Senior Security Engineer at Simon Data

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About UsSimon Data was founded in 2015 by a team of successful serial entrepreneurs. We are an enterprise customer data platform that empowers marketers to create personalized experiences for the customers. We’re scrappy problem solvers who believe in tackling big challenges with ground-breaking thinking and giving our customers the support they need to deliver great next-generation experiences at scale.

Simon Data is a data-first customer experience orchestration platform, designed to disrupt the marketing technology and marketing cloud category. Simon’s platform empowers businesses to use enterprise-scale data and machine learning to power customer communications across every channel. Our unique approach allows brands to develop one-to-one relationships with their customers without building a bespoke in-house data infrastructure.

At Simon, we firmly believe that business success starts and ends with people. We all do our best work when we are surrounded by other friendly top performers who want to succeed together. This attitude is core to our values. When you trust your team, invest in their development, and give them ownership, great things happen.

The Role

Do you enjoy all approaching security with well-defined metrics and a standard of excellence? Working as a Security Engineer at Simon, you will contribute to building a security-aware environment that helps our customers garner trust in the Simon platform, secure the data they provide to us in petabyte-scale while we continue our international reach. Security is a fundamental property of the success we’ve had in the market! It will become more important as we scale into international markets and deepen our experience with large enterprise customers. We take a thoughtful approach to security which requires engineers with a focus on measurement and principled decision making when it comes to risk. The systems that we deploy, security activities we do, and business processes we implement all generate data that is important to the continuous improvement of security at Simon. As a part of this team, you’ll help build a security program and brand that empowers Simon and its customers.

What You’ll Do
  • Contribute to the design, development, and operation of core services that support security, engineering, and operations across Simon
  • Collaborate with engineering to build scalable security capabilities such as threat modeling, code review, control design, and CI-instrumented testing
  • Mentor members of engineering teams on security principles in support of Simon’s Security Champions program
  • Plan, design, and develop new features for Simon’s industry-leading marketing cloud that enable customers to better protect and manage their data
  • Engage with company leadership to craft policy and implement processes that empower while protecting how we operate our business
  • Work across engineering and product teams who are passionate about quality, staying ahead of the curve, and teamwork
  • Actively engage with the development of the Simon engineering brand through open source contributions, conference talks, and blog posts
  • Assist the security team and other departments with operational needs around information technology, risk assessment, and compliance management.
  • 5+ year of related and demonstrated ability showcasing a clear understanding of industry-standard methodologies and a proven history of thinking quantitatively about risk
  • Leadership and communication skills that enable you to bridge the gap between security and other parts of the organization
  • Able to work indirectly with non-security partners to get things done
  • Experience writing and reviewing code, with the ability to think holistically about how code fits into a broader architecture/system
  • Proficiency in deploying and hardening Linux-based and/or containers systems, ideally with automated provisioning and configuration management tooling
  • A collaborative, teamwork centric mindset that is more interested in a positive team culture and learning over sponsorship of a particular idea
Technologies used at Simon
  • Cloud: EC2, S3, SQS, RedShift, EMR, RDS, ELB, AWS VPCs and networking, etc
  • Operating systems: CentOS Linux, MacOS
  • Languages: Python, JavaScript
  • Orchestration frameworks: Kubernetes, Packer, Jenkins


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 status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Location: Remote - US Only

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Our office is located along the East River in the heart of the South Street Seaport! We are a 5 minute walk from the Fulton Street subway hub.

An Insider's view of Simon Data

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration with other teams is fundamental to my role at Simon. I work closely with our engineering and product team to build and maintain our product per my clients needs. This close collaboration across the organization has provided an excellent learning experience and continues to be one of the most rewarding aspects of my time at Simon.


Customer Success Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Customer relationships are more important than ever. At Simon, we want to help brands build those meaningful experiences and be the platform that supports a more human kind of marketing by leveraging data. There’s tremendous value waiting to be unlocked for brands and for customers who receive a more relevant experience from brands they love.


Co-Founder, CEO

What makes someone successful on your team?

On the engineering team, and at Simon in general, we really value individuals speaking up about what they think is best for our product and our company. Regardless of management or team structure, the best ideas at Simon come from people at every level contributing to our overall success.


Data Engineer

What are Simon Data Perks + Benefits

Simon Data Benefits Overview

Awesome coworkers. Great healthcare benefits. Unlimited and untracked PTO. Offer bonus/incentive programs. Referral bonuses. Flexible work environment. Dog friendly office. Formal career development training and job advancement programs. Also, beer on tap? Cheers to that!

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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