Enova is an online financial services provider driven by technology and analytics. Since its founding in 2004, Enova has provided online loans to more than four million people on five continents. We’re proud of our global business model, which is driven by a smart and motivated workforce and a dedication to customer satisfaction.


What you’ll be doing: As the IT Risk Lead you will work in conjunction with legal, compliance, operations, analytics, and other technology groups to manage our PCI and Business Continuity programs, facilitate risk management of internal and enterprise architecture projects, and manage external partner and vendor relationships.

Your responsibility will be to assist in managing our control framework and educating our associates on appropriate security measures. Through your leadership ability you will improve controls, policies and processes. You will have strong decision-making capabilities with the ability to weigh relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one for Enova.

Your core priorities will be to:

  • Proactively monitor and adjust for risk around newly developed products, prevent data breaches and data hacking, and focus on threat detection
  • Manage compliance for audits and work with external partners for PCI audits, SOX audits, and UK privacy audits
  • Manage expectations and relationships with partners and ensue there are no roadblocks, correct information is provided for audits, and timelines are met
  • Work in conjunction with internal teams to collect evidence for audits and while evaluating vendor infrastructure for associated risk
  • Collaborate with internal teams and be able to communicate findings with nontechnical audiences

What you should have:

  • Experience with networking and security (TCP/IP, Routers, VLANS, Firewalls, WAF, IDS, DLP, SDLC) and can understand and follow a packet
  • Strong technical understanding of application and cloud security controls (OWASP 10 and AWS)
  • Experience hands on and managing a PCI-DSS (as a Level 1) program, annual audit and remediate any issues
  • Experience with results of vulnerability scanning tools (Qualys), interpret the results and remediate findings
  • A strong understanding of controls (NIST, ISO, PCI, SOX), how to apply them and assess them to create a mitigation plan and ensure implementation is successful

It would be ideal to have:

  • Experience with SQL scripts, RegEx, and shell scripts
  • Have knowledge of Pivotal Tracker, SpringCM, AWS, Tenable, TripWire, McAfee, F5, Cisco, Palo Alto, Splunk and Metasploit
  • Have one or more relevant security certifications; CISSP, CISA, CISM, GIAC-GISP, GIAC-GCFA, CEH, PCI-ISA, etc.

About Enova:
Enova is a leading provider of online financial services that leverages its advanced technology and analytics to provide access to credit for non-prime consumers and small businesses. Our roots are in Chicago, but we have served nearly 5 million customers through our six businesses in the U.S. and abroad. We pride ourselves on hiring smart and driven people who bring new and innovative ideas to the table. Our philosophy is, "Life’s short. Work some place awesome."

Many of us consider our people to be Enova’s best perk. But to sweeten the deal, we also have a pretty awesome list of conventional (and less conventional) perks and benefits including competitive salaries, health care benefits, a 401K matching plan, a revamped parental leave program (and brand new nursing rooms for our returning mothers!) summer hours, tuition reimbursement and a sabbatical program. And of course we also have the things you’d expect at a leading tech company in Chicago, such as the snacks, game room, onsite massages/barbers/nail technicians, monthly social events, and sporting sponsorships.

Our goal at Enova is to recruit, hire, develop and maintain a diverse workforce. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons and not discriminate in employment decisions by placing the most qualified person in each job, without regard to any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Company Reviews

The structured LevelUp curriculum — which is a month of programming assignments in different languages and a curated list of required reading — is one of the unique ways that Enova invests in making you a better programmer. Your assignments are evaluated by an instructor, as well as your peers, which facilitates improving and growing your skillset. If there is a topic that intrigues you, guaranteed, there is generally an expert in that area a few steps away. There are so many confident and skilled software engineers to talk to, your growth is only limited by your motivation."
Jill Lynch
Software Engineering Apprentice
at Enova
Enova provides its employees everything they need to succeed in their careers, including top talent, an engaging workplace, tons of awesome perks and benefits, and strong company values.
Shaan Sapra
Software Engineer
at Enova
Enova has amazing perks like free food, comfortable dress and summer hours, but the most notable benefit is the deep investment in learning and skill-building. Software new hires go through a 10-week, self-paced training program, which culminates in a full Ruby on Rails app of your design. After training, project team members help you take on responsibility and quickly get success under your belt. Opportunities to make changes abound at Enova, where the only limit to your impact is the need for sleep.
Michelle Waldorf
Software Engineer
at Enova
ENOVA = Fast + Flexible + Frictionless: my favorite F words!
Hakan Karagul
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at Enova
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Why work with us
Being part of a global company like ours means you have lots of opportunities to shine. Our values encourage ownership and accountability, with a commitment to making sure the best answer wins, regardless of whose answer it is. We are a fun and innovative company full of talented people, constantly setting high expectations for ourselves and working our hardest to do even better.
Our philosophy is simple: Happy employees are more successful. When company culture is collaborative and open, we accomplish more together. So you can wear pretty much whatever you want, and you can help yourself to the virtually unlimited coffee, soda and snacks in our fully stocked kitchens. When you sit down at your desk, you’ll do it in front of your choice of Mac or PC, outfitted with all the accessories you need to do your best work. We believe that when you have the tools you need for success, everybody wins.
Perks & Benefits
Medical, dental and vision coverage • 401(k) matching • Commuter tax benefits • Tuition reimbursement • Sabbatical program • Summer Hours • Recognition programs • On-site discounted yoga, dry cleaning, manicures, haircuts and massages • After-hours food delivery and commuting reimbursement • Off-site events every month • Discounted gym memberships • Intramural sports • Pet insurance

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