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Anti-Abuse Engineer


Anti-Abuse Engineer

Posted: 5 September 2012
Company name: Synacor
Location: Buffalo, NY
United States
Pay rate: Based on Experience
Poster represents: employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: full time
Onsite: yes

Do you want to help fight Spam in an environment of millions of hosted mailboxes? Have you been a MAAWG member and would like to continue working with the community to fight messaging abuse? If so, then this position may be right for you. We’re looking for an Anti-Abuse Engineer to bring in technical expertise and help protect our mailboxes from spam, phishing, malware and other threats.

Duties and Responsibilities:

. Provide technical ownership and direction on the development and ongoing support for Anti-Abuse/Anti-Spam Techniques and Technologies

. Work with clients, senders, and other email organizations on projects and deliverability issues

. Actively participate and present at MAAWG conferences and the email community in general

. Maintain reports of messaging and spam statistics

. Perform Vendor Management for email related software

. Development of state-of-the art solutions On-top of our vendor software focused on Anti-abuse

. Creation and handoff of solutions to the Operations team for ongoing support

. Other duties as assigned

Required skills:
What you’ll need to bring to the table:

. Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or other related field, or equivalent work experience

. 5+ years System Administration/Systems Engineering experience in a large-scale Unix (Linux/Solaris/BSD) environment required; Package management; Automated installs

. Ability to read and interpret SMTP logs, to determine deliverability issues and rejection codes

. Understanding of Internet Security, and anti-abuse strategies

. Thorough understanding of e-mail protocols and architectures; SMTP (including AUTH, submission), POP, IMAP. (RFC 5322, 5321, 2822, 2821, etc.)

. Experience with large e-mail systems (1 million accounts); High performance MTA’s (MessageSystems, Cloudmark Gateway, IronPort, StrongMail, Power MTA); Zimbra (or similar) experience a plus

. Independent problem-solving, troubleshooting skills, team player, excellent communication skills all required

. Generally knows several programming languages used for scripting including bash, Perl, Ruby. Lua a plus.

. Must take initiative and be driven

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What we’ll bring to the table:

. 100% Company paid benefits (health, dental, vision) for all employees and eligible dependents

. Competitive compensation package, including stock option grants (for eligible positions)

. Award winning company culture

. Casual dress and flexible environment

. Generous paid time off

. 25 cent vending machines

. Free Spot coffee, popcorn and cappuccino

. Monthly company connections (get to know your co-workers)

. The opportunity to make a difference!

Synacor is not your typical 9 to 5 workplace. Our award winning culture doesn’t stop at flexible work hours and 25 cent vending machines. Jeans and t-shirts are typical office attire, even for the executives. Teamwork is an everyday occurrence, and is made easy with our new open workspaces. Our leadership team understands that the best results come from collaboration, so we hire the best and brightest and then let them do what they do best: create cutting-edge products and provide exemplary customer service. Synacor’s headquarters is located along Buffalo’s waterfront in the Erie Basin Marina. Taking a few minutes to enjoy the serenity of nature is as easy as walking 1,000 feet or so to the water. We even have a lakefront gazebo with wi-fi connection! And if that’s not enough, Synacor pays 100% of health care premiums for employees AND dependents, offers stock option participation, a healthy bonus potential and a very generous paid time off policy. Working with some of the largest cable, telecom and satellite providers, Synacor’s products and online services reach over 25 million high-speed Internet subscribers worldwide. We are looking for great people to join our team and be given the freedom to do the work they were hired to do.

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