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Principal Security Engineer


Jan 06

Our mission at Dragos is to protect the world’s most critical infrastructure from adversaries who wish to do it harm. We help defend industrial organizations that provide us with the necessities of modern civilization: running water, functioning electricity, and safe industrial working environments.

Dragos is looking for a Principal Security Engineer to join its System Engineering team. The Principal Security Engineer is charged with providing subject matter expertise across Dragos Engineering, providing expert advice on design, implementation, and tactical response to Security issues in Dragos products.
You will help Dragos Engineering leadership develop cybersecurity plans and distill requirements into achievable initiatives. You will be the Security champion within the Engineering organization and will drive and own our various security programs and initiatives.


    • Responsible and accountable for the Dragos Engineering security program
    • Translate cybersecurity goals and objectives into best-practice controls that balance risk management with Engineering development
    • Assess the current security tool portfolio, proposing changes to meet emerging threats and to otherwise improve capabilities
    • Develop security reference architectures, standards, and guidelines
    • Create sustainable security environments; train junior security personnel, and participate in security operations
    • Lead and conduct security engineering tasks, such as proofs of concept, lab exercises, R&D, security tools, and controls testing
    • Participate in knowledge sharing via involvement in technical discussions and Knowledge Base documentation with other organizations
    • Enhance cybersecurity incident detection, response, and recovery capabilities 


    • 7+ years of direct cybersecurity experience, with a strong emphasis on engineering secure solutions
    • Experience working with multiple operating systems, databases, and applications
    • Experience with conducting technical security assessments, including developing or selecting criteria, collecting information, comparing configurations against baselines, discovering and quantifying risks, validating controls, proposing risk treatment options, and producing assessment reports
    • Extensive experience with cloud, on-premise, and virtualized environment security
    • Experience with security automation
    • Experience designing secure networks, systems, and application architectures
    • Ability to professionally communicate security issues to peers, stakeholders, and leadership
    • Complex user support experience (i.e. engineers, product developers, multi-vertical experts)


    • Base Salary: $190,000
    • Base + Benefits + Equity = $325,000
    • Comprehensive benefits plan (medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401K with match)
    • Equity at Dragos is quickly growing and the total compensation under-represents the future growth and refresh program. This will be discussed on the first call with the Dragos recruiter.
Dragos is the Industrial Cybersecurity expert on a relentless mission to safeguard civilization.  In a world of rising cybersecurity threats, Dragos protects the most critical infrastructure – those that provide us with the tenets of modern civilization – from increasingly capable adversaries who wish to do it harm.  Devoted to codifying and sharing our in-depth industry knowledge of ICS/OT systems, Dragos arms industrial defenders around the world with the knowledge and tools to protect their systems as effectively and efficiently as possible.  Founded by world-class industrial intelligence experts, Dragos has the industry’s largest team of ICS/OT practitioners who have been on the front lines of the world’s most significant industrial cyber-attacks. 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is core value at Dragos, and we are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for all.  We know that every member of our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.  Not only does a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion focus enrich our environment and teams, but it is also critical in our success as we defend adversaries all over the world.  The broad range of ideas, experiences, and perspectives is critical to our success. 
Dragos is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local laws.