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Software Engineer, Security at Aiven
Toronto, CA

Headquartered in Helsinki with offices in Berlin, Sydney and Toronto, Aiven provides managed open-source data technologies, such as PostgreSQL, Kafka and M3, on all major clouds. We have raised $150M in VC funding to date and are backed by world-class investors including Atomico, IVP and Earlybird Venture Capital, among others. We plan to invest this funding back into open source.

Our roots are in open source. The services we provide are based on best-in-class open-source data technologies. We are establishing an Open-Source Program Office that will coordinate and increase our contributions to the open-source community.

Aiven enables developers to do what they do best: create applications. Meanwhile, we do what we do best; manage cloud data infrastructure. We enable our customers to drive business results from open source resulting in true transformations far beyond their own backyards.

With offices in Helsinki, Berlin, Sydney and Boston, we have a virtual presence in Canada, the US, and several European countries.


We are looking for experienced software developer to work on our cloud operations platform with specific focus on Information Security. We are looking for a person to design, implement and further develop security controls to protect Aiven production infrastructure. The controls include access and audit controls, data security and privacy, intrusion detection and prevention systems, vulnerability scanning, detection and remediation, among others. In addition, we would expect this role to share their expertise in guiding other developers and improving security awareness overall.

Information Security is critical for success in our business and has a strong mandate from the company leadership. We hold ISO27001:2013 certificate and are SOC 2 compliant.

We are looking for self-driven professionals in Information Security with a developer mindset. We value analytical problem-solving skills and an openness to new ideas.


Key requirements for success in this role include:

  • Interest and demonstrated experience in defining and developing Information Security software controls
  • Excellent Linux systems administration and networking skills
  • Solid development skills in Python
  • Experience in threat modelling as part of software development efforts
  • Fluency in English, verbal and written

What we value:

  • Ethical Hacking experience
  • Distributed systems knowledge
  • Experience in writing technical blog posts and giving technical presentations


  • A dynamic startup environment with a rapidly growing, international business
  • Highly experienced colleagues
  • Lots of space and freedom to be yourself and act as an owner
  • Participation in employee stock option plan
  • Comprehensive Benefits program including private Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Mobile phone and subscription
  • Flexible working hours
  • Office snacks, soft drinks, treats and fruits

If you’re interested, send us your application along with a link to your GitHub profile.


AIVEN provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, ancestry, creed (religion), place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), sexual orientation, age, gender expression, record of offences, marital, status, family status, disability. AIVEN complies with applicable provincial and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training