Security Engineer

Venmo, New York

Simple and fun way to send and receive money between friends

Why work at Venmo

We are connecting the world and empowering people through payments. Our app makes moving money simple, makes an awkward conversation a fun experience and changes our users' lives for the better. We want a place on your phone's home screen and we work everyday to ensure we earn that honor.

On the inside, we are teeming with talent. We believe that innovation is fostered in an environment that values intellectual curiosity and the joy of learning. Our team is made up of thinkers, idealists, and high-energy yes-we-can-ers who have found an app and a workplace that we love. Fueled by Kind bars and green tea (and plenty of other healthy snacks), we are looking for people who challenge us, inspire us, and want to problem solve with us. In a phrase: we are looking for people to come and Venmo with us.


Information Security at Venmo

We are seeking an intelligent and motivated security engineer to join Venmo’s Information Security team. Our ideal candidate is excited about the opportunity to innovate on the cutting edge of secure mobile and cloud services through deep technical security knowledge and a solid work ethic. 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 thing relating to information security, both infrastructure, and application. A typical day might include identifying a potential application vulnerability, building and responding to security alerts, or working with our Product and technical teams to securely design a new platform feature. You’ll be managing our growing suite of advanced tools and identifying opportunities for improvements in our mobile and cloud platform. If you are up to the challenge and want to join our front line make moving money simple, please contact us immediately.


  • Assist Manager of Information Security on all application and network security activities
  • Deploy, support, and monitor information security systems
  • Work with our operations team to implement information security solutions
  • Advocate security awareness and teach secure behavior and methods
  • Assist in security incident response activities and forensic investigations
  • Implement best-practice security procedures, standards, and guidelines
  • Assist in compliance activates 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.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Information Security or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum 3 years of on the job information security experience
    • Self-starter, able to work with a mix of technical and non-technical clients
    • Strong documentation skills are a must.
    • Ability to perform technical risk assessments, triage security testing results and manage security response actions. 
    • Demonstrable expertise in:
      • Linux / Windows / workstation / mobile device security hardening
      • Network protocols, standards, and analysis tools
      • Technical monitoring, troubleshooting, impact determination, and problem solving
      • Vulnerability and penetration testing


    • Experience with financial industry security governance, including PCI DSS, SOC2 and state regulations
    • CISSP, CISM, CISA, Security+ or comparable Information Security Assurance certification
    • Experience researching, implementing and administration of security infrastructure
      • Intrusion protection, firewalls, and SIEM tools.
      • File integrity monitoring, data loss prevention, and network access control
      • Event log aggregation and analysis.
      • Application vulnerability and Web Application protection solutions


About Venmo

Venmo is a mobile payment service owned by PayPal. It allows users to transfer money between one another using a mobile phone app or web interface. Venmo currently has around 203 million active users.

Want to learn more about Venmo? Visit https://venmo.com/