Lead Security Architect

Coupa Software, Inc.

Through the power of trillions of dollars in business spend, Coupa’s mission is to unlock our customers’ full potential to do well and do good, anchored in our shared belief that we are smarter together. Our customers, suppliers, and employees- our Coupanians- come together to co-create ideas and innovations that impact the power of spend.


  • Ensure the adoption and development of robust, enterprise-wide, Cloud Security technologies at Coupa
  • Collaborate across teams to enhance existing and to develop new, secure, solutions such as database, containers (CI/CD), infrastructure and network, and Coupa’s Security Operations Center
  • Unify and integrate disparate security technologies across Coupa’s footprint, ensuring there is both resilience and coverage at scale
  • Design and build best in market security tooling and platforms to support the Security Operations and Offensive Security Teams
  • Conceptualize and run detailed R&D projects to prototype both security solutions and secure product/platform recommended designs
  • Join the Architecture guild on behalf of security to guide Coupa enterprise strategic direction.
  • Deliver reference architectures for all data flows and secure systems
  • Review application and infrastructure designs with an eye for implementing secure by design principles
  • Partner with teams to add security consultation to infrastructure and software projects


  • Deep and broad security experience (typically 12+ years in associated field)
  • BS or higher in Computer Science or related field, Masters degree a bonus
  • Experience migrating from traditional data center infrastructure and application designs to hybrid or fully-cloud enabled infrastructure; experience with transitioning from hybrid controls to standard controls and architectures
  • Deep experience working in increasingly responsible roles in security architecture and engineering programs focused on cloud security controls for IaaS/SaaS/PaaS implementations, and majority working with architecture and engineering related to network, infrastructure, and database systems
  • Expertise with cloud-native security products and platforms, multicloud a bonus.
  • Extensive background and knowledge of SaaS applications, Proxy/API architecture, Cloud security, Identity Access Management, Data Compliance Management, SSO, and Shadow IT; database and application production experience a bonus
  • Advanced networking knowledge with cloud native data flows, TCP/IP, firewalls, and routers among others
  • Architecture certification (Google, Amazon, Azure) from a major cloud platform preferred; TOGAF a bonus, multicloud certs a bonus
  • Native knowledge developing and delivering reference architectures
  • Experience leading architecture practice at the enterprise level
  • Thought leadership, history of influencing the strategic maturation of security programs cross-team and intra-team
  • Native knowledge of capability maturity modeling
  • GCIH or other recognized best-of-breed security certification preferred (CISSP, CISA, GCIH, GPEN, GWEB, CCNA/CCSP)
  • Cloud certification (CSTAR) nice to have
  • Working knowledge of TOGAF standard
  • Previous experience in similar growth SaaS organization preferred
The estimated pay ranges for this role are as follows:
• Based in California: $183,500-216,000
The successful candidate’s starting salary will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location within the state.
At Coupa, we’re building a great company that is laser-focused on three core values: ensuring customer success with an obsessive and unwavering commitment to making customers successful, focusing on results with a relentless focus on delivering results through innovation and having a bias for action, and striving for excellence with our commitment to a collaborative environment infused with professionalism, integrity, passion, and accountability.
At Coupa, we have a solid and innovative team dedicated to improving the spend management processes of today’s dynamic businesses. We celebrate diversity and recognize its value to our customers and employees. Coupa is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and affirmative-action employer. Learn more about our commitment to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion at Coupa here. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law. 
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