San Francisco, CA or Remote

Staff Security Engineer

NerdWallet’s business is built on trust. Our customers trust us with highly sensitive personal information including SSNs, bank account numbers, etc. Not only do we take it seriously to securely protect our customer’s data, we go above and beyond to make security a business differentiator.  

Where you can make an impact:

  • Conduct threat modeling, architectural reviews, penetration testing, security code reviews to advise executives on the security risks borne by the company, especially with new projects / initiatives
  • Help engineering manage residual risk by building secure coding libraries and tools
  • Lead security awareness program, secure coding practices
  • Automate security testing across build and release pipeline

You are:

  • Knowledgeable about the technical stack we use so you can spot bad practices and recommend good ones
  • Knowledgeable about best practices in secure product design, and can communicate them to a non-technical audience
  • Solution driven, excited to proactively build solutions (tools, libraries, service) more than just detecting/reporting vulnerabilities
  • Self driven, motivated, and looking for new challenges to develop your career

Your experience:

  • B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience driving secure code development and best practices within an Engineering and DevOps organization
  • Proficient in more than one programming language: Python, JavaScript, PHP, Go
  • In-depth knowledge of authentication protocols (OAuth, SAML), applied cryptography, PKI, networking (TCP/IP, DNS, SSL/TLS)
  • CISSP, SANS or GAIC penetration testing certifications are a plus

What we offer: 

  • Competitive compensation package
  • 401(k) with company match
  • 100% paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employee and their dependents
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Commuter, gym and cell phone stipend
  • $500 enrichment stipend towards learning and development for your role
  • Catered lunches daily, free dinner and kitchens stocked full of snacks
  • Onsite coffee bar with baristas
  • Company happy hours, social events and outings
  • Generous, flexible vacation

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.


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