What is Syft?

Founded in 2015, Syft is an on-demand marketplace helping Job Seekers and Employers have 100% control and choice over shifts worked in real time. We want to enable Job Seekers to control their schedule, choose their work and enable them to work as many or as few shifts as they want. The platform enables Employers to book reliable, rated and verified staff immediately. At Syft, we’re harnessing innovative technology to revolutionise the flexible staffing sector.

About Us

Our mission is to help people get jobs by democratising work and giving jobseekers ownership, control, and choice. We are working hard to build a world where access to work and jobseekers are frictionless.

Our results speak for themselves, £8.75 million in VC funding between 2016 and 2018, ‘Recruitment Technology Innovation of the Year’ at the Recruiter Awards, ‘Hottest Platform Economy / Marketplace’ at the Europas and ranked 7th in the ‘Startups 100’ in 2018.

Syft has grown to nearly 250 employees in the UK and US. In 2019 Syft was acquired by Indeed.com, the world’s #1 job site, allowing us to match our synergies and skyrocket our journey.

About You
You strive to make a positive impact on the world around you through your work. You’re flexible and focused on collaborative approaches to problem solving — and highly motivated to deliver those solutions with high quality and velocity. You have a high level of empathy, and care deeply about building a positive, inclusive culture. You are committed to learning and continual improvement for both yourself and your team.

The Role

As a Software Security Engineer you’ll design, build, and improve systems which keep Syft secure. Together with your team you’ll define robust ways to build, operate, and scale security. You will integrate with technical teams across Syft, providing both implementation-level contributions as well as mentorship, guidance, and education on security best practices.


Essential Requirements

  • Proven track record of building, securing and automating enterprise scale software, infrastructure, and systems — and a strong desire to solve problems with code.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience developing applications in Ruby.
  • Minimum 3 years experience focusing on application security.
  • Experience using Docker, Terraform, Vault, Heroku, AWS, and other cloud-based services, particularly in the areas of security automation, engineering, and design.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems and internals.
  • A tenacious ability to diagnose and fix security, performance and reliability problems.
  • Experience working closely with SRE or DevOps teams.
  • Experience tuning, improving and devising new ways to collect signals, reduce noise, and identify suspicious events in corporate or production environments.
  • Experience building highly available and secure systems at scale, in particular using Security by Design approaches.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly collaborative.


  • Experience with, and an understanding of the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls (or other, related industry-accepted security controls framework) as well as various privacy regulations (GDPR, CCPA) are a bonus!


You’ll fit right in at Syft if:

  • You’re​ Flexible ​and consider challenges from different perspectives.
  • You’re​ Entrepreneurial ​and see how a challenge could become an opportunity.
  • You take ​Accountability ​through thick and thin, inviting ideas for improvement.
  • You’re ​Data Driven ​in your decision making process, analysing metrics when devising solutions.
  • You’re ​Passionate​ about what you do and self motivated.
  • You can ​Adapt​ to your team’s challenges and collaborate with other departments. 

What you’ll get

  • Flexible work arrangements, remote and working from home.
  • Employee Assistance programs, free eyecare vouchers, discounted gym memberships and more.
  • Unique bonus structure for every employee.
  • Social events and lunch and learns.
Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic.

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