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Staff Software Engineer- Cloud Security, Central Technology

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Software Engineering, IT
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was founded by Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015 to help solve some of society’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease and improving education to addressing the needs of our local communities. Our mission is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone.

The Team

Across our work in Science, Education, and within our communities, we pair technology with grantmaking, impact investing, and collaboration to help accelerate the pace of progress toward our mission. Our Central team provides the support needed to push this work forward.

The Central team at CZI consists of our Finance, People & DEI, Real Estate, Events, Workplace, Facilities, Security, Brand & Communications, Business Systems, Central Operations, Strategic Initiatives, and Ventures teams. These teams provide strategic support and operational excellence across the board at CZI.

The Opportunity

Our Central Tech team provides technology and security support for CZI and our grantees. We believe that Engineering, IT and Security are most effective when in sync and learning from each other on a daily basis. Across our three pillars of Infrastructure, Security, and Grantee & Partner Support, we enable our teams to achieve their goals faster and more securely. We leverage technology to automate manual processes, constantly innovate to optimize operations, provide first-class support, and build solutions to enable the scale and execution of our business partners' strategies and initiatives.

The Infrastructure organization works on building shared platforms to be used across all of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Members of the Infrastructure Engineering team have an impact on all of CZI's initiatives by enabling the technology solutions used by other engineering teams at CZI to scale. A person in this role will build these technology solutions and help cultivate a culture of shared best practices and knowledge around core engineering.

What You'll Do

  • Analyze and improve the efficiency, stability, and security of CZI engineering
  • Work with the existing infrastructure security team and other security stakeholders within the organization to ensure we’re doing the most impactful work we can for CZI.
  • Design and build tools and libraries, constituting a shared stack for use across 5+ engineering teams
  • Evangelize and educate teams across CZI on best practices
  • Driving impact across the company, CZI is constantly re-imagining how to secure our infrastructure best. One will work closely with the Product Security (ProdSec) team at the intersection of infrastructure, the application layer, and the ever-changing risk management landscape.

What You'll Bring

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of relevant coding experience
  • Proficiency with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or Microsoft Azure
  • Strong Security domain expertise.
  • Proven experience designing reliable systems
  • Kubernetes, AWS Lambda, and any other FaaS or containerized workloads experience.
  • Shown ability with languages such as Java, Python, Go, Rust
  • Experience with containers, cloud container schedulers, and continuous deployment systems.
  • AI/MLOps is a strong plus.


The Redwood City, CA base pay range for this role is $214,000- $321,000. New hires are typically hired into the lower portion of the range, enabling employee growth in the range over time. Actual placement in range is based on job-related skills and experience, as evaluated throughout the interview process. Pay ranges outside Redwood City are adjusted based on cost of labor in each respective geographical market. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your location during the hiring process.

Benefits for the Whole You

We’re thankful to have an incredible team behind our work. To honor their commitment, we offer a wide range of benefits to support the people who make all we do possible.

  • CZI provides a generous 100% match on employee 401(k) contributions to support planning for the future.
  • Annual funding for employees that can be used most meaningfully for them and their families, such as housing, student loan repayment, childcare, commuter costs, or other life needs.
  • CZI Life of Service Gifts are awarded to employees to “live the mission” and support the causes closest to them.
  • Paid time off to volunteer at an organization of your choice.
  • Funding for select family-forming benefits.
  • Relocation support for employees who need assistance moving to the Bay Area
  • And more!

Commitment to Diversity

We believe that the strongest teams and best thinking are defined by the diversity of voices at the table. We are committed to fair treatment and equal access to opportunity for all CZI team members and to maintaining a workplace where everyone feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued. Learn about our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

If you’re interested in a role but your previous experience doesn’t perfectly align with each qualification in the job description, we still encourage you to apply as you may be the perfect fit for this or another role.

Explore our work modes, benefits, and interview process at www.chanzuckerberg.com/careers.