Staff Security Engineer (Hybrid)

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Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 100 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise.

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

This position will be a hybrid role based out of our HQ in San Jose, California.

What you'll do:

  • Recommend, evaluate and implement the latest security tools, technologies, and
    processes to advance Archer's security posture.
  • Partner closely with different stakeholders to drive security programs and enforce
    compliance requirements.
  • Design and implement a data loss prevention program covering endpoints, data,
    network, cloud, applications and systems. Responsible for the management, advanced
    configuration, monitoring, and fine-tuning of DLP solution; Design and create new
    detection techniques and improve existing ones.
  • Design a full life-cycle data management solutions encompassing data classification,
    access control, encryption, and data masking.
  • Implement and conduct risk management to reduce supply chain and enterprise risks.
  • Perform vulnerability assessment; Lead efforts to prioritize and drive down
  • Lead security investigations and incident response, build automation playbooks, develop
    queries and analytics, and improve threat detection capabilities.
  • Support the security design and implementation of best practices for industry
  • Prepare deliverables, metric reports, and documentations.
  • Stay up-to-date on current cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, trends, and best
    practices to proactively improve the cybersecurity risk and controls program.
  • Implement and apply technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect
    networks, devices, programs, and data from malicious attack, damage, or unauthorized

What you need:

  • Minimum of 10+ years in Information Security or related field.
  • In depth experience covering a wide range of security disciplines such as, endpoint,
    cloud, networking, identity and access management, devops, incident response, threat
    intelligence, and more.
  • Extensive experience with data loss prevention and insider risk management programs.
  • Experience with securing hybrid on-premise and public cloud infrastructure (specifically
  • Strong understanding of NIST, ISO, and CIS controls compliance and certification
  • Previous experience with deploying and managing PAM, DLP, SIEM and other common
    security tools.
  • Experience with zero trust concepts and design.
  • Experience with integrating security into the full software development life cycle.
  • Ability to effectively lead cross-functional initiatives and drive alignment to achieve
  • Extensive experience securing Linux, Windows, and Mac OS.
  • Programming, automation, or development experience.
  • You must be technically proficient and hands-on.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering,
    Cybersecurity, or related technical field.
  • CISSP or equivalent industry certifications.
  • Aerospace industry experience.
Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer's People Team at Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company's business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $198,000 and $212,000. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is unable to provide work visa sponsorship for this position at the present time.
Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Archer Aviation does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters with whom it does not have a prior written agreement. Archer reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes that it receives and bears no responsibility for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes. If you are a recruiting agency or individual recruiter wishing to do business with Archer, please reach out to All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.