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Senior Product Security Engineer



Software Engineering, Product
Frisco, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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About The role

The SoFi Product Security team assists and partners with engineering, product, and design organizations. Our mission is to secure the products and services delivered to our members and customers. We deploy best-in-class Product Security practices, compliance frameworks, and design patterns by collaborating with product owners, engineers, and executives. The mission is core to SoFi’s value “Put our member’s interest first.”

As a product security engineer, you will be responsible for the end-to-end tooling of our software security stack, supporting the development of SoFi’s platforms, products, and services. You will work in conjunction with Application security engineers, development, and product teams to bake security controls into the software development lifecycle. This role is pivotal to building security with agility and helping SoFi scale.

The ideal candidate will be highly collaborative, balancing the right level of security with business objectives, and working to creatively solve complex Product Security related problems in an agile environment.

What you’ll do:

  • Deploy product security tools like SAST, DAST, IAST, SCA, etc to help uncover security issues early in the software development lifecycle.
  • Build secure integrations following the SDLC process with various internal and external tools to create agile software security solutions.
  • Keep security tools and deployments up to date. Ensure regular patching and upgrades and smooth running of tools.
  • Help review development lifecycle integration with security tools and triage / debug any integration issues.
  • Manage cloud security and WAF solutions to ensure SoFi’s infrastructure is secure.
  • Participate in proof of concept to evaluate security solutions and services to help strengthen SoFi’s products against advanced Cybersecurity attacks.
  • Work closely with security operations and application security engineers to review security gaps and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Help with automation to support compliance with various regulatory and industry standards requirements.

What you’ll need:

  • Demonstrate deep understanding of Docker, Kubernetes, and CI/CD pipelines
  • Good understanding of cloud services, AWS, and Well-Architected Framework security pillar
  • Proficiency in managing services using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) such as Terraform and Helm/Kustomize/ArgoCD
  • Knowledge of network and web-related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
  • Proficiency with programming languages, automation tooling, and API integrations
  • Service Mesh/Istio, microsegmentation, and network security
  • Ability to prioritize between and execute on multiple work streams
  • Written and verbal skills for communicating security concepts and solutions
  • Secure software development lifecycle / “Shift Left”

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent from a fully accredited college or university
  • 4+ years experience in DevOps and Cloud/Infrastructure engineering
  • Experience with cloud-native products and an in-depth understanding of microservice topologies and implementations
  • 4+ years of experience with cloud technologies
  • Ability to manage relationships with other business units, external vendors, and stakeholders when IT security risks are present and system or process changes must be made to mitigate risk
  • Familiarity with AWS and at-scale services
  • Knowledge of CI/CD, application development, and testing tools
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and Agile development environment
  • Work and play well with others; SoFi is a collaborative environment

Nice to have:

  • AWS Certified Security / Solution Architect
  • Any CNCF Cloud Native Certifications
  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Financial services experience
Compensation and Benefits
The base pay range for this role is listed below. Final base pay offer will be determined based on individual factors such as the candidate’s experience, skills, and location.
To view all of our comprehensive and competitive benefits, visit our Benefits at SoFi page!
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