Alpaca

API for Free Stock Trading

Security Operations Engineer at Alpaca

Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
Apply to Alpaca and hundreds of other fast-growing YC startups with a single profile.
Apply to role ›

About the role

Alpaca is a series A fintech startup that’s raised over $21M in funding. Alpaca builds an API for stock trading that enables developers across the world to build trading algos, applications, and brokerage services.

Alpaca’s globally distributed team consists of developers, traders, and brokerage specialists, and is backed by a group of prominent investors including Spark Capital, Portag3, Social Leverage, Elefund, Y Combinator, and highly experienced industry angel investors. We are also a very tech-enthusiastic team with notable track records in open source and startup communities.

Reporting to the Director of Security, you will help oversee the implementation of our security policies to ensure our cloud-hosted systems and microservices, and endpoints remain secured and compliant.

Job Responsibilities:

Work with the Engineering team to continue with our shift-left SecDevOps efforts and to ensure resiliency of our cloud-hosted systems and microservices

Manage the implementation and operations to ensure the security of corporate systems including but not limited to endpoints, email systems, and IAM

Oversee implementation and operations for all security related tools including but not limited to vulnerability management, SIEM/SOAR, patch management, system hardening, and endpoint tools

Analyze security logs and alerts, and escalate any potential security threats to help contain and remediate as necessary

Define KPIs and metrics for the security program and recommend enhancements to improve these metrics over time

Manage security awareness training for all staff

Assist in Incident Response activities as needed

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

You have 5+ years of experience in security operations

You have extensive experience with the Google platform including Workspace and GCP

Understanding of containers and container orchestration (Kubernetes)

Strong understanding and comfort with POSIX Operating Systems (Linux/BSD, etc.)

Experience with Vulnerability management systems such as Tenable or Qualys

Experience with SIEM or other log and search systems

Security related certifications such as CISSP, CSSLP, or equivalent

Why you should join Alpaca

Alpaca is a hyper growth financial technology company that is democratizing global access to financial markets starting with our API-first stock brokerage. In just two years, billions of dollars of securities are traded every month via our API and rapidly increasing.

Alpaca’s globally distributed team consists of developers, traders, and brokerage business specialists and backed by a group of well-capitalized investors including Spark Capital, Portag3, Social Leverage, Y Combinator as well as highly experienced industry angel investors. We are also very tech-enthusiastic with notable track records in open source and startup communities.