Principal Security Engineer

USD 265k - 300k
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Bolt is on a mission to democratize commerce. Since our founding, we’ve relentlessly focused on creating a world class buying experience that’s available for all online businesses – not just the giants of retail. Through CheckoutOS and our growing network of tens of millions of shoppers ready for one-click-checkout at the point of inspiration, Bolt is leveling the playing field for retailers and making shopping easy, trusted, and secure for consumers. 
The fact that we're revolutionizing ecommerce is only half of the equation  – we’re also transforming the way we work. At Bolt, we’re committed to working Consciously, and believe in balancing execution with humanity. Our team is driven by the great technical challenges in our path, and by the thrill of creating a new standard for work. Come join us on the adventure today!

Bolt is looking for a hands-on Principal Security Engineer to further establish and lead Bolt’s product security initiatives. You will have a broad mandate and will be expected to drive change and be an evangelist of Security throughout the company. As Principal Security Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with teams across Bolt including DevOps, Product Engineering, and our Legal teams. As we continue to scale our business into large enterprises, security has never been more important to our company and those customers we serve every day.


  • Perform security assessments, identify gaps in existing security architecture, and recommend changes or improvements.
  • Direct and guide product security initiatives in collaboration with software engineering and product management teams
  • Lead initiatives & programs to continually grow our secure software development practices
  • Continue to define and iterate on the Security Program & Architecture Strategy to secure Bolt’s product, data and infrastructure
  • Effectively communicate security risk to senior leadership
  • Define and document how new products and features impact the security posture of the Bolt’s environment.


  • 10+ years of experience of a combination of product, application and infrastructure security
  • Previous Software Engineer or Product Security engineering experience
  • Deep knowledge of the latest forms of security vulnerabilities, threats and exploits
  • Experience managing large initiatives and ability to wear multiple hats
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast paced, cross-functional environment, and comfortable with ambiguity

Base Salary compensation: For this role our base salary range is targeted between $265k - 300k per year. Final offer amount is determined by a number of factors including but not limited to experience and position level. At Bolt, we take a geographically neutral approach to compensation, meaning that we pay based on job function and level, not location.

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  • Comprehensive health coverage: Medical, dental and vision
  • Remote-first workplace
  • 4 day work weeks
  • Time away: Flexible PTO, paid holidays + floating holidays, your birthday off!
  • Paid parental leave
  • Competitive Pay
  • Retirement plans
  • Virtual and in-person team & company events

In addition to our core values, Bolt is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity and expression, genetic information, pregnancy and related conditions, veteran status or any other reason prohibited by law. On our mission to democratize commerce, the Bolt platform levels the playing field for everyone. As a company, we are committed to designing products, building a culture, and supporting a team that reflects the diverse population we serve (that is, everyone).

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