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Senior Security Engineer
Toronto / San Francisco


Who are we?
Cohere is focused on building and deploying large language model (LLM) AI into enterprises in a safe and responsible way that drives human productivity, and creates magical new ways to interact with technology and real business value. We’re a team of highly motivated and experienced engineers, innovators, and disruptors looking to change the face of technology.

Our goals are ambitious, but also concrete and practical. Cohere wants to fundamentally change how businesses operate, making everyone more productive and able to focus on doing better what they do best. Every day, our team breaks new ground, as we build transformational AI technology and products for enterprise and developers to harness the power of LLMs.

Cohere was founded by three global leaders in AI development, including our CEO, Aidan Gomez, who co-created the Transformer, which makes LLMs possible. Collectively, we're driven by the belief that our technology has the potential to revolutionize the way enterprises, their employees, and customers engage with technology through language.

Cohere’s broader research team is world-renowned, having contributed to the development of sentence transformers for semantic search, dynamic adversarial data collection and red teaming, and retrieval augmented generation, often referred to as “RAG,” among other technological breakthroughs.

We have been deliberate in assembling a team of operational leaders with industry-leading experience, with backgrounds working at the most sophisticated, demanding, and respected enterprises in the world. Cohere’s operational leaders have built, scaled, and led multi-billion product lines and businesses at Google, Apple, Rakuten, YouTube, AWS, and Cisco.

The Cohere team is a collective from all walks of life, from people who left college to start businesses, to some of the most experienced people from globally renowned companies. We believe a diverse team is the key to a safer, more responsible technology, and that different experiences and backgrounds enable us to tackle problems from all angles and avoid blindspots.

There’s no better time to play a role in defining the future of AI, and its impact on the world.

Please Note: We have offices in Toronto, San Francisco, and London but embrace being remote-first! There are no restrictions on where you can be located for this role.

As a Senior Security Engineer you will:

    • Serve as trusted advisor to team’s leadership and partner teams by clearly articulating business risks associated with security issues
    • Lead security operation functions – including vulnerability management, detection engineering, and incident response – in CI/CD and cloud-native production environments
    • Integrate security into our applications throughout the software development lifecycle
    • Collaborate with product and development teams, driving the success of larger projects to ensure that software is built and deployed securely without compromising agility and speed
    • Driving and supporting application security reviews and threat modeling, including code review and dynamic testing
    • Assess and integrate security tools to automate and scale security processes, i.e:  evaluate open-source vs vendor solutions
    • Gather and analyze security metrics to address security issues with cross-team dependencies
    • Be a problem solver who is empathetic to developer concerns and will employ constructive and flexible approach to building innovative solutions

You may be a good fit if:

    • 5+ years previous experience in Application/Product Security or Security Operations with a strong focus on security tool onboarding and optimization
    • You have an understanding of network security, cloud security concepts, and industry best practices across many fields of security
    • You are comfortable with ambiguity and are able to make informed decisions with little data
    • You employ a flexible and constructive approach when solving problems
    • You are able to make trade-offs between build vs. buy decisions - help build solutions and able to review what tools are available
    • You understand secure engineering best practices, can articulate problem statements and propose solutions to both technically savvy and non-technical audiences
    • You have a deep technical understanding of common security vulnerabilities and risks, as well as countermeasures and compensating controls
    • You’re a hands-on security engineer interested in automating controls (i.e., Snyk, Open Policy Agent, SLSA framework, Bridgecrew etc.)
If some of the above doesn’t line up perfectly with your experience, we still encourage you to apply! If you consider yourself a thoughtful worker, a lifelong learner, and a kind and playful team member, Cohere is the place for you.

We value and celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive work environment for all. We welcome applicants of all kinds and are committed to providing an equal opportunity process. Cohere provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Our Perks:
🤝 An open and inclusive culture and work environment 
🧑‍💻 Work closely with a team on the cutting edge of AI research 
🍽 Weekly lunch stipend, in-office lunches & snacks
🦷 Full health and dental benefits, including a separate budget to take care of your mental health 
🐣 100% Parental Leave top-up for 6 months for employees based in Canada, the US, and the UK
🎨 Personal enrichment benefits towards arts and culture, fitness and well-being, quality time, and workspace improvement
🏙 Remote-flexible, offices in Toronto, Palo Alto, San-Francisco and London and co-working stipend
✈️ 6 weeks of vacation

Note: This post is co-authored by both Cohere humans and Cohere technology.

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