Information Security Engineer at Aspiration

| Greater LA Area
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Aspiration is the leading socially conscious retail fintech startup with close to 1 million people signed up, over $80m in capital raised, and customer satisfaction (NPS) scores that far exceed those of big bank competitors. Aspiration has won a number of awards, including Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies 2018, and set out to be the world’s leading socially responsible financial firm. We offer unique financial products to let people save, spend, and invest their money in ways that align with their personal values. Unlike other financial institutions, we’re committed to building a relationship with our customers based on trust and aligning the customer’s success with our own. 
The Information Security Engineer I is responsible for assisting with the implementation and maintenance of the corporate information security program to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Aspiration data assets. The program includes: enforce policies, standards, guidelines, and controls to manage and prevent risk to Aspiration. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing and maintaining the configuration of security system and tools, reviewing reports and log output from security systems to ensure normal operations and detection of anomalous behavior; performing application and process security reviews as needed, and defining user access and segregation controls for new processes and applications.

What You'll Do

  • Administer and maintain security systems and tools, including software updates, configuration and control reviews.
  • In coordination with the Information Technology department, ensure new employees are properly onboarded and exiting employees are promptly offboarded
  • Review output from security systems and tools (reports and log data) to ensure normal operations and detection of anomalous behavior
  • Work with vendors and third parties to understand their processes, technology and/or applications to appropriate security controls are in place to protect Aspiration and its data
  • Conduct security reviews against new processes, technology, and applications
  • Safeguard sensitive information by working with business units and vendors/third parties to determine and enforce appropriate access levels
  • Identify regulatory and legal requirements that may affect data and application security policy, standards, and procedures. Monitor changes in the security industry including new vulnerabilities, viruses, intrusions, fraud scams, and best practices and tools available for system/network protection. Train users and promote security awareness to ensure system security.
  • Exercise appropriate levels of discretion and confidentiality when addressing security-related incidents.
  • Assist in internal and external audit requests. Ensures Aspiration data is securely protected from internal and external, intentional and unintentional access, alteration and deletion.

What You'll Bring

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge and understanding of a “cloud-first” architecture and a hybrid or on-premise architectures. Pros and cons.
  • Knowledge of regulations and policies pertaining to information security.
  • Strong analytical skills to analyze and solve problems.
  • Good communication skills both written and orally.
  • Must be organized and be able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of users indifferent locations.
  • Ability to interact with staff, members and others encountered in the course of work.
  • Ability to learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Ability to observe and interpret people and situations.
  • Understanding of the following technologies and concepts:WirelessNetworkingSingle sign-on and SAML
  • Education, Training and Experience
  • Potential candidates for this position should meet the following requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information security, engineering, or related technology field.
  • Minimum two years of relevant experience in IT and Information Security.
  • Previous fintech, banking, credit union, investment firm, or mortgage industry knowledge a plus, but not required.
  • Relevant security or auditing certifications such as: Security+, GSEC, CISA, or CRISC or completion of relevant coursework in information security working toward a certification.

What You'll Get

  • Making an impact for a company with a mission of transforming the financial industry and the lives of millions.
  • Competitive salary and equity incentives.
  • Robust healthcare plans, 401K and unlimited vacation time.
  • Dog-friendly office in beautiful Marina del Rey with an in-office gym.
  • Diverse & inclusive culture.

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We're located in Marina Del Rey, steps from bars, shops, and restaurants. On Fridays there's a local farmer's market right on our block!

An Insider's view of Aspiration

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Aspiration has some of the smartest, most hard-working, and fun people I have ever worked with. The vibe is very fast-paced and exciting, and management is good at adjusting to different people’s work styles, allowing employees to work remotely and even bring their pups in on Fridays.


Data Analyst

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We use cutting edge technology to solve both dated financial problems and problems that impact our environment. Aspiration is unique in that we are a financial firm focused on environmentalism while putting people before profits. For every solution we have to a banking problem, we're challenged with having an equal or greater impact on the world.


Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

I joined Aspiration as an Account Manager. Now, I manage an affiliate program of 80+ accounts and support our direct media partners. In 1 year, I've grown beyond my own expectations. From leading a large product implementation to planning off-site activation events, my need of not being in a complacent position has been met from the moment I joined


Affiliate Manager

What are Aspiration Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Aspiration has participated in several volunteering activities, including Heal the Bay beach clean ups, LA Tech Gives Back beautification projects, and card making for Children's Hospital of LA.
Partners with Nonprofits
Aspiration partners with Accion, a nonprofit specializing in microloans. We give 10% of every dollar we earn to low-income Americans, funding up to $5,000 per person to jumpstart new businesses.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Aspiration has a communication committee that works to organize all-hands meetings, lunch and learns, and team-building events.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Aspiration employees can contribute up to $2600 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to the maximum plan limit for up to 13 weeks.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 90% of premiums.
Vision Benefits
Aspiration covers 90% of premiums for vision coverage.
Health Insurance Benefits
Aspiration's health insurance policy covers 90% of medical premiums.
Life Insurance
Aspiration pays for basic life insurance coverage valued at $20,000 Basic Life & AD&D.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Stock options are available to fulltime employees
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Aspiration provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Aspiration's pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5000.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Aspiration hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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