Staff Security Engineer

Remote, United States

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About Calm

We have a simple mission at Calm: To make the world a happier and healthier place. The heart of Calm is digital but the brand is expanding offline into a variety of products and services that bring more peace, clarity and perspective into people’s busy lives. Calm is passionate about helping people take care of their minds and we believe that Calm can become one of the most valuable and meaningful brands in the world. 

  • Improving Concentration and Awareness
  • Reducing Anxiety
  • Improving Memory and Creativity
  • Higher EQ
  • Increasing Happiness
  • Getting Better Sleep

Calm is the #1 consumer brand for digital health, with over 90 million downloads (100K new per day). We weren named Apple’s App of the Year and the world’s first mental health unicorn. Inc. 5000 cited Calm as the 19th Fastest Growing Private Company in America and we were voted the ‘World’s Happiest App’ by the Center for Humane Technology. 

Check out the Calm Careers Page to learn more about the mission, our values, and hear personal stories from our employees. 

Calm was co-founded by Alex Tew (Million Dollar Homepage) and Michael Acton Smith (Mind Candy, Moshi Monsters, Firebox).


As a member of our team, you will be an integral part in building a world-class security and compliance engineering team that empowers the business by instilling trust in Calm from our customers and partners. We are a team of pragmatic technologists that place securing our customers’, partners’, and organization’s data at the forethought of our decision making while valuing a can-do attitude, collaboration, learning, and curiosity.


About the Role:

To be the technical leader on a world-class Security & Compliance engineering team who work across the Calm organization to define, coordinate, and implement Calm’s security and compliance strategy to support Calm’s product today and accelerate the speed that we build Calm’s tomorrow. You’ll be involved from company strategy to implementing, scaling, and maintaining toolsets. You have a background in security and understand security is both a marathon, not a sprint, and a business enabler, not a blocker. We want you to bring your technical mindset with you, as you mentor early career engineers and support their development and guide our architectural evolution.



  • Technical security leader and mentor of early-career engineers
  • Identify the open questions in our approach to architecture and technology, and work across Calm engineering to decide and document an effective approach to compliance and security
  • Work cross-functionally to implement and evolve Calm’s security and compliance strategy and toolset
  • Work with senior leadership to get aligned with company-wide goals, and then use this context to prioritize technical initiatives appropriately



  • Familiarity with implementing, scaling, and maintaining security toolsets (e.g. SIEM, Docker Scanning, key management, etc.)
  • Understanding of both long-term (e.g. OKR) and short-term (e.g. sprints) cross-functional engineering planning
  • Growth mindset: receives feedback easily and incorporates it quickly
  • Pragmatic: balance scrappiness and rigor
  • Great technical communicator
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong product and architectural instincts


  • Startup experience
  • Operating in a HIPAA and/or other regulatory/compliance landscape (e.g. SOC 2, ISO 27001, FedRAMP, etc.)


  • Competitive salary and equity
  • “Take the time you need” approach to time off 
  • Coverage for medical, dental, & vision insurance plans
  • 401K
  • Home office stipend 
  • Supportive wellbeing benefits including our EAP support, and monthly wellbeing reimbursement 
  • Commuter benefits
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Remote-first environment that allows you to work flexibly from many locations
  • Opportunity to work with a product focused on making the world happier and healthier

Calm is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, both in our hiring practices and in our experiences as a Calm employee. We strive to create a mindful and respectful environment where everyone can bring their authentic self to work, and experience a culture that is free of harassment, racism, and discrimination. 

Calm is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Calm is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. Please inform Calm’s Recruiting team if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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