Security Engineer

| Chicago

About Us

Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we’re growing by leaps and bounds!

But we’re only just getting started. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo and cascade it into every place where people use money. That means connecting people to their money in the most intuitive and fun way possible, then connecting people with each other. Users already love Venmo, but we know there are lots of things we haven’t thought of to make the experience of using Venmo even more delightful and valuable. All that’s going to take a lot of figuring out. Let’s figure it out together!

Information Security at Venmo

Join a highly proficient team of Security Engineers working to make Venmo more secure. Drive the building and adoption of new security tools and technologies while supporting day to day security activities from vulnerability remediation to incident handling to alerting and monitoring. Come join a team driven to improve the Venmo security posture through better tooling and analytics

What You’ll Do

  • Assist Manager of Information Security on all security activities
  • Become a representative for the Venmo Information Security program
  • Be productive and participate in security initiatives with minimal supervision
  • Participate in inner sourcing initiatives within PayPal
  • Own medium/large projects and follow through till completion
  • Present security solutions to a larger Venmo audience
  • Identify, report and fix technical debt
  • Identify security exposures and develop mitigation plans
  • Own compliance initiatives and audits for the Venmo platform
  • Manage security events and security response
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams (Engineering, DevOps, Product) while carrying out day-to-day tasks
  • Collaborate with cross Business Unit teams (Xoom, Braintree, In Store, PayPal InfoSec) on implementing standardized security solutions and integrations
  • Carry out operational security event reviews and incident response
  • Respond to notifications of security issues from external sources
  • Participate in requirement gathering with Product

What We’re Looking For

  • Strong foundation in core information security principles and goals
  • Proven expertise in implementing security solutions in fast paced, evolving environment
  • Knowledge on common and emerging security threats
  • In-depth knowledge of security best practices
  • Exceptional analytical aptitude and attention to detail
  • Ability to lead and project manage multiple security initiatives
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to explain complex security topics in simple language
  • Ability to work with Senior Leadership
  • Fast learner / A strong willingness to learn
  • Good team player who is self-motivated and well organized

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

River North is a lively neighborhood in the Near North Side. It boasts luxe shops and eateries, plus posh nightclubs and cocktail bars.

What are Venmo Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 4 days of paid sabbatical after their first 20 years of working at the company.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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