Security Engineer

Remitly, Seattle

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At Remitly, we're helping people send over $3 billion around the globe driven by our mission to deliver on our promise to immigrants sending money across the world.

As a Security Engineer at Remitly, you are our first line of defense, protecting our customers and our systems from hackers, fraudsters, and other information security threats. You will be responsible for advancing Remitly’s security posture, using both existing security tooling as well as designing and developing our own. We work closely with the infrastructure & IT teams to ensure that systems are deployed efficiently while exceeding our compliance and security obligations. We are responsible for providing timely security guidance to the rest of the organization on best practices, emerging threats, and potential vulnerabilities. We respond rapidly to security threats and work in concert with other engineering teams to ensure we consistently build secure systems that our customers can put their trust in. We are thoughtful, independent, and pragmatic. Engineering at Remitly is inclusive and diverse and we treat our fellow colleagues with the utmost respect.


As a key member of the Security Team, you understand that building customer trust is critical to Remitly’s success. You are enthusiastic about information security, customer privacy, and maintaining the trust that has been placed in us. You are an experienced software engineer with a career focus in information security and a desire for continuous improvement. You will be entrusted to partner with product, operations, and engineering teams to provide your security expertise and guidance, and to help ensure secure services for our customers. You will work closely with our legal and compliance teams and our external auditors to ensure Remitly’s systems meet and exceed all applicable regulatory and compliance requirements.



  • Collaborate with engineering and IT counterparts to improve data, network, and infrastructure security
  • Design, build, and enhance IAM and authentication systems for internal services and APIs
  • Refine and mature our detection and response capabilities
  • Triage and coordinate patching and remediation of vulnerabilities
  • Work with the security community at large to better address common threats



  • BS/MS Computer Science or related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Bias for process improvement and automation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with Linux systems administration or DevOps experience
  • Expertise in at least one general-purpose language like Go, Python, JavaScript, Java, Ruby, or PHP
  • Proficiency with Bash and/or Powershell
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services or another cloud provider
  • Familiarity with at least one compliance regimen preferred (e.g.: PCI DSS, SOC 2, ISO 27001, etc.)
  • Familiarity with generally-accepted security methods, concepts, and techniques


Remitly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at Remitly are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Remitly is an Everify employer 

About Remitly

Remitly is the largest independent digital remittance company headquartered in the United States, transferring over $2 billion in annualized volume from its customers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada to loved ones throughout the world. The company’s proprietary global transfer network includes its easy-to-use mobile app, which makes the process of sending money faster, easier, more transparent and less costly by eliminating the forms, codes, agents, extra time and fees typical of the traditional, century-old money transfer process. Remitly is backed by industry-leading investors, including World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), Silicon Valley Bank, Stripes Group, DFJ, DN Capital, QED Investors, Trilogy Equity Partners, Bezos Expeditions, Founders’ Co-Op, and TomorrowVentures. The company is headquartered in Seattle, with additional offices in London, the Philippines, and Nicaragua. Remitly Fast Facts: Established in 2011, Remitly got its start in the United States helping people send money to the Philippines 300 employees worldwide in 4 locations: Seattle, London, Manila, and Nicaragua Allows people to send money from 3 countries: United States, United Kingdom, and Canada Helps people receive money in 10 countries: Philippines, India, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Peru Remitly customers send over $2 billion in annual remittance volume around the globe Global network of over 40,000 bank and cash payout partners Raised $100 million total in financing from Stripes Group, Vulcan Capital, World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), DFJ, DN Capital, Bezos Expeditions and Trilogy Equity Partners

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