Security Engineer

Affirm values information security as critical part in company’s continued success. While we’re reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, we also safeguards our clients’ sensitive information. Your unique mission as a Security Engineer is to identify potential weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the foundational infrastructure and strategically reinforce them, enabling other teams to focus on building honest financial products.

What You'll Do

  • Responsible for security monitoring, with events collected from a diverse range of security devices
  • Identify and report vulnerability, intrusions & compromises
  • Provide incident response services, including, but not limited to, triage, risk assessment, and remediation guidance
  • Keep track of latest findings from security researchers and relevant sources
  • Constantly thrive to improve security operational procedures

What We Look For

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or information systems and security or equivalent demonstrated experience and knowledge.
  • An Information security related program or previous research on security is a plus.
  • Previous working experience in a SOC environment.
  • Strong knowledge of mobile and web application security, with hands-on experience on web application firewall, proxy, and mobile security solutions.
  • Acute sense of judgment on security; ability to independently evaluate incident handlings and the effectiveness of current security strategies.
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP stack.
  • Experience with Internet application protocols and tools, such as HTTP, DNS, SMTP, SSL, TCPdump, and Wireshark.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Solid programming skills.
  • Bug bounty experience is a plus.
  • AWS experience is a plus.

At Affirm we are using technology to re-imagine and re-build core parts of financial infrastructure to enable friendlier and more transparent financial products and services that improve lives.

We believe the financial industry is fundamentally broken. Not only is the core infrastructure built with technology from the 1970s, but there are a dwindling number of people who say "I trust my bank to look out for me". It doesn’t have to be this way, and it’s our mission to fix this problem.

We are based in San Francisco; founded by Max Levchin (founding CTO of PayPal), Jeff Kaditz (CDO DeNA/ngmoco), and Nathan Gettings (founding CTO of Palantir); and building a team of exceptionally talented people to join us on our mission.

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