Senior Infrastructure Security Engineer at Self Financial

| Austin
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At Self Financial Inc, our mission is to help millions of people establish and build credit - especially those who are considered underserved or credit invisible. This is a rare chance to join a successful, venture backed startup based in Austin.

Developing a successful fintech company requires deep collaboration across our teams, dedication, and truly disrupting the way the industry thinks about things. Our team is passionate about empowering people to take control of their credit and challenging the status quo of accessing and building credit. Understanding our consumers is core to our growth in the years to come.

How we act with each other is how we act with our customers. We are direct, transparent and respectful, and we hope you embrace that approach.

As a Security Engineer, you'll be empowered to shape the security of our IT and infrastructure that will allow thousands of people to build credit now and enable us to offer even more financial products in the future. Since our operations team is small, you'll be wearing many hats, but focused on improving our IT, compliance, and infrastructure security programs.

Some reasons why you might want to work with us:

  • You want to work in a secure financial environment without the overhead of an aging stack
  • You like the idea of helping people start (or restart) their financial journey
  • You want to shape the technology infrastructure of a rapidly growing startup
  • You love thinking about security
  • You like working on difficult engineering problems
  • You prefer a fast-paced environment, but care deeply about quality results

What you'll be doing:

  • Work with teams across the company to build out security best practices
  • Maintain and improve our AWS cloud network/infrastructure security
  • Participate in our on-call operations and monitoring pool
  • Stay up to date on trends in the software and security communities
  • Harden our infrastructure against malicious attacks of all kinds
  • Harden our internal IT security processes and technology
  • Adding monitoring tools across our stack to improve detection of security threats and potential downtime

Requirements

You don't need everything below, but we want you to have some experience working with a modern technology stack and the motivation to keep learning.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years working as an infrastructure security engineer
  • 2+ years of experience working with AWS or similar cloud computing environment
  • 2+ years working with IT security and access management
  • Experience in developing and debugging in at least one programming language (Python preferred)
  • Experience with scripting languages (Python/Bash)
  • Experience using modern web application frameworks
  • Experience with multiple areas of AWS (EC2, RDS, S3, IAM, CloudFront)
  • Working knowledge of DNS, HTTP, SSL, WebSockets (web-related protocols)
  • Knowledge of cryptographic primitives and how they can be safely used
  • Familiar with the challenges of processing security events at scale
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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Technology we use

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Location

Our company is in the heart of downtown Austin overlooking the world-famous sixth street district and the Texas State Capitol building.

An Insider's view of Self Financial

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We are constantly growing and facing new challenges, but everyone works well together. Our company events are always fun and a good way to get to know each other better. We are a very tight-knit group, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

Joanna

Customer Success Team Lead

What projects are you most excited about?

The best part about being at a company at this stage is being able to build data infrastructure and marketing programs from the ground up. I'm most excited to build out our entire retention marketing strategy to drive increased user engagement. We're utilizing a great growth automation system that allows us to do some really cool things.

Tim

Director of User Acquisition

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining Self, I've had the opportunity to develop my skills in both our frontend and backend repos. I've also learned a lot about working together with stakeholders to create new features or resolve bugs. I definitely feel like a stronger engineer having worked on this team and learning so much from my colleagues about maintainable code.

Kristin

Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Most financial institutions cast aside those considered low-to-moderate income. We help people with fundamental aspects of financial health – building credit, using it wisely and saving money. My goal is to continue building a company of highly talented and collaborative people driven by a mission of helping people achieve financial stability.

Brett

Chief Marketing Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a fast paced work environment, collaboration is key. It’s great to work with people who are willing to help each other out. If you have a question, it’s as easy as walking to their desk to ask!

Jorge

Compliance Manager

What are Self Financial Perks + Benefits

Self Financial Benefits Overview

We're located in downtown Austin with a direct view of the Capitol! Being in the heart of the action creates an exciting place to grow the company and make a huge impact for our customers.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Equity Incentive Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home full-time remote for specific positions.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees in specific positions free parking or a transportation stipend.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
We offer relocation assistance to new employees.
Fitness Subsidies
We offer gym membership for employees.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Self offers employees professional development opportunities like an annual individual budget for training.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications
We offer paid industry certifications for specific positions at Self.
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