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Cloud Security Architect

IT & Security

San Mateo

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About SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey (NASDAQ: SVMK) is a leading global survey software company on a mission to power the curious. The company’s People Powered Data platform empowers over 17 million active users to measure and understand feedback from employees, customers, website and app users, and the market. SurveyMonkey’s products, enterprise solutions and integrations enable 335,000+ organizations to solve daily challenges, from delivering better customer experiences to increasing employee retention. With SurveyMonkey, organizations around the world can transform feedback into business intelligence that drives growth and innovation.

SurveyMonkey is a place where the curious come to grow. By embedding inclusion into our processes, policies, and culture, we are building a workplace for our 1,000+ employees across North America, Europe, and APAC where people of every background can thrive. We’ve won multiple awards and received recognition for our forward-looking policies, including extended parental and bereavement leave, vendor benefits standards, and Take 4 sabbaticals. 

SurveyMonkey was recognized by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE as a top workplace in 2018 and 2019, and the company has also won numerous awards as a leader in global survey software, including being named among CNBC’s Disruptor 50 and the Forbes Cloud 100. 

Over the past two years we’ve become a public company and expanded our platform with enterprise-grade features in privacy, security and compliance, putting SurveyMonkey on the path to rapidly expand our presence within the Fortune 500. We have ambitious goals to grow our international footprint as well, and every member of our troop plays a critical role in driving this growth and transformation. It’s an incredible time to join the company and be a part of our next chapter!

Trust & Security

Does __surveymonkey__ speak to you? Do you want to directly influence how security is delivered in a distributed environment? Do you want to have an impact today, tomorrow, and for years to come? Then you’re probably just who we need to help us design and build interesting, secure, and scalable solutions. Then come join us! We’re a friendly bunch looking for a teammate to learn and grow with. If you're looking to own an integral part of our security, and brand protection, let's chat!

The Role

As a Cloud Security Architect at SurveyMonkey, you will help define the cloud security strategy for our public cloud deployment. The Trust & Security team will be at the center of our expansion into AWS, working closely with the Cloud Engineering team, guiding engineers with best practices as they enter the Cloud. We're looking for the right person to help with the following:

  • Collaborate with Engineering and Trust & Security leadership to guide the Cloud Security strategy
  • Interpret Information Security requirements, Policies, and Standards to help ensure delivery of secure solutions
  • Ensure compliant design in alignment with HIPAA, PCI, and Privacy Regulations (e.g., GDPR, CCPA)
  • Design, develop and implement security controls in AWS environments
  • Leverage automation to build and manage security systems, infrastructure, and applications
  • Collaborate with Security Operations to deploy, support, and monitor security of the environments
  • Lead improvement in security automation of the infrastructure through tooling and process
  • Take part in projects such as integrations of acquisitions, to ensure the proposed and implemented architecture is in alignment with security requirements
  • Mentor and coach the Trust & Security team on cloud security practices and solutions


  • Solid understanding of network protocols and common services
  • Experience with security monitoring tools
  • Experience in AWS, including but not limited to IAM, GuardDuty, WAF, Shield+, EC2, CloudTrail, CloudWatch
  • Experience with implementing well architected environments in AWS
  • 5+ years of Cloud Security experience
  • 3+ years of AWS experience
  • Public cloud automation experience (Python is a plus)
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with compliance frameworks (e.g., PCI, HIPAA) 

At SurveyMonkey, we offer competitive salaries, medical/dental benefits, PTO, 401k, paid holidays and parental leave, and equity compensation.

SurveyMonkey is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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