Senior Director, Product Security



Product, Sales & Business Development
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

About Workato

Workato is the only integration and automation platform that is as simple as it is powerful — and because it’s built to power the largest enterprises, it is quite powerful.

Simultaneously, it’s a low-code/no-code platform. This empowers any user (dev/non-dev) to painlessly automate workflows across any apps and databases.

We’re proud to be named a leader by both Forrester and Gartner and trusted by 7,000+ of the world's top brands such as Box, Grab, Slack, and more. But what is most exciting is that this is only the beginning.

Why join us?

Ultimately, Workato believes in fostering a flexible, trust-oriented culture that empowers everyone to take full ownership of their roles. We are driven by innovation and looking for team players who want to actively build our company.

But, we also believe in balancing productivity with self-care. That’s why we offer all of our employees a vibrant and dynamic work environment along with a multitude of benefits they can enjoy inside and outside of their work lives.

If this sounds right up your alley, please submit an application. We look forward to getting to know you!

Also, feel free to check out why:

  • Business Insider named us an “enterprise startup to bet your career on”

  • Forbes’ Cloud 100 recognized us as one of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world

  • Deloitte Tech Fast 500 ranked us as the 17th fastest growing tech company in the Bay Area, and 96th in North America

  • Quartz ranked us the #1 best company for remote workers


Workato is looking for an exceptional security leader to establish and lead a global security team responsible for Workato’s product and infrastructure security.

The Sr. Director of Product Security is a hands-on leader responsible for leading the product security efforts across our entire product line. This role requires a unique blend of real-world experience and theoretical knowledge in various aspects of software security, including but not limited to application security, cloud security, secure coding practices, and security architecture. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of hands-on security work and the ability to lead a team of security professionals.

In this role, you will also be responsible to:

  • Lead the company's development and implementation of a comprehensive product security strategy.

  • As a hands-on leader, manage and mentor a team of security engineers and analysts, providing guidance and direction for their professional growth.

  • Identify, develop, implement, and maintain security programs and processes across product development and production environments.

  • Define strategic direction, set objectives, and structure and resource the organization and the work in a way that improves the team's impact and provides a paved path to a leadership position among SaaS providers, including application security, infrastructure security, and data security.

  • Oversee critical cybersecurity areas, including incident response, disaster recovery, awareness, monitoring, remediation, information governance, and digital security.

  • Lead all product security operations that protect against immediate threats and respond when something goes wrong.

  • Grow the product security programs and capabilities to an industry-leading position, finding opportunities to improve our existing approach and helping to guide the team to unlock that potential.

  • Build strong relationships within the product, engineering and operations teams to implement the appropriate security controls to protect Workato’s applications, infrastructure, and data.

  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels about the security posture of products and the importance of product security.

  • Develop and oversee the development and enforcement of security policies and procedures based on industry-standard best practices.

  • Partner closely with executive leadership to ensure that all applications and platforms are developed with security in mind and that appropriate security controls have been implemented while driving continuous investment into the cybersecurity areas.

  • Utilize business-relevant metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, facilitate appropriate resource allocation and increase the security program's maturity.

  • Work closely with internal stakeholders and business units to keep abreast of planned changes to technologies, working practices, and business activities that could impact the organization’s Information Security or risk profile.

  • Support continued compliance with SOC2, HIPAA and other currently required standards and act as Product and Engineering technical lead within product security to expand certifications to include PCI, NIST800-171, ISO27001/277001, and FedRAMP. Ensure operation of related controls. Coordinate the provision of required evidence for audit.

  • Lead incident response activities and post-mortem analysis for any security breaches or incidents, liaising with the Legal, Security and Privacy teams on data protection, ensuring root causes of such breaches are understood and addressed.

  • Conduct hands-on security assessments, code reviews, and penetration testing to identify product vulnerabilities and security gaps as needed.

  • Leverage Workato as an automation solution for SOAR, GRC and other security-related use cases


Qualifications / Experience / Technical Skills

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in product security, application security, or a related field.

  • Hands-on experience designing and deploying security controls across all security domains, such as access management, data protection, vulnerability management, incident response and management, application security, network security, preventive, detective, and offensive security solutions.

  • Deep understanding of security principles, techniques, and technologies such as OWASP Top 10, SANS Top 25, encryption, identity and access management, network security, and cloud security.

  • Familiarity with compliance frameworks and standards such as ISO 27001, SOC 2, GDPR, and CCPA.

  • An understanding of Application Security threats and countermeasures

  • Practical knowledge of security technologies, especially those applying to SaaS Web applications and wider business solutions, including Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Identity and access management, SIEM, Data Loss Protection, BCP, and Cloud Security

  • Ability to provide strategic product security mentorship based on experience performing threat modeling and design reviews to assess security implications and requirements

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field.

  • Relevant security certifications (e.g., CISSP, OSCP, CEH) are a plus.

Soft Skills / Personal Characteristics

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate information successfully internally and externally and to drive multi-functional alignment and action

  • Excellent people leadership skills - providing direction, monitoring performance, motivating staff, and building a positive working environment

For California applicants, the pay for this role begins at $215,000 plus benefits, perks, and equity.