SecOps Intern

Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Remote


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About Borrowell:

Borrowell is a Canadian company whose mission is to make financial prosperity possible for everyone. The first in Canada to offer free credit scores, Borrowell provides educational resources, monitoring, innovative digital tools, and personalized product recommendations to help people feel in control and optimistic about their financial future. Our data shows that Borrowell members reported up to a 100-point increase in their credit score after one year of using select Borrowell products.

With more than 2 million members, Borrowell is one of the largest fintech companies in Canada. We’re proud to have been named as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada every year since 2019, Globe and Mail’s Top Growing Companies (2021), LinkedIn’s Top 15 Startups in Canada (2021), and CB Insights’ Top 250 Fintechs (2021).

To support us on our mission, we’re building an exceptional team of high-performing yet humble individuals who believe Canadians deserve more choice when it comes to financial services.

Put simply, we put people first. We place a high value on building a diverse and inclusive workplace and are proud to have a gender-balanced team. We know that diverse teams perform better; half of our team identify as women or non-binary.

We’re always on the lookout for passionate and driven people. If you think you’d be a great fit at Borrowell, read on to learn more about us and how our business works!

About the Role:

As a Security Operations Intern you will be embedded into Borrowell's Engineering Team. You will assist in deploying security policies, evangelize and ensure compliance, evaluate and improve application security processes (AppSec), and respond to incidents. We have a lean team and our interns know that they will see the impact of their work.


  • Implement and maintain preventative security measures into our applications and infrastructure work with Engineering teams at Borrowell to implement secure coding practices and build security into the development lifecycle
  • Be prepared to detect, investigate, and respond to security incidents
  • Collaborates with Engineering and Product teams to support the evaluation of planned changes, to minimize security risk - a shift-left mindset
  • Convert feedback from security analysis tools and incidents into application, infrastructure and processes improvements.
  • Act as a security evangelist within the the company



  • Coding experience
  • Knowledge of information security principles, protocols, practices and industry standards
Nice to Have
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Azure, or other cloud service providers like AWS or Google Cloud
  • Understanding of micro-services architecture, containers and cloud computing services

Important Qualities

  • You have a passion for code and enjoy applying your technical skills to solve business problems
  • You strive for excellence in everything you develop: customer satisfaction, process and product quality and reliability
  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • You are a positive team player
  • You show attention to detail
  • You're excited by the possibility of pushing technology to find new ways of delivering financial services


  • The Opportunity - join and have a major impact on a growing company that is helping Canadians make great decisions about credit
  • Wellness Benefit - $200 per term to spend on a gym membership, daycare, petcare etc.
  • Flexibility - flexible working hours and a flexible vacation policy

We are remote-first across Canada, meaning you have no mandatory obligation to come in-office. However, if you want to come in-office and meet the team at any point, you are free to do so. The majority of your team is in Toronto and the surrounding areas, with a main office in downtown Toronto within a 5-minute walk of Union Station.

At Borrowell, one of our core values and firm beliefs is that diversity makes us better. If you're unsure about your qualifications for this position, we'd still encourage you to apply. We're looking for candidates who have experience but know that not everyone's had a chance to demonstrate what they can do. What's most important is that you have a growth mindset, and care about helping people with their finances - an area in their lives that causes a lot of stress.

Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the work we do, clearing a credit and criminal record check is a condition of employment.
Borrowell encourages applications from candidates with differing abilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation at any stage in the selection process.

Tags: Application security AWS Azure Cloud Compliance FinTech GCP Monitoring SecOps Security analysis

Perks/benefits: Fitness / gym Flex hours Flex vacation Startup environment Wellness

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: Canada
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