Security & Technology Assurance Engineer

3+ months agoRemote

Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 375 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

The PayPal Security and Technology Assurance Team is a specialized unit within the second line of defense Information Security and Technology oversight organization. Team members highlight their value/merit/importance to the business by showcasing a variety of security practitioner, SRE, enterprise infrastructure, and coding/development skills to provide data-driven oversight. You will be working with the latest and greatest PayPal products, which means working on the latest technologies. Many projects you will be working on can be of highly sensitive nature which means trust, honesty and integrity are core to the team and its members. If you are a dynamic, motivated security professional with a passion for security and technology, looking to get your career to new heights, and want to work with some of the greatest minds in the field of Information Security, then you would be a perfect candidate to join our team.

The candidate will:

  • Design, engineer, and implement continuous assurance methodologies for both security and technology control objectives.

  • Collaborate with first line of defense to review test results and opportunities for both control and program improvement.

  • Create SPLUNK dashboards for continuous testing results.

  • Proven ability to develop automation to supporting testing requirements.

  • Provide thought leadership to drive improvements to overall technology and security programs.

  • Work in collaboration with internal audit, corporate compliance, risk management and various technical teams in the design and implementation of controls self-assessments, risk assessment and regulatory compliance practices for IT.

  • Create, document, and implement control test plans, queries, scripts, and procedures.

  • Investigate, analyze and document reported control defects.

  • Work with cross-functional teams in performing reviews and tests of IT internal controls to ensure teams are operating adequate controls.

  • Advises IT and business executives on the status of control test results.

  • Assist in company-wide security initiatives.

Job Requirements

  • At least 7 years’ experience in a security or technology engineering role.

  • Proven experience working in highly available, large scale financial services infrastructure.

  • Ability to use though leadership to identify opportunities and drive solutions.

  • At least 5 years assurance experience, including testing strategies, test plans, test case preparation/execution, and automated data driven testing.

  • Skilled leading both process and service improvements.

  • At least 7 years managing across organizational stakeholders.

  • roficiency in Shell, Perl, and Python.

  • Possess either of the following certifications: CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH, or GIAC.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Proven track record of having excellent analytical skills and being results-oriented. 

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and presentation skills and the proven ability to influence and communicate effectively.

  • Confident presenting technical content to c-level executives.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college (Information Technology, Information Assurance, Cyber Security or related disciplines preferred). Preferably a Masters.

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at

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