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Staff Security Engineer & Architect

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 influence a strategic, forward-looking security architecture program aligned with Justworks risk posture. You enjoy hands-on work of technical security while also helping develop the multi-year strategy.

You are a highly motivated, strong communicator who understands security architecture and engineering. You are someone who has strong collaboration skills with a firm grasp of governance and compliance. This role reports to the Director, Security Architecture & Engineering.

Your Success Profile

What You Will Work On

  • Provide security architecture and engineering guidance and solutions that protect the organization and its products, inclusive of application security, product security, and cloud security
  • Provide strategic technical and network architectural guidance to senior management and technology project teams related to security
  • Develop and design security architecture, design, and coding standards across the Justworks infrastructure to promote a standardized set of security requirements, aligning with internal policies and meeting external compliance requirements
  • Lead technical design reviews to evaluate existing security controls and identify opportunities to enhance the security posture of Justworks
  • Act as a tools and services advisor, working with engineering and risk teams to build security control requirements
  • Define secure system development lifecycle (SDLC) principles and map to a security maturity model in-line with Justworks risk posture

How You Will Do Your Work

As a Staff Security Engineer/Architect, 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 strategy, design, and secure coding practices with a focus on scaling solutions for complex enterprises, ideally in a SaaS environment
  • Technical expert with depth in modern cloud-based security architecture and engineering in an AWS environment
  • Technical experience with DevOps, Jira, and other agile automation tools
  • Proven track record as a strong communicator both in written and oral presentations; capable of rapidly creating detailed, yet concise written reports
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills

In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:

  • Camaraderie - Day to day you can be seen working together toward a higher purpose. You like to have fun. Youre an active listener, treat people respectfully, and have a strong desire to know and help others.
  • Openness - Your default is to be open. You're willing to share information, understand other perspectives, and consider new possibilities. Youre curious, ask open questions, and are receptive to thoughts and feedback from others.
  • Grit - You demonstrate grit by having the courage to commit and persevere. Youre committed, earnest, and dive in to get the job done well with a positive attitude.
  • Integrity - Simply put, do what you say and say what you'll do. Youre honest and forthright, have a strong moral compass, and strive to match your words with your actions while leading by example.
  • Simplicity - Be like Einstein: Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in information security concepts, common technical security controls, and security architecture design principles
  • 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 security architect or security engineering with experience implementing DevSecOps
  • Security Certifications: CISSP, CISM, CRISC, GIAC, CCSP or CEH


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: 2022-07-20 Expires: 2022-08-21

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