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Senior Engineer, Platform Security



Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024


Orum is an intelligent all-in-one payments platform that unlocks instant, intelligent money movement in any direction with a single API. Powered by proprietary payment intelligence, Orum optimizes transactions for speed, cost, and risk, enabling intelligent routing across multiple rails – revolutionizing how consumers and businesses send, receive and access money. Orum’s vision is to power a better financial system where everyone has the freedom to build to their potential.

The Orum team is helmed by expert fintech operators from LearnVest, Marqeta, N26, Square, Stripe, and Stash and has raised over $82M from leading investors, including Accel, Canapi, Bain Capital Ventures, Inspired Capital, Homebrew, Acrew, BoxGroup, Clocktower Ventures, Primary Ventures, SVB Capital, and American Express Ventures. To learn more, visit

At Orum, we are a remote-first and people-first company. We believe that working remotely presents a unique opportunity to build a diverse team that opportunistically leverages distance to asynchronously work better. We have thoughtfully invested in the right tools and practices that will enable individuals to bring their best selves to work while having the flexibility and support to enjoy their personal lives. We are committed to cultivating an equitable and inclusive work environment where everyone's voice matters. If you’d like to play a part in crystallizing the vision of a world where money is smart, real time, and fully automated, we’d love to hear from you.

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Senior Engineer, Platform Security

The Role:

As a Sr. Platform Security Engineer at Orum, you will be at the cutting edge of technology and security practices, working within a team that prioritizes proactive risk management and innovative problem-solving. Your role will also involve deep technical work on our platform's infrastructure, focusing on enhancing system architecture, optimizing cloud resource utilization, and deploying modern cloud technologies. You will have the opportunity to leverage the latest technologies in cloud infrastructure, participate in setting strategic security directions, and implement systems that significantly enhance our security landscape while ensuring robust platform scalability.

Your responsibilities will include automating cloud operations, refining our continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) processes, building out our zero trust framework, diving deep into our SIEM, and ensuring that our infrastructure supports high availability and disaster recovery scenarios. This dual focus on security and platform engineering will not only safeguard our operations but also drive our commitment to tech excellence and innovation in financial technology. If you're ready to make a substantial impact in a dynamic environment, Orum is the place for you.

The Opportunity:

As a Sr. Platform Security Engineer at Orum, you will be at the forefront of managing and securing the backbone of our technological environment. This position offers a unique blend of platform scalability tasks and in-depth security management, providing you with the chance to:

  • Master the intricacies of our AWS cloud infrastructure.
  • Enhance system security through cutting-edge solutions and robust cybersecurity practices.
  • Leverage your Experience in programming languages such as Go, TypeScript, and Python.
  • Dive into advanced serverless architecture and Infrastructure-as-Code practices using Terraform.
  • Implement and monitor rigorous security protocols and ensure compliance with industry-standard security frameworks.

The Team:

Join a team of dedicated engineers who are not just experts in their fields but are also passionate about mentoring and collaboration. Our team members value innovation, precision, and scalability. We're committed to pushing the boundaries of what's possible, always in pursuit of the perfect solution for our clients and a seamless and secure experience for our engineers.

Your Impact:

In this role, your contributions will be pivotal. Here’s what you can expect to achieve:

Within One Month:

  • Quickly integrate into the team by engaging with our ongoing projects and technology stack.
  • Push your first line of production code, celebrating this milestone with the team and soliciting feedback.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of our AWS infrastructure, security frameworks, and our API as demonstrated by building out our synthetic monitoring and test plan.
  • Begin to assess our current security measures and infrastructure setups, identifying two - three initial areas for improvement.
  • Develop familiarity with our operational challenges and compliance requirements, understanding how they impact security and infrastructure.

Within Three Months:

  • Lead the implementation of at least one major infrastructure scalability or security enhancement project.
  • Establish monitoring benchmarks and conduct a thorough review of our security alerts and incident response protocols; sharing your written review with the Platform team and Engineering leadership for discussion.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand their needs and how they align with our platform's capabilities, ensuring secure and scalable solutions.
  • Begin to influence the strategic direction of our platform engineering and security practices by proposing innovative solutions and improvements.
  • Enhance developer productivity by streamlining our deployment and integration processes, making security and infrastructure updates less intrusive.

Within Six Months:

  • Drive 2-3 significant improvements across multiple areas of our platform, notably in performance, scalability, and security.
  • Successfully manage several key projects from concept to deployment, demonstrating measurable improvements in our infrastructure's resilience and security as indicated by our alignment with CIS security standards
  • Act as a thought leader in platform security, shaping our strategies for future development and preemptively addressing emerging security challenges.
  • Mentor and influence junior engineers and peers on best practices in security and platform engineering, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Evaluate and refine our disaster recovery and business continuity plans, ensuring they are robust and aligned with the latest industry standards and best practices.
  • In this role, you will not only contribute to maintaining and enhancing the security and efficiency of our platform but also play a crucial part in shaping the future direction of Orum's technology landscape. Your work will ensure that our infrastructure remains cutting-edge and secure, supporting our mission to revolutionize fintech.

Technologies We Like:

  • TypeScript, Go
  • AWS (SQS, RDS, Lambda, ECS, API Gateway)
  • Terraform, DataDog, CircleCI, Docker
  • Event-Driven Architectures


  • Proven experience in platform engineering and cybersecurity.
  • Familiarity with AWS and cloud security architectures.
  • Strong understanding of Infrastructure-as-Code and automated security solutions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across functional teams.
  • A knack for problem-solving and a passion for technology.

Pay Transparency

At Orum, we pride ourselves on articulating a clear and transparent philosophy around equitable, impartial compensation that will allow us to recruit and retain an exceptional team. Base salary is market driven at the point in time of offer and is based on tier 1 market data. The initial salary for this role will range between $175,000 to $210,000 and is determined on a few factors including your skills, prior relevant experience, quality of interviews, and leveling.

About our Benefits

  • Location-agnostic premium competitive salary
  • Employee stock incentive plan
  • 401(k) match
  • Access to free, confidential 1-on-1 sessions with trusted financial advisors
  • Take what you need PTO
  • 12 paid holidays & 1 week company wide paid time off in December
  • Paid company wide mental health days
  • Paid parental leave
  • 100% paid medical premiums for you and your family, as well as dental and vision plans
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care FSA
  • Expense funds to support team members’ wellbeing
    • Medical travel
    • Home office
  • Biweekly meeting-free deep work days
  • Referral bonus incentives
  • Ongoing professional development

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