Senior Security Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023

Who We Are

At Justworks, you’ll 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.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d 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, you’ll 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 company’s 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

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. You’re 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. You’re 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. You’re 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. You’re 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 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

The base wage range for this position based in our New York City Office is targeted at $167,500.00 to $205,000.00 per year.

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Actual compensation is based on multiple factors that are unique to each candidate, including and not limited to skill set, level of relevant experience, and specific work location. Salary ranges for positions based in other locations may differ based on the cost of labor in that location.

For more information about Justworks’ Total Reward Philosophy, including all of the perks and benefits we are proud to offer our team members, please visit Total Rewards @ Justworks.

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.

We’re 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 or familial status, disability, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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