Senior Security Engineer @ Guardant Health - Palo Alto, CA

Job Overview

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Senior Security Engineer

Guardant Health - Palo Alto, CA

Company Description

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health Oncology Platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant Health has launched liquid biopsy-based Guardant360®, Guardant360 CDx and GuardantOMNI® tests for advanced stage cancer patients. These tests fuel development of its LUNAR program, which aims to address the needs of early stage cancer patients with neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment selection, cancer survivors with surveillance, asymptomatic individuals eligible for cancer screening and individuals at a higher risk for developing cancer with early detection.

Job Description

The Senior Security Engineer, reporting to the Manager of Security Engineering, will be responsible for building, managing and operating security tools and services. You will collaborate with products, engineering, IT, threat and vulnerability and security architecture teams to develop, integrate and/or adopt existing or new security technologies in order to reduce or eliminate risks before they become security incidents.


  • Design, build, and deploy new and existing security solutions.

  • Build, implement, and test automation for operational processes.

  • Integrate security tools with other security services.

  • Develop documentation and runbooks for security tools.

  • Design and build security metric-focused dashboards and reports.

  • Mentor and share security best practices with other parts of the organization.

  • Serve as SME on all topics related to security operations and engineering.

  • Remain current with trends, technologies, security threats, and health care technologies.


  • 10+ years of experience in security engineering and/or operations

  • Programming experience using languages such as Python, Go, Ruby, Java, etc.

  • Experience securing cloud infrastructures (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Experience securing IT infrastructure (Linux, Windows, Networks, etc.)

  • Experience building and managing security tools (e.g., SIEM, DLP, EDR, WAF, SSO, certificate & key management, identity & access management)

  • Emphasis on DevSecOps mindset

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or related technical field

  • Preferred security certification (e.g., CISSP, GIAC, CCSP, etc.)

Additional Information

Covid Vaccination Policy:
Starting January 7, 2022, Guardant Health will require all employees to be fully vaccinated to either (a) establish that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or (b) request and obtain an approved exemption from Guardant’s COVID-19 U.S. Vaccination Policy as a reasonable accommodation, as consistent with applicable laws. An employee is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccination. Acceptable vaccines are approved or under emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, fully-vaccinated employees will be required to maintain their fully-vaccinated status under this policy by obtaining, if applicable, any FDA-approved boosters.

Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Guardant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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