Senior Application Security Engineer at Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a mission-driven company, focused on championing financial progress for our more than 100 million members in the U.S., Canada and U.K. While we're best known for pioneering free credit scores, our members turn to us for tips as they work on their financial goals, including helping them monitor their credit, identity monitoring, searching for credit cards, shopping for loans (car, home and personal), and growing their savings* -- all for free. Credit Karma has grown significantly through the years: we've added more than 70 million members in the last five years alone and now have more than 1,100 employees across our offices in Oakland, Charlotte, Los Angeles and London.
*Banking services provided by MVB Bank, Inc., Member FDIC
As an Application Security Engineer, you will conduct security reviews, and prototype, design and deliver security architecture across the organization. You will work closely with architects and engineering teams to guide the implementation of secure practices across different areas like cloud, API, applications and mobile devices. You will identify trends and risks across multiple platforms, and engage with senior leadership to provide action plans and strategy.
What You’ll Do:
- Provide security expertise for cloud, web and mobile projects, helping teams meet the enterprise and IT security policies, industry regulations, and best practices.
- Architect company-wide programs that deploy security patterns and controls across applications and computing environments, in concert with business resiliency, privacy, and compliance frameworks.
- Work closely with security and engineering teams to maintain a security architecture that provides security controls throughout all platforms to mitigate risk, and to meet business objectives and regulatory requirements.
- Ensure the quality of our applications and products by driving them through the Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL) process.
- Advocate, research, design, and build new tools and technologies to support our security patterns and standards.
- Monitor, analyze our exposure to, and assess the impact of, emerging security threats, vulnerabilities and risks.
- A B.S. or M.S in Computer Science, a related technical major, or significant related experience.
- 4+ years’ experience in the application security industry, solving security problems in large-scale systems.
- Solid understanding of security design reviews, and threat-modeling exercises.
- Expertise in verifying, measuring and remediating common security vulnerabilities, and demonstrated ability in communicating these concepts to your partners in engineering. From the OWASP Top Ten to more advanced concepts, you've seen it before, and can describe it with ease.
- Familiarity with the responsibilities and workflow of software developers. The Application Security team works closely with engineering to meet both business needs and security requirements. You can speak their language, and sympathize with their challenges.
- Facility with implementing and adhering to standards, e.g., PCI-DSS, ISO, NIST Cyber Security framework.
- Exposure to most of the following technologies: Google Cloud, iOS, IAM, Snyk, Android, CircleCI, Consul, Kubernetes, PKI, Checkmarx, OPA, React, GraphQL, Splunk, InfluxDB.
- Experience defining security architecture patterns and standards in a large enterprise organization.
- Knowledge of cryptography including algorithms, standards, and their practical applications such as x.509 certificates.
- Experience performing threat modeling for Credit Karma applications to identify potential security issues.
- Experience presenting technical content, preferably in a security context, to a large group and senior leadership. Presentations at security conferences are a plus!
- You possess vision and an eagerness to challenge the status quo, balanced with a reasonable and helpful approach to effecting change, managing multiple work streams, and comfort with regular changes of context.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Credit Karma is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that such an environment advances long-term professional growth, creates a robust business, and supports our mission of championing financial progress for everyone. We offer generous benefits and perks with a single eye to nourishing an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions of all and fosters diversity by supporting our internal Employee Resource Groups. We’ve worked hard to build an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and the opportunity for professional growth. As part of the Credit Karma team, your voice will be heard, your contributions will matter, and your unique background and experiences will be celebrated.
Credit Karma is also proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, age, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, veteran or military status, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. We prohibit discrimination of any kind and operate in compliance with applicable fair chance or similar ordinances.
COVID-19 update: Protecting the health of our employees and the candidates interested in a career at Credit Karma is our top priority. We appreciate your understanding and being open and flexible with any changes related to our interviewing process. Moving forward, all new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to share proof of that status prior to their first day of onboarding. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons, we will explore potential reasonable accommodations; however, Credit Karma may not be able to grant such accommodations in all cases.
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