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Principal Security Engineer

Primary Location: United States - Remote Additional location(s): Arizona - Remote; Seattle, Washington; Washington - Remote


At GoDaddy, the future of work looks different for each team. Some teams work in the office full-time; others have a hybrid arrangement (they work remotely some days and in the office some days), and some work entirely remotely.

This is a remote position, so you’ll be working remotely from your home. You may occasionally visit a GoDaddy office to meet with your team for events or offsites.

This position is not eligible to be performed in Alaska, Mississippi, North Dakota, or the Virgin Islands.

Join Our Team

GoDaddy’s Information Security Org is looking for a Principal Security Engineer to join our organization. Do you want to be an Information Security Leader at GoDaddy? Can you solve large-scale and cross-company issues, while ensuring that partnership with the development and operational communities remains front of mind? The ideal candidate will apply hands-on technical skills, strong leadership abilities, and eagerness to design solutions to complex problems. You must be comfortable with communicating with stakeholders, performing security assessments, prioritizing security risks, and creating/presenting high-quality deliverables.

What you'll get to do…

  • Protect Users by performing internal security assessments, working to identify vulnerabilities, and providing remediation guidance to affected system/application owners.
  • Join forces with SRE and development teams to find new and creative ways to reduce the occurrence of vulnerabilities at scale.
  • Review quality issues and work towards detecting security flaws, both obvious and discrete.
  • Assist with scoping prospective projects, participating in projects from kickoff through “definition of done” via end-to-end ownership.
  • Use your proven experience to own and drive resolution and retesting of complex security events, policy questions, and technical security risks.
  • Launch campaigns to mitigate security risks across the company.

 Your experience should include…

  • 7+ years of progressive security engineering experience with expertise in multiple security domains including but not limited to Security Architecture, Cryptography, Network Security, Cloud Security, Mobile Security, and Web Security.
  • Experience in Secure Development Lifecycle and Shift Left with a Security by Design methodology.
  • Experience with threat modeling.
  • Experience applying security engineering best practices that align with security and privacy compliance requirements.
  • Problem-solver with excellent communication skills, and a deep technical understanding of security engineering best practices.

You might also have…

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • Master's degree or Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field
  • Industry-recognized security certifications from organizations such as ISC^2, SANS, Offensive Security, etc.

We've got your back...  We offer a range of benefits that may include paid time off, retirement savings (e.g., 401k, pension schemes), incentive eligibility, equity grants, participation in an employee stock purchase plan, and other family-friendly benefits including parental leave. GoDaddy’s benefits vary based on individual role and location and can be reviewed in more detail during the interview process.   

We also embrace our diverse culture and offer a range of Employee Resource Groups (Culture). Have a side hustle? No problem. We love entrepreneurs! Most importantly, come as you are and make your own way. 

About us...  GoDaddy is empowering everyday entrepreneurs around the world by providing the help and tools to succeed online, making opportunity more inclusive for all. GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers, sell their products and services, and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights, and people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company, visit About Us. 

At GoDaddy, we know diverse teams build better products—period. Our people and culture reflect and celebrate that sense of diversity and inclusion in ideas, experiences and perspectives. But we also know that’s not enough to build true equity and belonging in our communities. That’s why we prioritize integrating diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging principles into the core of how we work every day—focusing not only on our employee experience, but also our customer experience and operations. It’s the best way to serve our mission of empowering entrepreneurs everywhere, and making opportunity more inclusive for all. To read more about these commitments, as well as our representation and pay equity data, check out our Diversity and Pay Parity annual report which can be found on our Diversity Careers page. 

GoDaddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. GoDaddy will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.Refer to our full EEO policy.    

Our recruiting team is available to assist you in completing your application. If they could be helpful, please reach out to 

GoDaddy doesn’t accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.

Job ID R018480

GoDaddy's compensation is local to where you are and may vary based on an individual's qualifications at the time of the offer. The anticipated annual base salary ranges for select locations are listed below:

  • California Bay Area, Santa Clara, San Francisco: $168000.00 - $252000.00
  • Seattle, New York City: $156000.00 - $234000.00
  • Los Angeles, San Diego: $140000.00 - $210000.00
  • New York State, California State, Washington State, Colorado State: $133500.00 - $200500.00

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