IT Security Engineer (San Mateo, CA)

IXL Learning - San Mateo, California - Full time

IXL Learning, a leading edtech company with products used by 13 million students worldwide, is seeking an IT Security Engineer to join our growing team. In this role, you will recommend security solutions, advise on systems and application-level security configurations and investigate/mitigate security risks as required. This position will participate in risk assessments, incident response and be a key role in our growing security team.

This is a full time position in our San Mateo, CA office with a hybrid work schedule.


  • Maintenance of cybersecurity management systems, documentation, standards and processes to ensure the operating environment is compliant with company policies and requirements
  • Prepare and present accurate and timely information in response to audits and regulatory exams
  • Supports team members on risk management requests and provides subject matter expertise
  • Lead the threat intelligence efforts to aggregate security information, assess impact, and the formulation of threat assessment reports
  • Assist legal team on e-discovery efforts, forensic analysis, and legal holds
  • Perform security assessments to determine vulnerabilities in IT infrastructure
  • Guide security/risk training curriculum, promote awareness of security initiatives
  • Complete remediation of security issues that arise. For example, patching/upgrading hardware and OS software, configuring firewalls, and patching server software


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Security or related field or equivalent professional experience required
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or related certification preferred
  • 3-5 years experience conducting IT compliance audits (SOC, PCI)
  • Experience administering IT security controls in an organization
  • Knowledge of technical infrastructure, networks, databases, and systems in relation to IT security and risk assessment
  • Experience with IPS/IDS and SIEM technologies
  • Strong communication and time management skills

At IXL, we value diversity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, political and religious beliefs, and life experience, and we are proud to promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. IXL Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


IXL Learning is a leading educational technology company on a big mission: creating innovative learning experiences that help all learners reach their full potential. IXL's comprehensive curriculum and insightful analytics help more than 850,000 teachers deliver personalized instruction, and empower over 13 million students to achieve new learning milestones every day.

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