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Oakland, CA
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Senior Manager, Security Engineering (Infrastructure Security) - Remote OK

Named as a Forbes Fintech 50 the last two years in a row, Marqeta powers innovative payment solutions for many of the apps and services you enjoy daily. Our modern card issuing platform, open API, and advanced analytics provide unprecedented control for companies to issue cards, authorize transactions and manage payment operations in real-time.

We are a team of industry experts and technology innovators who take a dynamic approach to solving challenging problems. We power possibilities for our customers by bringing the best talent together in an open and collaborative work environment that rewards creativity and perseverance.

Marqeta is proud of its Oakland roots and Denver growth plans and strives to build a global team as diverse as the markets we serve, staying true to our values: Connect the Customer, Everyone Belongs, Marqeta Cares, Lead Innovation, Deliver Results, Quality First and Build One Marqeta. We are not expecting any single candidate to meet all job requirements listed below, so please apply. It's an exciting time to join Marqeta. As we grow, your career and opportunities will grow as well.

Position Summary

As a Security Engineering Manager at Marqeta, you’ll manage a team of engineers and security engineers building and securing the next generation of innovative financial products. You'll be responsible for one or many components (s) of the Marqeta platform, and work with cross-functional partners to build a roadmap, set sprint priorities, and deliver software that is highly available, efficient, and secure. You’ll be hands on with the codebase when needed, but recognize when it's best to let your team drive.

By being accountable for your team's output, you’ll collect and refine metrics around product delivery and move the team in the right direction. You’ll encourage a culture where everyone's perspective is valued and you can productively manage conflicts when they arise.

You’ll champion engineering excellence and hold a high bar while recruiting and promoting top talent within your team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages a team of engineers across multiple projects within a product group
  • Holds regular one-on-ones and career growth conversations
  • Initiates conversations around goal setting and gives regular feedback and coaching
  • Leads large, complex projects; breaking them down into smaller tasks and working with product managers and other engineers to drive those tasks to completion
  • Accountable for teams projects
  • Influences peer group in developing strategy
  • Works cross-functionally with other team managers and product leads
  • Actively participates in recruiting beyond interviews - sell candidates, build a network, assist in headcount planning, etc
  • Work closely with Product Management, Engineers to develop and execute a roadmap to take the product securely to the next level of scale and agility for the upcoming growth.
  • Establish and promote best security practices across cross-functional teams.
  • Bring new ideas, designs, and tools to the table, drive technical discussions and decision making related to the development and technology stack.


  • 8+ years of experience with at least 5 years of managing people.
  • Exceptional engineering skills and experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale applications.
  • Experience with Infrastructure Security across cloud technologies
  • Ability to connect the dots beyond a singular task/project to understand the implications for the squad, product, and business, not only focused on own work.
  • Ability to advocate for your team. provide support, and removes obstacles to keep them focused.
  • Recruit, maintain, and promote a world-class engineering team
  • Outstanding communication skills and is not afraid to give feedback.
  • Have experience managing teams developing and scaling microservices using modern cloud technologies like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud. Experience with AWS preferred
  • Good on developing execution plans and tracking the milestones
  • Have experience with agile software development
  • Strong hold on Scrum process and generating metrics for teams output.
  • Team player with strong collaboration skills.
  • Experience in the Payment industry
  • Bonus: Experience with working with HSM’s


  • Rich suite of benefit plans; employee premiums paid 100%
  • Flexible Time Off 
  • Full paid Parental Leave
  • Pet insurance
  • 401k plan with a Company match
  • Competitive pay
  • Meaningful equity
  • Monthly stipend 
  • Bi-annual “Hack Week” to support and reward innovation
  • Open, transparent culture that includes All Hands meetings, Lunch-and-Learns, all-company offsites, etc.
  • Access to corporate gym membership rates, other discounts and employee perks
  • Fully stocked kitchen, catered lunches twice a week, breakfast on Fridays and more!

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Marqeta  is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.