Security Lead

Working at Thinking Machines

Thinking Machines is a data science startup. Our vision is for the Philippines to become a global hub for data science. To do that, we create data science cultures, one organization at a time.

We’re a company made up of intellectually curious, civic-minded, forever-learning individuals. We believe that great data science products are built with care for people, and that the best way to drive inclusive innovation is to start with a diverse team.

Our field of work is incredibly dynamic, so we want to work with people who are committed to growing with us. We want to hire people who can demonstrate an ability to learn, then provide them with personalized coaching, growth opportunities, and a great working environment to get them to world-class.

Role Description

As a data science consultancy, we regularly deal with tons of data from clients in various industries. Some of this data is more sensitive than others, which means a greater risk when this data is being stored and transmitted. As a Security Lead, it’s your duty to ensure that each project meets the appropriate level of digital security required for the nature of its data and infrastructure. This means providing advice for cloud architecture, network configuration and monitoring, and enabling the proper management of secrets, among other responsibilities. This also entails facilitating periodic audits of code and application security at certain points in the project lifecycle.

We also have many employees communicating via various channels and collaborating remotely using multiple tools. It’s your responsibility to make sure that these channels, tools, and integrations meet our privacy and security standards. This means vetting new applications and adjusting to any changes to existing ones.

The world of digital security is ever-changing, and it’s your job to stay updated with the latest best practices and vulnerabilities. You should identify any weaknesses in our extant or upcoming systems and formulate plans to address them in a timely manner. You should also create and disseminate new policies as you see fit, dissolve outdated policies, and educate new and existing employees about how to protect themselves from malicious actors in cyberspace.

Lastly, you should help build and maintain our suite of in-house security monitoring tools that helps us respond to any incidents flagged in real time. You must also proactively and continuously monitor and hunt for potential threats and breaches, creating rules and alerts to detect insecure configurations and malicious activity. You are expected to know how to write code and clear documentation to make it easier to monitor compliance (your job) and comply with security policies (your colleagues’ jobs).

Your day-to-day tasks may look something like this:


We are looking for someone who has the following traits:

Qualifications and Competencies

High preference for candidates that have

Benefits and Perks

We offer the following compensation and benefits:

How to Apply

If you fit this profile and we sound like the kind of people you want to work with, fill up the form below with your information and resume. After submitting the form, please expect an email from us within the next 15 minutes, detailing the next steps for your application. If you do not receive an email from us, please contact [email protected]


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