Senior Security Engineer

*Based in San Francisco, CA or 100% Remote (based in the U.S.)*

NerdWallet’s mission is to provide clarity for all of life’s financial decisions. We do this by making it easy to choose various financial products and services, and tackle major life goals. Over the past few years, we’ve added more personalized membership services. To create personalized recommendations, we need to collect and build a financial profile of the consumer, for which we pull the customer’s credit file, link their bank accounts and perform investing decisions for them. 

Given that we ask users for very sensitive personal and financial information, security is of immense importance to all that we do. Your job will be to help secure our code. Our ideal candidate is a subject matter expert in web application security and loves working with engineers, product managers, and other stakeholders to build things securely. 

Where you can make an impact:

  • Build security libraries and tools that will be used by the rest of the engineering teams
  • Provide expert security guidance to developers building and integrating new software to ensure security best practices are followed
  • Work with stakeholders across the organization to ensure things are designed with security in mind
  • Help audit and improve our security best practices
  • Build and integrate security tools into our CI/CD pipeline, as well as work with stakeholders to fix vulnerabilities
  • Help identify security gaps in existing code bases and products and provide technical guidance around remediation

Your experience: 

  • B.S. in Computer Science or 3+ years building software
  • Proficient in Javascript
  • A thorough understanding of web / browser security model
  • General understanding of security best practices or collaboration with a security team
  • Experience with Nodejs, React, Redux will be a major plus
  • Experience building microservices is a plus

What we offer:

Work hard, stay balanced (Life’s a series of balancing acts, eh?)

  • 100% paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employees and their dependents
  • Rejuvenation Policy – Flexible Time Off + 12 holidays
  • New Parent Leave for employees with a newborn child or a child placed with them for adoption or foster care
  • Mental health support through 
  • Paid sabbatical for Nerds to recharge, gain knowledge and pursue their interests
  • Health and Dependent Care FSA and HSA with monthly NerdWallet contribution
  • Weekly Virtual Bootcamp, Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation sessions
  • Monthly Wellness Stipend and Cell Phone Stipend

Have some fun! (Nerds are fun, too)

  • Nerd-led group initiatives – Intramural Sports, Employee Resource Groups for Parents, Diversity and Inclusion, Womxn, LGBTQIA, and other communities
  • Hackathons, Happy Hours and team bonding across all teams and departments
  • Company-wide events like Little Nerds Day (aka bring your kids to work day, even if you're remote!) and our annual Charity Auction 

Lifestyle (Be your best self - we’ll take care of the details)

  • Our Nerds love to make an impact by paying it forward – Donate to your favorite causes with a company match
  • Work from home equipment stipend and co-working space subsidy 
  • Commuting stipend and catered breakfast, lunch and onsite barista for SF based Nerds
  • Anniversary recognition program – choose from different items and experiences

Plan for your future (And when you retire on your island, remember the little people)

  • 401K with company match
  • Annual Enrichment Stipend for learning and development
  • Be the first to test and benefit from our new financial products and tools
  • Access to Rocket Lawyer for online legal support and resources 

NerdWallet is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.



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