TLM, Security Engineering

Palo Alto, CA or Remote

Gen Z is the generation of the side hustle. 💪🏻 They’re creators. 👩‍🎤 They’re freelancers. 🧑‍💻 They’re investors. 👩‍💼 And they’re not afraid to take on challenges, especially when it comes to their finances - and we’re here for it.

Step is a next-generation financial services company building a better banking experience to help teens and young adults achieve financial independence and knowledge at an earlier age. We’re on a mission to improve the financial future of the next generation by empowering teens to start their financial journey today. Step is a well-funded Series C company that has raised more than $175M, focused on disrupting the banking industry through a differentiated mobile-first consumer experience.

Teens and families love our product. We eclipsed 1 million customers in just four months after launch and have now crossed 2 million customers in our first 9 months on the market. 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!

The Role

Information security is paramount to what we do. Step is looking for a Tech Lead/Manager responsible for product and company information security. This is an opportunity to start early, help us build a security program at Step, and hire/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

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • 5+ years relevant work experience
  • Well versed in Cloud Infrastructure and Mobile Application Security

Core technologies we use 

  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Google Kubernetes Engine
  • Backend: Kotlin, Java
  • Mobile: React Native and Typescript

Working at Step

  • Competitive salary based on experience, with full medical and dental benefits 💸
  • High potential for growth 📈
  • Stock in an early-stage startup 🤩
  • Flexible WFH and vacation policy 🏝
  • Employee referral program 👯‍♀️👯
  • Monthly stipend for Step Card testing ☕️
  • 401K plan 💪🏻

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