Product Security Engineer - NYC

| Greater NYC Area

We are The Mobile Bank.
Our vision is to build a bank the world loves to use.
Technology and design empower everything we do.
N26 is Europe’s first Mobile Bank with a full European banking license. We have 2.5 million customers across 24 markets. Our team of over 1000 employees in 4 locations is concentrated on reinventing the banking experience for the digital generation. Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal founded N26 in 2013 and launched the initial product in early 2015. Since January 2015, N26 has been available for Android, iOS, and desktop. N26 has raised more than $500 million from investors including Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Tencent, Allianz X, Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures, Earlybird Venture Capital, Greyhound Capital, Battery Ventures, in addition to members of the Zalando management board, and Redalpine Ventures.

Your Role

N26 Inc. is looking to build out our security and technical operations team in NYC. As an early hire, you will be directly responsible for defining and implementing security programs and practices to support a growing, global fintech company. Working closely with your counterparts in Berlin and Barcelona, you will focus primarily on concerns for our impending U.S. launch - in particular, partnering in the oversight of our InfoSec compliance programs. We also aspire to build best practices that apply to all global regions and set a precedent for an exceptional security posture throughout our future global expansion.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Active and automated security testing - to strengthen our internal and external applications and services. Use system engineering to architect and build out solutions that extend the state of the art for cloud-native infrastructure. Build software tools to integrate and automate security as part of our SDLC. Advise and train your colleagues in the engineering organization on emerging threats and updated best practices for developing secure microservices.
  • Define, Build, and Implement Security Programs - building a strong, local InfoSec program is integral to launching in the U.S. You will participate in the oversight and implementation of these programs such as conducting third-party due diligence to assess security risks. In the event of an incident, you’ll conduct forensics to piece together the probability and extent of a breach. You’ll also perform regular trainings, audits, and reviews as maintained by our compliance standards.
  • Technical Operations - You’ll lay the groundwork for our office networks, asset inventory, and software access management. As the US representative for TechOps, you’ll work with the people team in the onboarding (and potential offboarding) of employees hardware and software access.
  • Software and Systems Engineering - as a key member of the engineering organization, you will advise the backend teams on security-first software and systems development practices. During regular code reviews, your participation with an eye towards security design and thread modeling will catch potential flaws before they are released into production. Our understanding of secure microservice architectures is continuously enhanced by your proactive research into new attack vectors

Our Preferred Background

  • Be passionate about information security
  • Deep technical knowledge in:
    • Cloud and network security
    • Web application security
    • Mobile security
  • Strong understanding of microservice architecture and working with scalable software.
  • Software engineering experience in at least one of the following languages: Java, Kotlin, Go, Python.
  • Has a knack for finding flaws in software and can effectively communicate how to fix them
  • Familiarity with fuzzing as a way to find bugs
  • Strong knowledge of secure coding best practices, the OWASP top 10
  • Correctly balance security risk and product advancement
  • Adversarial thinking and loves fighting the bad guys
  • Ability to be hands-on and drive solutions to completion.
  • Has Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field / equivalent experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.

What We Offer

  • Working with diverse, highly engaged peers
  • Opportunities to work abroad in Berlin and Barcelona as part of an international team
  • Freedom to prototype and autonomy to make decisions on technology choices
  • A "get-things-done" attitude
  • Flat hierarchy and open communication
  • Self-improvement budget to spend on attending conferences, taking courses, and purchasing books
  • Interesting technical problems to solve as we scale
  • Find a career path. Not just a job. Some of our benefits and rewards can be found on our careers website 

Sound good? Send us your application online, and we’ll get back to you soon.

Meet the team

The N26 US team is a group of unique and talented people consisting of alumni from Stanford, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Duke, Syracuse, Villanova, University of Denver and University of California, just to name a few! Many of us have gained our previous work experience at companies like Airbnb, Dow Jones, The New York Times, Expedia, PwC, J.P. Morgan, Etsy, DISH, SlingTV, Western Union and Morgan Stanley.

As far as fun facts go, our team is comprised of two NYC marathon finishers, a former sushi chef, a former competitive wakeboarder, and a certified yoga instructor. Collectively, we speak English, German, Greek, French, Spanish, Italian, Cantonese, Portuguese, Urdu and Hebrew.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • FlexFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Neo4jDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases


New York, NY 10013

An Insider's view of N26

What are some social events your company does?

We've had quite a few social events so far, from lunches and happy hours on rooftops to Escape the Room challenges here in our NYC office. In a particularly adventurous outing, the team went to Sleep No More at the McKittrick Hotel. We are a pretty adventurous bunch so we're always coming up with interesting ideas for places to go!


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What does your typical day look like?

In the mornings, our Berlin and NYC offices are available in both of our timezones. We usually catch up and hold meetings including daily stand-ups. The team typically grabs lunch together around noon. In the latter part of the day, it's usually distraction-free work time; I feel more productive later in the day, so this is great!


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What are N26 Perks + Benefits

Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team workouts
N26 Loves to workout: We do monthly group workouts at the coolest studios!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
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