Director of Application Security


Director of Application Security

  • R6801
  • Remote
  • Remote, United States
  • Engineering

Toast is driven by building the restaurant platform that helps restaurants adapt, take control, and get back to what they do best: building the businesses they love.

About this roll* (Responsibilities) 

  • Establish and expand initiatives to build a security-first mindset at Toast
  • Define, support, and encourage career development plans for your team
  • Support a #OneTeam mindset by partnering across the business to deliver secure products and encourage security by design 
  • Manage, coach, empower, and grow a team of Application Security Engineers 
  • Implement, capture, and report on metrics to drive teams to a high level of security maturity across Toast 
  • Take ownership of Toast’s SSDLC to create a world class system through transparency and accountability
  • Expand and mature the Toast Security Champion program to ensure that all software developed at Toast is built with security in mind
  • Support engineering teams by providing them with subject matter expertise as needed, for example by providing design or code reviews and recommendations

Do you have the right ingredients*? (Requirements)

  • Strong understanding of the modern threat landscape
  • Strong experience building and leading diverse security teams at a SaaS based company 
  • A proven ability to influence decision-making at all levels within an organization
  • Strong understanding of modern SSDLC tools and best practices
  • Experience selecting and driving implementation of a variety of security tools to fit every use case (e.g. SAST, DAST, SCA)
  • An understanding of secure software architecture principles

Special Sauce* (Nonessential Skills/Nice to Haves)

  • Experience in SaaS, FinTech, and/or mobile app security
  • Experience in PCI, SOX, and/or SOC-2 Compliance

*Bread puns encouraged but not required

Our Spread of Total Rewards

  • Unlimited Vacation
  • Sabbatical opportunity after five years
  • Professional Development Reimbursement Program
  • Commitment to Employee Wellness through resources such as a quarterly Wellness Stipend
  • Various peer and company recognition programs 
  • 401(k) and matching
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Coverage
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Subsidized backup childcare


We are Toasters

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is Baked into our Recipe for Success.

At Toast our employees are our secret ingredient. When they are powered to succeed, Toast succeeds.

The restaurant industry is one of the most diverse industries. We embrace and are excited by this diversity, believing that only through authenticity, inclusivity, high standards of respect and trust, and leading with humility will we be able to achieve our goals.

Baking inclusive principles into our company and diversity into our design provides equitable opportunities for all and enhances our ability to be first in class in all aspects of our industry.

Bready* to make a change? Apply today!

Toast is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive hiring process. As part of this commitment, we strive to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities to enable them to access the hiring process. If you need an accommodation to access the job application or interview process, please contact candidateaccommodations@toasttab.com.

For roles based in the United States:  As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and their families, all individuals entering our US workspaces are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation.

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