Elance-oDesk, Inc.
Information Security Architect
IT/Technical Operations | Mountain View, CA

We are in the midst of a work revolution – quality work is moving online. And Elance is where the jobs are going. We’re building the infrastructure that capture clients and freelancers’ preferences and requirements, matching jobs with the best freelancers available, and maximizing the chance of great outcomes. And that’s where you come in.
We are looking for an experienced Information Security Architect who will focus on protecting our infrastructure, applications, and, most importantly, our customers. This person will be responsible for playing a key role in incident response and security operations. This is a hands-on engineering role that will maintain our security systems and infrastructure to ensure the highest level of security, as well as coordinating security efforts between outside consultants and engineering teams.
In this role, you will:
  • Perform security audits and risk analysis
  • Perform application level vulnerability testing and work with developers in reviewing code
  • Perform network level penetration testing
  • Provide security consultancy and advice to product teams
  • Work with Elance's Techops, IT and development teams harden the environment, respond to incidents, and lead investigations
  • Work with Elance's sales teams to understand and meet security requirements of our clients 
  • Evaluate and implement security services, tools and applications. Identify and create security automation and reporting metrics
  • Perform forensic analysis/troubleshooting during and after attacks
To win in this role, you need:
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of security administration, IDS/IPS, Firewall, VPN, Vulnerability Assessments and or other relevant technology
  • Deep UNIX/Linux systems administration and/or network administration background in addition to security expertise
  • 10+ years of information security experience
  • Great communication skills
  • Certifications in CISSP, CISA, CISM, CCSK a plus
About Elance
Come work where people say “Happy Monday” and actually mean it (seriously, no joke).
A funny thing happens when your job is putting mile-wide grins on the faces of online freelancers and the businesses who hire them. You start to smile a lot yourself, knowing you’re helping people live the dream and get great work done ASAP.
You see at Elance we’re not just creating a revolutionary place for businesses to find, hire and work with online freelancers. We’re also creating a fun place to work. And to keep the good times going strong we’re always looking for amazing people ready to help the world Work Differently™.
So check out our job openings in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Europe. Then join Elance as we change how the world works, and learn why around here TGIF means “This Gig Is Fantastic”.
Visit us at www.elance.com