Principal Security Engineer

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Full-time / Seattle-based / Hybrid (In-person 3 days/week)

Company information

AI is rapidly changing every piece of software we use and is driving a massive influx of new intelligent applications. Where there is AI, there is data. Now more than ever, it is critical for companies to responsibly and effectively manage information at scale. But, in most organizations, data governance is fundamentally broken. The complex process of managing access rights and privileges across a myriad of data sources results in reduced productivity and heightened security risks. Companies face a serious dilemma: implement status quo arbitration solutions and accept the likelihood of information loss or do nothing at all, which could result in serious policy violations.

Codified rejects this dichotomy by eliminating the traditional data governance workflow entirely. Our engine converts documented policies into code, applies them across the entire data estate, automatically processes all access requests, and grants secure access to apps and individuals in real-time. An immutable log records all data activities and monitors possible exposures continuously. By using Codified, companies can fully embrace AI innovation and unlock new business value without worrying about data compliance.

Role description

As a Principal Security Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in building and maintaining the security infrastructure that empowers our cutting-edge data governance solution. You will work alongside a talented team of engineers and security professionals to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data across diverse sources while enabling real-time access and compliance management.


  • Lead the the technical team to design, build, implement, and maintain security controls that protect data and support real-time access in accordance with regulatory requirements and company policies.
  • Develop, review, and enforce security policies, standards, and procedures for data governance, access controls, and data classification.
  • Conduct thorough security assessments and audits to identify vulnerabilities, assess risks, and recommend mitigation strategies to ensure the security of Codified's data governance platform.
  • Lead the technical team to integrate security best practices throughout the software development lifecycle, from design to deployment.
  • Monitor and respond to security incidents, conducting root cause analysis and implementing corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of authentication and authorization mechanisms to ensure secure access to data by both applications and individuals.
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of emerging security threats, vulnerabilities, and industry best practices to proactively enhance Codified's security posture.
  • Collaborate with customers to address their security concerns, provide technical expertise, and contribute to the overall success of their data governance implementations.


  • Proven experience in a security-focused engineering role in the software industry.
  • Strong understanding of data governance, data access management, resource and identity access, privacy, and compliance standards.
  • Experience with cloud security (AWS, Azure, GCP), containerization, and microservices architecture.
  • Proficiency in programming/scripting languages (e.g., Python, Java) for security automation and tool development.
  • Familiarity with security technologies, such as identity and access management (IAM), RBAC, AuthZ, encryption, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or related field.
  • Relevant certifications are a plus.
  • Located in or willing to move to the Seattle area. Willing to work in-person 3 days a week


  • Competitive base salary
  • Equity stake commensurate to an engineering co-founder
  • 100% covered benefits

Don’t meet every single requirement listed above? That's ok. If you’re excited about this role and our mission, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles at Codified.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and highly value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Interested applicants should include a resume and cover letter.

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