Senior Security Engineer

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Optimizely is the world’s leading experience optimization platform, providing website and mobile A/B testing and personalization for the world’s leading brands. The platform’s ease of use and speed of deployment empowers organizations to conceive of and run experiments that help them make better data-inspired decisions. Optimizely meets the diverse needs of thousands of customers worldwide looking to deliver connected experiences to their audiences across channels. To date, those customers have created and delivered more than 700 billion optimized visitor experiences.

Job Description

Security is in the foundation of over 3000 customers’ trust in Optimizely. In this role, you will grow our software security program that facilitates security being baked into all of the products and infrastructure built at Optimizely. The responsibilities are a blend of security engineering and software engineering. If you’re a security engineer looking to get into a leadership position, this is a great opportunity for you to have impact across an entire engineering organization and support a world-class software security program.


  • Support the software security program in Optimizely Engineering- ensure that security is baked in to everything we build at every step of the software development lifecycle

  • Grow a culture of security in Engineering - we do fun things like security happy hours, pizza and t-shirts

  • Perform security reviews of technical design documents

  • Measure and grow security maturity across engineering

  • Triage security issues and provide recommended fixes

  • Support our bug bounty program

  • Facilitate independent security assessments and penetration tests

  • Evaluate new tools, processes, and frameworks; Drive adoption of the best ones

  • Review and respond to new security threats



About You

  • Software engineering background. You may not be coding every day, but you will need to be comfortable reviewing and discussing architecture and code with software engineers

  • Familiarity with cloud security, particularly AWS Security concepts

  • Experience with security activities throughout the software development lifecycle- design reviews, threat modeling, code reviews, tooling, penetration testing, incident response

  • Able to influence without authority and have excellent teamwork skills

  • Exceptionally clear communication skills- you'll need to communicate effectively and build relationships with all levels and roles at Optimizely

Desired Experience

  • Implementing software security programs like the Security Development Lifecycle

  • Discussing security with customers

  • Implementing controls for information security compliance programs including PCI, ISO 27001 and SOC 2

  • Worked in a fast growth startup environment

Additional Information

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