Software Development Engineer (Security)

  • Anywhere

Our mission and where you fit in

Our ambitious team at Employment Hero is on a quest to transform employment, making it easier and more valuable for everyone. Our world-class software is the easiest way for small and medium-sized businesses to manage HR, payroll, employee engagement, and benefits.

Since our inception in 2014, we’ve had enormous growth (100% YoY), now serving 300,000 businesses globally, with 2 million+ users on the platform, reaching unicorn status in 2022 – and we have no plans of slowing down.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join one of the fastest-growing global unicorns, so let’s see if we could be a match!

In your role, you’ll be focused on…

We are looking for experienced software development engineers (Intermediate/Senior) with a focus on software security, or former security experience. You will take ownership of detecting and remediating security vulnerabilities within our applications, through a combination of automated tooling and manual detection. You will have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of products, across Ruby on Rails, TypeScript, .NET, and ReactJS. You will work closely with the engineering teams, platform teams, and security teams to ensure a good security posture across all of our applications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review security vulnerabilities found in automated tooling, such as SonarCloud, and rule out false positives and prioritise actual issues.
  • Manually inspect the code and test the running applications to detect additional security vulnerabilities.
  • Working primarily in Ruby on Rails, either fix the issues directly or work with respective code owners to prioritise the resolution of the issue.
  • Ensuring both a tactical and strategic approach to security across an engineering department of over 300 engineers.
  • Drive continuous improvement through the evaluation and adoption of new technologies, tools, and methodologies.
  • Collaborate with highly respected Software Development Engineers in a high performing and supportive environment.
  • Demonstrate your passion for secure development across technically challenging development projects.


You’re the hero we’re looking for if:

  • You have solid programming experience; ideally in one of TypeScript, C#, or Ruby.
  • Proficiency in Ruby programming language and Ruby frameworks such as Rails or Sinatra, OR expertise in other OOP languages such as Python, TypeScript, Golang, Java, etc. and a willingness to learn our tech stack.
  • Experienced in secure development, penetration testing, or similar fields of security-focused development.
  • Experienced in implementing secure coding practices, tooling, and methodologies.
  • Strong understanding of standard Software Engineering processes, Testing, and Agile methodology.
  • English language abilities, both written and verbal – you’ll be working with people across the world, including from Australia.

It’ll be great, but not essential, if you also have experience with:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science of Software Engineering or an equivalent.
  • Experience in HR practices such as recruitment and performance management.

Experience is important, but for us the biggest measure of success is people who can live and breathe our values. Show us what you can bring to the table, and we’ll empower you to let your talents shine.


Feel supported every step of the way

Whether it’s your first remote role, or you’re already a seasoned professional, it always helps to know you’re in a good company. With 220+ heroes in Vietnam and 800+ heroes globally – there’s always someone willing to lend a helping hand.

But don’t just take it from us, hear from your local heroes: Thao Ta, Head of People and Culture & Hung Pham, Group Engineer Manager

We can make you wow-to-proud and enjoy our exclusive perks and benefits at Employment Hero, including:

  • Remote-first and flexible working arrangements
  • 20 days Annual Leave, plus VN Public Holidays
  • Leisure Rules Days – an extra day to take leave whenever you are simply not feeling very “workie”
  • A generous budget to spend on setting up your home office or WFH station
  • $500 USD for books, conferences & courses for your professional development plan
  • $500 USD for English learning courses
  • VND 80,000 budget for lunch for day-in-office
  • Best-in-class hardware, tools and tech – choose either a MacBook Pro or Windows laptop
  • Premium Healthcare Insurance Program for you and your loved ones.
  • Sports club funded by Employment Hero
  • Monthly get-together event in the office for team bonding
  • Learning and development opportunities, including MCI courses, Go1 Learning, external study policy and tailor-made individual development plans
  • Reward and recognition programs – because great work should be recognised and rewarded
  • Including Lightning Award for delivering quality work at speed and Values Champion Awards
  • Annual Global Gathering to get to know your global colleagues – we’ve been to Thailand, Da Nang (Vietnam) and are excited to meet in Bali in September 2024
  • Employee Share Option Program (ESOP): be an owner of Employment Hero

We celebrate diverse perspectives and experiences, and we invite people of all backgrounds and identities to apply for this position. If you require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process, simply let us know.

Remote-first principles

At Employment Hero, we’re not just working remotely; we’re integrating flexibility and global reach into the heart of our daily operations.

We also recognise the value of face-to-face connection, and organise local and global gatherings throughout the year to celebrate our wins and make meaningful connections with our colleagues.

And for those who enjoy working from an office, we also have a Hero Hub in HCMC, which you’re welcome to work from whenever you like.

Work your way

Every Hero has unique powers. Bound by a common purpose and trust, we encourage each other to work in ways that allow us to bring our best selves to work.

Not exactly the right fit for you?

If you’re excited about Employment Hero, but this role is not the one for you, we encourage you to explore our careers page, packed with many more great opportunities.

Know someone who would be a great fit? Feel free to share the role with your network !