB, Elasticsearch, Javascript
  • Enthusiasm about working with a social enterprise

Please Note: As a federal contractor Dimagi, Inc. is required to comply with the federal mandate that employees of federal contractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All Dimagi, Inc. employees based in the United States, both in-office and remote, are required to provide a record of full vaccination or an approved vaccine exemption claim. Your offer of employment will be contingent upon meeting this requirement.

Benefits Provided:

We aim to make a difference, not just as a company, but as an employer as well.  The benefits we offer are geared towards having a strong impact on our staff’s well being. A few of our key benefits are outlined below:

  • 100% employer-sponsored medical insurance paired with a generous Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) fund
  • Access to voluntary dental and vision insurance plans
  • A 401K plan with up to a 4% employer match
  • 30 days paid time off inclusive of holidays 
  • Unlimited sick time and an excellent parental leave policy
  • Access to a flex-time policy that allows employees to work based on a flexible work schedule
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Magellan Healthcare
  • 10 personal initiative days, to name a few.

Dimagi is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, family or parental status, veteran or disability status.

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