Sr. Security Applications Engineer

San Francisco, CA, United States, Silicon Valley, CA, United States


Role Locations

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States


101 - 250 people


444 De Haro St Ste 220
San Francisco, CA, 94107-2398, US

Tech Stack

  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Redis
  • Heroku
  • MongoDB

Role Description

Senior Applications Security Engineer

About AutoFi:

Founded in 2015, AutoFi is an e-commerce software platform that connects an auto dealer’s customers to a network of lenders, allowing car buyers to purchase and finance a car entirely online. Our mission is to become the industry standard checkout experience for all online vehicle transactions. We are well-funded and backed by investors including Crosslink Capital, Ford, BMW iVentures and Mouro Capital.

Our team is diverse - spread out across the U.S. and Canada, we have backgrounds from finance and technology as well as deep experience in all areas of the auto space. We’re empathetic, gritty, curious, and humble owners of this business and are supported by some of the biggest names in the auto and financial industries as commercial partners.

We’ve never been more excited about the opportunity in front of us to help transition the auto industry from offline to online. If changing a trillion-dollar industry sounds exciting, we’d love to hear from you. Read more about us at{: .postings-link}.

About the Role:

AutoFi is looking for a passionate and driven Senior Application Security Engineer.  You will work closely with development teams, product managers, and third-party groups to ensure AutoFi’s products & services are secure.



●       Design and implement application security practices and standards

●       Develop tooling and automation to facilitate continuous testing

●       Lead application security reviews and threat modeling, including code review and dynamic testing

●       Educate the product delivery organization on security best practices and standards.

●       Develop security libraries and implement security bug fixes

●       Work with AutoFi’s security vendors to perform external penetration tests and build the company’s bug bounty program

Required Qualifications


●       6+ years of relevant, post-academic Software engineering experience with at least 2 years spent in an application security role.

●       Familiarity with common security libraries, security controls, and common security flaws.

●       Understanding of network and web related protocols

●       Experience with static & dynamic analysis, security code reviews, and application security frameworks (e.g. OWASP)

●       Industry experience building data-driven applications with Javascript, Node.js{: .postings-link}, MongoDB, Redis, Docker, or equivalent.

●       Comfortable in a fast-paced start-up environment.

Preferred Qualifications

●       Degree in computer science, cybersecurity, or related field

●       Understanding of data encryption and key management

●       Application security certification (e.g. CEH).

●       Prior Automotive or Fin Tech experience


AutoFi is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected status under all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.


About AutoFi

AutoFi’s digital retail solution is transforming the way cars are bought and sold. Customers can evaluate price, structure their deal, value trade-ins, include protection plans, and select a car conveniently from a mobile device or in-store. Engage and convert customers with interactive tools throughout the entire shopping experience. We’re the only platform with full-spectrum lender integration and real-time lender decisions. Shoppers become buyers in a fast, convenient, and transparent way improving retention, customer satisfaction, and profitability.

Company Culture

We care about internal happiness as much as we do about the product itself.

We are SUPER transparent.

Every employee knows how board meetings went, partner deals, wins & losses

AutoFi is in a great part of San Francisco— We are right in the heart of where SOMA meets The Inner Mission & Portrero Hill

The team is super friendly and will make you feel at home from day 1 and on

Everyone @ AutoFi has a voice and can make an impact

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