Infrastructure Security Engineering/Development Manager (Remote, Americas)

03 Dec 2021
11 Dec 2021
In this role you will:
  • Grow the team both through mentoring, acting as a subject matter expert to a team of ICs, and external hiring.
  • Help define the long-term vision of infrastructure security at Shopify and rally the team around and towards said vision. Our scale is massive - Shopify powers over 1 million merchants in over 175 countries worldwide.
  • Help to roadmap and decompose our vision into granular milestones and projects, aid the team in getting from vision to reality.
  • Own team and technical decisions, demonstrate high judgement and help drive team consensus.
  • Build, leverage, and own cross-line and organization relationships.

Our Technology stack:
  • Falco: A cloud native Intrusion Detection System that gives us full visibility into what our workloads are doing.
  • Google Cloud: Infrastructure as a Service so we can focus on our apps instead of computer hardware.
  • Kubernetes: Shopify runs on Kubernetes. This provides many advantages like security constraints, auto-scaling, fault tolerance, and much more.
  • Terraform: Declarative configuration for all of our infrastructure.


You'll need to have:
  • Be curious.
  • Be empathetic. No brilliant jerks.
  • Proven team leadership skills. Your management skills and technical depth allows you to develop and mentor others as well as build credibility with your team while executing broader engineering strategies.
  • You have successfully built and grown teams of engineers during your career.
  • Be accountable for and driving the execution of your team
  • Have proven technical leadership skills using technologies like Kubernetes, Terraform, Go, etc. You feel comfortable diving into the code and interacting with developers at all levels of seniority.
  • You have successfully built and grown teams of engineers during your career.
  • Be committed to creating high quality, low-friction, automated (where possible) solutions to help safeguard and champion for the security of our merchants.

Bonus experience:
  • Systems security-related interests. You've played CTFs/war games or solved similar security puzzles. You know what binary exploitations are, how shell injections work, and how to secure a system.
  • A love of all things Security Operations. Complex systems and software are where your brain thrives. You excel at finding and fixing security concerns and weaknesses in them
  • Intimate understanding of logs and their usefulness. You know that the information is there, and you always want to make it more discoverable (e.g. building usable alerting and reporting pipelines).
  • Experience with any of the following: Kubernetes, Terraform, Vulnerability and Patch Management, Identity and Access Management, Incident Handling and Response.
  • Contributing to the open source community (e.g. kubeaudit, voucher, krane).

​​​​​​Check out what's been keeping the team busy:
  • Bringing code signing to the cloud through Binary Authorization and contributing these efforts back to the community
  • Our in-house built just-in-time permissions management system clouddo
  • Utilizing Falco for intrusion detection in containers
  • Securing Shopify's PaaS on GKE
  • Securing the Software Supply Chain
  • COUNTERMEASURE 2017: Infrastructure Security 2.0
  • Keyless Entry: Securely Access GCP Services From Kubernetes

Shopify is now permanently remote, and working towards a future that is digital by default. Learn more about what this can mean for you.

Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify's commitments to our communities, and our planet.

At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We're dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we're looking for, please consider applying.

How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
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