Senior Security Engineer @ Coupa Software - San Mateo, CA

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4 days ago

Senior Security Engineer

Coupa Software - San Mateo, CA

Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP), a leader in business spend management (BSM), has been certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work organization. We deliver “Value as a Service” by helping our customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. Coupa provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects hundreds of organizations representing the Americas, EMEA, and APAC with millions of suppliers globally. The Coupa platform provides greater visibility into and control over how companies spend money. Customers – small, medium and large – have used the Coupa platform to bring billions of dollars in cumulative spend under management. Learn more at Read more on the Coupa Blog or follow @Coupa on Twitter.

Do you want to work for Coupa Software, the world's leading provider of cloud-based spend management solutions? We’re a company that had a successful IPO in October 2016 (NASDAQ: COUP) to fuel our innovation and growth. At Coupa, we’re building a great company that is laser focused on three core values:

1. Ensure Customer Success – Obsessive and unwavering commitment to making customers successful.
2. Focus On Results – Relentless focus on delivering results through innovation and a bias for action.
3. Strive For Excellence – Commitment to a collaborative environment infused with professionalism, integrity, passion, and accountability.

We are looking for a Senior Security Operations Engineer to participate in protecting Coupa platforms and customers. This role will involve executing programs and tools to protect the Coupa Cloud for our growing customer base. This role will also act to provide detection and response in compliance with global laws and regulations. This is a hands-on role. We need people who are self-motivated, have a strong desire to learn, a can-do attitude, tenacity to solve problems, team players, and results focused. We have an unwavering zeal to make our Customers Successful.


  • Operate security tools and platforms associated with vulnerability management, detection, correlation, intrusion detection/prevention, etc. to detect and prevent harm to the Coupa platform and its users.
  • Act as an escalation point for security related events such as: incidents, vulnerabilities, and compliance related controls within Coupa’s cloud based production services and platform
  • Collaborate with technology teams to deliver shared security services
  • Monitor and analyze security data to maintain and exceed key performance indicators
  • Troubleshoot and document security incidents
  • Drive security programs to actively reduce operational risk across Coupa ecosystem
  • Conduct security risk assessments on behalf of internal and external customers providing consistent technical measurements of risk
  • Produce and present security reports for Coupa functional teams and leadership
  • Automate of security assessments and other security related SecOps tasks
  • Resolve security issues from assessments and other sources and deliver upon assigned security projects
  • Contribute to Coupa’s security strategy
  • Participate in Security Incident On-call rotation


  • 5+ years of experience in an equivalent security related role
  • Strong experience in web application security eg (XSS, CSRF, SQL injection)
  • Familiarity with Cloud Computing and Software as a Service
  • Hands-on operational experience with security tools such as container security tools, threat intelligence, host/network intrusion detection tools, vulnerability scanners, file integrity monitoring, firewalls, antivirus, penetration testing tools, application security tools, and other relevant security platforms.
  • 2+ years of experience with automation using Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby or equivalent
  • 2+ years hands on technical experience with major cloud platforms (Google, Azure, Amazon)
  • 2+ years’ experience with Linux/Windows OS security including command line interface.
  • 2+ years’ incident response experience
  • Strong communication skills; both written and oral
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Offensive security experience desired
  • Previous infrastructure as code, infrastructure operations, database administration or application development experience a plus

At Coupa, we have a strong and innovative team dedicated to improving the spend management processes of today’s dynamic businesses. It’s our people who make it happen, and we strive to attract and retain the best in every discipline.

We take care of our employees every way we can, with competitive compensation packages, as well as restricted stock units, an Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP), comprehensive health benefits for employees and their families, a 401(k) match, a flexible work environment, no limit vacations for exempt employees, non-exempt employees are on an accrual basis for PTO, catered lunches…And much more!
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Coupa is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.

Please be advised, inquiries or resumes from recruiters will not be accepted.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay


  • security operations: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Incident response: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Cloud computing: 3 years (Preferred)
  • security tools: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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