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InfoSec / Automation Engineer

Location: Chicago, IL

Type: Part Time to Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About dscout

dscout is built to help customer-obsessed companies do one thing: meet and learn from real people in everyday moments that matter. dscout's SaaS platform consists of web-based research tools—enabling companies to quickly and efficiently run remote ethnographic studies with 5 to 500 "scouts" (research participants)— and mobile apps that scouts use to capture their everyday moments via video, photos and text. 

About this role

Casting a wide net with the job title, we'd like to find someone proficient in at least one of the two fields, Security and/or Automation, with experience in supporting and informing engineering teams in the delivery of products. If only one of the backgrounds is there, the hope is the candidate is excited about the other. Some of the responsibilities in a given month would lean on your experience to - 

  • Provide training + guidance to all team members
  • Identify vulnerabilities, suggest and draft new policies + processes
  • Automate manual testing processes (and jump in to manually test)
  • Develop security features and tools
  • Complete vendor security evaluations / audits
  • Work alongside development teams, advising best security practices
  • Perform threat modeling, information / asset classification


As an ideal candidate

You've worked for multiple years in a product development environment, supporting new technologies and products.

You are creative, technically advanced and able to think outside of the box. You will automate processes with tools and custom scripts across our stack - Ruby, Elixir, Javascript, Java (Android), Objective-C + Swift (iOS). Experience with our tooling / process a plus - 

  • Hosting / deployments with Heroku and AWS
  • TDD and CI
  • GitHub, PRs, rebasing, merging
  • Agile, sprints, planning + estimation sessions, user stories, retros, product releases


We are looking for a self-motivated, person who is flexible, adaptive to a busy work environment. A roll-up-your sleeves mindset will take you far at dscout, supporting team members where help is needed.


The perks

  • Competitive, equitable salary
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Work with smart, motivated and supportive team members in a fun environment
  • Munch on snacks from our stocked kitchen and beverage bar
  • Wrap up each week at our in-office happy hour
  • Balance work and life with a generous vacation policy, office holidays and flexible working options



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