Senior Backend Security Engineer

Millions of people experience real-life adventures with our apps. We help people all over the world discover the best hiking and biking routes, empowering our users to explore more of the great outdoors. And we’re good at it: Google and Apple have listed us as one of their Apps of the Year numerous times—and, with more than 16 million users and 100,000 five-star reviews - komoot is on its way to becoming one of the most popular cycling and hiking platforms. Join our fully remote team of 65+ people and change the way people explore!

About the role

As a security engineer at komoot, you’ll join a highly-motivated backend team of tech enthusiasts. We’re focused on impact, which is why we love finding simple but smart solutions to complex problems, and why we embrace modern technologies to face our toughest challenges.

If you know where to look for possible security / compliance issues, you know how to mitigate them, and are able to improve processes in order to find issues early (aka shift-left), we’d love to hear from you.

At komoot we want to make great adventures accessible to everyone... and welcome all prospective applicants.

Ready for your next adventure?

What you will do

  • Extend our CI/CD process with automatic security scanning for vulnerable dependencies, static code analysis and compliance checks
  • Build, improve, and maintain core services like our OAuth2 API
  • Set-up rate-limiting, monitoring and alerting on infrastructure and services
  • Assist your fellow developers in understanding and mitigating security vulnerabilities
  • Manage our bug-bounty program, triage reports and coordinate a responsible disclosure
  • Assess, analyse and prioritize security risks across our (AWS) infrastructure

Why you will love it

  • You work on the global (AWS) infrastructure for one of the most popular consumer applications - komoot inspires millions of people to enjoy the great outdoors
  • We constantly re-iterate on our tech stack, improve automation and remove legacy implementations
  • We believe good ideas count more than job titles
  • You’ll work in a small and supportive cross-functional team
  • You’ll work together with enthusiastic engineers, who also love the outdoors
  • You can work from wherever you want, be it a beach, the mountains, your house, co - working location of your choice, our HQ in Potsdam or anywhere else that lies in any time zone situated between UTC-1 and UTC+3
  • You’ll travel with our team to amazing outdoor places several times a year (when safe) to exchange ideas, learnings and go for hikes and rides. Check out this video to find out more about our team

You will be successful in this position if you

  • Are highly self-driven, responsible and keen to learn and improve
  • Have 5+ years of professional experience with AWS (including their organizations, compliance and security offerings)
  • Have been responsible for security in a typical web-stack environment for 3+ years – you’re familiar with typical risks in development and operations, and how to address them
  • Have deep knowledge of networking including tls and dns, and you’re not afraid to debug traffic with a network packet analyzer
  • Have professional experience with Infrastructure as Code, CI/CD, monitoring, logging and alerting
  • Have professional experience in developing distributed and resilient (containerized) web applications in AWS
  • Have experience with Java, Python or Kotlin.
  • Bonus: JavaScript / web programming experience
  • Are a great communicator in a diverse team

Sound like you?

We want to hear from you! Please send us the following:

  • Your CV in English highlighting your most relevant experience
  • A write-up explaining who you are and why you are interested in working at komoot
  • Feel free to send us something that shows us a little more about what you’re interested in, be it your account on GitHub, Twitter, Instagram, Medium or your blog.

Change the Way People Explore

Everybody at komoot is working towards this vision and we design our company to put as little as possible between you and bringing this vision to life.

Create With Purpose

Today, millions of people explore nature with our apps. Their experiences are what drives us and makes us smile everyday.

Work Wherever You Thrive

Our headquarter is located in Potsdam at a lake, but our team works all over Europe. Bavarian mountains? Canary Islands? A little house at a lake? Booming Berlin?

Work With People You Actually Want To Work With

Meet the team

Working At Komoot