We invest in people who change the way the world works.

Interested in working with them?
Tell us about your professional DNA and get discovered by the amazing companies in our network.

App Security Engineer



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023


Ownership at every level. Code, service, feature, and domain.

App Security Engineer

$90K - $140K
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Type
6+ years
Connect directly with founders of the best YC-funded startups.
Apply to role ›
Karl Clement
Karl Clement

About the role

About Us:

At EchoLayer, we are passionate about serving the application security community by delivering tools that shape the future of secure software development. Recognizing the challenges that AppSec and DevSecOps professionals face, we aim to empower them with innovative solutions, bridging gaps between development, security, and operations. If you're eager to craft tools that revolutionize application security, EchoLayer is where your impact will resonate.

Position Overview:

We're seeking a talented Application Security (AppSec) Engineer to spearhead the development of innovative products designed specifically for AppSec professionals. This role is an amalgamation of hands-on technical work and visionary product development, offering a unique opportunity to directly impact the future of application security tools.

Key Responsibilities:

Product Development: Collaborate with our product team to ideate, design, and develop state-of-the-art tools and solutions for AppSec engineers.

Security Analysis: Regularly test our in-development products for any vulnerabilities, ensuring we're delivering the best, and safest, tools to our users.

Feedback Integration: Work directly with potential end-users (AppSec engineers) to gather feedback and refine our products accordingly.

Trend Analysis: Stay updated with the latest in application security to ensure our products always meet the current needs of the industry.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or a related field. 5+ years of experience in application security, preferably with experience in tool or product development. Proficiency in at least one programming language (Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Rust, etc.) Demonstrated ability to think both as an AppSec professional and a solution designer. Familiarity with the current landscape of AppSec tools and their gaps.

What EchoLayer will do for you:

Competitive salary with stock options. Comprehensive benefits package including health, and dental plans. Learn directly from the founders and collaborate closely together to get the best possible product. We will send you the tools you need to be the best version of yourself (swag, laptop, you name it). Opportunity to shape the future of application security tools and solutions. Regular hackathons and innovation days. A vibrant, inclusive, and growth-oriented environment.

About EchoLayer

CODEOWNERS.com is a platform that enables you and your team to automatically create & manage code ownership. Our GitHub App allows you to identify the best code owner - teams or individual contributors - for each file in your repository, all based on data. As your code base evolves, the app evaluates new changes and suggests updates to your code ownership.

Integrated with your GitHub organization details we make immediate changes when your teams change. Whether someone’s on PTO, you’ve done a re-org, or team members have departed - CODEOWNERS.com keeps all your files up to date.

We're a team of curious, hard-working, dedicated and talented individuals working together to build one of the most important tools in the engineering toolchain. We are looking for people that want to explore and jump out of their comfort zones to build with the very best.