IT Security Engineer

Celona was born with the idea that a combination of 5G radio technology, edge computing and machine learning software will fundamentally change how organizations work and do business. Our journey has started in 2019. Our founding team members have been part of companies like Qualcomm, Aruba, Cisco and have built products spanning technologies from chipsets to systems to cloud based software.

We obsessively value customer intimacy, thinking big while acting small, and diversity in everything we do.

Celona is looking for an IT Security Software Engineer with a passion for continually learning and exploring new technologies. You would lead the effort in hardening our solution components and underlying software operating system with cybersecurity best practices. You would also translate different customer use cases and requirements to secure mobility and networking solutions in the marketplace to improve Celona's differentiation in the market.

In this position, you will directly report to the VP of Engineering. You will engage with the rest of the engineering team on a daily basis to define specific requirements within their software development cycles to ensure implementation of cybersecurity principles and goals set within the innovation team. Your ability to translate R&D efforts to real world implementation of security best practices during the deployment, management and ongoing operations of the Celona technology in customer environments will have direct contribution to Celona's market leading position.

At Celona, we love working with new team members who are better than us in multiple dimensions - hence, we will value diversity in your approach to manage strategies and tactics to deliver on expected outcomes for us as a team, and ask that you take leadership positions for key initiatives across the company even when acting as an individual contributor.

It is our ultimate goal to contribute positively to your career growth by providing you with a work environment where we have fun, make an impact and realize the benefits of our growth as a team. If you enjoy bootstrapping R&D and engineering functions for products targeting technical audiences and bring a do-whatever-it-takes player/coach attitude, then we would love to hear from you.

Celona is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. This candidate must eligible to work in the US.


  • Responsible for cryptographic and secure protocols engineering across Celona's solution components
  • Define the security architecture for Celona's cloud-native operating system
  • Develop hardening guidelines for new technologies and applications being adopted by Celona
  • Provide security foundations for data in motion across all of Celona's solution components, hardware and software
  • Contribute to the entire system, from the kernel up through libraries, frameworks, and applications
  • Oversee implementation of security best practices and principles with Celona's software and hardware engineering teams
  • Constantly challenge others in the product and engineering teams to maintain Celona's leadership in secure networking solutions
  • Perform application security assessments including architecture review, threat modeling, code review
  • Define the ideal balance between solution ease of use and performance with data and network security
  • Interact with and influence product leaders across the company and ecosystem/technology partners
  • Identify risks and ensuring mitigation across all Celona products and services
  • Investigate and implement the next evolution in secure protocols
  • Support and recreate proofs of concept from security reports
  • Address common security issues systematically, and at scale
  • Perform offensive tests against scaled public and private cloud infrastructure
  • Communicate with engineering teams with authority, credibility, and empathy
  • Maintain and contribute to the threat models of the solution(s) and features

You will be an ideal candidate if you have:

  • 3+ years of full-time security engineering or information security experience
  • 5+ years of total experience in software development or systems engineering, ideally in an agile environment
  • Proven experience in security design for complex applications, distributed systems, APIs, and services deployed to cloud, on-premise, and hybrid environments
  • Expert knowledge and implementation experience across information security disciplines, including web application, network, and operating systems security
  • Direct experience supporting cloud operational models, including SaaS security architecture, microservices, containers, and Kubernetes
  • Deep understanding of common application and network protocols, cryptographic technologies, and authentication and authorization protocols
  • Fluency with common vulnerabilities and exploit techniques, and ability to define appropriate countermeasures
  • Relevant development/scripting/automation experience in at least one of: C++, Javascript, Python, Go
  • Good exposure to Cloud Applications like AWS, Azure and other SAAS Applications
  • Experience in Automating Security tasks using Python or Java Frameworks
  • Understanding of containerized applications, their security best practices
  • A genuine passion for creating effective and pragmatic transport security
  • Strong understanding of recent developments and concerns with standard protocols
  • Industry exposure to and knowledge of OS security and applied cryptography
  • Bachelors or Masters in computer science, a related discipline, or equivalent work experience

Bonus Points if you have:

  • Previous examples of your work
  • Cellular wireless experience
  • Grand master skills in chess ;)


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