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Data Security Engineer

Los Angeles, CA or remote from CA, PA, NJ, NY, DC, CT, VA, GA, OH, OR


Political News, Online Media


Regular, Full-time

About TYT

TYT is America's largest online progressive news network and the #1 most engaged news and politics network. The award-winning network is one of the top multi-platform online content creators, generating over 500 million views a month.

Most recently TYT received the Audience Honor in the Shorty Awards for News and Media. The Damage Report with John Iadarola was recognized with the People’s Voice Webby Award in News and Politics. Additionally, Indisputable with Dr. Rashad Richey was recognized as the fastest growing TV news show by the Hicks Evaluation group. In 2021, TYT received the Audience Honor in the Shorty Awards for Best in Live Event Coverage for their coverage of the 2020 Election. The Damage Report with John Iadarola was a 2021 Webby Honoree for Social Media Presence. Dr. Richey was recently awarded with the Global Icon Award by the Black Media Honors and was recognized with an award by the White House for his work with gang-affected and gang-affiliated youth and social advocacy.

Cenk Uygur was recognized by Mediaite on their list of Most Influential in News Media 2021. Host Ana Kasparian was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Media List and The Daily Dot’s 20 Women of YouTube list. The Young Turks was recognized with a Webby Honoree for News and Politics: Series and Channel, won the Audience Honor for Overall YouTube Presence in the 2018 Shorty Awards and the Webby People’s Voice Award for News and Politics - Series. Over the years, TYT has been recognized by the Streamys, Webbys, and Shorty Awards. The Young Turks was awarded the Imagen Vision Award and the Vote It Loud Fifth Estate: Champion in Media Award for Best in New Media in 2016. In 2015, The Young Turks was named to Variety’s FameChangers List (No. 7) and The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen List (No. 1 in the News category).

TYT includes owned and operated and partner shows such as The Young Turks, The Damage Report, Indisputable, and more.

TYT’s 24/7 programming is available on YouTube TV, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, Xumo, Twitch, Comcast Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, Samsung TV Plus, TCL, Local Now, FuboTV, and more.

TYT is also available as a podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Amazon Music, and more.

Job Description

The Data Security Engineer will be involved in the assessment, design, installation, and administration of software products (both those built by and licensed by TYT); ensure secure technology environments for both corporate and studio infrastructure; and monitor our cloud architecture for secure operation. The Data Security Engineer is also responsible for introducing, monitoring and maintaining cyber security tools and promoting general operational best practices.

You’ll love working here because: TYT has been a mission-driven company from its inception, and will always be so; You’ve mastered remote work out of preference, rather than necessity. Our geographically distributed team chose to work remotely before the pandemic, and we haven’t missed a beat.
You’re deeply curious and are intrigued by a business that never stops evolving, always adapting to changes in the business, technical and cultural landscape. There’s a distinct lack of ego on the team; ideas are raised, challenged and refined at all levels of the company, and yours will be part of the mix.

Primary Responsibilities

Ongoing audit of TYT’s published Privacy Policy against industry best practices and norms, data security and privacy standards such as. GDPR, CCPA, and PCI; and for internal compliance with its own stated policies regarding storage, access, and disposal of data. Conduct periodic security risk assessments on existing systems - enterprise / cloud, Studio, and consumer products. Align the technology and business strategies with security posture, identify gaps in process and technology for leadership team. Maintains a roadmap for addressing capability gaps, maturity improvements and innovation. Play and important role in onboarding and offboarding processes for employees and contractors, particularly with regards to shared access to TYT systems and data. Ensure appropriate security processes and system access is maintained as roles evolve for employees and contractors. Build and maintain data access policies that are effective, auditable and scalable. Manage questionnaires and audit requests as they arise. Document current architecture and cyber security posture, create playbooks/runbooks where applicable. Act as our leading subject matter expert on matters of data / cyber security; monitor discussion forums to be on top of the latest best practices.

SDLC and DevOps: Collaborate with engineering team to safeguard our products and user data as new capabilities and features are introduced; and to harden our data infrastructure as we build first class tooling around data access. Work closely with the other members of the DevOps team to continuously improve our processes, infrastructure, and cloud architecture in order to shield it from any threats, and vulnerabilities. Review outside services selected for integration with TYT’s apps and platform for possible exposures or threats to TYT’s security and privacy policies. Develop detection strategies to identify anomalous activity and ensure that our data infrastructure and most importantly, our data remains in a safe environment. Contribute to strategy, risk management and prioritization for all efforts around data security. Collaborate on the development of internal processes, procedures and tools with other members of the team to help meet performance and uptime goals.


Bachelor's or Master’s Degree (preferred) in Computer Science. 5+ of working experience in this field. Strong knowledge of Linux: Unix tools and scripting languages (bash shell scripts, Python, etc). Strong understanding of operating system fundamentals. Experience with hosted solutions and cloud production environment: AWS Cloud Services and technologies. Knowledge and working experience with relational databases (MySQL, SQL Server).


TYT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please submit your cover letter and resume at [email protected] and include the job title “Data Security Engineer” in the subject line of your email when applying.

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