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Principal Product Security Engineer



United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Who are Tide:

At Tide, we’re on a mission to save businesses time and money. We’re the leading provider of UK SME business accounts and one of the fastest-growing FinTechs in the UK. Using the latest tech, we design solutions with SMEs in mind and our member-driven financial platform is transforming the business banking market. Not only do we offer our members business accounts and related banking services, but also a comprehensive set of highly connected admin tools for businesses.

Tide is about doing what you love. We’re looking for someone to join us on our exciting scale up journey and be a part of something special. We are wanting passionate Tideans to drive innovation and help build a best-in-class platform to support our members. You will be comfortable in ambiguous situations and will be able to navigate the evolving FinTech environment. Imagine shaping how millions of Tide members discover and engage with business banking platforms and building this on a global scale.

What we’re looking for:

First and foremost you will be passionate about security and secure application design. You will love helping engineers create more secure web and mobile applications. You will be comfortable explaining security issues and concerns to product owners, engineers, area VPs and executives and love the feeling you get when this results in them releasing a more resilient product. You will be a keen proponent of using automation in software build and deployment pipelines to ensure that any new release is tested for security bugs and bug classes before it hits production. You will be a keen follower of all things Infosec and constantly be on the lookout for ways to apply new industry trends and tools to your day-to-day role.

As a Principal Product Security Engineer you’ll be:

  • Lead the Product Security team by example
  • Defining the Product Security team roadmap and long term strategy
  • Nurturing and developing other engineers in the team
  • Building security into our CI\CD pipeline
  • Owning and defining Tide’s threat modelling methodology, and embedding this across Tide’s engineering community
  • Building on and improving Tide’s bug bounty program
  • Performing product security design evaluations and code reviews, and providing subject matter expertise around these topics
  • Owning and nurturing the relationship between Information Security and Engineering, and developing good working practices between the two teams
  • Improving Tide’s engineering standards in line with industry best practices by embedding a secure by default approach into all stages of the development lifecycle
  • Evaluating, implementing and managing 3rd party application security tools that complement Tide’s existing technology stack
  • Developing a repository of tailored product security training content for consumption by Tide’s engineering community
  • Balancing information security risk with product feature advancement, and incorporating the use of best-practice risk management methodology within the development process

What makes you a great fit:

  • You have software engineering experience in an agile environment
  • You are able to intuitively find flaws in software and can effectively communicate how to fix them
  • You have the ability to think like an attacker and use that context to develop threat models
  • You can enable other engineering teams to find flaws before they are introduced into production
  • You have technical knowledge in one of the following: cloud security, web application security, mobile security
  • You have knowledge of secure coding and best practices
  • You have a hands-on attitude and the ability to drive solutions to completion
  • You have experience with OWASP frameworks, static & dynamic analysis, and common exploitation methods
  • You may have knowledge of OWASP SAMM
  • You may have experience working within the Fintech sector
  • You may have worked within a fast scaling business
  • You may have familiarity with fuzzing as a way to find bugs

What you’ll get in return:

  • Competitive salary
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Vitality Health Insurance, with a proactive focus on mental and physical wellbeing
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days holiday with the ability to buy extra days
  • We invest in your development with a £1,000 professional L&D budget per year
  • Access to ‘salary sacrifice’ benefits such as Cycle to Work scheme and pension contribution
  • Spacious brand-new office in Liverpool street with an all-day snacks bar
  • Enhanced family-friendly leave
  • 3 days for L&D or volunteering time off per year
  • Flexible working options
  • Sabbatical leave
  • Share options

Tidean Ways of Working

At Tide, we’re Member First and Data Driven, but above all, we’re One Team. Our Working Out of Office (WOO) policy allows you to work from anywhere in the world for up to 90 days a year. We are remote first, but when you do want to meet new people, collaborate with your team or simply hang out with your colleagues, our offices are always available and equipped to the highest standard. We offer flexible working hours and trust our employees to do their work well, at times that suit them and their team.

Tide is a place for everyone

At Tide, we believe that we can only succeed if we let our differences enrich our culture. Our Tideans come from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. We consider everyone irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status. We believe it’s what makes us awesome at solving problems! We are One Team and foster a transparent and inclusive environment, where everyone’s voice is heard.