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Application Security Engineer

London OakNorth - Product Development Full time
OakNorth is the next-generation credit and monitoring platform that provides banks and lending institutions with the insight and foresight needed to create a better borrowing experience for the Missing Middle – the growth business who are the backbones of communities and economies globally but who have been in banking’s blind spot for decades.
The business was founded in 2015 by Rishi Khosla and Joel Perlman, who previously co-founded Copal Amba and grew it to 3,000 employees over 12 years, before selling it to Moody’s (NYSE: MCO) in 2014, returning 125 times capital to seed investors.
Since its inception, OakNorth has secured over $1bn from several investors, including: Clermont Group, Coltrane, EDBI of Singapore, GIC, Indiabulls, NIBC, Toscafund, and SoftBank’s Vision Fund.
The Platform has been deployed at various banks across North America, Europe, and Asia, and in the UK where OakNorth lends off of its own balance sheet via OakNorth Bank. The platform has helped OakNorth Bank become the fastest-growing business in Europe according to the Financial Times FT 1000 (2020), profitably lending over £4bn to date. In terms of the impact this has had on the economy, OakNorth Bank’s loans have directly helped with the creation of 13,000 new homes and 17,000 new jobs in the UK, as well as adding several billion pounds to the economy.
With offices in London, New York, Manchester, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Istanbul, Gurgaon and Bangalore, the global team across the OakNorth Holdings group is over 800 people.

OakNorth has an Engineering team in London which has built out the first version of our Credit analysis platform. As we go live with more customers, security is more and more important so we are setting up a dedicated SecOps team 
We're looking for strong Application Security Engineers to join the team and ensure our platform is secure as it evolves. 
You will:
  • Undertake analysis and forensic testing on the entire OakNorth platform. 
  • Influence peers from other teams on secure coding, best practices and proactive security measures.
  • Develop, maintain and document relevant security documentation including security runbooks and response SoPs 
  • Work on our security model to ensure that other developers can build security and access control into their code with minimum effort.
  • You have
  • Understanding of the secure software development lifecycle with a focus on building access control structures and other security technologies in a large cloud-based application.
  • Knowledge of distributed systems and security protocols.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ideally, experience with the technologies used in our current stack: Python, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, Kafka, GraphQL and React. We deploy into K8s on AWS using Docker and Terraform.  
  • Fintech experience desirable but not required.

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