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Senior Software Engineer – Abuse and Security

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Lagos

Website Okra

We enable & equip innovators & disruptors by providing access to real-time financial data

The role

It’s an amazing time to join Okra. Our Engineering team is responsible for building tools and infrastructure to gather, analyze, and visualize financial data. We believe the way millions of people interact with their finances will change over time, and our Engineering team will be at the forefront of creating that experience.

Your role will be to protect our developers and their end-users from malicious actors, and to build APIs that allow engineers to launch new products across Okra’s ecosystem safely and securely.

The successful candidate will:

  • Assess the threat model for both our applications and code under development.
  • Lead security initiatives across various facets of security at Okra, including application security, and technical security aspects of compliance.
  • Provide education, guidance and leadership on security topics across the Okra team.
  • Identify gaps or enhancements in existing Plaid application security practices, and leading initiatives to address them.
  • Work across the stack backend to frontend, as well as on mobile to understand abuse end to end.
  • Build API’s for engineers so they can abstract abuse concerns out of their products.
  • Help automate how operation teams review and respond to new and ongoing attacks.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 – 4 years of experience building high availability infrastructure to collect signals for understanding and monitoring abuse.
  • Experience evaluating and/or implementing security controls in a cloud environment, particularly AWS.
  • Experience communicating security policies to 3rd parties in compliance and securities review settings.
  • Familiarity with GoLang, Javascript, Typescript, MongoDB and/or SQL.
  • You understand that building the right tools and systems can impact millions of users.
  • Experience tackling fraud, abuse, spam, or trust and safety at scale, and across the engineering stack.
  • You personally care about finding a balance between speed and perfection
  • Incident response experience.

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