Associate Security Operations Engineer

San Francisco, CA

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate
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Varo is an entirely new kind of bank. All digital, mission-driven, FDIC insured, and designed for the way our customers live their lives. A bank for all of us.
About the Security Engineering Team
Varo’s Security Engineering team’s mission is to help the organization conduct business in a secure manner without hindering developer agility or product innovation. The team works hand-in-hand with engineers across the organization as we innovate in the banking industry. We practice the “DevSecOps” philosophy and build security automation early into the process of everyday engineering functions from software engineering, to cloud infrastructure, and IT.
About the Associate Security Operations Engineer Role
The Associate Security Operations Engineer is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the Security Engineering team’s Vulnerability management, Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and Patch Management tools. Additionally, the SecOps Engineer will perform incident event management, threat feed management, and proactively monitor and defend our networks, systems, and applications. This role will focus heavily on operational tasks and will work closely with other Security and IT personnel to achieve their mission.The ideal candidate is hands-on, articulate, and focused, and can own projects, features, and functionality; enjoys learning and mentoring others. We're looking for a world-class security operations engineer to help create a world-class security operations environment.

What you’ll do

  • Monitor alerts and dashboards and triage through SIEM and other tools.
  • Monitor Network events and alerts.
  • Monitor DLP/Vulnerability tool events and alerts.
  • Respond to security incidents, intervene, and escalate as necessary to protect company assets and our customers.
  • Recognize opportunities for addressing system, network, and application risks and exposures (i.e patching and system/network hardening).
  • Ability to work extended or non-traditional hours on occasion to support emergency situations.

You’ll bring the following required skills and experiences

  • B.S. or M.S. in Information Security, Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent experiences and certifications (CISSP, CISM, CISA, or CRISC, GIAC)
  • 1-3 years of Devops, IT or Information Security.
  • Competency in Linux/Windows administration.
  • Must have excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with internal and external parties.
  • Entry-level experience in network administration and understanding of DNS, firewalls, proxies, WAFs, SIEM, antivirus, and IDP/S concepts.
  • Broad understanding of network security, cloud infrastructure security, and application security.
  • Experience with logging tools such as Splunk, Elastic, Sumo, etc.
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning tools such as Qualys, Tenable/Nessus, etc.
  • Experience with patching systems such as BigFix, AutoMox, GFI LanGuard, NinjaOne, etc.

The 3 skills that matter most

  • Nobody can be great at everything, but we’re looking for candidates who are extraordinary at: 
  • Managing SIEM tools, monitoring security alerts, and event correlation (ElasticSearch/Elastic SIEM)
  • Threat Monitoring, Incident Management, Vulnerability Management
  • Public cloud security (AWS/GCP/Azure AD)

  • Other nice-to-haves
  • Experience operating in “hybrid” environments, cloud and on-prem.
  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, PowerShell, or Bash.

About VaroVaro launched in 2017 with the vision to bring the best of fintech into the regulated banking system. We’re a new kind of bank – all digital, mission-driven, FDIC-insured, and designed around the modern American consumer. 
As the first consumer fintech to be granted a national bank charter in 2020, we make financial inclusion and opportunity for all a reality by empowering everyone with the products, insights, and support they need to get ahead. Through our core product offerings and suite of customer-first features, we aim to address a broad range of consumer needs while profitably serving underserved communities that have been historically excluded from the traditional financial system.
We are growing quickly in our hub locations of San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Charlotte along with colleagues located across the country. We have been recognized among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes’ Fintech 50, and earned the No. 7 spot on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing companies across the country.
Varo. A bank for all of us.
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Varo is an equal opportunity employer. Varo embraces diversity and we are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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Job perks/benefits: Team events
Job region(s): North America
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