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Lead Security Engineer



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join ZOE as the First Dedicated Security Engineer and Help Revolutionize Personalized Nutrition and Health


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No salary declared 😔

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UK/EU or compatible timezone (Remote)

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100% Remote- Europe

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

At ZOE, we're on an exhilarating mission to transform health through personalized nutrition, powered by science and AI. Our innovative approach, backed by top scientists and breakthrough research, has reached over 100,000 members in the US and UK. As a remote-first, high-growth startup with significant backing, we pride ourselves on inclusivity, transparency, and making a high-impact on epic health problems. Join our dynamic team and contribute to our culture that values ownership, open-mindedness, and diversity. Discover more about our tech team on ZOE Tech.

Role Summary

  • Develop and implement a security roadmap to protect customer data.
  • Execute hands-on technical investments using tools like Okta, GCP, and Terraform.
  • Design and ensure cloud security and auditing based on the principle of least privilege.
  • Assess and integrate third-party SaaS providers securely.
  • Establish secure coding practices with Software Engineers and Data Scientists.
  • Conduct regular risk assessments and manage security incidents.

Role Requirements

  • Proven experience as a full-stack Security Engineer.
  • Hands-on automation and coding skills in languages like Terraform, Python, or Kotlin.
  • Experience securing cloud platforms such as GCP, AWS, or Azure.
  • Growth mindset with a passion for the latest security trends.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and understand business context.
  • Familiarity with security frameworks, risk management, and incident response methodologies.

We are redefining how people approach their health

ZOE is combining scientific research at a scale never before imagined and cutting-edge AI to improve the health of millions.  

Created by the world’s top scientists, our personalised nutrition program is reimagining a fundamental human need – eating well for your own body. Currently available in the US and the UK, ZOE is already helping > 100k ZOE members to adopt healthier habits and live better. Our work and expertise in biology, engineering, data science, and nutrition science have led to multiple breakthrough papers in leading scientific journals such as Nature Medicine, Science, The Lancet, and more.

To learn more, head to Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Audible to listen to our Science & Nutrition Podcast (with 3 million listens!) 

A remote-first, high-growth startup, we are backed by founders, investors, and entrepreneurs who have built multi-billion dollar technology companies. We are always looking for innovative thinkers and builders to join our team on a thrilling mission to tackle epic health problems. Together, we can improve human health and touch millions of lives. 

We value inclusivity, transparency, ownership, open-mindedness and diversity. We are passionate about delivering great results and learning in the open. We want our teams to have the freedom to make long-term, high-impact decisions, and the well-being of our teammates and the people around us is a top priority.

Check out what life is like for our tech team on ZOE Tech.

About the team:

At ZOE, cybersecurity forms the backbone of our operations. We firmly believe that secure systems aren't crafted merely by stringent rules but through a harmonious integration of security into every facet of our technological culture. This understanding plays a vital role in how we construct our Platform team; a squad predominantly focused on enabling teams to ship software at their best, ensuring security is at the heart of what we do.

Our vision lies in building an environment where security is fostered organically, protecting our customers' health and personal data. This importance assigned to security extends to the Security Engineering function, aimed at enabling effortless operations of secure products within a cloud setup, and ensuring restricted access to customer data is maintained.

Our Platform team's mission centers around accelerating the journey of our ZOEntists to production, and security is not an exception. We empower our teams to move rapidly yet securely, delivering the building blocks they require to focus their efforts on resolving business challenges.

About the role:

We are looking for our first dedicated Security Engineer, with experience in areas of application security, cloud-native services and DevSecOps. You will be responsible for developing and implementing a pragmatic security roadmap, prioritising and executing the most impactful technical investments to protect our customers' data. You will implement frameworks, policies and controls that make us secure by default without slowing down engineering productivity. 

You will work across the stack and with a large number of stakeholders. You will need to develop a great understanding of the business and show adaptability. Your work will span cloud infrastructure, identity and access management, permission management, data storage and processing, threat monitoring and detection, incident response, supply chain management, vulnerability management, secure coding practices, disaster recovery… This is a unique opportunity for a security generalist to take the next step in their career!

You will be…

Developing a security roadmap and leading technical investments to protect our assets. Rolling up your sleeves and implementing the roadmap. This is a very hands-on role (Stack: Okta, GCP, GKE, BigQuery, Terraform, Github Enterprise, ArgoCD, Python, Kotlin, …). Designing and ensuring cloud security, auditing or the principle of least privilege. Assessing third-party SaaS providers and supporting engineering teams when integrating with them. Building secure software and establishing secure coding practices together with Software Engineers and Data Scientists Performing regular risk assessments. Detecting, monitoring and managing security incidents.

We think you’ll be a great fit if you…

Have experience as a full-stack Security Engineer. Enjoy being hands-on. Automating and writing code will be part of your role Terraform, Python, Kotlin or similar). Have experience in securing cloud platforms such as GCP, AWS or Azure. Have a clear growth mindset and are someone who enjoys staying up to date with the latest security trends.  Have experience working cross-functional and understand the business context. Are familiar with security frameworks, risk management, and incident response methodologies.

These are the ideal skills, attributes, and experience we’re looking for in this role. Don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes, especially on the skills and experience front, we’re happy to upskill for the right candidate. 

Life as a ZOEntist – what you can expect from us:

As well as industry-benchmarked compensation and all the hardware and software you need, we offer a thoughtfully-curated list of benefits. We expect this list to evolve as we continue supporting our team members’ long-term personal and professional growth, and their wellbeing. 

Remote-first: Work flexibly – from home, our London office, or anywhere within the EU 

Stock options: So you can share in our growth 

Paid time off: 28 days paid leave (25 holiday days, plus 2 company-wide reset days, and 1 “life event” day) 

Enhanced Parental Leave: On top of the statutory offering

Flexible private healthcare and life assurance options

Pension contribution: Pay monthly or top up  – your choice. 

Health and wellbeing: Like our Employee Assistance Program and Cycle to Work Scheme

Social, WFH, and Growth (L&D) budgets. Plus, multiple opportunities to connect, grow, and socialise 

We’re all about equal opportunities 

We know that a successful team is made up of diverse people, able to be their authentic selves. To continue growing our team in the best way, we believe that equal opportunities matter, so we encourage candidates from any underrepresented backgrounds to apply for this role. You can view our Equal Opportunities statement in full here

A closer look at ZOE 

Think you’ve heard our name somewhere before? We were the team behind the COVID Symptom Study, which has since become the ZOE Health Study (ZHS). We use the power of community science to conduct large-scale research from the comfort of contributors’ own homes. Our collective work and expertise in biology, engineering, and data/nutrition science have led to multiple breakthrough papers in leading scientific journals such as Nature Medicine, Science, The Lancet, and more.

Seen ZOE in the media recently? Catch our co-founder Professor Tim Spector (one of the world’s most cited scientists) and our Chief Scientist Dr Sarah Berry on this BBC Panorama, and listen to CEO Jonathan Wolf unpack the latest in science and nutrition on our ZOE podcast.

Oh, and if you’re wondering why ZOE? It translates to “Life” in Greek, which we’re helping ZOE members enjoy to the fullest.


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