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Security Engineering
Remote, USA
Marqeta on the Forbes Fintech 50

Senior 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.

Position Summary

At Marqeta, a Senior Security Engineer on the Infrastructure Security Engineering team is an expert in cloud security engineering principles, patterns, and best practices. They possess a combination of troubleshooting, technical, and communication skills while exhibiting autonomy in prioritization and time management for their work. This is a team of builders. With areas of responsibility ranging from application integration and regulatory compliance enforcement to incident detection engineering and forensic artifact acquisition, we put the deep cloud infrastructure and code development skills of our engineers to the test. 

What you'll do

  • Build process automation and application integration
  • Partner with with auditors and consultants to improve security architecture 
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to provide cloud security guidance
  • Drive infrastructure security strategy in partnership with leadership
  • Build scalable infrastructure services and libraries
  • Champion security across engineering
  • Respond to, investigate, and triage outages, security, and privacy incidents
  • Bring new ideas, designs, and tools to the table, and drive technical discussions

What we're looking for

  • 4-8+ years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6-10 years of experience with an advanced degree.
  • Exceptional engineering skills and experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale, AWS cloud-native applications
  • Hands-on experience with AWS cloud services security design, strategies and protocols
  • Hands-on experience with AWS cloud security services, tools, controls and concepts
  • Hands-on scripting experience building automation and integration (Python or GoLang Preferred)
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (ex: Terraform, CloudFormation)

Nice to haves

  • Specialized degree in Security, Forensics, etc. 
  • Experience with Kubernetes deployment and cluster management
  • Experience with AWS Serverless application architectures and development (Lambda, Kinesis, API Gateway, SQS, SNS, S3)
  • Experience with Backend DB architectures, Amazon RDS, DynamoDB, ElastiCache (Redis / Memcached)
  • Experience in the FinTech / Payment industry


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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