Experienced Security Engineer - Infrastructure

United States | Full-time

We believe that the way people interact with their finances will drastically improve in the next few years. We’re dedicated to empowering this transformation by building the tools and experiences that thousands of developers use to create their own products.Plaid powers the tools millions of people rely on to live a healthier financial life. We work with thousands of companies like Venmo, SoFi, several of the Fortune 500, and many of the largest banks to make it easy for people to connect their financial accounts to the apps and services they want to use. Plaid’s network covers 12,000 financial institutions across the US, Canada, UK and Europe. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Salt Lake City, Washington D.C., London and Amsterdam. #LI-Remote

The mission of Plaid's Security Operations team is to secure environments for our employees, development, and services. We achieve this by implementing controls that ensure security in the background, measuring effectiveness and adjusting controls. We also monitor and respond to issues that occur in those environments, address events, and reduce risk exposure.

As a Security Engineer on the Security Operations team, you will implement security around the cloud and Kubernetes environments that run our SaaS platform. You will investigate mitigating configuration drifts, work with infrastructure to harden and automate security configurations for our Kubernetes (and other) infrastructure-as-code pipelines, and work with product teams as new cloud services are needed as products grow. Major projects may include building automated remediation tooling, refining vulnerability management or network/event monitoring processes across our clusters, and coordinating with the Corporate Security portion of the SecOps team to standardize response processes and improvements.

What excites you

  • Securing cloud infrastructure and container stacks and ensuring their safe usage for development environments
  • Building automation for detecting and responding to security events
  • Working with Infrastructure-as-Code technologies and engineering teams to build and implement low-to-negative friction security controls
  • Investigating solutions to new cloud service and container use cases and product risks
  • Evaluating technologies for improving security defenses
  • Familiarity with working with APIs and coding to integrate data from different security controls across cloud-native and third-party tools

What excites us

  • Background working in security engineering organizations, protecting AWS and Kubernetes environments
  • History of implementing security best practices across cloud and container stacks
  • Run PoC's for potential new security controls and determine their effectiveness
  • Experience working with Infrastructure teams to develop security into DevOps and Infrastructure-as-Code processes
  • Broad familiarity with security operations topics that affect infrastructure, including identity and access, network, vulnerability, and change management
  • Familiarity with security frameworks and risk-based security programs
  • Experience building tooling around security controls and investigations
  • Knowledge of Terraform, Helm, Ansible, Chef and/or other configuration management tools
  • Familiarity with Python, Go and/or other scripting/coding languages
  • Experience with the risks associated with financial technology companies

$215300 - 322900 a year

Target base salary for this role is between $215,300 and $322,900 per year. Additional compensation in the form(s) of equity and/or commission are dependent on the position offered. Plaid provides a comprehensive benefit plan, including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k). Pay is based on factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience and skillset, and location. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.
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