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Platform Security Lead



South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023

About Zipline

Do you want to change the world? Zipline is on a mission to transform the way goods move. Our aim is to solve the world’s most urgent and complex access challenges by building, manufacturing and operating the first instant delivery and logistics system that serves all humans equally, wherever they are. From powering Rwanda’s national blood delivery network and Ghana’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, to providing on-demand home delivery for Walmart, to enabling healthcare providers to bring care directly to U.S. homes, we are transforming the way things move for businesses, governments and consumers. The technology is complex but the idea is simple: a teleportation service that delivers what you need, when you need it. Through our technology that includes robotics and autonomy, we are decarbonizing delivery, decreasing road congestion, and reducing fossil fuel consumption and air pollution, while providing equitable access to billions of people and building a more resilient global supply chain.
Join Zipline and help us to make good on our promise to build an equitable and more resilient global supply chain for billions of people.

About You and The Role

At Zipline we build both the vehicle and the software that allows us to serve our mission of creating a global logistics system that serves all people equally. In support of that we are growing our Information Security team! We are looking for a leader with experience in both cloud software and embedded device security. Our ideal candidate would have expertise in topics such as, but not limited to, threat assessment, blue team exercises, real-time operating systems, and penetration testing with a passion for aviation.

What You'll Do

  • Provide leadership to our platform security team
  • Help hire and grow the platform security team to support Zipline’s global mission
  • Partner with stakeholders to create secure and scalable solutions for both hardware and software
  • Define standard security practices across Zipline’s products and services
  • Design systems to protect both Zipline’s and our customers’ data

What You'll Bring


  • Deep understanding of security best practices
  • Understanding of SDLC and/or PLM and how security teams interact with engineers
  • Experience in embedded device and IOT security
  • Experience with HSM(Hardware Security Module) or similar technologies
  • Strong desire to get involved and demonstrate true ownership
  • Leadership experience in evaluating current gaps for security team coverage.
  • Experience working with machine learning, computer vision and evaluation of adversarial attack surfaces

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the aviation or drone industry and associated regulatory/security frameworks
  • Experience with AWS & K8s
  • Experience with ad-hoc device to device communications
  • Experience working with safety-critical devices and services
  • Experience with SOC2, ISO27001 or similar frameworks
  • Experience working with export controlled data
  • Experience working with embedded Linux and RTOS implementations

What Else You Need to Know

The starting cash range for this role is $150,000 - $170,000. Please note that this is a target, starting cash range for a candidate who meets the minimum qualifications for this role. The final cash pay for this role will depend on a variety of factors, including a specific candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, working location, and projected impact. The total compensation package for this role may also include: equity compensation; discretionary annual or performance bonuses; sales incentives; benefits such as medical, dental and vision insurance; paid time off; and more.

Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!