As the Cyber Security Specialist for our Tech Team, you will spearhead security strategy - work across teams and departments to ensure our infrastructure is ready to support Mindvalley's ambition of impacting a billion lives.
Mindvalley builds businesses that innovate on transformational education for all ages, through mediums that range from digital publishing, educational technology, online learning, mobile apps, content, events and more. We stand for ideas that enable people to be extraordinary and impact lives. Founded in 2003 by Vishen Lakhiani, we are a team of 200 people from 40 countries, working across a wide range of inter-related businesses that are dedicated to pushing humanity forward through reforming global education.
You'll be exposed to some of the best knowledge, people, and resources available anywhere. Mindvalley is considered one of the top places in the world to work and has been written about in magazines, articles and on TV.
By joining the Technology team as the Security Specialist, you’ll be one of the key players to engineer, implement and monitor security measures for Mindvalley’s systems, apps and information. And with that, you’ll contribute to Mindvalley’s mission to revolutionize learning experiences worldwide and impact a billion lives through our technology and ecosystem of apps. Our goal is to go global, to be everywhere, to make Mindvalley a part of people’s lives. In this specific role you will:
Tech at Mindvalley
Due to the unique environment that Mindvalley has in terms of having its own ecosystem of applications that support the business, working with us in a technical role is a great challenge.
We generally look for attitude over aptitude when it comes to technical skills, a history of proven execution and excellent root cause analysis problem-solving skills are things that we value highly.
We predominantly build apps with a Nginx, Unicorn, Ruby, Redis and PostgreSQL architecture on Linode so experience with any of these will be valuable to us.
The technical ecosystem is both interesting and broad covering systems that deal with:
Any technical role will provide a good mix of development work, systems thinking, problem-solving, business analysis with a large dose of teamwork.
We run functional teams based on the SCRUM methodology and are a fairly Agile environment, with 2-week sprints and teams with a minimum of 2 developers (preferably 3) plus a Platform Owner. Sprints cannot be interrupted and work is planned out well in advance to keep stress down to a minimum. We have also been experimenting with LeSS recently (Large Scale Scrum).
We have a focus on scalability, stability and code quality and we use tools such as Circle-CI and Code Climate to help with that