💻 Software Engineer, Security
Remote (US-based) or San Francisco, CA /
Clubhouse is a new type of social product based on voice. It allows people everywhere to talk, tell stories, develop ideas, deepen friendships, and meet interesting new people around the world.
We launched in 2020 and have grown very quickly in the time since. Each day, millions of people are now exploring the hallways of Clubhouse, creating hundreds of thousands of rooms. The average listener spends over 70 minutes a day in the app, and they close it feeling better than they did when they opened it.
As a team, we take pride in being small and productive, with a relentless focus on our product and the community. As a company we are well funded, with backing from top-tier VCs and dozens of the best angel investors and creators in the world.
We are growing our team quickly, seeking talented builders who want to be a part of creating a more human place on the Internet. If you think you would be a good fit, please let us know!
The security and privacy of our users and their data are paramount to Clubhouse’s mission. As an early member of the security engineering team you’ll be working across the business to discover, prioritize, and remediate technological risks. You’ll be expected to navigate the ambiguities present in a fast-scaling startup while making forward progress on improving the business’s security posture. Whether it’s a new feature, a new product, an acquisition, new infrastructure, or anything else that’s required to grow Clubhouse you’ll be one of the main resources to assess and navigate the incurred risk to the business from a technological standpoint.
We are a remote friendly-company — with our headquarters in San Francisco, a second office in LA, and a strong commitment to ensuring people can do great work here and thrive without having to live near an office. This role is open to candidates across the U.S.
Who you are
You are experienced. You have deep expertise in the realm of information security. You have owned aspects of security programs in prior roles, from inception to implementation to operational management. You know which security controls work and which ones don’t, even if conventional wisdom might disagree.
You bias towards action. You like to build and ship - favoring practical choices, speed and a respect for sequencing. You focus on the things that matter and push back on things that don’t. You make deadlines for yourself and you move fast.
You’re scrappy and entrepreneurial. You thrive in fast-paced environments and are comfortable with not knowing the answer to something. You are willing to roll up your sleeves no matter what the challenge is.
You take pride in what you do. You care deeply about your work. Security and privacy are not only things that you see as fundamental to the success of a product but also as concepts that play a necessary role in society.
You enjoy your work. You love what you do, not because you feel you have to, but because you’re so excited to create something big for the world. Your favorite thing to do is to take on a huge challenge and pull it off.
You care about doing the right thing. You value diversity and go out of your way to ensure others feel welcome. You enjoy hanging out with your teammates, have a low-ego, and make the workplace more fun for everyone.
What you will do
You’ll assess risk to the business holistically. The most secure system is one that’s 20 feet underground encased in concrete and completely inaccessible. The most usable system is one that has no security controls. The hard part is striking a balance between the two that both (1) enables the business to grow and accelerate growth from its already fast clip and (2) introduces the right security controls in the right places to mitigate the right risks before they are realized. You’ll be making these decisions with regularity.
You’ll lead technical decisions. As Clubhouse continues to grow our security engineering discipline will scale alongside it. Through that growth you will be expected to lead efforts and the technical decisions/implementations they incur.
You’ll ship product. As part of the Clubhouse team, you will move fast. Rather than just writing up documentation and recommendations you’ll be writing the code, scaling the infrastructure, and driving implementation yourself. Whether it’s pushing a bug fix immediately after seeing it or architecting a bigger change that will help Clubhouse scale to millions of users, you’ll constantly be building and shipping. Along the way, you’ll write clean and efficient code, unit tests, follow best practices, improve our infrastructure and tooling and have the benefit of working with others who share your enthusiasm.
You’ll grow and improve rapidly. At Clubhouse you’ll be working with an incredible team, who love to learn from and teach each other. You’ll find yourself stretching to new areas, immersed in feedback, challenged by your teammates, and growing your skills on a daily basis.
You’ll be an owner. We believe in hiring people and giving them as much responsibility as they can handle. Whether it’s leading our work on a new security feature or single-handedly figuring out how to scale existing security controls to millions of users, we’ll make sure you are always pushing yourself to new levels.
You’ll create something meaningful. Social products allow people to connect in ways that were never before possible. When the telephone was invented, it suddenly allowed people to speak with others across the world. Thanks to FaceTime, grandparents everywhere can now watch their grandchildren grow up. At Clubhouse, you’ll be figuring out something entirely new for the world—a positive product that brings people’s voices together for deep and meaningful conversations, creates new relationships, builds empathy across cultures, entertains people, and helps people develop ideas that change the course of their lives.
As an early team member at Clubhouse you will be a critical voice and have significant influence over the direction of the company. We will compensate you well, invest deeply in your development, and ensure this is the single best work experience of your life. If you think you might be a good fit for our team, we’d love to hear from you!