Security Automation Engineer

Paytm Labs, Toronto, Canada

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At Paytm Labs, we build technologies that powers Paytm India, the world's’ fastest growing mobile payments and commerce ecosystem. In addition to, the Paytm Canada app. We use our skills and our biggest asset – data, to make our dent in this universe.
We are committed to offering the most transparent, secure, and personalized consumer experience to over 230 million users. We believe that this kind of scale, and the unique problems that it presents attracts curious candidates like yourself.

Job Description:
We are looking for a security engineer who has experience automating security tests against servers and applications. If you can apply offensive security approaches to improve defences using automation, we would like to hear from you.

In addition to automation, you will also act as a security engineer and provide incident response, handle the Bug Bounty program, and take part of daily security operations.

The ideal candidate should have experience working with cloud providers (Azure, AWS or GCP) and is comfortable discussing how to secure large scale infrastructure.

The job will require deep knowledge of web application security, Python, Django and penetration testing methodologies against Windows and Linux based systems.

The job will require not only theoretical understanding of OWASP, but practical methods to defend against application flaws. 

A practical exam will be given to candidates applying for this role in addition to a technical face to face discussion.


  • Security architecture reviews of existing and upcoming projects
  • Acting as both a builder and a breaker by creating tools to help engineers write more secure code and performing penetration tests of public and internal applications
  • Working in a fast pace environment where code change happens at a rapid speed and where it is paramount to control security testing into a continuous deployment/integration flow
  • Performing source-code reviews, code check-ins/audits, and participating in penetration tests and vulnerability assessments
  • Implementing and maintaining technologies for security, such as vulnerability testing, logging, monitoring and incident responses
  • Consulting with engineers on planned/current platform and code changes to ensure security is given due consideration during architectural planning and implementation


  • 3-5+ years of experience as a Security Engineer.
  • Experience with OS internals and hardening
  • Must have experience in programming languages and frameworks such as Python, Ruby, Bash, Django
  • Knowledge of AWS or other Cloud Providers
  • Up to date with the latest developments of browser security features
  • Development of Proof of Concept exploits

Nice to Haves:

  • CVE Contributions
  • Open Source tools contributions 
  • Published papers / blogs / articles

What we Offer!

  • We are proud to announce that we have been certified as a Great Place to Work!
  • A collaborative, open work environment that fosters ownership, creativity, and urgency
  • Enrolment in the Group Health Benefits plan right from Day 1, no waiting period
  • Fuel for the day: Weekly delivery of groceries and all types of snacks to our office
  • All types of signature drinks from coffee to lattes to cappuccinos
  • Catered lunch and desserts on a monthly basis!
  • Ping Pong and Pool: Become the next Paytm Labs Table Tennis/ Pool champ!
  • And so much more!
Notice for Job Applicants

Following the advice of Canadian health authorities, to mitigate the risk of potential spread of COVID-19 and support social distancing, all recruiting activities including interviews and new hire onboarding will be conducted remotely.  While we are doing our best to ensure reasonable response times, please expect potential delays during the recruiting process due to the current situation.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times. 

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We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Paytm Labs is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. Paytm Labs is an equal opportunity employer.

About Paytm Labs

About us Paytm Labs builds technologies that power Paytm, the world's fastest growing mobile payments and commerce ecosystem. We use our skills, and our biggest asset - data, to make our little dent in this universe. We make commerce smoother, safer, and personal. Learn more about us at http://www.paytmlabs.com/.

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