Chief Information Security Officer



Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

The Role

We are seeking a dynamic and hands-on Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) with a strong background in application security to join our team. The ideal candidate will be passionate about leading our security strategy, with a specific focus on securing our applications and software development lifecycle. This role requires a proactive leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is excited about being deeply involved in both strategic planning and hands-on implementation.

Why is this an exciting role? Linktree is a massive platform with 50 million profiles, 2B monthly visitors and a massive volume of commerce activity (generating over 2% of amazon’s referral traffic). Despite this massive scale, we are a tiny company, 60 engineers strong, getting to move fast and drive impact. As a result, our CISO, like the rest of our executive team needs to be hands on, with the ability to drive impact themselves. We know this is a unique opportunity and we can’t wait to talk to you if you are a hands-on App Sec expert with several years of experience, excited to be our CISO.

What You’ll Own

  • Leadership and Strategy:

    • Develop and implement a comprehensive information security strategy aligned with the company’s business objectives.

    • Lead the Information Security team, providing guidance, mentorship, and support to ensure the team’s success.

    • Collaborate with executive management to establish governance for the security program.

  • Application Security:

    • Oversee and enhance the application security program, ensuring secure software development practices are integrated throughout the SDLC.

    • Conduct regular security assessments, code reviews, and penetration testing to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities.

    • Develop and maintain secure coding standards, guidelines, and training for development teams.

  • Hands-On Security Operations:

    • Be actively involved in the day-to-day security operations, including incident response, threat analysis, and vulnerability management.

    • Implement and manage security tools and technologies to protect the organization’s information assets.

    • Stay current with the latest security threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigation strategies.

  • Compliance and Risk Management:

    • Ensure compliance with relevant security standards and regulations (e.g., ISO 27001, GDPR, HIPAA).

    • Conduct regular risk assessments and audits, and develop action plans to address identified risks.

    • Prepare and present regular reports on the status of information security to executive management and the board.

  • Collaboration and Communication:

    • Foster a culture of security awareness across the organization through training and communication.

    • Work closely with IT, legal, HR, and other departments to ensure a coordinated approach to security and compliance.

    • Act as the primary point of contact for all security-related matters, both internally and externally.

Who We’re Looking For

  • Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in information security, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.

    • Proven experience in application security, including secure coding practices, code reviews, and vulnerability management.

  • Technical Skills:

    • In-depth knowledge of application security frameworks and best practices

    • Proficiency with security tools such as static and dynamic analysis tools, vulnerability scanners, etc

    • Hands-on experience with secure software development methodologies and DevSecOps practices.

P.S. If you don’t tick every box in this ad, please don’t rule yourself out. We take pride in inclusion and hiring incredible human beings with great potential over ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, hit that apply button!

Where and How We Work

We are a global and diverse group offering a truly flexible and family friendly work environment. Kids, pets, and the occasional delivery person are all actively encouraged to appear on our Zoom screens. All of us at Linktree work either fully remote or a flex hybrid approach.

We offer autonomy and flexibility in how you structure your days and weeks. There will be the need for some collaboration outside of your usual 9-5 being a global company, but we aim to work asynchronously where possible.

How we’ll help you thrive

Our approach to benefits considers the whole person and the unique contributions they bring to Linktree. We want the experience at Linktree to be one that enables people to truly thrive so we can Go Further Together. Some ways we support you:

  • An annual wellbeing allowance to use on things like (but not limited to) fitness memberships, development courses, childcare, travel, charitable donations, pet insurance, home office set up - the choice is yours!

  • 100% coverage (and 80% for your dependents) of your monthly premiums for medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance for US-based employees.

  • Employer contribution towards your retirement.

  • Generous time off for vacation, holidays, parental leave, volunteer time and other categories.

  • Employee Stock Option Program - we want each and every employee to share in the company’s success as we go further together.

To learn more about our benefits, including our parental leave program, volunteering leave, DE&I initiatives, and more, click here!

Our Story

We're on a mission to empower anyone to curate, grow and monetize their digital universe. We created the "link in bio" category and are trusted by some of the world's biggest brands and celebrities including TikTok, The UN Environmental Program, The White House, F1, Manchester United, Olivia Rodrigo and Selena Gomez. With over 50M+ users and 40,000 new accounts created everyday, Linktree is the fastest growing leader in our category. Linktree has partnered with some of today’s biggest names like Amazon, TikTok, Snap, YouTube, GoFundMe, Spotify, Google, Stripe, Reddit and more to help unify users’ digital spaces— and we’re just getting started. Join us in empowering everyone from businesses to creatives in building their online presence.

At Linktree, we celebrate and support everyone’s perspective and background, and we’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment where all team members have a sense of belonging, because we believe in going further together. Linktree welcomes all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, age, or other lived experience. If you require accommodations to fully participate in our opportunities, please don't hesitate to reach us at – your needs are important to us.