Application Security Engineer

Postmates, San Francisco

Delivery from all your favorites places on-demand

Postmates runs the largest on-demand delivery platform in the country. With a 5% week on week growth, security plays a very important role. You will be a part of the infrastructure team here at Postmates. As an application security engineer, you will take a leadership role in at-scale defensive security measures surrounding our code base and applications. You will  interface with and act as a subject matter expert in all things related to  application security. You will regularly review design and code, as well as to test new features and products being shipped. You will work with the multiple teams’ code to detect vulnerabilities before it  ships.


  • Regularly audit vulnerabilities at the application layer
  • Design and implement tooling for the hardening of security such as:
    • Monitoring around application and system security
    • Monitoring around vulnerabilities at the application level
    • Automated intrusion detection and remediation
  • Provide expertise and guidance to other engineers regarding topics such as:
    • Application level security
    • Hacker training
    • Security best practices and considerations
  • Improve Postmates’ security initiatives by identifying, ingesting, and analyzing new or
  • existing log sources to detect and remediate malicious behavior
  • Understand existing and new code bases written in Python, Erlang, Javascript and make recommendations around security
  • Assist with product design so as to account for security best practices and remediation strategies


  • You’re active in the Hackerone community
  • You’ve worked on DDoS mitigation, penetration testing, infrastructure level security at large scale organizations


  • Competitive salary and generous stock option plan
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • We'll provide equipment you need to work efficiently and creatively
  • Paid parental leave, vacation time and sick time
  • Catered lunches and open snack bar
  • Impact-first work environment (no politics, no pandering)
  • Huge company vision (we need you to build the future, not just maintain the status quo)
  • Full support to contribute to open source projects
  • Awesome office located in Financial District just minutes from BART, Muni, AC Transit, and SamTrans


About Postmates

Postmates is transforming the way local goods move around a city by enabling anyone to get any product delivered in under an hour. Available for iPhone, Android and on the web, the on-demand logistics service connects customers with local couriers, who purchase and deliver goods from any restaurant or store in a city, 24/7. 

Want to learn more about Postmates? Visit Postmates's website.