Senior Security Engineer - Testing And Assessment

Smartthings Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 5 months ago

Did your things make you go "wow" today? At SmartThings, we are dedicated to making every home a Smart Home - and as the IoT platform of Samsung, with millions of users and connected devices, we are well on our way. We strive to create an easy-to-use, secure, and above all intelligent IoT solution for the home that delights our customers. Our fun, intelligent, and creative teams need your help to make our things a little more connected, and a lot smarter.

We're SmartThings, a Samsung-owned company operating independently from offices in Mountain View, CA and Minneapolis, MN, and we're creating the easiest way for anyone to turn their home into a smart home.

Like the smartphone revolution before it, we believe that smart homes are going to have a massive impact on how we interact with the world around us. As the things in our homes wake up, allow us to control them, and are able to automatically react to our needs and preferences, it will become easier to secure our homes, save energy, and stay connected to loved ones. Once the smart home technology spills into larger communities and countries, the potential to reduce global emissions, improve service industries, and create a safer, smarter planet will be within our reach.

Internet of Things is going mainstream and transforming the life of millions of people world-wide. The implications of IoT are huge as it will unify every'thing' everywhere to solve real-life problems for home users as well as whole industries and beyond. IoT and home automation are the biggest innovations that have transformed the way we live. There is a huge opportunity for InfoSec practitioners to shape the security aspects of IoT as it is evolving and there is no better place to do that than Samsung SmartThings. SmartThings is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Security Engineer to join our team. SmartThings cloud architecture is also evolving rapidly with growth of its user base, partner integrations and new features. The Security Architect will support our ecosystem, its expansion, migration to micro-services architecture and growing list of new features to ensure assets of SmartThings and its users are protected at all the time.


  • Perform security research, analysis, and testing via threat modeling, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and/or social engineering across a wide variety of applications, platforms and systems.

  • Clearly outline and document risk impacts of test findings in reports.

  • Conduct read-out sessions to present findings to bring all stakeholders to a common understanding of the security issues, its impact and remediation plan.

  • Test, triage and drive remediation of security issues reported by external parties.

  • Troubleshoot and handle security incidents in production.

  • Educate engineering/DevOps/IT teams on best security practices.

  • Ability to lead projects that are not fully defined and influence direction as appropriate.

  • Influence on projects and team.

  • Understand how work fits into larger projects.

  • Proactively identify areas for improvements. Strategy within team area, and clearly communicate action plans across teams.

  • Mentor other engineers and lead technical onboarding.

  • Ability to work within established infrastructure and quickly become familiar.

  • Constantly demonstrate most if not all of our Core Values.


  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or similar discipline

  • Experienced and proficient with the common tools associated with penetration testing.

  • Prior security testing and assessment experience in an IoT environment and/or embedded devices is highly preferred.

  • Able to critically examine an organization and system through the perspective of a threat actor and articulate risk in clear, precise terms

  • Desirable certifications: OSCP, GPEN, OSCE

  • Software development experience to build security tools, libraries, proof-of-concepts, hands-on educational labs is preferred

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