Senior Security Engineer, CaptivateIQ


Salary dependent on location

Senior and Expert level
Remote in Canada, US

Commission management platform

Job no longer available


Commission management platform

201-500 employees


Job no longer available


Salary dependent on location

Senior and Expert level
Remote in Canada, US

201-500 employees


Company mission

To modernise the world of incentive compensation in the hope that people will feel more connected at work if there is greater transparency in how they are rewarded for their efforts.


Who you are

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 7 years of experience in cybersecurity, including substantial experience in security systems design, risk management, and incident response
  • Deep understanding of advanced cybersecurity frameworks, protocols, and standards (e.g., ISO 27001, NIST, SOC 2, GDPR)
  • Proficiency with advanced security technologies and tools (e.g., Advanced EDR, Next-Gen Firewalls, Complex SIEM solutions)
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, capable of leading complex security projects and initiatives
  • Excellent leadership abilities, with a track record of mentoring and developing security teams
  • Strong communication skills, adept at briefing executives and stakeholders on security risks and strategies


  • Relevant advanced certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, GIAC) are highly valued.Experience in leading security in cloud environments and understanding of cloud security best practices.Prior involvement in developing and leading enterprise-wide security training programs

What the job involves

  • Join our elite cybersecurity team and play a pivotal role in fortifying our organization’s defenses against complex security threats
  • As a Senior Security Engineer / Lead, you will leverage your advanced expertise in cybersecurity to oversee and enhance our security infrastructure
  • This role demands a proactive approach to identifying, analyzing, and mitigating risks, ensuring robust security across all operations
  • You will lead strategic security initiatives and governance, mentor junior engineers, and serve as a key advisor on security matters to senior management
  • Design advanced security architectures and implement systems to safeguard our sensitive data and systems from emerging threats
  • Lead the development and enforcement of comprehensive security policies, procedures, and controls that align with industry standards
  • Conduct comprehensive security assessments and penetration tests to identify vulnerabilities and recommend robust countermeasures
  • Oversee incident response activities, providing expert guidance during high-level security breaches and ensuring rapid mitigation
  • Lead the development, implementation, and ongoing management of a comprehensive security governance program
  • Collaborate with executive leadership to integrate security strategies with business objectives and communicate the impact of security decisions
  • Mentor and develop a team of security professionals, enhancing their skills and aligning their efforts with organizational goals
  • Engage in continuous research to stay ahead of the latest security trends and technologies, applying this knowledge to strengthen our security posture

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

CaptivateIQ is an incentive compensation platform using AI to automate commission workflows, potentially helping companies make savings on the $800 billion spent each year to manage commission processes. Its no-code SaaS should improve both the efficiency and accuracy of existing legacy processes, providing a much-needed tech overhaul to the sector.

The founding team has real experience with the often over-complicated and cumbersome process of managing commission payments and is joining a raft of companies like UiPath and Celonis in capitalizing on the need to automate sales and finance workflows. CaptivateIQ, founded in 2017, has seen an impressive 600% year-over-year growth and is used by big-name clients like Hopin and ClassPass, attracting healthy investment. This suggests the company is laying firm groundwork in a growing and promising industry.

CaptivateIQ has been smart to keep the platform general enough to apply to any organization needing a performance-based compensation plan. The company's broad customer acquisition, paired with the need for new, robust incentive programmes for scattered and remote workforces has helped CaptivateIQ reach Unicorn status.


Top investors

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

-14% employee growth in 12 months


Funding (last 2 of 3 rounds)

Jan 2022



Apr 2021



Total funding: $159m

Company benefits

  • 100% of medical, dental, and vision covered including 75% for dependents 🇺🇸
  • Unlimited vacation days and quarterly mental health days so you can recharge 🇺🇸
  • $1,000 to explore your dream destination on your work anniversary 🇺🇸
  • $500 annual professional development stipend to continue growing and learning 🇺🇸
  • $500 home office stipend to decorate your home office 🇺🇸
  • $1,000 caretaker stipend to make sure our parent colleagues are being supported 🇺🇸
  • Virtual team lunches to keep you connected 🇺🇸
  • 401k plan to participate in and save towards the future 🇺🇸
  • Newest hardware and tools for the job 🇺🇸
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to support and celebrate the shared identities and life experiences of communities within CaptivateIQ. ERGs directly support our company-wide DEI goals as a space for developing and retaining diverse talent 🇺🇸

Company values

  • Elevate everybody’s game - We empower people with solutions that help them do their jobs faster, better, and smarter. Going the extra mile is ingrained in the way we set up our team and customers for success
  • One team, one dream - We’re all different but we find common ground and strive to invent, collaborate, and create more. Our synergistic team is two steps ahead of the competition because we treat our stakeholders like teammates
  • Share the playbook - We build trust with each other by openly communicating the game plan, the big wins, and the difficult losses. We value constructive feedback from others because that's how we learn and grow
  • Enjoy the moment! Everyone is encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. We play to win but enjoy the fun along the way. Each day is an opportunity to express yourself, create joy, and do good

Company HQ

China Basin, San Francisco, CA


Former Investment Professional at Carrick Capital Partners and Finance and Strategy Manager at BrightRoll. Former Investment Banking Analyst at Jefferies & Company and Lehman Brothers. BA in Business Administration from Berkley School of Business.

Conway Teng


Former employee at Gusto in Finance and Business Operations. Previously Head of Growth at OrderAhead. Founder of FiveStars. Graduated from Berkley.

Former Senior Software Engineer at Vungle, OpenTable and CoPilot Labs. BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Berkley.

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