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Security Specialist

As New Zealand Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year in 2021 - Whip Around makes it simple and seamless to streamline the daily vehicle inspection and maintenance process for companies managing fleets. Whip Around is quickly becoming the software platform of choice for business owners, fleet managers and drivers that are dedicated to workplace safety.

As a Security Specialist your focus will be to help support and create world-class secure solutions for our customers! Whip Around is quickly becoming the software platform of choice for business owners, fleet managers and drivers with dedication to workplace safety. You will help protect our customers personal data and help ensure access to our systems and resources are restricted to the right people and systems.


About the Role

  • You will be responsible for the overall formulation and execution of our security strategy and its implementation across the engineering discipline
  • You will help contribute, manage, communicate and prioritise the security roadmap. This includes communicating to key stakeholders, updating progress, and moving forward items where needed due to risk & impact.
  • You will take ownership of risk assessments, registers and mediation strategies
  • You will take responsibility for ensuring our customers personal data is not compromised or exposed to risk of exposure
  • You will increase our developers, operators and users security posture to support our build security in mentality
  • You will present the real, not perceived, picture of our Security posture that enables the appropriate decision making
  • You will lead our drive to continuously improve our security posture, always seeking to build security in and make doing the right thing, the easy thing
  • You will be empathetic to the people who develop systems, and you’re interested in the needs of all the different roles and people involved in the development team.



  • You have the eye for detail to assess risks across a broad range of areas, from applications to third party offerings used within our teams
  • You understand the importance of keeping customer data secure and understand the risks associated with any exposure
  • You have had some exposure to specific security requirements, such as those for APIs and microservices
  • You enjoy and are passionate about sharing your security experience and know-how to grow these skill across the organisation
  • You are flexible and able to adapt and respond to changing priorities or feedback
  • You thrive on being given the room to grow and expand your knowledge and experience, are always looking to improve and bring new skills to the team



  • You currently hold a security based role, are doing significant work in the security space in your current role, or are looking to become a specialist in this space
  • You will have shown some competencies in the Security domain, taken part in risk assessments, registering of risks and helped or provided some mitigation strategies during your career
  • You will have experience supporting development and operational teams to improve their security posture
  • You will have confidence presenting security topics and concepts to internal teams and leadership
  • You have a wide range of security awareness, from system access to application security and everything in between and have dealt with challenges across this spectrum
  • Awareness of Cloud Security practices and any formal security training would be well looked on!


You’ll be helping companies achieve goals like reducing operational costs, increasing safety on the roads and zero waste initiatives. You’ll be working alongside some talented Product and Engineering individuals, where learning opportunities are endless. You will also be part of a culture that’s committed to helping you become the best version of yourself. Whip Around is dedicated to its people!

  • Learning and Development Allowance
  • Flexible working options - we understand you have a life and family outside of work and we support that!
  • Four weeks additional Paid Parental Leave
  • Exciting team events and activities
  • A day off on your Birthday (because we don’t think anyone should have to work on their Birthday!)


Our Values

Each of us at Whip Around are committed to living and breathing our Values in everything we do.

  • Be the Best You
  • Be the Driver
  • Provide Clarity
  • Manaakitanga
  • Don’t Drop the Trophy


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