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Server Security Engineer

Austin, TX

Job Description

ForeFlight is looking for a Server Security Engineer to join our Server/API team in Austin. This position will specialize in the security concerns surrounding our software.

Technically, this person must have experience with Java programming. This person is naturally curious, exploring new technologies in order to stay current, but balances the use of new and old to ensure that execution is priority. This person will design, implement, and maintain security protections for our company and customers. The right candidate will have knowledge of various kinds of attacks against server platforms, including using reverse engineering to discover and protect against future attacks. This person will act as the internal security SME, advocating for better security practices throughout ForeFlight.

Professionally, this person is driven to execute, deliver, and complete projects independently, seeking advice and direction from team members when needed, and plowing ahead to completion when the path forward is clear.

This position is based in our Austin, TX office. A pilot-coder, or individual looking to pursue his or her private pilot license, is a plus. Benefits include medical insurance, 401K with matching, and flight training reimbursement. Relocation reimbursement will be provided if moving to Austin.

Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ years experience with web application security and security testing tools
  • Java server development (Spring Boot, Spring Data, Hibernate, Quartz)
  • Operational experience securing solutions built in AWS
  • Demonstrated experience defending against attacks
  • Experience with incident response and handling
  • Experience with environments operating under compliance regimes (such as, SOC 2, ISO/IEC 27001, FISMA, FedRamp, etc.)


  • Health and dental benefits.
  • 401(k) with matching.
  • Performance based bonuses.
  • Flight training reimbursement.

About ForeFlight, LLC

ForeFlight produces the best selling iPad and iPhone app for pilots flying personal and business aircraft, corporate flight departments, and aircraft operators. Customers include individual pilots worldwide, Fortune 500 corporate flight departments, state and federal agencies, leading operators, and leading aircraft OEMs. We have been in the App Store since Day 1 (7/10/2008) and are consistently ranked in the top 50 grossing iPad apps in the App Store.

We are known as a leader in aviation and software development because we build exceptional products and hire skilled employees. Over the last decade, we have not only revolutionized the pilot’s flight bag but serve customers across the world and touch all segments of aviation. Our drive for innovation is why we won Aviation Week’s Laureate Award for Best New Product, received Flying Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award four times, and are featured in Apple’s “Dreams” iPhone commercial.

Our downtown Austin office is located at 621 E 6th St, just a short walk from the MetroRail station. We are a product-focused company where software development and customer service are the top priorities. Our software development team hails from Trinity University, Rice University, Texas A&M, UT Austin, and Clemson. We score 12 out of 12 on the Joel Test. We love shipping.

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