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Senior Compliance Security Engineer

Marqeta powers innovative payment solutions for many of the apps and services you enjoy daily. Our open API provides unprecedented flexibility and control for industry-leading companies such as Uber, Coinbase, J.P.Morgan, and Block, to manage payment operations in real-time. 

Our team is a mix of industry experts and technology innovators who take a dynamic approach to solving challenging problems. Marqeta was named a 2022 Glassdoor Best Place to Work, highlighting our company culture and collaborative work environment. We are building a global team as diverse as the markets we serve and we’d love it if you joined us on our mission to change the way money moves. 

We’re a remote-first company. You have the choice to work from wherever you’re happiest and most productive, whether that’s from home, a co-working space, or one of our four global offices, depending on your location. It’s uncommon for candidates to match all job requirements, but if you’re not far off, we want to hear from you.

Job Description: 

As a Security Engineer focusing on Compliance Engineering at Marqeta, you will be part of the recently formed Compliance Engineering team which is responsible for implementing and automating security compliance controls across the company, while providing easy and transparent reporting on controls effectiveness.

You will be responsible for one or many components of the Marqeta Security Compliance platform, and work with cross-functional partners to execute a roadmap, and deliver compliance-as-code software that is effective and efficient. You will be hands-on with the codebase.

This is a Senior Individual Contributor (Senior IC) role typically requiring 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 2 years of experience with an advanced degree. Formal education / degree requirements can be waived for candidates who can demonstrate that they have been able to leverage their existing experience, knowledge, and specialization to resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Formulate compliance engineering design patterns in order to create “policy as code”.

  • Implement security compliance controls across systems and services.

  • Implement automation, data collection and reporting of controls effectiveness.

  • Assist with control design by taking a security and automation first approach.

  • Bring new ideas, designs, and tools to the table, contribute in technical discussions and decision making related to the development and technology stack.



  • At least 2 years of solid infrastructure security engineering experience.

  • Experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale applications.

  • Experience with Infrastructure Security across cloud technologies.

  • Experience with security compliance management and reporting tools like JupiterOne, Blue Lava and/or Resolver.

  • Experience with agile software development, managing execution plans, and tracking milestones.

  • Team player with strong collaboration skills.


  • Prior compliance automation / “compliance as code” experience is a huge plus.

  • Experience in the Payment industry is a plus.

  • Experience with Cryptography, secrets management and PKI is a plus.

  • Experience with Compliance Standards (PCI, SOX, GDPR, SOC2) is a plus.

Benefits and Perks

  • Flexible time off – take what you need
  • Retirement savings program with company contribution
  • Employee insurance premiums paid 100% + coverage for dependents and pets
  • Family forming benefits including fertility support and up to 20 weeks Parental Leave
  • Free therapy sessions, financial coaching, and a Wellness stipend
  • Monthly stipend to support our hybrid work model 
  • Equity in a publicly-traded company
  • Bi-annual “Hack Week” to support and reward innovation

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