Principal Security Engineer

Job Description

About the team

Zillow Group’s Network and Connectivity team plays a pivotal role in the company’s success by making sure information is delivered quickly, securely, and efficiently with no interruptions. This is a small, close-knit team of engineers that values operational excellence above all else. Teamwork, open communication, automation, and concise documentation are the keys to being successful on this team. We pride ourselves in choosing best-of-breed solutions, and we are constantly looking to improve how we operate. Your work with us will be highly visible throughout Zillow Group and has a significant impact on all parts of the business!

About the role

As a Principal Security Engineer you will contribute directly · to updating security policies, procedures, and documentation when and as required. You will also use your expertise to independently evaluate security controls used to protect Zillow’s infrastructure and suggest changes/improvements . You will assist in security risk management initiatives, internal security assessments, vendor security risk assessments, and external security audits and your expertise will help the team to analyze the security systems and seek improvements on a continuous basis.

As a Principal Security Engineer you will:

  • Implement Zillow’s IT security policy and procedures and supervise compliance.
  • Deploy, coordinate, operate, and support multiple security solutions such as CASB, email security solutions, Vulnerability scanning tools, patch management tools, EDR, SIEM, DLP, network security solutions, etc.
  • Have the opportunity to learn and advance your skills through assisting in implementing NIST security controls and maintaining compliance.
  • Analyze trends, news, and changes in the threat and compliance landscape with respect to organizational risk, and engineer solutions to compensate
  • Coordinate with a wider variety of other technical groups including product cybersecurity, engineering teams, and the broader IT team to establish security as a root of the organization.
  • Use your knowledge and expertise to implement security standard methodologies in Zillow.

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role. In Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada and New York City the standard base pay range for this role is $143,200.00 – $228,800.00 Annually. This base pay range is specific to Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada and New York City and may not be applicable to other locations.

Who you are

  • 5+ years of full-time experience in Information Technology implementation, maintenance, and support.
  • 3+ years of full-time hands-on experience in an IT Security position.
  • Extensive knowledge of hardware systems, system software, networks, and application software development lifecycle methodologies.
  • Ability to build Architectural Documentation for new and existing projects
  • Ability to build, update, and maintain documentation of applications: Operational Documentation, Process Documentation, Data Flow, executive summary documentation and diagrams, as well as technical network and system diagram(s)
  • Experience operating in and securing cloud environments
  • Understanding of NIST standards and experience implementing controls mandated by the standards.
  • Ability to research and determine best-practices concepts relative to all aspects of both system environment and information security.
  • Provide technical leadership and support for business units and/or internal network projects
  • Understanding of network standard methodologies and experience guiding segmentation efforts
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written.
  • An inquiring mentality with the ability to think analytically and provide effective feedback, where appropriate.
  • Work independently with guidance only in most sophisticated situations.

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Engineering fields or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Network certifications like CISCO CCNA
  • Security certifications like Security+, CASP, CEH, CISSP, etc.
  • Cloud certifications like AWS
  • Ability to think strategically and tactically, with effective decision-making skills.
  • Highly dependable and leads by example.

In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location.

Get to know us

Zillow is reimagining real estate to make it easier to unlock life’s next chapter.

As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates help movers find and win their home through digital solutions, first class partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move. The work we do is helping people move from dreaming to transacting — and no matter what job you’re in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality.

Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep-rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. We’re also setting the standard for work experiences of the future, where our employees are supported in doing their best work and living a flexible, well-balanced life. But don’t just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2022 list, Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2022, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2022, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index and Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2022, and TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at

Applicants who receive job offers from Zillow Group will be asked to sign a Proprietary Rights Agreement which includes confidentiality, intellectual property assignment, customer and employee non-solicitation, and non-competition provisions. If you are contacted for a role at Zillow Group and wish to review a copy of the Proprietary Rights Agreement prior to receiving an offer, you may request a copy from your Recruiter.

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