Engineering Lead - Application Security



London, UK
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

Company Description

Wise is a global technology company, building the best way to move and manage the world’s money. Min fees. Max ease. Full speed.

Whether people and businesses are sending money to another country, spending abroad, or making and receiving international payments, Wise is on a mission to make their life easier and save them money.

As part of our team, you will be helping us create an entirely new network for the world's money. For everyone, everywhere.

More about our mission.

Job Description

About the role

We are looking for an Engineering Lead with a strong interest in all aspects of cyber security.

Our team is the Application Security Team, our mission is to protect Wise application code and data against cyber threats and ensure customer assets are safe.

As our estate expands we must continually develop our systems for identifying and reporting vulnerabilities across the company. Moreover we must ensure work alongside product teams to ensure security practices are followed and mitigations are applied throughout the whole software development lifecycle. In addition to this we also work to ensure our engineering teams are trained to create safe and secure code as well as remaining compliant with any regulatory requirements

How we work

We operate on a strong belief in automation, programmatic implementation, and reusable design. We’re looking for people who can step back and think holistically about the ecosystem, but also follow through and help implement the design; drawing on the resources across the rest of the platform tribe.

As we grow, you will be leading a team to ensure our pillars are maintained and our security posture is always improving as well as our extensive compliance program. We need to sustain our growth by continuously iterating on the services and programs we run, with a focus on security, ease of use and ease of evidence reporting. We’re looking for an engineering lead with relevant experience who can analyse complex requirements and drive requirements to completion in order to help our teams achieve our mission with speed and confidence.

What will you be working on?

  • Leading and mentoring our application security engineers

  • Conducting performance reviews and helping plan career progression for our application security engineers

  • Working closely with product engineers and designing solutions to improve our overall security posture;

  • Developing new tools and automation for discovering and aggregating security vulnerabilities;

  • Discovering opportunities for optimising the way developers address and remediate security vulnerabilities;

  • Working on streamlining our product vulnerability discovery and lifecycle management across engineering teams;

  • Helping to provide security training for our engineering teams

  • Designing new approaches to automating our compliance programs ensuring we are meeting our responsibilities as a regulated financial institution

What do you need?

We are fully aware that it is uncommon for a candidate to have all skills required and we fully support everyone in learning new skills with us. So if you have some of those listed below and are eager to learn more we do want to hear from you!

  • You are passionate about Application Security and surrounding topics;

  • You have experience leading engineering teams working with sensitive applications within a production environment

  • You have previous software development experience and a good understanding of modern programming approaches

  • You have worked with or lead various security exercises for example, penetration testing, security researching, red teaming or bug bounty programs;

  • You have experience in architectural design of complex engineering solutions, in particular to security related problems

  • Great communication and negotiation skills;

  • Ability to articulate complex technical concepts to major stakeholders and senior leadership;

  • Are able to track and facilitate multiple engineers working individual projects in collaboration with other teams and find the path for success;

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What do we offer:

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Additional Information

For everyone, everywhere. We're people building money without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We believe teams are strongest when they are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

We're proud to have a truly international team, and we celebrate our differences.
Inclusive teams help us live our values and make sure every Wiser feels respected, empowered to contribute towards our mission and able to progress in their careers.

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