Product Security Lead

Anywhere in Australia /
Product & Engineering – Security /
Full-time
In the time it takes you to read this job ad, around 100 new accounts will have signed up to Linktree. We’re growing. Fast! Since 2020, Linktree has 🚀 from 4M to over 25M accounts, scaling from 20 team members to over 250. Oh, and we’re officially a unicorn, plus our brand has a completely new look and feel. 

To learn more about how we work (and get the 101 on our $6K AUD flexible benefits package), keep reading.

P.S. If you don’t tick every box in this ad, please don’t rule yourself out just yet. We’ve seen the research that people from underrepresented backgrounds tend to only apply when the checklist is all ticks. We take pride in inclusion and  hiring incredible human beings with great potential over ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, hit that apply button!

Linktree is looking for a senior leader to build and operate Linktree's capability to secure its products and development practices. As one of the inaugural leaders of the security team, you will work closely with the Chief Information Security Officer to translate the security vision into strategy and action. You will architect the security infrastructure, and processes adopted by Engineering, Platform and Support teams, having a meaningful impact immediately while shaping the direction of Linktree's product security strategy.

Responsibilities

    • Setting Linktree’s product security strategy
    • Developing and maintaining a roadmap for product security
    • Implementing effective product security technology and process
    • Measuring and improving Linktree’s security posture
    • Hiring and managing a team of product security specialists and software engineers
    • Driving product teams’ ownership and measurement of product security posture
    • Setting policy and standards for product and infrastructure security
    • Providing expert advice and assurance to product teams

Requirements

    • Experience building scalable product security or application security capabilities
    • Knowledge of product security engineering processes and technologies
    • People leadership and management skills
    • Familiarity with modern cloud software engineering practices and architectures
    • Deep knowledge of modern web application security flaws and defences
    • Previous experience within a product company (a plus!)


In this role, success will be measured by

    • The effectiveness of the product security capabilities built, relative to leading technology scale-ups
    • Reduction in Linktree product attack surface and risk profile
    • Reduction systemic security issues and removal of attack classes in products
    • Scalability of product security capabilities implemented
    • Effectiveness of incentives to drive security-by-design culture in product teams
Where & How We Work

We are a global, diverse group across age, gender, and race and offer a truly flexible and family friendly work environment. Kids, pets, and the occasional delivery person are all actively encouraged to appear on our Zoom screens. All of us at Linktree work either fully remote or a hybrid "remote, but in-office sometimes" approach and that will continue even when COVID is behind us.

We currently have offices in Melbourne, Sydney and LA is coming next, but our team is spread across Australia, United States, and New Zealand. Growing from 20 people in early 2020, to 50 in 2021 and over 200 in 2022, Linktree is still growing rapidly!

Being globally distributed doesn't mean working to one timezone and we offer autonomy and flexibility in how you structure your days and weeks. There will be the need for some collaboration outside of a "normal" 9-5 being a global company, but we aim to work asynchronously where possible.


Our Culture & Benefits

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:

- We recognise that each person is unique and have designed our benefits with this in mind. Each person has $6000 AUD to spend across Wellness, Growth, Lifestyle, and Impact pillars. This could be spent on things like (but not limited to): fitness memberships, development courses, books, childcare, pet insurance, mental health support, bike equipment, travel, or green energy initiatives.

- Employee Stock Option Program - we want each and every employee to share in the company’s success as we go further together.

- We have a paid 18-week parental leave program that is inclusive of birth and non-birthing parents and supports the whole parenting lifecycle. We also offer 4 weeks of paid leave for early pregnancy loss and the full parental leave for later pregnancy loss, in addition to a support program.

- We are proud to offer all regular full-time and part-time employees 20 hours paid volunteering leave per calendar year.

- Flexibility is at the core of Linktree, so whether you prefer fully remote, the office, or a bit of both, the choice is up to you. We trust you to get the work done.

- We have several diversity and inclusion initiatives underway, including a D&I council, training for all staff on neurodiversity, unconscious bias, and the incorporation of a transpositive inclusion policy.

- We prioritise our team's mental health, with all employees having free access to Headspace and Uprise, including 1:1 coaching sessions from qualified psychologists or counsellors.

- All Linktree staff receive $1000 AUD towards setting up their work from home space.


The Linktree Story

We created and defined the “link in bio” category in 2016 to solve a common pain point for creators, brands and businesses: they had no way to consolidate their content and digital identities. The internet was becoming increasingly  fragmented, so we launched a simple tool that allows anyone to manage their corner of the digital universe. We’re giving our users control of how the world discovers them – because why should you be defined by only one link? 

Fast forward to 2022: Linktree is now used by some of the world’s biggest brands including TikTok, The LA Clippers, The UN Environmental Programme, Manchester United, and Wear it Purple, as well as celebrities including Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys, Shawn Mendes, and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

With close to 40,000 signups per day (and no sign of stopping), plus our latest funding round of $110M USD and our recent valuation of $1.3 billion (did we mention we’re a unicorn?), we’re on a mission to empower anyone to curate and grow their digital universe – come join us for this ride?


At Linktree, we celebrate and support everyone’s perspective and background, and we’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment where all team members have a sense of belonging, because we believe in going further together. Linktree welcomes all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, age, or other lived experience.