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Lead Security Engineer

Sprout

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 19, 2018.

Job Description

The Opportunity

– Lead Security Engineer

Things just keep on stacking up.

As we head into our new adventure down the Security path, we are in need of a Lead Security Engineer will be hands-on and responsible for security monitoring, incident handling, security operations processes, threat management, documenting security policies and more. In addition to building and leading our Security Engineering team, you and your team will educate the rest of our Product Development organization in best practices for developing secure cloud applications.Your work will have a significant, lasting impact on the profitability of our product. You’ll have a great deal of independence ⎼ we’ll expect you to use it wisely.

Why you’ll love working with us:

– We have a very competitive compensation base for being a startup
– Remote Work Allowed
– We have grown our team to 23 people in 50 days. How’s that for fast-scaling?
– We work with leading-edge technologies in the Blockchain stack
– We have a Dev Team that plays to win and let’s be honest, winning feels fabulous.
– We work with some of the biggest global brands in the Canadian FinTech Market
– We have a smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right & is open to new ideas. Have some ideas, let’s shoot them around.

What you’ll do:

  • Build and lead a Security Engineering team
  • Be a trusted technical advisor and solve complex Cloud security technical challenges
  • Coach internal teams (i.e.Software Development) on security disciplines and work closely with these teams to ensure that they’re writing secure code and designing secure systems.
  • Enable teams to take ownership of secure code
  • Collaborate with Software Engineering and Architecture teams on security strategy, roadmaps, standards, and governance
  • Mentor the Product Development team ensuring adherence to security engineering best practices
  • Ensure Agile and Lean best practices are applied to software development and security architecture design
  • Ensure that we maintain PCI-DSS compliance and other certifications
  • Audit and analyze production code for potential security concerns
  • Identify and document information security risks and propose mitigating controls
  • Provide analysis and guidance regarding threats, vulnerabilities, and privacy and security incidents
  • Identify security gaps and recommend & facilitate the mitigation of the gaps in line with industry standards and best practices
  • Build knowledge of and stay current on developments in the cyber threat landscape to adapt investigation techniques and provide recommendations on responding to and remediating related incidents
  • Actively detect, respond to, and remediate security events across our infrastructure

Company DescriptionOur energetic and fast-scaling team is looking for some great humans to join our family. We love people who have ideas, work well with others and can bring value each and every day. We pride ourselves on taking care of our employees. Team outings, dinners, paid vacation, you name it, we do it!