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Software Engineer, Security (Washington, DC)

In this position, you will focus your efforts on enhancing the security of our applications, and the privacy of our users, against all threats.

We are looking for a software engineer who can perform hands-on work identifying and fixing security-related issues, as well as become a resource for the rest of our engineering team.

What you'll be doing

  • Research and apply proper security techniques across our applications
  • Review, architect, and/or “own” security critical functionality such as authentication and encryption
  • Code review changes related to security critical functionality
  • Improve overall application security through framework level hardening
  • Proactively find insecure portions of the application and fix vulnerabilities

What we're looking for

  • Knowledge of common web application vulnerabilities, how to identify, and fix them
  • Ability to explain and apply cryptographic techniques, such as encryption and hashing
  • Strong ability to critically review code and communicate required changes

Nice to haves

  • Experience with static code analysis tools to identify vulnerabilities
  • Previous experience with offensive application security testing or penetration testing
  • Familiarity with some industry standards, such as ISO 2700x, GDPR, NIST & PCI
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft stack (ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, Azure)

About Us

NGP VAN is a technology company whose team members do exciting and meaningful work that has a significant impact on promoting civil rights, social justice, and environmental responsibility.

Employees enjoy an unusually generous set of benefits, including 12 weeks paid parental leave, profit sharing, 100% premium-paid health/dental, and an ongoing education allowance. NGP VAN is one of only a handful of companies to be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine for nine years in a row.

Last year we were named one of the Coolest Companies of 2016 by DC Inno. We've also been named one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the DC area by the Washington Business Journal and SmartCEO. The Wall Street Journal wrote “NGP VAN is something of a secret weapon for the Democratic Party and the labor unions and progressive groups that use it.” We have also won the AAPC award for Best Use of New Technology, and the Campaigns & Elections Award for Most Innovative Product.

Join our team and work alongside about 200 smart, passionate, and innovative co-workers, many of whom are industry recognized as experts in their fields.


The position offers competitive compensation and a strong benefits package. NGP VAN prides itself on being a progressive workplace; we have a fun and inclusive company culture, where we value teamwork, professional development, and work-life balance. We have your usual tech company perks whether you are a veteran or just getting started in your career, including relaxing (often) and winning (occasionally) on a softball field, happy hour in the office on Fridays, generous parental leave, enjoying periodic company retreats to warm places with beaches, and casual Friday every day.

How to Apply

Submit a resume, cover letter, and a link to your GitHub profile if you have one, along with salary requirements through this site.

NGP VAN believes a diverse, inclusive staff makes us a stronger company and better partner for our clients. We’re committed to hiring people of all races, ethnicities, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientation or gender identities, marital status, religions, and disabilities. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.

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