Security Engineer

At AnchorFree, our mission is to provide secure access to the world's information for every person on the planet. Founded in 2005 by David Gorodyansky and Eugene Malobrodsky, AnchorFree has grown into a service with millions of users in nearly 200 countries. Our flagship product, Hotspot Shield, is Top 100 in the App Store and enables freedom to access all of the Internet's information from anywhere in the world (without restrictions). AnchorFree has recently closed a $295 million investment led by WndrCo and Accel Partners, with further development plans for Hotspot Shield and other products in our suite.

AnchorFree is seeking a talented Security Engineer to join the team. 


  • Security management for the areas of technical infrastructure, networks and applications
  • Creating and maintaining security processes taking into account general security standards
  • Continuous support, coordination and documentation of all processes, independent follow-up of the implementation of strategic and operational objectives on the subject of IT security
  • Implement security in every step of the SPLC process, including perform threat modeling, design review, security-critical code reviews and application security testing
  • Support of the departments in the processing of security-relevant topics and projects
  • Make production releases for security oriented code

Skills required: 

  • Bachelor's degree is a Must, ideally in the field of technical computer science or technical IT security or IT security management
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience writing code in C, C++, working knowledge of multiple scripting languages (Perl, Python, Bash, Ruby)
  • Good knowledge of security specific protocols (SSH/HTTPS/SSL, etc), and network protocols (NTP, DNS, DHCP, etc)
  • Strong: OWASP Top Ten and SANS 25
  • Strong: Vulnerability Management
  • Strong: SPLC processes
  • Ability to critically analyze and evaluate the functionality of applications and networks from an attackers perspective and identify technical vulnerabilities
  • Experience in the creation of infrastructure security concepts as well as their implementation and evaluation
  • Self-motivation as well as independent and team-oriented working methods in a demanding environment
  • Safe conduct, good communication skills and assertiveness
  • Good knowledge of English in spoken and written forms

Familiar: Network Security
Familiar: (Security) Incident Management
Familiar: ISO/IEC 27000

AnchorFree Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent employee stock option plan
  • Relocation assistance available
  • $125 per month electric car incentives
  • Free food and drinks
  • Foosball, Gym and showers, Pool table, Table Tennis
  • FREE Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Free Shuttle from San Francisco,CA
  • Dog friendly office

About the Product
AnchorFree are the creators of a powerful technology platform that has been transformational for millions of people around the world, enabling connectivity, privacy, and freedom. The crown jewel of our family of products, Hotspot Shield is available for users on iOS, Android, PC and Mac. 200,000 new users download Hotspot Shield every day, making it one of the top 100 most popular iOS apps in App Store and the #1 top grossing app in the Productivity category. Powered by a proprietary VPN technology, Hotspot Shield is the world’s most popular Wi-Fi security application. Hotspot Shield is the #1 enabler for users to get Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube in places where access to these apps or sites is restricted or censored. AnchorFree is also powering partners with its proprietary VPN technology available as an SDK, enabling app developers to integrate security, privacy and Internet freedom into their apps.

About the Culture
AnchorFree lives, sleeps, and breathes their core mission of enabling secure access to the world’s information for every person on the planet. AnchorFree is one of the few companies that is actually changing the world by providing users with basic human rights (Internet Freedom and Privacy), while driving solid year over year growth and shareholder value.

Learn more about us here:
AnchorFree website: 
Hotspot Shield website: