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Cantos Ventures
Cantos Ventures

Lead Software Engineer, Product Security



Software Engineering, Product
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 4, 2022

Who We Are

Humane is a team of proven industry experts who have invented, built, and shipped category-defining hardware and software products to billions of people across the globe. We're known for building the audacious, ambitious, and the impossible, and we're doing it again. Our vision for the next shift between humans and computing requires innovation across multiple emerging technologies in hardware and software, from devices to cloud services.

About The Role

Join the Humane Product Security Team to create something the world has never seen before. We are attempting something impactful, innovating at the deepest levels of hardware and going big with a service that will compel users to experience computing in a new way. Security is a key component of our product and is absolutely integral to our success.

You design solutions that balance security with user experience to provide the best of both worlds to end users that value both. You understand that doing your job amazingly well means that the users don’t have to care about security – you’ve already made their lives better and protected them in an online world. You will create technology that maintains the trust that Humane promises to our users. You will be the technical lead of a group of fantastic engineers, mentoring them while providing expert insight. You will need a holistic understanding of hardware, software, client, server, cloud, protocols, infrastructure, user experience and more to make well-informed decisions on security architecture. You will have fun at a dynamic company with a deep commitment to product.

What You Might Do

  • Work cross-functionally across design, hardware, system software, services software, infrastructure and other teams to design the right security systems for the right user experiences.
  • Define security protocols needed for device, user and service authentication and authorization.
  • Design and write code: C/C++, Java, Python and more
  • Keep up to date on changes to security technologies and hacking activities in order to keep Humane’s products ahead of the curve with regard to security threats.
  • Constantly analyze Humane’s product security stance to address current and future security issues.

Essential Qualifications

  • Security protocol experience (TLS, OAuth, etc.)
  • Understanding of cryptography, protocols, authentication, authorization and security vulnerabilities
  • Software engineering experience in multiple languages from system level coding to scalable server side / infrastructure
  • Secure coding knowledge

Essential Attributes

  • Proactive approach to product development – you see a need and you jump in to make it happen
  • Comfortable working in a highly cross-functional role
  • Self-directed, selfless and mature
  • Great communication skills
  • Confident in your opinions and not threatened when challenged
  • Open to feedback and modest enough to admit when you’re wrong
  • Growth mindset – you’ll be learning every day
  • Know how to work independently and when to ask for input

Preferred Skills

  • Cloud & CloudSec experience
  • Hardware security understanding (secure boot, secure update, HSMs, secure enclave, TEEs, etc.)
  • Familiarity with machine learning

Compensation & Benefits

  • The salary range for this role is listed above. Final salary offered is based upon multiple factors including individual job-related qualifications, education, experience, knowledge and skills
  • At Humane, you'll enjoy benefits that include health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits include: comprehensive healthcare insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 401K plan
  • Humane employees also enjoy generous paid time off and leave programs, commuter benefits, team events, snacks and other perks

Why Humane?

  • Develop cutting edge technologies in a creative and innovative environment
  • Imagine new opportunities in areas that matter and will impact the world you live in
  • Be a part of a high performing team of the world’s best innovators and executors
  • Flexible work arrangements to support you in working in the way that you work best
  • Our values: trust truth +joy

At Humane, diversity is important to us.

Humane is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion (including, but not necessarily limited to, religious creed, dress, and grooming practices), citizenship, marital status, age, national origin, place of birth, height, weight, ancestry, mental or physical disability, genetic information, medical condition, U.S. (state and federal) military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical condition), or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws (“protected characteristics” or “protected categories”). Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. At Humane, building a healthy and safe workplace is core to our mission. We prohibit harassment of any kind.