Security Engineering Director

United States

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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About Attentive: Attentive is a personalized text messaging platform changing the way consumers interact with businesses and organizations. The company is one of the fastest growing startups in New York City and recently raised a $470 million Series E investment led by Coatue in March 2021. Other investors in Attentive include Bain Capital Ventures, Sequoia, IVP.  
We work with 4,000+ of the most innovative brands like Coach, Urban Outfitters, CB2, Pura Vida, Lulus, and Jack in the Box. Attentive was founded in 2016 by the co-founders of TapCommerce, a mobile marketing platform that was acquired by Twitter in 2014.
Role Background:You’ll manage and grow a team of analysts and engineers responsible for vulnerability management, application security, cloud security, endpoint security, network security, and incident detection/response at Attentive. 

Success in this role will require

  • Management experience and a commitment to developing team members through mentorship and performance management
  • A deep understanding of information security principles, and experience successfully applying these principles in a product and/or cloud-native company
  • Experience designing and leading complex components of an information security program
  • Experience using security tools (e.g. SIEMs, IDS/IPS systems, vulnerability scanners) and implementing sustainable, efficient, and highly automated workflows to address findings.


  • At Attentive, we believe interacting with our security team and security controls should feel delightful and straightforward. Thus, the team you build and manage will need to have:
  • A creative and solution-oriented attitude. You’ll leverage this when finding solutions that work for all stakeholders.
  • The patience to fully understand our partner teams’ processes and goals. You’ll need this so you can implement thoughtful, complementary security solutions.
  • The ability to build automation into security processes. You’ll need this to reduce the security burden on our partner teams and support extremely rapid growth across the company.

Level of Impact

  • At the Director level, you:
  • Sets goals and context for the team and allows them to execute with minimal oversight.
  • Cultivate leadership within the team, including an additional level of management where necessary.
  • Are sought out for strategic and technical security guidance; you anticipate issues and make design decisions to avoid them.
  • Are consistently able to reduce the complexity of projects in order to get more done with less work.
  • Listen and guide debates to help reach a consensus.
  • Have a proven track record of identifying, prioritizing and completing projects that have a meaningful impact on our security maturity. 

Benefits and Perks

  • Robust health benefits packages including access to a 401k and various medical, dental and vision plans, and $100/month fitness reimbursement
  • Full support for remote work
  • Daily lunch delivery credit and other goodies sent to home
  • Regular company-wide social events (even virtually!)
  • Generous annual education stipend toward job-related external learning opportunities
  • An extremely enthusiastic team that appreciates collaboration
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Attentive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to diversity and maintaining a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. We’re committed to them because our core values demand it - values like Integrity First, Listening & Cultivating Discussion, and Default to Action. We believe in embracing “self” and that our true strength lies in the diversity of our employees. For this reason, applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any protected status under federal, state, or local law.
Job region(s): North America
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