Information Security Engineer

Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

We are seeking intelligent and motivated engineers to join BrainTree Information Security team. In this role, you will report directly to the Manager of Information Security and work directly with other business units as a subject matter expert on all things related to Cyber Security.

We are seeking intelligent and motivated engineers to join BrainTree Information Security team. In this role, you will report directly to the Manager of Information Security and work directly with other business units as a subject matter expert on all things related to Cyber Security.

Our Security team works to create and maintain the safest operating environment for BrainTree users and developers. As a Security Engineer, you help protect network boundaries, keep computer systems and network devices hardened against attacks and provide security services to protect highly sensitive data like passwords and customer information. Security Engineers work hands-on with network and compute services and actively monitor our systems for attacks and intrusions in both on-prem and cloud environments. You also work with software engineers to proactively identify and fix security flaws and vulnerabilities.

You use your industry experience to own and drive the resolution of complex security incidents, policy questions and technical security issues.

Security Engineers work on a broad set of efforts focusing on scaling and automating security infrastructure and processes. We solve user and corporate security concerns, investigate security incidents, perform security gap analysis, build and integrate systems, conduct applied research, and implement novel technologies and architecture to deal with enterprise security across a diversity of computing platforms such as mobile and cloud.

Examples include establishing and enforcing perimeters to protect all of BrainTree environments, defending a diverse set of clients and servers in hostile environments, from common operating systems to emerging software and hardware platforms, and evolving authentication, access infrastructure, and policy to simplify user experience and keep BrainTree safe.


  • Design AWS based infrastructure and services and drive its implementation to protect BrainTree networks and systems.
  • Provide security expertise and guidance to a diverse set of BrainTree engineering and business teams.
  • Conduct technical evaluations to identify coverage gaps in existing information security toolsets.
  • Support installations of security tools with Key Performance Indicators (KPI) measuring performance.
  • Work with other Cyber Security teams to effectively manage and develop security monitoring, sensor enrichment, and tuning solutions.
  • Conduct security reviews of core corporate and production infrastructure.
  • Drive enterprise focused security improvements to BrainTree products and services.
  • Respond to and investigate security incidents.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of relevant industry experience in security.
  • Coding experience in one or more general purpose languages (Ruby or Java preferred)
  • Knowledge of account creation/management for various web-hosted tools
  • Experience working with Identity and Access services
  • Understanding of Single Sign On (SSO) frameworks and mechanisms such as OAuth and SAML
  • Linux system administration
  • Experience integrating and tuning network security infrastructure
  • Security experience in AWS environments
  • Experience with attacks and mitigation methods, with experience working in two or more of the following: Network protocols and secure network design; Operating system internals and hardening (e.g. Windows, Linux, OS X, Android); Web application and browser securitySecurity assessments and penetration testing; Authentication and access control; Applied cryptography and security protocols; Security monitoring and intrusion detection, Incident response and forensics; Development of security tools, automation or frameworks.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying, or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at

As part of PayPal’s commitment to employees’ health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.


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