Senior Security Engineer

Why work at Venmo

We are connecting the world and empowering people through payments. Our app makes moving money simple, makes an awkward conversation a fun experience and changes our users' lives for the better. We want a place on your phone's home screen and we work everyday to ensure we earn that honor.

On the inside, we are teeming with talent. We believe that innovation is fostered in an environment that values intellectual curiosity and the joy of learning. Our team is made up of thinkers, idealists, and high-energy yes-we-can-ers who have found an app and a workplace that we love. Fueled by Kind bars and green tea (and plenty of other healthy snacks), we are looking for people who challenge us, inspire us, and want to problem solve with us. In a phrase: we are looking for people to come and Venmo with us.


Information Security at Venmo

We are seeking an intelligent and motivated security engineer to join Venmo’s Information Security team. Our ideal candidate is excited about the opportunity to innovate on the cutting edge of secure mobile and cloud services through deep technical security knowledge and a solid work ethic. In this role, you will report directly to the Manager of Information Security and Compliance and work directly with other business units as a subject matter expert on all thing relating to information security, both infrastructure, and application. A typical day might include identifying a potential application vulnerability, building and responding to security alerts, or working with our Product and technical teams to securely design a new platform feature. You’ll be managing our growing suite of advanced tools and identifying opportunities for improvements in our mobile and cloud platform. If you are up to the challenge and want to join our front line make moving money simple, please contact us immediately.


  • Assist Manager of Information Security on all application and network security activities
  • Evaluate, design, deploy, support, and monitor information security systems
  • Identify security exposures and develop mitigation plans
  • Work with our operations team to implement information security solutions
  • Advocate security awareness and teach secure behavior and methods
  • Lead technical security incident response activities and forensic investigations
  • Implement best-practice security procedures, standards, and guidelines
  • Support Venmo in developing and maturing their own application security program.
  • Assist in compliance activates such as external audits from customers, regulatory compliance projects, and overall information security reviews
  • Support integration with the PayPal Information Security and be central point of contact.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Information Security or equivalent work experience
  • CISSP, CISM, CISA, Security+ or comparable Information Security Assurance certification
  • Minimum 5 years of on the job information security experience
  • Self-starter, able to work with a mix of technical and non-technical clients
  • Strong documentation skills are a must.
  • Ability to perform technical risk assessments, triage security testing results and manage security response actions.
  • Deep, demonstrable expertise in:
    • Linux / Windows / workstation / mobile device security hardening
    • Cloud Security best practices
    • Network protocols, standards, and analysis tools
    • Technical monitoring, troubleshooting, impact determination, and problem solving
    • Vulnerability and penetration testing
  • Experience researching, implementing and administration of security infrastructure
    • Intrusion protection, firewalls, and SIEM tools.
    • File integrity monitoring, data loss prevention, and network access control
    • Event log aggregation and analysis.
    • Application vulnerability and Web Application protection solutions


  • Experience with financial industry security governance, including PCI DSS, SOC2 and state regulations

See Inside the Office of Venmo

Venmo strives to connect the world and empower people through electronic payments. With Venmo, users can easily split the bill, pay friends back for cab fare, and much more—all while sharing payment notes in a social feed. Additionally, Venmo allows users to make purchases within some of their other favorite mobile apps.

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