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Principal Security Engineer


May 09

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 directly related to Dragos product development.


    • Responsible and accountable for the Dragos Engineering security program
    • Translate engineering goals and objectives to support highly secure DevOps and Application processes
    • Assess the current security tool portfolio, proposing changes to meet emerging threats and otherwise improve capabilities
    • Develop security reference architectures, standards, and guidelines
    • Lead and conduct security engineering tasks, such as proofs of concept, lab exercises, R&D, security tools, and controls testing


    • 7+ years of direct cybersecurity experience, with strong application development background and emphasis on engineering secure solutions
    • Minimum of 5 years experience in application security and SAST/DAST tools and testing approaches
    • Experience working with multiple operating systems, databases, and applications
    • Experience conducting technical security assessments and producing assessment reports
    • Extensive experience with cloud, on-premise, and virtualized environment security
    • Experience designing secure networks, systems, and application architectures


    • Base Salary: $228,000
    • Base + Benefits + Equity = $398,000
    • 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 are core values 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 to our success as we defend against 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. All new hires must pass a background check as a condition of employment.