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Security Engineer



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024

About us

At GoCardless we believe bank payments are the best way to pay and get paid. We also believe that bank account data is a powerful tool to make better, faster decisions. We’re making it easy to use both- for businesses everywhere.

GoCardless is used for domestic and international payments by 85,000+ organisations and counting, processing more than $30 billion across 30 countries. We’re an award-winning London based fintech, with additional offices in Riga, Paris and Melbourne.

The role

As a Product Security Engineer, you will enable product development teams to take ownership of the security and privacy of their service by collaborating to set requirements and standards, performing design reviews and vulnerability assessments, and helping build security controls. You will also work closely with the dedicated Security Operations and Security Engineering teams.

You will be someone who has experience securing a cloud-native environment, and, in particular, in embedding security and privacy standards in engineering functions. You should also be comfortable automating security and privacy engineering and performing assessments.

Google Cloud Platform

Google Kubernetes Engine


Vulnerability scanners

What excites you

  • Secure coding practices and security in CI/CD pipeline with the ability to advise engineering teams
  • Performing design reviews and threat modelling of services and products
  • Providing subject matter expertise on areas of security throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Automating and continually improving business services and products through development of tooling and procedures
  • Performing various types of vulnerability assessment (including configuration, source code, and documentation reviews) and security testing

What excites us

  • A university degree in Computer Science or similar
  • Experience in cloud-based application and infrastructure security
  • Background in threat modelling and security architecture/secure design
  • Awareness of or exposure to security and privacy standards, such as ISO27001, CyberEssentials, GDPR, or similar
  • Cybersecurity certifications, such as CISSP, CEH, Professional Cloud Security Engineer, or similar
  • Experience with cloud computing providers such as GCP or AWS

We don’t expect you to meet every requirement. If you’re excited by this role, we encourage you to apply.

(some of) The good stuff

  • Wellbeing - stay healthy with dedicated support and medical cover
  • Work away scheme - you can apply to work away from your country of residence for up to 90 days in any 12 month period
  • Adaptive Working - allows you to work flexibly, around your lifestyle
  • Equity - all permanently employed GeeCees receive equity so we can share in the success we achieve together
  • Parental leave - to suit everyone embarking on life's great adventure
  • Time off - generous holiday allowance, + 3 annual volunteer days, + 4 annual business-wide wellness days (‘GC Fridays’)

Life at GoCardless

We're an organisation defined by our values; We start with why before we begin any project, to ensure it’s aligned with our mission. We make it happen, working with urgency and taking personal accountability for getting things done. We act with integrity, always. We care deeply about what we do and we know it's essential that we be humble whilst we do it. Our Values form part of the GoCardless DNA, and are used to not only help us nurture and develop our culture, but to deliver impactful work that will help us to achieve our vision.

Diversity & Inclusion

We’re building the bank payment network of the future and our ambition is to move money anywhere, for anything, for anyone. If we’re going to achieve this goal, we need to build a team of ‘GeeCee’s’ that is as wonderfully diverse as the world we live in - with a multitude of perspectives, experiences & backgrounds.

We’ve got a long way to go, but here’s how we’re doing as of June 2023;

42% identify as women

28% identify as Black, Asian, Mixed or Other

9% identify as LGBTQIA+

9% identify as neurodiverse

2% identify as disabled

We’re rooting for you during your application and GoCardless aims to provide reasonable adjustments to make our recruitment process as remarkable and accessible as we can. Please speak to your Talent Partner if you need extra support.

If you want to learn more, you can read about our Employee Resource Groups and objectives here as well as our latest D&I Report


We’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment, leaving a more sustainable world for future generations. In 2021 we became co-founders of the Tech Zero coalition, a group of businesses committed to taking climate action as part of the UNFCCC Race to Zero. We aim to reduce our impact and to create positive change on the natural world. Check out our sustainability action plan here.

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