Security Engineer

Venmo New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

About Us

Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we're growing by leaps and bounds!

But we're only just getting started. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo and cascade it into every place where people use money. That means connecting people to their money in the most intuitive and fun way possible, then connecting people with each other. Users already love Venmo, but we know there are lots of things we haven't thought of to make the experience of using Venmo even more delightful and valuable. All that's going to take a lot of figuring out. Let's figure it out together!

Information Security at Venmo

We are seeking an intelligent and motivated engineer to join Venmo's Information Security team. Our ideal candidate is excited about the opportunity to lead the Venmo identity and access management program. In this role, you will report directly to the Manager of Information Security and Compliance and work directly with other business units as a subject matter expert on all things related to Identity and Access Management. A typical day might include managing active access requests, building and refining onboarding and offboarding processes, or working with our Product and technical teams to roll out access management for new products. You'll also be driving our integration into PayPal's IAM tools, helping to streamline and automate compliance reporting. Finally, you'll partner with the rest of the Information Security team to secure Venmo and help wherever you can across network, data and application security initiatives. If you are up to the challenge and want to join our front line make moving money simple, please contact us immediately.


  • Centralize, manage, and track the day-to-day user account onboarding/offboarding to support large ramp-ups for staffing growth

  • Document the current user on-boarding, off-boarding, and periodic authorization review processes and touch points

  • Perform regular user access reviews and own IAM components of compliance activities such as external audits from customers, regulatory compliance projects, and overall information security reviews

  • Support integration with the PayPal Information Security and be central point of contact for IAM activities including internal SSO integrations and other IAM projects

  • Advocate security awareness and teach secure behavior and methods

  • Implement best-practice security procedures, standards, and guidelines


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Information Security or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum 3 years of on the job IT experience

  • Self-starter, able to work with a mix of technical and non-technical clients

  • Excellent documentation and process management skills

  • Knowledge of account creation/management for various web-hosted tools

  • Basic knowledge of LDAP administration and account/group creation

  • Active Directory support experience

  • Understanding of Single Sign On (SSO) frameworks and mechanisms such as OAuth and SAML

  • Linux system administration for account creation/management


  • Python and Shell Scripting Experience

  • Active Directory implementation experience

  • Experience with security infrastructure

  • Understanding of AWS IAM roles, API key management, and security groups

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

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