GoGuardian
El Segundo, CA

Data Infrastructure Engineer at GoGuardian

| El Segundo
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GoGuardian is on a mission to transform education by helping to protect students in the digital space from harmful and distracting content and supporting their mental health. We partner with schools to identify learning patterns and maximize the academic potential of every student. With GoGuardian, educators can engage students with more effective resources while also promoting online accessibility in the most applicable way for their school population.
GoGuardian is seeking a passionate engineer with a backend/devops mindset who revels in discovering potential application and infrastructure weaknesses and then crafting creative solutions to eliminate them. This role requires a broad mix of security, technical, coding and communication skills coupled with a strong desire to learn. The ideal candidate will share our passion for engineering excellence to solve complex security problems while minimizing employee friction and maximizing productivity. You will be relied upon to provide engineering and product teams with engineering expertise necessary to make confident product decisions.

What You'll Do

  • Provide security guidance on a constant stream of new products and technologies
  • Build tools and automation to manage and enforce security policies, automate processes at scale
  • Software development
  • Ability to design software solutions to satisfy security use cases
  • Provide on-call coverage for tools developed and supported

Who You Are

  • Experience with core security concepts such as microservices, secure coding practices, authentication and authorization systems and network security protocols
  • Experience in security focused design, development, and/or architecture
  • Experience with compiled or interpreted programming language (Golang, Java, Scala, PHP, Python, Javascript, shell scripting, etc)
  • Knowledge of various databases (Redshift, Mysql, Postgres) and tooling
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure (AWS/GCP)
  • Experience with browser security concepts and controls
  • Experience articulating and advocating for technical security solutions across functional domains
  • Degree in Computer Science or a related field

What We Offer

  • Opportunity to impact and revolutionize safe digital learning experiences for K-12 students
  • Partner with enthusiastic and talented colleagues who are compelled to do good in the world
  • Daily catered meals and a fully-stocked kitchen
  • Weekly yoga classes, guided aromatherapy meditation and on-site gym
  • Annual personal growth stipend for continued learning
  • Grow and scale with one of the fastest growing EdTech companies

GoGuardian is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. GoGuardian does not discriminate against employees, applicants, interns or volunteers on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, registered domestic partner status, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Where we are

2030 E Maple Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
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    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
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What are GoGuardian Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
GoGuardian participates in local volunteer activities such as AngelHacks Hackathon, Teens Exploring Technology (TXT) and LA Food Bank.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
On-site meditation twice per week
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Team fitness initiatives include weekly in-office yoga classes
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for all parents
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We offer a flexible time off policy for full-time exempt employees. Full-time non-exempt employees accrue 3 weeks of PTO annually. We also offer a paid 2 week end of the year holiday break.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer a $1200 learning stipend annually for personal & professional growth

Additional Perks + Benefits

Relax, recharge, and refresh with weekly yoga classes & guided aromatherapy meditation. Whether you're a golfer or a gamer (or both), there's probably a weekly activity with your name on it.

An Insider's view of GoGuardian

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Exciting! We’ve had tremendous growth and have gone through a lot of changes over the last couple of years, but have maintained the supportive, passionate, and energetic foundations that made me join the company in the first place. The vibe is simultaneously feels relaxed and open, and like everywhere you look, people are solving difficult problems

Terence

Director, Customer Success

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our vision brings tall challenges; one of which is finding ways to sift through nearly insurmountable amounts of data, finding the important nuggets of information, then surfacing it to the right people. By using a combination of machine learning and cutting-edge data science (really), we're building better products for our users.

Zach

Senior Designer

What does career growth look like on your team?

Career growth is something that is talked over, thought through and planned out in open conversation and full collaboration between the team members and the manager of the team. It is clearly defined, from the very first day, as a line connecting your current areas for improvement to when they become areas of excellence.

Yola

Data Scientist

What are some things you learned at the company?

Come in with an open mind, and you will find yourself in a breeding ground for self-discovery. By being given a high level of autonomy to do meaningful work, I have learned what it means to be authentic, lean into my fears, find my voice, build trust, and experience the greatest joy that life has to offer—connecting with others!

Michelle

Software Engineer

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