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Security Architect

Scottsdale, Arizona; Sunnyvale, California; Tempe, Arizona; Kirkland, Washington


GoDaddy engineers are shifting the global economy to support small businesses worldwide to create beautiful online experiences for their customers that help them grow and manage their business. We work fearlessly to build innovative solutions, platforms and business applications tailored to the unique needs of the small business owner. Using a collaborative, agile, small team approach we make cutting edge technologies simple and effective. Our team of technologists do the heavy lifting, so our customers can focus on making their dreams come true.

  • Full-time
  • Level: Mid
  • Travel: Yes

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  • Problem-solver
  • Focused
  • Organized
  • Self-starter
  • Strategic
  • Visual
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  • Detail-Oriented
  • Communicator
  • Multi-Tasker
  • Creative
  • Perceptive
  • Tech Savvy
  • Quick-Thinking

Job Description

About GoDaddy

GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With nearly 18 million customers worldwide and over 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company visit

You apply expert-level knowledge of computer science principles and web development best practices every day to constantly innovate and improve a product or platform with a specific eye towards security. You seek to automate, instrument, secure, and make data driven decisions. You strive to enable our business partners and end-customers connect in new ways that help them succeed. You are experienced with CI/CD and development best practices and can mentor new developers confidently. You are comfortable in all aspects of agile development methodology and know how to direct Scrum ceremonies. You can develop novel new software libraries and features from scratch with little direction and can design and socialize important software updates across the team. You have a cross-team approach and are capable of working with several teams together to validate broad, far-reaching software designs, divide work for implementation and drive good process, code review and testing methodologies across a larger group.

This security focused position will help find and write tools to find, fix, prevent, and monitor security, compliance and security issues in our code base.  Act as a bridge between software development and the security world's helping our teams develop more secure architectures while maintaining performance, and usability of the product.


  • Find, Build or recommend for purchase tools that automate the detection, remediation, prevent and monitor security problems in our products.
  • EG: Static security code analysis, correlation of signatures to CVEs
  • Network scanning
  • Chaos Monkey type testing
  • Fuzz/Vuln/Pen testing
  • Evangelize a secure coding practices
  • Automating a secure developer workflow
  • Identify anomalies in a product env and automate calls to defeat an attack
  • Identify a DDOS attack and make calls to Network Defense API
  • Identify abusive and black whole-ing traffic
  • Help customers Tweak / Tune WAF
  • AMI/Image Hardening
  • Working with our security team and our application services team develop secure methodologies for CICD pipelines including deployment of secrets
  • Be a bridge between Security and the development, and compliance and development.


  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Math, or equivalent degree or experience
  • 10+ years of relevant full-time software engineering experience
  • Work on a secure coding team, done malware/virus analysis or forensics.
  • Knowledge of AWS secure deployment best practices a plus
  • Actively programs in C/C++, Java, .Net, Go, or Python, understanding how the languages work and the impact on security\


GoDaddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. GoDaddy will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.

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Job ID R004903


  • Healthcare

    GoDaddy helps keep employees fit and healthy with generous health benefits. From the best medical, vision, dental, and disability to on-site health and wellness assessments and employee assistance plans.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    GoDaddy is a strong believer in the value of higher education. The Education Reimbursement Program encourages our employees to pursue further education and advancement at the company.

  • Professional Development

    GoDaddy offers programs to help advance the careers of our employees. Programs include instruction led by our trainers, as well as opportunities for Tuition Reimbursement.

  • PTO

    GoDaddy encourages employees to take time away from work to Live Passionately. GoDaddy goes above and beyond to provide opportunities to enjoy time away from work and we provide generous time away to rest & recharge.

  • Work/Life Balance

    We know that maintaining a work/life balance is the key to success. At GoDaddy, we provide many perks and amenities to help facilitate this balance.

  • Retirement Plans

    GoDaddy looks closely at the retirement provisions and provides a competitive 401k employer match program. Our retirement plans are designed to fund a comfortable retirement for our employees.

The amazing thing about GoDaddy wasn't that we were able to define a company standard and have that standard meet or exceed our goals in defining it. The amazing thing was how open the teams were to joining forces to investigate, decide, evangelize and engage on a change like this.

Chris Evans, VP of Engineering

I haven't met a developer yet who doesn't want to change the world for the better with their work.

Blake Irving, GoDaddy Board Director & Former CEO

The product team combines data and customer insight to deliver impactful experiences around the world. Working here is an opportunity to make a difference globally by helping individuals make a living and bring their ideas from inception to reality.

Steven Aldrich, Chief Product Officer


Our diverse employee population reflects the customers we serve. We support and celebrate everyone on our team through our Employee Resource Groups, open and inclusive to all.

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