Lead Security Risk Analyst



Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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We’re seeking a highly motivated Lead Security Risk Analyst who will help us continue to evolve our Risk function by using engineering principles and data-driven strategies to precisely identify, understand, communicate, and prioritize mitigation of risk. This role will start out primarily focused on a subset of our Risk programs: internal security risk management (risk discovery, assessment, and governance) and security metrics (analysis, curation, reporting)

You’ll partner closely with Engineering, IT, Security, Leadership, and basically every other team at Klaviyo to create a holistic view of risk based on high quality data about our assets, weaknesses, threats, and safeguards (controls). You’ll help your fellow Klaviyos identify, understand, prioritize, and manage risks that they own. You will help evolve our risk management practices to be transparent and centered around evidence-based risk models. Through all of this, you’ll help Klaviyo scale securely and sustainably deliver value for our customers.

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead and execute new Risk program maturity projects that introduce more rigorous, streamlined, and automated approaches to risk management
  • Collaborate with your partner teams and risk owners to help them understand and prioritize risk treatment plans
  • Create, tune, and operationalize highly effective security metrics (KPIs, KRIs, KCIs) that demonstrably improve security outcomes across Klaviyo
  • Perform security reviews of new products, product features, and internal business projects to steer teams toward secure paths forward and away from accruing new security debt
  • Collaboratively define and enable teams about security policies and standards that clearly establish Klaviyo’s risk tolerance bar

We’d love to hear from you if you have most of the following:

  • Experience doing security risk assessments, co-creating risk treatment strategies, and influencing cross-functional risk treatment prioritization
  • Thorough understanding of cloud-native web application architectures, security threats, and security best practices, especially in the context of AWS and Kubernetes
  • Experience using data visualization tools and SQL to build and operationalize security metrics (e.g. Apache Superset)
  • Experience with scalable approaches to threat modeling, secure design reviews, and risk assessment methods that balance rigor and efficiency (e.g. Mozilla’s Rapid Risk Assessment)
  • Experience with security automation and process streamlining, ideally in the context of security risk management

Everyone on our team must have:

  • A strong bias toward evidence, logic, math, and reason when communicating risk (instead of fear, uncertainty, and doubt)
  • A strong bias toward “guardrails, not gates” and “paved security roads” philosophies (instead of rigid “centralized command-and-control” thinking)
  • Excellent ability to plan, prioritize, and deliver results cross-functionally and in a timely fashion
  • Proficiency discussing complex, nuanced topics with technical & non-technical audiences alike, especially software engineering teams
  • Strong alignment with Klaviyo’s core values

Bonus points if you have any of the following:

  • Experience building tools with REST APIs and Python
  • Experience with data engineering tools (e.g. dbt, Airflow, Airbyte) or data lake platforms (e.g. Snowflake, Databricks)
  • Experience with cyber risk quantification (CRQ) tools and frameworks (e.g. FAIR, RiskLens, Safe Security, etc.)

The pay range for this role is listed below. Sales roles are also eligible for variable compensation and hourly non-exempt roles are eligible for overtime in accordance with applicable law. This role is eligible for benefits, including: medical, dental and vision coverage, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), flexible paid time off and company-paid holidays and a culture of learning that includes a learning allowance and access to a professional coaching service for all employees.

Base Pay Range For US Locations:
$132,000$198,000 USD

Get to Know Klaviyo

We’re Klaviyo (pronounced clay-vee-oh). We empower creators to own their destiny by making first-party data accessible and actionable like never before. We see limitless potential for the technology we’re developing to nurture personalized experiences in ecommerce and beyond. To reach our goals, we need our own crew of remarkable creators—ambitious and collaborative teammates who stay focused on our north star: delighting our customers. If you’re ready to do the best work of your career, where you’ll be welcomed as your whole self from day one and supported with generous benefits, we hope you’ll join us.

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