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Senior Security Engineer

New York, NY 10011
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Who We Are

At Justworks, youll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

Were helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. Were data-driven and never stop iterating. If youd like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, wed love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, youll fit right in.

Who You Are

You are a technical expert in security engineering and architecture with a business mindset to establish technical programs aligned with Justworks risk posture. You are a highly motivated, strong communicator who understands security architecture and engineering. You are a technical expert in security engineering and architecture with experience executing a modern, cloud-native security architecture program aligned with Justworks risk posture.

As a Senior Security Engineer, you will be hands-on in driving the execution of the companys Security Architecture & Engineering function. This Senior Security Engineer will report to the Director of Security Architecture & Engineering.

Your Success Profile

What You Will Work On

  • Technical design reviews to evaluate existing security controls and identify opportunities to enhance the security posture of Justworks
  • Bring adequate security capabilities to Justworks across multiples domains such as:network and infrastructure, application security, identity and access management, data protection, and support Security Operations and GRC (Governance, Risks and Compliance)
  • Provide technical and architectural guidance to product managers, product engineers, and corporate IT on digital security
  • Implement security capabilities in AWS and for corporate. Work with the team to execute and deliver the roadmap.
  • Develop security architecture, design, and coding standards across the Justworks applications and infrastructure to promote a standardized set of security requirements, aligning with internal policies and meeting external compliance requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with the current product managers and staff engineers or future Enterprise Architecture team to design and implement enterprise security capabilities into solution architecture
  • Participate in major new product development projects to ensure that appropriate security controls are built into systems prior to production cutover.
  • Drive process improvement and control implementation projects in coordination with the larger Digital Technology team at Justworks.
  • Act as a cross-functional tools and services expert, working with engineering and risk teams to build security control requirements
  • Help Security Operation Center triage incidents as need especially related to product security, application security and AWS security

How You Will Do Your Work

As a Senior Security Engineer, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately result in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes are anchored in the following:

  • Demonstrated expertise in security architecture, design, and secure coding practices with a focus on scaling solutions for complex enterprises, ideally in a SaaS environment
  • Hands-on technical expertise with depth in modern cloud-based security architecture and engineering in an AWS environment
  • Technical experience with DevOps, Jira, and other agile automation tools
  • (Preferred) Security Certifications: CISSP, CISM, CRISC, GIAC, CCSP or CEH
  • Proven track record as a strong communicator
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills


  • At least 3+ years' experience in information security concepts, common technical security controls, and security architecture design principles, ideally in a SaaS environment
  • Extensive experience in security architecture, system design, and engineering scalable security solutions in a cloud-native (AWS) environment
  • Experience with secure coding practices and security scanning technologies
  • Background as a software engineer, security architect, or security engineer with experience implementing DevSecOps


Please Note: We believe Justworks has a responsibility to support efforts to get as many people vaccinated as possible. Were committed to safeguarding the well-being of our employees, their families and the broader community from the risks associated with COVID-19. Because this position requires onsite work, this position will require the successful candidate to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. As an equal opportunity employer, Justworks will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated in accordance with its obligations pursuant to applicable federal, state, provincial, and local law.

Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

Were proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Our DEI Commitment


Posted: 2022-07-19 Expires: 2022-08-20

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