Staff Security Engineer, Corporate

United States

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Attentive is the most comprehensive personalized text messaging solution. 99% open rates, 30%+ click-through rates, and 25x+ ROI.
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About Attentive: Attentive® is the most comprehensive text message marketing solution, driving 20.5% of total online revenue for businesses by creating thoughtful SMS experiences. Using real-time behavioral data, Attentive makes it possible for businesses to automatically send engaging text messages to each subscriber. Over 4,000 leading businesses like CB2, Pura Vida, Urban Outfitters, Rebecca Minkoff, Steve Madden, and more rely on Attentive and see strong performance, like 30%+ click-through rates and 25x+ ROI.
In March 2021, Attentive announced a Series E investment and is backed by Coatue, Bain Capital Ventures, Sequoia, IVP, and other leading venture firms. 
We are looking for a highly experienced security leader that brings both technical acumen and a user mindset to their work. You will be a key member of Attentive’s information security team, which is responsible for safeguarding Attentive Mobile’s employees, customers, and subscribers from threats. In practice, you will be the driving force behind big initiatives to improve the overall security posture of the company. You will be a key player in architecting solutions -- whether build or buy -- that improve the company’s security posture while also better enabling teams to make choices that favor security and avoid short-term thinking.

In This Role

  • You are building the Corporate Security architecture and controls at Attentive.
  • This is a mix of leveraging the good things we have, redesigning where needed, and building in green fields.
  • You will use your creativity and ability to think over the horizon to design scalable ways to improve Attentive’s security posture.
  • You will practice empathy and influence to work across teams, guiding them to the best pathways to achieve solutions that are effective for security, for our users, and for our products.
  • You will automate bottlenecks and manual processes into distant memories so that new tooling and workflows are low-friction experiences for users and operators alike.
  • Most of all, you will be part of a team that is aligned to achieve shared goals and make our company, products, and clients more secure.

Level of Impact

  • Are sought out for both strategic and tactical technical security guidance; you anticipate information security issues and make design decisions to avoid them.
  • Multiply the effectiveness of others by facilitating cross-team work.
  • 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; once a decision is made, clearly communicate and back that decision. 
  • Make an obvious positive impact on the entire company's overall information security maturity.


  • Documented track record of leading complex security initiatives, whether in corporate or cloud security. The key is that you appreciate and have overcome the many challenges involved in shaping change to a critical technology stack.
  • Big plus if you did this at a high growth company
  • Deep understanding of technical concepts in web-based authentication, authorization, and trust boundaries in general. Big plus if you have dipped into cloud-native infrastructure, especially if that means AWS and Kubernetes.
  • General knowledge of managing and securing MacOS and Windows 10 user endpoints. Big plus if you’ve designed or operated solutions in mixed OS environments that include managed Windows devices, or alternatively Bring Your Own Device models.
  • Proven effectiveness in engaging across engineering and managerial levels, delivering guidance on identified security gaps and providing technically sound solutions. Tell us how you’ve led smart people to deliver big things.
  • Ability to quickly develop strategic partnerships across Engineering, Information Technology, and Corporate teams to advance key objectives.
  • Understanding of how to build programs that are measurably successful, popular, and repeatable.
Product Development at Attentive
Our backend is Java and Python microservices coupled with DynamoDB, Kinesis, AirFlow, MySql, Postgres, and Redis. Our front end is built on current best practices leveraging Babel, Webpack, React, and Redux. Our team is 200+ engineers, product managers, and designers from top tech companies including Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Moat, Oscar, and AppNexusWe believe our company will win in the long run through product innovation. To get there, we obsess over iteratively delivering customer value through rapid prototyping and data-driven decision making
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 perks/benefits: Startup environment
Job region(s): North America
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