Information Security Engineer at PayPal (Washington DC)

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At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.

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Job Description Summary:
What you need to know about the role:
As part of the Enterprise Cyber Security (ECS) organization, this role will have a direct impact on identifying priorities to constantly improve security at PayPal. This role providers value to PayPal by executing threat models on various efforts, identifying priorities for cyber security, and championing threat awareness throughout PayPal. This position is being created to build the threat modeling team, focusing on identifying the enterprise cyber security priorities that the teams and orgs should work on.

Job Description:

Meet our team:

This role will work closely with different teams within cyber security and line of business partners building threat models and driving high impact security and technology changes. This role will have opportunities to keep up with current and emerging threats in the industry and latest bleeding edge tech to identify gaps or areas to improve upon in cyber security.

Your way to impact:

This role is best served with prior experience in cyber security engineering with capability to dive deep into various technologies, have a thirst for being on the cutting edge, and have a passion for security

Your day to day:
  • Ability to focus on several cyber security domains (including, but not limited to: Application Security, Cloud Security, Cryptography, Identity and Access Management, Network Security, and applications to provide effective threat and risk identification.
  • Partner with cyber security and business partners lines of business (including but not limited to, PayPal, Xoom, and Braintree) to gather information to facilitate and complete threat models.
  • Evaluate various security controls and mitigations to threats within PayPal to paint accurate picture of current threat posture.
  • Drive change by inspiring executive leadership at PayPal by presenting threat model and priority shifts.
  • Threat Model Engineers will be expected to keep active in the cybersecurity industry with current and emerging threats and determine which threats may be relevant to recommend and drive efforts that PayPal should be focused on for cyber security.

What do you need to bring
  • 5 years' experience in technical lead infrastructure or platform role at a large, global company in dynamic and fast-changing markets.
  • Domain experience in Application Security and Cloud Security, Identity and Access Management, and Network Security experience
  • Ability to perform threat assessments leveraging known threat modeling and/or risk frameworks.
  • Ability to assess complex business problems, prioritize risks, and strategize solutions to eliminate and reduce threats in a systemic approach.
  • Strong orientation toward making decisions that will benefit the organization, rather than optimizing resources or benefits solely in a single-track mindset.

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


Travel Percent:

Colorado Only : The pay range for this position is as mentioned below per year, plus annual bonus. We take into consideration an individual's background and experience in determining final salary. All PayPal employees are shareholders in our Company, so equity is part of our total compensation plan. This role is also eligible for health insurance, stock purchase plans, retirement savings benefits, stock awards, life insurance and disability benefits, and paid time off for sick leave, parental leave, vacation and PTO. To learn more visit This information is provided per the Colorado Equal Pay Act. Base pay information is based on market location.

Colorado Salary in USD : $134385 - $166005

Our Benefits:
At PayPal, we're committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can't do this without our most important asset-you. That's why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.
We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit

Who We Are:
Click Here to learn more about our culture and community.

PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected]

As part of PayPal's commitment to employees' health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.
More Information on PayPal
PayPal operates in the Payments industry. The company is located in San Jose, CA. PayPal was founded in 1998. It has 34450 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 59 open jobs at PayPal, click here.
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