Runway is hiring a

Staff Cloud Security Engineer


At Runway, we believe everyone has a story to tell. Our mission is to make professional video and content creation accessible to all. We are taking recent advancements in computer graphics, the web, and machine learning to push the boundaries of creativity and in turn, lower the barriers of content creation; unfastening a new wave of storytelling 🚀

Over the last three years, we’ve raised funding from top-tier investors including Felicis, Coatue, Lux, and Amplify, all with a team small enough to fit at one (growing) table. Our team consists of creative, open minded, caring and entrepreneurial individuals from all walks of life. We aspire to build incredible things which starts with building an incredible team, so we’d love to hear from you! 😄

About the role 🎉

We are looking for an experienced Cloud Security Engineer who is eager to design and implement industry-leading security practices at a growing cloud-based SaaS company. You’ll be security hire #1, with a mission to ensure that Runway’s environment and customer content remain secure in the cloud.

You will collaborate across multiple teams including engineering, research, and product and across multiple themes including infrastructure security, security operations and training, and incident response. We’re looking for someone that has deep technical expertise and who is driven to set the security standard at a fast-paced, growing startup. As the first hire on a one-person security team, this role will feature high levels of ownership and growth potential.

What you’ll do 🎨

  • Own security at Runway
  • Identify and communicate security risks to all relevant stakeholders. Lead the charge in protecting against these risks
  • Lead incident detection and response for security incidents at the company
  • Expand on and re-define the current security posture at Runway

What you’ll need 💻

  • Strong experience working with and securing AWS cloud environments, including IAM, EKS, EC2, Lambda, S3, RDS, ECR, CloudTrail, GuardDuty, AWS Config, etc.
  • Extensive experience in security operations and threat detection in the cloud before they cause material damage to the business. In the event an alert is identified as a security incident, you will kick off Incident Response.
  • Strong experience in security automation and tool development to secure our cloud.
  • Advocate for and experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) practices including Terraform, CloudFormation, GitOps, environment isolation, etc.
  • Experience with Docker containers and Kubernetes security practices such as container hardening, pod-security policies, network security policies, etc.
  • Experience implementing and facilitating strong role-based access control (RBAC) policies across an organization.
  • Experience with risk assessment and prioritization, including maintaining a risk register and regularly using it to prioritize and define new work.
  • Experience in one or more programming languages (Python, Node.js, etc.) and shell scripting.
  • Scrappiness. At a company of our size, sprints are short and quick iteration is key to our success, especially with an external environment that poses many threats and an internal environment with limited human resources.


Runway strives to recruit and retain exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds while ensuring pay equity for our team. Our salary ranges are based on competitive market rates for our size, stage and industry, and salary is just one part of the overall compensation package we provide.

There are many factors that go into salary determinations, including relevant experience, skill level and qualifications assessed during the interview process, and maintaining internal equity with peers on the team. The range shared below is a general expectation for the function as posted, but we are also open to considering candidates who may be more or less experienced than outlined in the job description. In this case, we will communicate any updates in the expected salary range.

Lastly, the provided range is the expected salary for candidates in the U.S. Outside of those regions, there may be a change in the range, which again, will be communicated to candidates.

Salary range: $170,000-$210,000

Working at Runway 🥳

We are a small and growing team of artists, engineers, researchers, and dreamers working together to reimagine creativity. And we’re building a unique team of talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. We believe that this will allow us to continue to up-level each other, our company, and our product. We’re looking for people that will add to our culture, not just fit in.

We’re committed to creating a space where our employees can bring their full selves to work and have equal opportunity to succeed. So regardless of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, origin, ability, age, veteran status, if joining this mission speaks to you, we encourage you to apply!

Keep exploring Runway:

Our Behaviors and Company Mission

Runway raises $50M Series C

Runway Research | Runway Graphics | Runway Blog

We're excited to be recognized as a best place to work! Crain's | InHerSight | BuiltIn NYC


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