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Lead Security Engineer (Detection & Response)

Company: Marqeta
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Named as a Forbes Fintech 50 the last two years in a row, Marqeta powers innovative payment solutions for many of the apps and services you enjoy daily. Our modern card issuing platform, open API, and advanced analytics provide unprecedented control for companies to issue cards, authorize transactions and manage payment operations in real-time.

We are a team of industry experts and technology innovators who take a dynamic approach to solving challenging problems. We power possibilities for our customers by bringing the best talent together in an open and collaborative work environment that rewards creativity and perseverance.

Marqeta is proud of its Oakland roots and Denver growth plans and strives to build a global team as diverse as the markets we serve, staying true to our values: Connect the Customer, Everyone Belongs, Marqeta Cares, Lead Innovation, Deliver Results, Quality First and Build One Marqeta. We are not expecting any single candidate to meet all job requirements listed below, so please apply. It's an exciting time to join Marqeta. As we grow, your career and opportunities will grow as well.

Position Summary

The Marqeta platform is built by developers for developers! We enable payment authorization decisioning, cardholder data security, instant card issuing, in-app provisioning directly to digital wallets, and real-time funding with our exclusive Just-in-Time (JIT) funding.

Within Marqeta, the Security Engineering team is responsible for empowering our product engineering teams to own security by documenting and evangelizing secure, private application development best practices as well as the design, development, and implementation of internal and 3rd party tools.

You'll be part of the Detection & Response group and will work closely with other Security Engineers to integrate and implement information security tooling and controls.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead development of security detection and response capabilities by identifying gaps in visibility and assist in enhancing security controls
  • Enhance log aggregation and detection systems
  • Automate triage, analysis, response and remediation tasks and processes with code
  • Work with teams across Marqeta to identify and build security detection logic
  • Respond, investigate, and triage outages and security incidents
  • Works cross-functionally with other team managers and product leads
  • Establish and promote security best practices across cross-functional teams.


  • 3+ years of security engineering experience with at least 5+ years of information security experience, preferably in intrusion detection, incident response and threat hunting
  • Experience building security detections to identify threats on endpoints, servers, and cloud assets
  • Experience programming in Python, Javascript, or Golang
  • Familiarity with endpoint, server, and cloud forensics and using tools and libraries to recover forensic artifacts
  • Working knowledge of Compliance Standards (PCI, SOX, GDPR, SOC2)


  • Rich suite of benefit plans; employee premiums paid 100%
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Full paid Parental Leave
  • Pet insurance
  • 401k plan with a Company match
  • Competitive pay
  • Meaningful equity
  • Monthly stipend
  • Bi-annual "Hack Week" to support and reward innovation
  • Open, transparent culture that includes All Hands meetings, Lunch-and-Learns, all-company offsites, etc.
  • Access to corporate gym membership rates, other discounts and employee perks
  • Fully stocked kitchen, catered lunches twice a week, breakfast on Fridays and more!

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Marqeta is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Keywords: Marqeta, Oakland , Lead Security Engineer (Detection & Response), Other , Oakland, California

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