Information Security Lead

Palo Alto, CA

Step is a next generation financial services company building the best banking experience to help teens and young adults achieve financial independence and knowledge at an earlier age.  Step’s mission is to create a bank that gives you the tools to become smarter with your money and reward you along your financial journey. Step is a well-funded Series A company focused on disrupting banking through a differentiated mobile-first consumer experience.  The founding team has extensive background in FinTech and building successful consumer products and brands. If you’re looking to join a fast-growing company with a strong mission and vision that puts people first, we want to meet you.

Role

Information security is paramount to what we do and we are looking for our first Information Security Engineer! This is an opportunity to start as an individual contributor and help us build and lead the Information Security team. You are a self-starter who is comfortable working cross-functionally with other teams across Step.

Responsibilities

  • Be a security subject matter expert and respond to any internal security engineering questions/request
  • Work in a small, tight knit cross-functional team
  • Work with other teams to help architect solutions that are inherently secure
  • Effectively balance security risk and product advancement
  • Oversee penetration testing
  • Build threat models
  • See your contributions make a weekly impact to an evolving product 

About You

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • 5+ years relevant work experience
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals
  • Software engineering experience in production environment

Core technologies we use 

  • Kotlin, Java
  • gRPC, Protocol Buffers, jOOQ, Dagger, Swagger
  • PostgreSQL
  • Google Kubernetes Engine
  • React Native

Working at Step

  • Competitive salary based on experience, with full medical and dental benefits
  • Stock in an early stage startup that is growing
  • Flexible WFH and vacation policy
  • Free daily lunches
  • Free snacks & drinks 
  • Monthly team events outside the office
  • Monthly stipend for commuter benefits and card testing
  • Office right next to Caltrain

The team

Step was founded by financial industry veterans CJ MacDonald and Alexey Kalinichenko to provide teens and their families with financial tools for today’s modern-day banking needs and to promote financial literacy for the future. The founding team has 50+ years in combined financial technology experience across companies like Gyft, First Data, Square and Google.

About the team