We are trusted partners in the
development of secure software.

Behind the Scenes

Learning, Growth, and Passion

The culture of Security Compass is derived from one founding principle: to improve the state of software security. We offer challenging work and cutting edge research in an openly collaborative environment. We encourage you to explore ideas and test new theories.

Every member of our team is passionate about their work and provides clients with best-in-industry expertise and customer service. We believe that engaged and motivated employees lead to consistent satisfaction.

Benefits and Perks

  • Flexible Schedule

    We support a healthy work/life balance. You have unlimited personal days to help manage your schedule.

  • Learning and Growth

    We provide a budget and environment dedicated to help you attain new skills and monthly sessions are entertained to showcase what you’ve learned.

  • Hack Days

    Developers are able to allocate 10% of their time to work on side projects of their choosing.

  • Progressive Research

    Contribute to our research team in the fields that interest you! NFC, Drones and DDos are examples of what our team members are currently getting into.

  • Friendly Events

    We have fun! Whether it’s movie night or playing paintball, dodgeball, or board games, it’s regular around here!

  • Leadership

    Are you interested in being a team leader? We can help you prosper with our merit-based leadership program.

  • Universal Acceptance

    Whatever your race, gender identity or sexual orientation, we welcome you to be a great part of our diverse culture!

  • Workplace Democracy

    Our flat organization structure allows you to comfortably provide us with feedback through open doors and allows for greater innovation and communication.

Join the Team

Check out our list of available positions

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DevOps Engineer

SD Elements is looking for a smart, pragmatic DevOps engineer with a real understanding of commercial software development to join our team. Working with us means you will be making a positive impact on the security of systems, which affect us all on a daily basis: financial, health, infrastructure, and others. We've been out for just over a year and our clients already include some of the most recognizable brands on the planet, with the list expanding quickly.

We are looking for good candidates with experience bridging the three worlds of development and operations and enterprise customer support. Your role will be a key in integrating, deploying and supporting platforms for our enterprise customers. The role might involve up to 25% travel time in cases the work needs to be done in customer premises.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 2 years experience in operations, preferably administering Linux (Ubuntu) machines.
  • Scripting experience with Python or Ruby. Experience with MVC platforms such as Django or Rails is a bonus.
  • Experience maintaining a consistent configuration across multiple servers using tools such as puppet, chef, or similar applications.
  • Experience deploying and maintaining web servers such as Apache and Nginx.
  • Experience with Django or Rails.
  • Experience troubleshooting issues with the above technologies and other areas as needed, specifically when dealing with unfamiliar code
  • Preference to be based in Toronto and able to come into our downtown office. Telecommuting available two days per week. Bonus if willing/prefer to work west coast business hours or close to that.
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Application Security Researcher

Looking to have a real, meaningful impact on the global state of information security? Join us as an application security researcher to help address security issues at the source: insecure software.

You will have a chance to positively impact nearly every part of the world's digital infrastructure by helping shape secure software development at our clients: the world's largest financial services, software, healthcare, telecom, technology, media and industrial control system companies.

We are looking for an expert in application security, with extensive knowledge of software security issues such as those listed in the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) and corresponding countermeasures. This position is ideal for academics with a passion for practical software security who are looking to work in research, application security consultants who are looking to focus on research and reduce travel, or developers who want to help influence other developers in software security.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Staying up to date with the latest software security vulnerabilities & related compliance standards by monitoring conferences, reading papers, relevant websites, social media and mailing lists
  • Converting compliance requirements and law to an actionable language for developers
  • Researching and defining broad threats and corresponding defensive controls/requirements
  • Mapping requirements to security test cases
  • Building and/or working with experts on secure coding samples in a variety of languages, including Java, .Net, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C and more
  • Building testing scripts and guidance to aid QA & security testers in validating security requirements
  • Understanding & learning about a broad range of application types, including web, mobile, client/server, desktop, and embedded software
  • Mapping third party content to existing SD Elements data structure
  • Providing research output to a design team for building computer based training modules

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Extensive experience and interest in application security
  • Strong written communication skills and desire to write
  • Working understanding of networking and client server architecture
  • Direct development experience or past experience working with developers is a bonus
  • Existing understanding of relevant compliance standards such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, embedded systems security (ISA) etc. very helpful
  • Preference to be based in Toronto and able to come into our downtown office. Telecommuting available two days per week
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Customer Success Engineer

Are you sick and tired of hearing about security breaches that could have been prevented? Are you ready to have a material impact with a team that's actually making a big difference in helping companies build secure software? Join us at Security Compass. We're looking for somebody who is a blend of software security consultant and pre/post sales engineer. We're growing fast and we want somebody to help make sure that our customers can successfully rollout security requirements & testing across some of the world's biggest brands in finance, media, software, telecom and more.

As a customer success engineer for our product SD Elements, you'll be both strategic and hands-on.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Focus on making sure we exceed customer expectations
  • Maintaining and refining our customer success services strategy, working with both customers, product management, consultants, salespeople and engineers
  • Conduct pre-sales demos
  • Help ensure customers are successfully setup and ready to use SD Elements
  • Visit existing clients and proactively identify areas to improve.
  • Pre-emptively identify areas of product improvement before they turn into support issues
  • Optionally, speak at conferences and write articles on topics of software security requirements and testing

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Passion and drive to improve the state of software security
  • Experience and strong domain knowledge in software security, either as a consultant, sales engineer, or analyst
  • Experience working directly with customers and helping them solve problems
  • Ability to travel up to 50% on weekdays
  • Located anywhere in the US, ideally close to a major airport

Nice to Have

  • Rudimentary knowledge of scripting or programming
  • Some experience using Python and/or Django
  • Familiarity with Linux environment/commands
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Marketing Intern

Security Compass is looking for a qualified intern to join our marketing team. Our marketing department supports three major verticals globally and seeks an intern who can participate in various stages of our marketing campaigns. You should be prepared to work in an energetic fast-paced highly technical team environment. Upon completion of the internship, you will have gained broad experience in a technical B2B market.

You should have excellent written and verbal skills with extensive knowledge in web, social media and Microsoft office (power point, excel and word). Interest in technology is a bonus and will be considered when choosing the best applicant.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the creation of signage, mock ups, e-mail campaigns, on line promotion, etc.
  • Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials
  • Assist with fulfillment of marketing offers
  • Assist with execution of trade shows
  • Assist with the preparation and delivery of training materials
  • Assist with analysis of marketing and sales data
  • Seek and analyze competitor marketing and sales materials both on and offline
  • Prepare presentations
  • Scrub and assign lead list with our Account Development Rep
  • Enter contact information into contact management systems
  • Provide support to social media efforts
  • Maintain tracking report of public relations and media activity
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Experienced Developer

Are you sick and tired of hearing about security breaches that could have been prevented? Are you ready to have a material impact with a team that's actually making a big difference in helping companies build secure software? Join us at Security Compass, to help build our product SD Elements.

We're looking for a smart, pragmatic software developer to join our downtown Toronto based team. Working with us means you will be making a positive impact on the security of systems which affect us all on a daily basis: financial, health, infrastructure, and others. We've been out for just over 3 years and our clients already include some of the most recognizable brands on the planet, with the list expanding quickly. Our developers interface directly with customers, take pride in ownership of the product, and have major input on what they work on.

All developers are able to spend 10% of their time working on a side-project of their choice to encourage on-going learning. Are you passionate about building real, production software? Come realize it here.

Must be based in Toronto and able to come into our downtown office. Telecommuting available two days per week.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Django (what we build on)
  • Python
  • Application Security
  • Apache / Mod WSGI / Nginx
  • Postgres
  • Puppet
  • Java/.Net/C++ (for integration and content development)
  • RESTful web services
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Sales Administrator

Security Compass is an industry-leading information security firm that provides professional services, training, and software to security-conscious companies. We bring extensive, internationally recognized, cross-industry experience to every client. To our clients, we're not simply an information security company — we are trusted partners in the development of secure software.

We are looking for a seasoned Sales Administrator to join our team. If you have an administrative background and have a broad understanding of basic accounting practices, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a highly collaborative, team-based aptitude, then this job may be for you!

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Processing new sales leads
  • Managing the correspondence between the team and their clients
  • Monitoring customer accounts
  • Providing data and reports to help the sales team
  • Keeping track of sales targets
  • Answering phone calls
  • Assistance with Admin tasks such as expenses, travel, meeting arrangements, etc.
  • Adhoc projects

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 2 year undergraduate, university degree
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Strong MS Office skills particularly Word & Powerpoint
  • Must be able to work independently and manage a variety of tasks that involve setting priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work across functional areas to build relationships and drive projects to completion through collaboration and effective communication
  • Executive Assistance experience a plus
  • Working in a Sales Department would be an asset
  • Proven ability to multi-task
  • Excellent English communication skills, written and verbal
  • Attention to detail and professionalism
  • Proven ability to learn quickly
  • Willingness to learn
  • Creative thinking, enthusiastic, and an optimistic attitude
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Director of Consulting

We are looking for a leader to help maintain and improve customer satisfaction through the delivery of our security consulting services. The Director of Consulting is responsible for the recruiting, management and career development of consulting staff, for ensuring quality services delivery in all consulting engagements, and for overseeing the execution of tactical internal initiatives and process improvements. A secondary responsibility of the Director of Consulting is to work with key client accounts, together with Sales team, in order to develop custom professional services solutions.
This role is for somebody who thrives on wearing multiple hats and materially affecting the success of the organization they work in. You will work closely with consultants, liaise with clients, and generally ensure the smooth operations of the company's consulting practice.
We are seeking candidate in the Great Toronto Area (GTA) only.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Provide ongoing measuring, reporting and improving of delivery process to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Manage team of consultants, both during engagements and in terms of career growth
  • Promote services delivery best practices and knowledge sharing
  • Responsible for recruiting and growth of the consulting team
  • Support and implementation of corporate initiatives
  • Develop and maintain world-class consulting processes and personnel
  • Meet professional services revenue and profit targets
  • Support sales by acting as Technical Account Manager on key client accounts

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 10 years of combined consulting and consulting management experience
  • 5-10 years of experience as an information security subject matter expert.
  • 2-4 years of experience managing all aspects of a services business.
  • Demonstrated ability to grow and manage the technical personnel and processes associated with delivery of services
  • Ability to excel in a team environment
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving ability
  • Effective oral, presentation, and written communication skill
  • Well-developed leadership and business management skills
  • Results oriented and client focused with a commitment to excellence
  • Excellent knowledge of quality improvement processes
  • Excellent project management skills
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Security Consultant

As a security consultant, you will be expected to perform various testing activities and documentations pertaining to network and application targets. You will participate in projects in network and application security penetration testing, source code reviews, and threat modeling. You will also contribute to talks, articles, and whitepapers on leading topics of IT security.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 4 year undergraduate, university degree
  • 3+ years experience in IT security
  • Understanding of network and web application penetration testing and source code review
  • Ability to analyze root causes and deliver strategic recommendations during client reviews
  • CISSP, CEH, GIAC certifications an asset; other certifications valued as well
  • Proven ability to learn quickly
  • Outstanding problem solving ability
  • Creative thinking ability
  • Report writing and presentation delivery experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and professionalism
  • Passion for customer service
  • Willingness to learn and able to take constructive criticism
  • Enthusiastic, optimistic attitude
  • Desire to keep up-to-date skill set
  • Understanding of J2EE or .Net security practices
  • Understanding of how to integrate security into the Software Development Life Cycle
  • System Administration experience (e.g. maintenance of various operating systems, networking devices and customer support)
  • Software development experience
  • Experience in writing books, articles, or papers whitepapers on technical subjects
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Developer (Co-op / Intern)

Are you sick and tired of hearing about security breaches that could have been prevented? Are you ready to have a material impact with a team that's actually making a big difference in helping companies build secure software? Join us at SD Elements. We're looking for a smart, pragmatic software developer intern to join our downtown Toronto based team. Working with us means you will be making a positive impact on the security of systems which affect us all on a daily basis: financial, health, infrastructure, and others. We've been out for just over a year and our clients already include some of the most recognizable brands on the planet, with the list expanding quickly. Our developers interface directly with customers, take pride in ownership of the product, and have major input on what they work on. All developers are able to spend 10% of their time working on a side-project of their choice to encourage on-going learning. Are you passionate about building real, production software? Come realize it here.

General programming experience, attitude, aptitude, passion for the product, and interpersonal communication skills are more important than specific technical skillset.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Django (what we build on)
  • Python
  • Application Security
  • Apache / Mod WSGI / Nginx
  • Postgres
  • Puppet
  • Java/.Net/C++ (for integration and content development)
  • RESTful web services
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