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Who is Recruiting from Scratch:

Recruiting from Scratch is a premier talent firm that focuses on placing the best product managers, software, and hardware talent at innovative companies. Our team is 100% remote and we work with teams across the United States to help them hire. We work with companies funded by the best investors including Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Tiger Global Management, A16Z, Accel, DFJ, and more.

About Our Client

Our client, is a next-generation financial services company building a better banking experience to help teens and young adults achieve financial independence and knowledge at an earlier age. They’re on a mission to improve the financial future of the next generation and empower teens to start their financial journey. Our client is a well-funded Series C company that has raised more than $175M, focused on disrupting banking through a differentiated mobile-first consumer experience.

They have eclipsed 1.5 million customers just four months after launch. If you’re looking to join a fast-growing company with a strong mission and vision that puts people first, our client wants to meet you.

The Role

Information security is paramount in everything they do to protect their customers and employees. They are looking for a Security Engineer to focus on product security. If you are interested in becoming the first engineer to help them build the foundation of the security stack, they would love to talk to you!


  • Identify key security considerations that they need to address as they're growing their products.
  • Be the subject matter expert on application security, consult best practices across the engineering team.
  • Assess risks to their customers across a wide range of product and technology areas, including mobile, backend infrastructure, key management, account recovery, third party integrations, authentication, and privacy.
  • Own security-critical systems. Includes but not limited to authentication, access control and encryption services.
  • Establish secure coding practices across the engineering team.

Must Haves

  • 5+ years relevant work experience in application security.
  • Software Engineering skills and background, ability to design and build software.
  • A desire to help build the product, not just poke holes in it.
  • Experience advising product teams on how to address a broad set of security and privacy challenges.
  • Experience shipping code in consumer-facing products, preferably across both backend and mobile domains.
  • Ability to prioritize and communicate impact for the application security projects on the roadmap.

Core Technologies Used

  • Kotlin, Java
  • gRPC, Protocol Buffers, jOOQ, Dagger, Swagger
  • PostgreSQL
  • Google Kubernetes Engine


  • Competitive salary based on experience, with full medical and dental benefits
  • High potential for growth
  • Stock in an early-stage startup
  • Flexible WFH and vacation policy
  • Employee referral program
  • Monthly stipend for client card testing
  • 401K plan

Base Salary Range: $160,000 to $200,000