The Junior Security Engineer with be responsible for maintaining a safe, secure, and reliable computing environment for DreamHost and its customers.


Have you participated in CCDC or other similar events?   Are you passionate about Linux, information security, FLOSS,  and the protection of web users rights to privacy? Do you want to help defend the safety of a large network and keep malicious actors at bay?  My friend, you have come to the right place.



  • Respond to incoming security-related issues
  • Provide detailed reports on effectiveness of mitigation methods and attacker trends
  • Keep apprised of new security trends and mitigation techniques
  • Work alongside the System Administration, Abuse, and Development teams to implement best-in-class security measures
  • Design and implement new safeguards to protect customer websites and accounts from new and existing threats



  • A flexible attitude and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to explain technical details in a clear and concise manner
  • A strong sense of ethics, skepticism, and the desire to make the internet a safer place
  • Good analytical, problem-solving, judgement, and decision-making skills
  • Strong ability to think and work independently
  • Web hosting experience (either as a customer or a provider)
  • CCDC Experience a strong plus
  • Perl/Shell (or similar scripting language) experience
  • Linux (Debian/Ubuntu/Gentoo)
  • Experience with Kernel Building a strong plus
  • Familiarity with standard security/troubleshooting tools (Nmap, tcpdump/wireshark, snort, burp, grsecurity, OpenVAS, OSSEC)
  • Experience with mod_security or other WAFs a strong plus
  • Programming/debugging experience (C/C++ preferred)
  • Knowledge of low level Linux concepts (Kernels, glibc, strace)
  • Knowledge of revision control systems (git, svn, cvs) a plus
  • 0-3 years experience in a security response or system administration role
  • Some experience as an Free Software/Open Source contributor


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