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Hi there!

We're looking for an experienced, hands-on Cloud Security Engineer to join our Security Zone at Zapier and help us to build a comfy stronghold. Zapier is on a mission to democratize automation. Over 5 million professionals already use Zapier to save time, but there are millions more to reach. We owe it to our customers to be a responsible steward of their data and keep it safe and private.

Are you interested in working with a team that thrives on ownership where you go default to action on your ideas and own them from start to finish? Are you happy to grab the keyboard and implement your ideas? Do you want to be part of a growing cloud security program for a fast-growing and powerful automation tool called Zapier? Then read on…

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Zapier is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce. 


About You

You have deep cloud infrastructure security experience. Keeping the cloud resources that support our core Zapier application secure is at the heart of this role. Zapier is a SaaS product, so experience building software and administering cloud infrastructure under a similar model is a must. Working in a SOC2 and/or ISO27001 or HIPAA/HITRUST compliant environment is a plus.

You have worked with teams before on large Python, AWS, & Kubernetes projects. You’re also familiar with some common frameworks for languages like Django, Flask, or Rails. You've also worked extensively in cloud providers like AWS, GCE, or Azure and have strong experience with threat detection tooling on linux.

You're a doer. You have managed complex cloud security infrastructures with minimal guidance. Familiarity with the AWS (or other cloud infrastructure) security best practices frameworks and how to utilize it for enhancing the security of a cloud environment is a big plus.

You love to collaborate, give a hand when needed. In this role you're not going to be just an advisor, you can and will get your hands dirty.You love to work with others, to give and take feedback and work together on a vision to raise the security maturity.

You are friendly and patient, welcoming, considerate, and respectful. Learn more about these attributes in our code of conduct.


Things You Might Do

Zapier is a fast-growing, and remote-first company, so you'll likely get experience on many different projects across the organization. That said, here are some things you'll probably do:

  • You will take ownership of parts of the CloudSec Program, focused around an ever evolving security maturity model that help us to prioritize our work and improve our cloud security. If you like this or this, you will find this role very interesting.
  • This is a hands-on role, so you'll write some python and work within terraform, AWS and more. If you love automation, you will love this role.
  • Identify where we can add more layers of defense in depth and implement them.
  • Build internal tooling to ensure safe data access patterns for Zapier employees.
  • Locating weak points across Zapier and strengthening them.

You’ll also have the opportunity to specialize in a variety of areas of the Zapier codebase, including core product or platform development. Focusing on a specialization will not limit your area for growth at Zapier as each engineer brings a unique perspective and can contribute differently in all areas. We encourage participation and will frequently have engineers contribute across teams to assist in projects.


About Zapier

Zapier helps people across the world automate the boring and tedious parts of their job. We do that by helping everyone connect the web applications they already use and love.

We believe that there are jobs a computer is best at doing and that there are jobs a human is best at doing. We want to empower businesses to create processes and systems that let computers do what they are best at doing and let humans do what they are best at doing. We believe that with the right tools, you can have big impact with less hassle. We believe in small teams. Small teams are fast and nimble. Small teams mean less bureaucracy and less management and more getting things done.

We believe in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. All teammates at Zapier agree to a code of conduct.


The Whole Package

We're currently hiring for the following locations:

  • US
  • Canada
  • Europe


  • Competitive salary (we pay based on the norms of your country)
  • Great healthcare + dental + vision coverage*
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match*
  • Profit-sharing
  • 2 annual company retreats to awesome places
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents of biological or adopted children
  • Pick your own equipment. We'll set you up with whatever Apple laptop + monitor combo you want plus any software you need.
  • Unlimited vacation policy. Plus we require you to take at least 2 weeks off each year. We see most employees take 4-5 weeks off per year. This isn't a vague policy where unlimited vacation means no vacation.
  • Work with awesome companies around the world. We partner with great software companies all over the world and you'll constantly get to interact with people from these great companies

*While we take care of our international folks as best we can, currently, healthcare and retirement plans are only available to US, Canadian-, and UK-based employees.


How To Apply

We have a non-standard application process. To jump-start the process we ask a few questions we normally would ask at the start of an interview. This helps speed up the process and lets us get to know you a bit better right out of the gate.

After you apply, you are going to hear back from us, even if we don't seem like a good fit. In fact, throughout the process, we strive to make sure you never go more than seven days without hearing from us.

Optional: Share anonymously some demographic information about yourself to help us better track trends related to the backgrounds of candidates interested in working at Zapier in order for us to build a team that represents the users at Zapier and the broader world population.

Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people no matter their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or age. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be, and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.

Tags: Automation AWS Azure Go HIPAA HITRUST Kubernetes Linux Python SaaS Threat detection

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