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Akido is a care delivery platform focused on overcoming the complex needs of our most vulnerable populations. We are on a mission to leverage modern technology and proprietary datasets that have historically been locked up in our public health ecosystems in order to radically improve the quality of life and affordability of care for underserved people.

We are a fast-growing, impact-focused, Y Combinator company being used nationwide to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, homelessness, and other public health crises. Across the country, health systems and government service providers use Akido to launch new technology-powered public health initiatives that improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve.

We're building a dynamic, diverse and driven team of people who care deeply about our mission and are passionate about creating transformational change in healthcare as we continue to grow and broaden our impact. We tackle new challenges together while working hard to... cultivate an environment where everyone can thrive. Our team is on the path to eclipsing several major milestones in 2021 and we're looking for new teammates to help us accelerate our progress and join us on this journey to transform healthcare for our vulnerable populations. We look forward to meeting you!

Akido Labs is hiring a SecDevOps engineer to lead the design, implementation and maintenance of our top security programs in collaboration with stakeholders across the company. Our security team works hard to protect Akido, our customers, and the patients we ultimately serve, while we provide them with the healthcare services they need to thrive.

To be a successful Security Engineer, you should be experienced in information security and IT risk assessment, with a strong understanding of security protocols, authentication, and security. Our ideal candidate is capable of working closely with leadership to provide guidance on security and privacy policies while our customer base and patient count continues to increase at a rapid pace. As such, you should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, and be enthusiastic about working with a wide variety of people.

Responsibilities of the Sr. SecDevOps position include:

  • Collaborating with compliance and privacy teams as well as other leaders to implement security best practices and make policy recommendations
  • Training the engineering team and continuing to grow our security-first mentality
  • Participating in design discussions and weighing in with your technical security expertise
  • Configuring security systems, analyzing security requirements, and recommending improvements on a continuous basis
  • Performing vulnerability and penetration tests, identifying and defending against threats, and developing disaster recovery plans
  • Updating software with the latest security patches and ensuring the proper defenses are present for each network resource
  • Installing, administering, and troubleshooting network security solutions
  • Defending systems against unauthorized access
  • Monitoring traffic for suspicious activity
  • Configuring and supporting security tools (firewalls, antivirus, and IDPS software)
  • Analyzing and establishing security requirements
  • Identifying threats and working on steps to defend against them
  • Conducting security audits


  • 8+ years experience as a DevOps engineer with 3+ years of focus on security
  • Experience implementing managing monitoring solutions including, but not limited to, CloudWatch, Elastic APM, and Zabbix
  • Experience working with configuration management solutions such as Ansible
  • Experience with AWS-based solutions preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to solve problems as they arise
  • Ability to prioritize projects and work independently
  • Interest in working with people from a diverse set of backgrounds
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

Perks and Benefits

  • Flexible hours
  • Unlimited vacation (we compensate your work, not your hours)
  • Medical, dental and vision health insurance
  • Wellness benefits
  • Stock options

Akido is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, marital status, disability, age, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires an accommodation, please let us know

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