Software Engineer, Security

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Brex is building the new global standard for financial services, starting with corporate cards. We are designing the product from first principles, enabling us to have unparalleled features and a seamless, modern experience for our customers. With backing from top venture firms and industry veterans such as Peter Thiel and Max Levchin, Brex is one of the fastest-growing startups to date, and we’re looking for someone to help scale the company with incredible people across the board. Building world-class financial services requires world-class security. As a software engineer on security, you will be building customer facing features, backend frameworks and internal services for the security of our users, platform and core systems. Based in San Francisco, our team is committed to creating a driven and diverse company with ambitions people from wide-ranging backgrounds.

We’re looking for individuals with a strong background in software engineering and interest in security that can solve high-stake challenges end to end. You should demonstrate strong communication skills, autonomy, and ability to work with a variety of stakeholders. 

Responsibilities:
  • Build customer facing features, services and products related to security, privacy and fraud
  • Author & maintain security related libraries, frameworks and tools for internal services and operations
  • Build new tools to detect fraud, vulnerabilities via static analysis, automated scanning, etc.
  • Help design and review security-sensitive aspects of features and 3rd-party integrations that other teams are building
  • Train new engineers and evangelize good security habits; ensure best practices (in technology or education/outreach)
  • Uphold our high engineering standards and bring consistency to the codebases, infrastructure, and processes you will encounter.
  • Collaborate with experts in product, design, and operations
What We Value:
  • Enjoying being a generalist, working on both the frontend, backend, and everything in between to tackle problems and delight customers
  • Defensive security experience shipping projects that mitigate application or infrastructure risks at scale
  • Contributing to the open source community or security research 
  • Thinking about tools and services, and writing high quality code
  • We work in Elixir and TypeScript, however languages can be learned: we care much more about your general engineering skill than knowledge of a particular language or framework
  • Taking pride in working on projects to successful completion, involving a wide variety of technologies and systems
  • Putting yourself in the shoes of your users, and creating an intuitive, delightful experience
  • Holding yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems
  • Stitching many different services and processes together, even if you have not worked with them before
  • Thriving in a collaborative environment, filled with a diverse group of people with different expertise and backgrounds (we currently have around 30 nationalities represented, with more than ½ the company working in a country different from the one they grew up in)

 Engineering at Brex:

  • We work in an environment where it matters to make the right design decisions the first time, and as a result, take on less technical debt than other companies
  • We’re big fans of functional programming, especially given the effect of bugs in this space! We work closely with the Elixir community, and are always looking at increasing our open source contributions more broadly.
  • Product is a highly collaborative initiative across multiple teams. Engineers are expected to understand and have product input, designing systems towards our long-term product vision
  • We'd rather have one strong, well-compensated engineer, instead of having 5 average engineers. Our customers are fine with fewer features, but are not ok with broken features
  • We believe in two equal track career growths between senior individual contributors and managers. We want people to contribute where they feel most impactful
  • We believe in small, accountable and autonomous teams of amazing people, eager to learn, teach and constantly improve our way of working
  • People have a strong sense of ownership and accountability for what they’re building. What we build today will be the foundation for dozens of other systems in the future
  • We are very frank on discussing technical matters. If one disagrees with how things are being done, we encourage them to speak up and help us get to the truth faster

Does Brex sound like home? We'd love to meet you! Please share with us details of what you've worked on and what matters to you (personally and from a technical standpoint). Don't worry too much about your resumé. Be genuine, not official.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • IllustratorDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Brex is located in the East Cut, in between SOMA and FiDi a block from Salesforce Park and the Transbay Transit Center.

An Insider's view of Brex

What's something quirky about your company?

We have employees from over 30 countries. We celebrate this by displaying flags around the office or celebrating international holidays. My coworkers have fascinating stories and unique world views. We see it as a point of pride and an asset. Plus we understand immigration policies better than your average startup which opens up our candidate pool.

Elena

Engineering Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Platform teams aim at being the multiplier for Brex products. One big problem we work on is a flexible underwriting platform to power different products and verticals. It allows us to cater to unique customer credit needs based on data availability, risk model and business characteristics, which in turn accelerates new product and vertical launch.

Bill

Engineering Director

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

One of the exciting things about working at Brex is the opportunities for a person to further their career. For me, Brex has provided new opportunities to hire a bigger team, scale our channels, and test into new ideas. Brex believes in my abilities and has provided me the tools and resources necessary to create a world-class marketing team.

Thomas

Head of Demand Gen & Marketing Ops

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Brex has given me the ability to expand my leadership role in a high growth environment—with the most talented and dedicated team members. As Brex’s first Product Marketer, I’ve established and led the PMM team and launched our Partner Marketing and Content Strategy functions—a truly unique experience at a fast-paced company in a dynamic market.

Aliza

Product Marketing Lead

What are Brex Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Brex has various Employee Cultural Groups that you could join, including Women at Brex; FGLI; Brex LGBT; Brexlings, Jew-ish, LadyEng @ Brex, Asians at Brex, VIDA at Brex and Afro at Brex.
Team-Owned Deliverables
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Unconscious Bias Training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Short-term disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $2,500 per week for up to 12 weeks. Long-term disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $12,000 per month up to SSNRA.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 100% of coverage.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan covers 100% of your coverage.
Health Insurance Benefits
Brex's health insurance policy covers up 100% of your coverage with the option to choose between 4 different plans.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 1x an employee's annual salary.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Brex also provides 12 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Brex offers flexible vacation time based on exempt or non-exempt positions.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Brex offers $125 pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Brex hosts company outings annually.
Free Daily Meals
We provide free lunch every day Monday-Friday + snacks in the office.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Brex offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars on occasion.
Lunch and Learns
Brex hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross-Functional Training Encouraged
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