Information Security Software Engineer

The Security Engineering team is a trusted partner throughout the organization who work hard to make Betterment the most secure place for our customers’ money. We do this by building tools for our development teams, improving the security and integrity of our systems and adding monitoring and visibility into our services. This helps us move faster and smarter, all while done within a highly regulated and secure environment.

About the right team member:

You have experience as a software engineer or security professional and are passionate about securing systems.You are highly motivated by all tasks that come across your desk which range from delivering new tools and systems that make engineering more impactful to working with your peers to help maintain and improve the security and reliability of current systems. You will work with our Security Operations Center (SOC) to monitor, triage, and remedy security events and continuously improve detection logic. You are always keeping up with what is going on within the tech industry and strive to learn and share your knowledge with colleagues all while maintaining high productivity. You are intrigued with how to use metrics to effectively drive change.

At Betterment you will get to:

  • Pentest our various web and mobile applications and our networks and servers alongside our expert team
  • Work directly in building and integrating security tooling & features, & work across engineering teams to ensure secure consumer products and employee systems
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to guide security & privacy initiatives by participating in design reviews, code reviews, & threat modeling
  • Create alert logic, metrics and tooling and remedy security events
  • Introduce and promote adoption of significant technologies and process innovations
  • Promote high quality, secure software through software delivery pipeline automation

You will be effective if you have:

  • Lean towards tackling large challenges by picking them apart, observing, experimenting, and gathering metrics that can help drive the team towards better observability
  • Experienced with cloud providers and configuration management (e.g. AWS, GCP, DigitalOcean)
  • Know the importance of architecting and building systems for High-availability, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Actively grow your own skills and have a strong technical background
  • Work autonomously with minimal direction and oversight

Technologies you will use:

You’ll work with a diverse set of technologies including but not limited to: Vulnerability Scanners, Web Application Firewalls, Next-Generation Endpoint Protection and EDR, AWS, Terraform, Kubernetes, CircleCI, Ruby, Rails, Python, Java, Docker, Ansible, Jenkins, New Relic, Splunk, Gradle, Nginx, Tomcat, Puma, MySQL, Postgresql, Consul, Linux.

About Betterment:

Betterment is the largest independent online financial advisor with more than $14 billion in assets under management. The service is designed to help increase customers’ long-term returns and lower taxes for retirement planning, building wealth, and other financial goals. Betterment takes advanced investment strategies and uses technology to deliver them to more than 370,000 customers across its three business lines: direct-to-consumer, Betterment for Advisors, and Betterment for Business. Learn more.

Come join us!

We’re an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, predisposing genetic characteristic, domestic violence victim status, arrest records, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. 

 


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