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Full-time, Part-time
San Francisco, CA 94101
Updated 9 days ago
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About The role

SoFi Product Security team assists and partners with engineering and product and design organizations. Our mission is to build secure products and services delivered to our members and customers. We deploy strong Product Security practices, compliance frameworks, and design patterns while collaborating with product owners, engineers, and executives to ensure new products and features meet the highest security standards and regulations.

As a product security architect, you will be responsible for the end-to-end security architecture of our platforms, products, and services. You will work in conjunction with security, compliance, and risk teams to make decisions and help lead initiatives to ensure timely delivery of security solutions that support our business objectives.

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:

  • Be an security architect evangelist who can translate security concepts into language that is meaningful to our product teams and engineering. Integrate new and existing security tools, standards, and processes into the development life cycle.
  • Develop Security test plans for new products. Design security solution blueprints that meet the system needs. Automate security checklists and implement them as "security as code" using cloud services and CI/CD components.
  • Advise on the secure design of product and application architecture; communicate security requirements with well defined user stories and initiatives and epics.
  • Review new features / product offerings and perform threat modeling in a continuous delivery agile environment.
  • Conducts business-level security architecture assessments to evaluate existing security program and cloud application architecture, identify weaknesses, and make recommendations.
  • Work with our risk and compliance organization to provide input to security risk impact assessment. Contribute to security policy, standards, and guidelines related to Information Security.
  • Work with engineering teams, to ensure that application security risks are effectively identified using market leading tools (SAST, DAST, SCA, etc) and appropriately addressed while maintaining a balance between security & usability.
  • Architects, designs, prioritizes, coordinates, and communicates the security technologies necessary to ensure a highly secure yet usable computing environment.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on encryption, security controls, secure design and programming practices across the Technology organization.
  • Train and mentor Security Champions throughout the development team.
  • Develop key partnerships with executive leadership and their staff to facilitate positive change.

What you'll need:

  • Demonstrate deep understanding of Docker, Image Security, Kubernetes, and CI/CD pipelines
  • Good understanding of cloud services, AWS, and Well Architected Framework security pillar
  • Experience with the application of threat modeling or other risk identification techniques
  • Experience working and architecting security solutions with highly distributed and scalable systems
  • Knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols)
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Authentication and authorization protocols like OIDC, OAuth2.0, SAML
  • Microservices and API design patterns
  • Service Mesh/Istio, microsegmentation, and network security
  • Cryptographic protocols and standards
  • Demonstrated knowledge on threat landscape, security threat and vulnerability management, and security monitoring and analytics.
  • Linux kernel and eBPF
  • 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
  • 7+ Experience in DevOps and Infrastructure security architecture
  • Experience with cloud native products and in-depth understanding of microservice topologies and implementations
  • 7+ years of experience with cloud technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges
  • Proven ability to work with compliance frameworks and requirements such as PCI, GLBA, HIPAA, GDPR, SOX, etc.
  • 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
  • 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:

  • CISSP, CISM, GSEC or AWS Certified Architect
  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Financial services experience

Why you'll love working here:

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
  • Generous vacation and holidays
  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees
  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning
  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs
  • Monthly contribution up to $200 to help you pay off your student loans
  • Great health & well-being benefits including: telehealth parental support, subsidized gym program
  • Employer paid lunch program (except for remote employees)
  • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks and drinks)
*These benefits are only applicable to full time employees SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Posting ID: 655708293 Posted: 2021-10-13 Job Title: Cyber Security Architect