Lead Product Security Engineer

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Posted 7 months ago

Because you belong at Twilio

The Who, What, Why and Where

Twilio’s Product Security Team is responsible for partnering with Engineering teams to build and deploy secure products for our complex global network. This involves maturing the Secure Development Lifecycle, training developers in secure practices, working with our automation team to scale security, and innovating new ways to help developers secure themselves.


Twilio is looking for a security engineering leader who lives the Twilio Magic and has a demonstrated track record of building automation and tooling within a prodsec team.. They also have:

  • 5+ years of experience in Product/ Application Security.
  • Experience performing manual code reviews and penetration tests.
  • Experience leading threat models for complex architectures
  • Experience leading complex cross functional projects
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with automation, preferably in python
  • Experience working with Bug Bounty Programs
  • Experience working with Docker & Kubernetes knowledge
  • Commitment to sharing experiences and good security practices with the community.
  • Bachelor’s degree in information security, information technology, computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent experience

Bonus Points for:

  • Presenting at conferences or working on open source projects
  • Telecom security experience or experience in telephony protocols


As a Lead Product Security Engineer, you will live the Twilio Magic values:

  • Working with security champions across engineering teams.
  • BE AN OWNER: Help set the direction for the team & mentor other team members
    • Leading complex cross functional projects
  • NO SHENANIGANS: Triaging submissions from our bug bounty program and ensuring they are fixed in a timely manner.
    • Performing reviews (threat models/code reviews/pentests) against Twilio’s products. 
  • WRITE IT DOWN: Design, implement, and maintain pipeline controls for source code, library, and container security.
  • DON’T SETTLE: Build automation for security@scale.
  • Conduct research to identify new attack vectors against Twilio’s products and services. 


At Twilio, maintaining customer trust is our top priority. Keeping that in mind so we do the right thing when things go wrong requires extraordinary discipline and technical leadership. And that’s where you fit in.

Twilio is a company that is empowering the world’s developers with modern communication in order to build better applications. Twilio is truly unique; we are a company committed to your growth, your learning, your development, and your entire employee experience.  We only win when our employees succeed and we're dedicated to helping you develop your strengths. We invest in weeks dedicated to tackling hard problems and creating your own ideas. We have a cultural foundation built on diversity, inclusion, and innovation and we want you and your ideas to thrive at Twilio.


We employ diverse talent from all over the world and we believe great work can be done anywhere. Around the world, Twilio offers benefits and perks to support the physical, financial, and emotional well being of you and your loved ones. No matter where you are based, you will experience a company that believes in small teams for maximum impact; seeks well-rounded talent to ensure a full perspective on our customers’ experience,  understands that this is a marathon, not a sprint; that continuously and purposefully builds an inclusive culture that empowers everyone to do their best work and be the best version of themselves.

About us:

Millions of developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications to improve any human experience. Twilio has democratized communications channels like voice, text, chat, video and email by virtualizing the world’s communications infrastructure through APIs that are simple enough for any developer to use, yet robust enough to power the world’s most demanding applications. By making communications a part of every software developer’s toolkit, Twilio is enabling innovators across every industry — from emerging leaders to the world’s largest organizations — to reinvent how companies engage with their customers.

Job tags: Automation AWS Docker Go Kubernetes Open Source Python
Job region(s): North America
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