Automation Engineer at Latch

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Latch is seeking an Automation Engineer to join our security team. Latch is built on trust - we take security and privacy very seriously, and work hard to continually improve the overall security of our platform.

You will be a key part of the growing the Latch security team that is responsible for ensuring the overall security and privacy of the Latch system, including our backend services, mobile applications, and hardware devices. In this role, you will be an important part of that mission by building bespoke automation solutions on top of industry standard platforms.

Smart access isn’t about locking doors, it’s about opening up new possibilities. Latch is the world’s first fully integrated hardware and software system dedicated to bringing seamless access to every door in a modern building. We’re looking for the curious and the creative to join our team and help us continue to change the way we access our most valued spaces.


  • Work with a broad range of internal stakeholders to identify needs to specific automation solutions, including such items as:
    • Deploy tools and processes to identify security vulnerabilities (and ensure that they are closed!), and ensure security best practices are being followed
    • Build a vendor risk management platform, so that prospective partners can be reviewed for risk, and tracked appropriately over time
    • Utilize threat modeling techniques to understand security and privacy risks for new Latch applications and features
    • Help software engineers implement secure applications and features
    • Investigate suspected security incidents with internal teams
    • Expand monitoring and detection techniques
  • As necessary, work with other stakeholders to review our portfolio of tools, and determine where changes need to be made
  • Design and build automation solutions on top of our portfolio of tools


  • Good understanding of cloud, web, and mobile application security
  • Solid familiarity with commonly used platforms such as Jira, Confluence, Wrike, Google Docs, Zen GRC, ZenDesk and others
  • At least 3 years in either automation development, or information security
  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Some understanding of modern application technologies and languages such as AWS, Java, Javascript, Python, C, and Swift

Founded in 2014, Latch is a venture backed startup building the world’s first complete smart access system. We now boast well over 200 employees, all of whom are all passionate self starters with unique backgrounds and unexpected stories. We are located just a quick walk from Penn Station and Hudson Yards in New York City. We offer unlimited Paid Time Off and a competitive health package. And we offer an office environment where employees are surrounded by creative, empowered, and dynamic peers. And there is no better time to join us. As we grow as a company, we are excited to see our employees grow with us.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
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    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • HTMLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WrikeManagement
    • SlackManagement
    • NetsuiteCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen


We are located just a quick walk from both Hudson Yards and Penn Station in New York City.

What are Latch Perks + Benefits

Latch Benefits Overview

We are a team of just over 200 employees, all of whom are passionate self starters with unique backgrounds and unexpected stories. We offer unlimited time off, a competitive health package, and the opportunity to work in a creative, dynamic, and fast-paced office environment.

Volunteer in local community
Latch participates in local volunteer activities to connect with our community. Past events have included urban farming, canning and composting and holiday sock drives.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Latch employees can contribute up to $2500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Latch also provides 16 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Latch employees receive unlimited flex PTO and sick days.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Latch hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Latch offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Latch hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
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