[CLOSED] Help Wanted: Security Consultant

Oh hai!

Nice to meet you!

How’s it going?

So… yep SafeStack is growing again, you might have heard. We’re looking for another member for our small chaotic family.

We’re hoping it might be you.

Are you the security consultant we are looking for?

Do you have a CISSP and 15 years security industry experience?

Great, good for you.

Here is a picture of a cat.


Best be on your way.

This probably isn’t the job for you.

Security is changing and we need a new sort of consultant.

Still here?


About you

You live and breathe information or application security. You have been doing this long enough to know what you don’t know and have some real stories to share.

You can make other humans (real world, normal ones) understand and care about complex things without hurting their brains. (We don’t mind if you over use analogies in the process so long as they extend past sports ball).

You are a hands on, pragmatic person that understands how important security is to growing an awesome company.

You like to go fast.

You have experience in helping companies, individuals or teams bring security to their world in practical ways regardless of their budget and experience.

You were probably a developer or worked close with developers in the past. You know what their world looks like and what their pain points are.

You’re not afraid to go and sell things (it’s not a dirty word, businesses have to sell things)

You have experience training and coaching people and won’t get upset if we ask you do more of it.

You appreciate simplicity over complexity.

You can write (not like poems and stuff but reports and executive summaries).

You detest 70 page pdf reports that could have been condensed into 200 words and a well placed animated gif.

You know about failing at stuff, learning from it and avoiding past mistakes.

Perhaps you have worked on a small team or for a small company before, and understand the challenges of budget and resourcing.

You don’t mind getting stuck in and helping us grow.

You have a life outside of technology.

You have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

About us

We are <strike>6</strike> 11 people (and a dog) based in Auckland, New Zealand.

We got a new office in December… we are now worried about how quickly we will grow out of it. We will never own a ping pong table, ever (but we do now own an oscilloscope and a tamborine)

We are a mix of developers, trainers and consultants and often work across roles and help each other out.

We work with over 60 customers in 7 countries.

We like working together, funny gifs, cheesy TV shows, the ocean, bass guitars, cats, comic books, video games, family time, hats, movies, good food and a million things in between.

It has been less than 2 days since our last screw up. We will screw up again soon, but we believe in failure and blameless culture.

We try (really hard) to work no more than 37 hours a week, encourage good healthy habits and make work a nice place to come to.

We aren’t ninja’s, 10x people, gurus, or fancy. We are all learning and will hopefully continue to do so.

We build our own tools where we have to, we use other peoples tools where we can.

We are happy to accomodate part-time or altered working patterns if you have other important things in your life like a family or commitments.

We sell security services, teach people, develop security tools for small, fast moving firms and present research at international conferences.

Does this sound like you?

So if you read all the way down here and think this could be you. We would love to talk to you.

We don’t like CV’s very much. We do like animated gifs.

We especially welcome applicants that make us more diverse, whether that be gender, religion, ethnic origin, age, physical ability or any other factor I will have forgotten to list here.

Stage one of our recruitment process is just a chat. We will get to the formal stuff later but right now let’s just say Hello and take it from there.

So drop me and email to laura@safestack.io and introduce yourself.

One last thing…

I won’t reply to recruitment agencies or outsource companies. I don’t like generic emails and if you get my name or gender wrong it will make me sad.

Please include a funny picture in your email. My inbox is a terrible nest of dragons right now.

We aren’t in a hurry here.

So take your time.

We would rather have an empty seat than the wrong person in it.