Lead Security Engineer



Other Engineering
Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2024
Engineering · Lisbon · Hybrid Remote

Lead Security Engineer

About Unbabel

The company’s language operations platform blends advanced artificial intelligence with human editors, for fast, efficient, high-quality translations that get smarter over time. Unbabel integrates seamlessly in any channel so that agents can deliver consistent multilingual support from within their existing workflows. Making it easy for enterprises to grow into new markets and build seamless customer experiences in every corner of the world.

Based in San Francisco, California, Unbabel works with leading customer support and marketing teams at brands such as Facebook, Microsoft, Booking.com, and Under Armour to communicate effortlessly with customers around the world, no matter what language they speak.

What’s the opportunity about?

We are looking for a Lead Security Engineering working to ensure that the Unbabel service continues to adhere to best practices in security systems.

You will be responsible for working and lead Unbabel’s Information Security System which is ISO27001 certified. This includes the security aspects of infrastructure, SDLC, and application lifecycle - including scanning, code review practices, deployment, and policy reviews. It also includes supporting revenue with security compliance support when needed.

The role will report directly to Unbabel's VP of Engineering.


  • Working with engineering teams to educate and validate that processes, services and systems are secure;
  • Reporting to Unbabel’s Leadership Team on important issues and material violations of laws and regulations.
  • Building best practices throughout the engineering teams;
  • Doing architectural and technical reviews;
  • Ensuring the execution of the activities that support vulnerability management programs, including implementing and managing a SIEM solution, monitoring reporting channels, planning and following up on the execution of activities;
  • Leading other teams in preparing and responding to security incidents;
  • Supporting customer and standard industry audits or accreditations;
  • Contributing to the development of security policies and procedures owned by the engineering organization;
  • Contributing to the product specifications and design to ensure services are secure by design;
  • Supporting the Business Continuity management activities as part of the engineering leadership;
  • Representing other security concerns as part of the engineering leadership.


  • 5 years working in a senior technical security role;
  • BSc or equivalent qualification in Information/Technical Security;
  • Experience of working on ISO27001 or SOC2 or similar accreditation;
  • Experience working with and implementing OWASP recommendations.


  • Competitive salary at one of Europe’s leading tech startups;
  • A stimulating startup environment committed to diversity and inclusion;
  • Health insurance;
  • Stock options;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Individual budget to set up your workstation;
  • Budget for learning and development;
  • Free office breakfast.

Diversity Statement

Unbabel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on ethnicity, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or mental disability. Not only do we not discriminate, but we celebrate differences. If for whatever reason you need us to make reasonable adjustments and adaptations to our recruitment process, please let your recruiter know.

(We are not accepting candidates coming from recruitment agencies at this moment)

Remote status
Hybrid Remote
Employment type
Contact Maria Bernardo Technical Recruiter – People Team

About Unbabel

Unbabel enables enterprises to offer seamless global support in any channel, and in any language.

The company’s AI-powered language operations platform combines the speed of machine translation with the polish of native-speaking editors, enabling enterprises to grow and build customer trust in every corner of the world.

Founded in 2013
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Engineering · Lisbon · Hybrid Remote

Lead Security Engineer

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