Security Engineer (DevOps)

| Chicago

About Raise
We’re Raise, a leading retail payments company and the world’s largest gift card marketplace, that connects consumers to buy discount gift cards or sell their unwanted cards for cash. We’re partnered with over 400 national brands, offering retailers a new form of digital payment, while incentivizing consumers to make their money worth more.

Since our launch in 2013, we’ve saved millions of consumers more than $140 million! and have received $147 million in funding from investors including Accel, PayPal, Bessemer Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates. Raise is headquartered in Chicago with an office in New York

About the Position
Raise Security Engineer will join our Security and Infrastructure team and have a passion for DevOps. In this position, you will work alongside our Platform Engineering team, which is responsible for designing and implementing our cloud infrastructure to support our next generation micro services platform. You will also help lead the security design of our cloud infrastructure and associated technologies to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our data and applications. The ideal candidate has a diverse, hands-on technical background in systems and network management, specializes in cloud technologies, and has a passion for security.


  • Lead the overall security design and implementation of our AWS infrastructure and services
  • Collaborate closely with Engineering to align the needs of the Security team with existing processes and procedures
  • Assess, review and audit application, network, host and service configurations to ensure security best practices
  • Identify, research and implement technical solutions to address security concerns, improve auditability or improve efficiency of our infrastructure or employees
  • Own and support AWS infrastructure and tools implemented for security needs
  • Work across the technology organization to promote process improvements to increase the security of our infrastructure 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Extensive experience managing and securing Amazon Web Services in a large-scale, high concurrency environment
  • Experience hardening Linux containers and tools such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Strong background working in Linux/Unix environments
  • Demonstrable proficiency with one or more scripting languages (Ruby, Go, Python, bash, etc)
  • Extensive experience with “infrastructure as code” and automation/configuration management tools such as Terraform, Chef, Ansible as well as the selection process around these tools
  • Strong understanding of network concepts including TCP/IP, HTTP and TLS, DDoS detection/prevention, and network and host anomaly detection through both automated (NIDS/HIDS) and manual means
  • Familiarity with SSO/SAML utilizing Microsoft ADFS, Active Directory, Google OAuth, etc
  • 5+ years working as an Engineer in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts, possibilities and limitations to a non-technical audience
  • High attention to detail and constructive attitude in peer code reviews or other collaborative methods
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or comparable experience
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect, CISSP or similar certification is a plus! 


  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401(K) with match that is 100% vested from day one, company paid short term and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Flexible Paid Time Off Policy
  • Raise Gives Back, paid time off for volunteering
  • Pre-tax commuter program
  • 16 weeks paid maternity leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Credits for employees
  • Company provided snacks, coffee and soda
  • Voluntary benefits like Pet Insurance and Identity Protection

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11 E Madison St , Chicago, IL 60602
11 E Madison St , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Raise Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance • Competitive vacation policy • Breakfast and healthy snacks provided everyday • Paid maternity and paternity leave • Adoption credit and paid leave for family bonding • Raise Gives Back- 8 paid hours allotted annually for volunteer opportunities

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