Senior Software Engineer – Security
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Senior Software Engineer – Security
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At Remitly, we help immigrant communities around the world send over $6 billion a year to their loved ones. Sending money is faster, easier, and costs less with our all-digital money transfer platform. Our vision is to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial service products on the planet.
At Remitly, your work has a direct and positive impact on people around the globe.
Your work matters, every day.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our Security Team and help us deliver on our promises to our customers. Our customers trust us with their hard-earned money, and the financial well-being of their loved ones. We must earn that trust with every transaction. The Security team is closely aligned with the Infrastructure and Corporate Information Technology teams, and part of the Product organization. Security at Remitly is uniquely positioned to deliver customer value, as well as being an enabler for the business. Security is core to our culture and has excellent visibility and support from the board through to each employee.

What you’ll do 

This is a senior role on a small highly effective team, so you will have the freedom to help define our security roadmap and mentor other engineers. In this role, you will develop novel approaches to securing billions of dollars in transactions around the world. You will operate and develop solutions in a fast-paced environment to protect, detect, and respond in new ways. You will leverage modern technology stacks in production (containers, Kubernetes, Istio, etc) as well as in the corporate environment

(Gsuite, SaaS). You will provide close support to the Product organization and our customers, both by enabling secure development and operations and also by shipping product features that enhance peace of mind.


  • at least 3+ years of experience as a software developer 
  • experience in development RESTful services and using web-programming languages like Go, Java, Python, C#
  • a web security/web development environment
  • experience with infrastructure and Cloud Native technologies – AWS (preferred), Containers, Kubernetes (optional: Istio, Prometheus, Jaeger)
  • familiarity with design patterns
  • knowledge of databases: AWS RDS and DynamoDB

Your will:

  • build backend systems that support authentication (password, MFA, public key) and encryption for customer-facing services,
  • use a Golang or have a willingness to learn it,
  • know secure development practices,
  • implement identity or authentication,
  • build web application security,
  • be a mentor: security consulting internally or with clients
  • have incident response skills or interest,
  • Potentially: secure coding for payments using encryption or tokenization, penetration testing and assessment

Who You Are:

  • A business-minded technologist
  • Empathetic to developer needs
  • Strongly aligned to our mission and values
  • Able to rally stakeholders
  • Hungry to land creative solutions
  • An artful presenter who can influence outcomes

Who we are

Remitly is an independent digital remittance company that transfers over $6 billion in annualized volume through its proprietary global money transfer network across Africa, Asia, Central, and South America. Its reliable and easy-to-use mobile app makes the
process of sending money faster, easier, more transparent and less costly by eliminating the forms, codes, agents, extra time and fees typical of the traditional, century-old money transfer process. Remitly is backed by industry-leading investors, World Banks International Finance Corporation (IFC), Naspers; PayU, Silicon Valley Bank, Stripes Group, DFJ, DN Capital, QED Investors, Trilogy Equity Partners, Bezos Expeditions, Founders; Co-Op, and TomorrowVentures. The company is headquartered in Seattle, with additional offices i.a. in London.

Remitly is a group of passionate people working to make international payments easier and more transparent on both the web and mobile devices.
We are seeking team members to join us that want to make a difference and change an industry. We pride ourselves on aiming high and delivering results, data being at the heart of everything we do, and encouraging our team to own business decisions and outcomes.

Remitly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Remitly. We are committed to nondiscrimination across our global organization and in all of our business operations.
Employment is determined based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identification and expression, marital status, military status or status as an honorably discharge /veteran, pregnancy (including a woman’s potential to get pregnant, pregnancy-related conditions, and childbearing), sexual orientation, age (40 and over), national origin, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, physical, mental, or sensory disability (including the use of a trained dog guide or service animal), HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C status, genetic information, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other protected class as established by law.

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