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Information Security Engineer

Mountain View, CA Engineering - Engineering Full-time Exempt
Coursera was founded by two computer science professors at Stanford with a vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to anyone, anywhere. It is the world’s largest online learning platform for higher education. 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses, Specializations, and degrees that empower over 48 million learners around the world to achieve their career goals. Over 2,200 companies use the company’s enterprise platform Coursera for Business to transform their talent. Coursera is backed by leading venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates, GSV Capital, International Finance Corporation, Laureate Education Inc., and Learn Capital.

In 2016, Coursera began hosting accredited online Masters degrees provided by University partners, which ​provide ​a​ more convenient, lower-cost,​​ “stackable”​ means of earning credentials identical ​to their ​​traditional​ on-campus​​ counterparts. We also launched Coursera for Business, partnering with enterprise companies around the world to provide access to curated skill development for their employees, now serving 900+ customers.
You personally exhibit a conviction that the world needs Coursera to be wildly successful and alignment to our core values:
  • Betterment: a tireless pursuit to drive results
  • Boldness: take risks and act decisively
  • Deep Honesty: invite and offer candid feedback in order to learn, change, and grow
  • Solidarity: recognize that we are part of something bigger than ourselves and are committed
  • Your Responsibilities:
  • Implement and manage the Information Security Program including security incident response, vulnerability management, data protection, and risk management
  • Undertake and lead regulatory readiness assessments and development of appropriate compliance strategies (SOC2, FERPA, ISO27001, NIST, etc.) Driving and achieving SOC2 type2 certification in a first year
  • Documenting and maintaining security policies, standards, guidelines, processes and procedures, and other related documents, as requested, and representing the Security Team during internal and external audits
  • Working with Sales, lead the response to customer questionnaires dealing with our security and data protection policies. Review Information Security and privacy related requirements in contracts and provide input to Legal Team
  • Maintain company security breach response documentation and provide necessary training and periodic table top exercises for extended CIRT team
  • Establishing and coordinating remediation and mitigation for identified security risks
  • Ensuring technical security controls are in place, maintained and audited on a periodic basis
  • Your Skills:
  • 5+ years’ of working experience in an Information Security and Compliance role
  • Have solid knowledge of ISO 27001, NIST and other information security standards and ideally have some experience implementing these standards
  • Industry standard security certification(s) a Plus: CISSP, CISA, CISM, etc.
  • Previous experience reviewing/writing security related legal documents is a plus
  • Solid foundation and good technical knowledge of security engineering, computer and network security, authentication, security protocols and applied cryptography
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • If this opportunity interests you, you might like these courses on Coursera:
  • Secure Software Design
  • Enterprise and Infrastructure Security
  • IT Security: Defense against the digital dark arts

  • Coursera is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected class.

    If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please contact us at accommodations@coursera.org.