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About The Job
Linktree is growing fast, and so are our teams, including the IT & Corporate Engineering group. As the first security engineer in this new team, you’ll have an incredible chance to create a huge impact from day one. As a foundational member, you’ll embed a culture of security within Linktree, across every squad and business team, and work on compliance, legal, and trust & safety issues. Initially, this will include splitting your time between our corporate and product engineering teams (initially, about 70/30 product/corp.)
As part of the Corporate Engineering team, our job is to build elegant experiences and services for Linktree that delight the user; this includes building a security culture, driving awareness, partnering with engineers and teams to identify and close gaps, and educating squads on standard methodologies to make our product, code, and company more secure. We want to remove the work-about-work our teams do every day, and make security accessible and delightful, just like our product.
This is a big job, and you will help pave the way for future security engineers at Linktree. You will be an individual contributor to start, and an active hands-on engineer, writing code, collaborating with teams, and working across multiple squads.
What You’ll Do
Who Are You?
It would be fantastic if you have:
Nice to Haves
We know that experience and skills can be related to the opportunities you’ve had in your career, and every person is different. If you have some of these skills, but not all, please apply and let us know why you’re amazing, and what makes you a phenomenal fit. We’d love to talk.
We hire with a people-first approach, so more importantly as a human, you will be collaborative, curious, enjoy solving complex problems and have empathy for the growing pains of a rapidly scaling startup.
Linktree's company culture and values are based around collaboration, diversity, inclusion, and flexibility. Those are all nice words but to give you some more specific examples:
The Linktree story:
The Linktree journey begins in 2016 when co-founders Alex, Anthony and Nick were running a digital agency and using Instagram to make announcements about the artists they managed. Created as a side hustle to solve a simple problem, Linktree has well outgrown its roots, with over 18 million users worldwide, 30,000 + new signups every day, and around a billion pageviews per month. Paired with rapid growth, Linktree has recently garnered much attention in the tech world, earning 4th place on Fast Company's "10 most innovative social media companies of 2020".
In March 2021, Linktree raised $45 million in Series B Funding led by Index Ventures and Coatue on top of our Series A with Insight Partners and AirTree. The funding will be used to expand headcount globally, develop product features and go towards making Linktree the best possible place to work for our team.
The Linktree audience is broad, spanning publications, artists, celebrities, fashion and beauty influencers, YouTube stars, sports teams and household brands, right the way through to individuals with a side hustle and micro-influencers. Linktree subscribers include TikTok, Facebook, ClassPass, Patreon, Zapier, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Pharrell, Jamie Oliver, HBO, Red Bull, Adult Swim, Cara Delevingne, Comedy Central, Gordon Ramsay, Billabong…and many more!