Engineering Manager, Cyber Security

Engineering – Engineering /
Full-time /
Who we are: 
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We believe everyone deserves the unconditional love of a pet—and at Rover, our mission is to make it easier to experience that love. Founded in 2011, the Rover app and website connect dog and cat parents with loving pet sitters and dog walkers in neighborhoods across the US, Canada, and Europe. We empower our community of trusted pet sitters and dog walkers to run their own pet care businesses on Rover with the tools and security of a global company to back them.

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, we work closely with our teams in Barcelona, San Antonio, Spokane, and remote locations. We’ve got a reputation for being a great place to work, having been named among the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Seattle Business Magazine and Washington’s Best Workplaces in the Puget Sound Business Journal. We're an agile, fast-growing company, and our leadership comes from some of the world's most respected tech companies. 

At Rover, our furry coworkers are just as important as our human ones—and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Along with making the joys of pet parenthood more accessible, we’re committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community of pet people—and that starts with our employees.

What we are looking for:

A technical Cyber Security leader focused on leading a team to architect and implement the security tooling and processes protecting a cloud-native technology company. You will primarily be responsible for leading Rover's organization-wide vision, strategy, architecture, policies, and programs for Cyber Security. Ideally, you’ll also have experience establishing security controls in a cloud-based technology company, championing the importance of security to senior leaders, teams, individuals, and customers. 

Meet the Cyber Security team:

The Cyber Security team is responsible for securing Rover’s internal and external technologies. Rover’s technical stack is built on Python, Django, MySQL, Terraform, AWS, and Kubernetes. We use tools like Cloudflare, Splunk, Datadog, and Qualys to analyze our systems. We embrace data, are relentlessly curious, and stay on top of the latest industry trends to help Rover deliver a secure experience for our owners and sitters. The Cyber Security team is part of the Platform Engineering division. As such, we work broadly across the company serving many partners and requiring exceptional partner communication and relationship building. 

Your Responsibilities:

    • Set the technology security architectural vision and strategy for the business.
    • Continue to build, lead, and develop the Cyber Security team.
    • Lead the creation, maintenance, implementation, and enforcement of security policies and procedures.
    • Understand potential security exceptions and partner with teams to champion technical solutions for them.
    • Provide senior leadership with accurate assessments of our security posture and progress on an ongoing basis.

Your Qualifications:

    • 4+ years experience leading, developing, and managing cyber security/information security team.
    • 7+ years of engineering experience in software, infrastructure or security.
    • BA/BS in computer science, information security, cyber security or related field, or equivalent work experience.
    • Experience with the technologies we support - Python, Django, MySQL, Terraform, AWS, and Kubernetes.
    • Experience with security tooling like: Cloudflare, Splunk, Datadog, Qualys, etc.
    • Experience leading security at a cloud-based company.
    • Hands-on knowledge in developing security design, threat modeling, risk analysis, and secure software testing.
    • Excellent leadership, teamwork, and collaboration skills while being metrics-oriented, high-energy, and self-motivated.
    • Strong communication skills, with a focus on translating technically complex issues into simple, easy-to-understand concepts.

Your Bonus Skills:

    • CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)
    • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
    • CEH, CISA, CGEIT, or CRISC certifications
    • Experience working with GDPR and CCPA

Benefits of Working at Rover:

    • Competitive compensation 
    • 401k Match 
    • Equity 
    • Flexible PTO 
    • Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance 
    • Commuter benefits 
    • Bring your dog to work (and unlimited puppy time) 
    • Pet benefits, including $1,000 toward adopting your first dog or cat 
    • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats (for humans and dogs) and free catered lunches semi-monthly
    • Regular team activities, including happy hours, snow tubing, game nights, and more


    • In the greater Seattle area, the first-year salary range is $198,696 - $264,266. Additionally, Rover offers benefits to full-time employees. The salary range in WA (outside of the Seattle area) is $180,633 - $240,242.
    • The cash compensation offered for this role will depend on the candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, and abilities, as demonstrated in the interview and hiring process.
Rover is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse, inclusive and inventive environment with the best employees. We’re driven by seeing our people succeed and grow, and we work to ensure everyone contributes to their fullest potential. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

We are committed to work with you to look for reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.