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A peer-to-peer online credit platform that enables its members to lend and borrow money from each other.

Senior Application Security Architect
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Who Are We?

Prosper is built on a simple idea: connect people who want to borrow money with those that have money to invest. Prosper is an online marketplace that gives borrowers access to individual and institutional investors. Borrowers get low, fixed rates with no hidden fees or prepayment penalties. Investors can earn great returns through the platform’s data-driven underwriting for personal loans, creating a new and diverse investment opportunity. Through Prosper, more than $9 billion in personal loans have helped borrowers consolidate their credit card debt, pay for large purchases, make home improvements and cover medical expenses. Prosper Marketplace is headquartered in San Francisco and operations in Phoenix.

Prosper Marketplace is headquartered in San Francisco. The Prosper marketplace lending platform is owned by Prosper Funding LLC. For more information visit: and follow Prosper on Twitter @ProsperLoans.

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What We Need

We are seeking a Senior Application Security Architect who will be the technology lead driving the architecture for the Application and Infrastructure security at Prosper.

This is an Individual Contributor (IC) role and the individual will partner with the Head of Information Security, works cross-functionally to identify, remediate and respond to threats that may arise against our web and mobile applications and infrastructure. We are looking for smart, self-driven engineers who want to be part of an innovative FinTech company with a mission to improve the financial well-being of its customer.

What You Will Do

Take a lead role in assessing and defining the security architecture

Responsible for executing security related projects and programs

Closely collaborate with the engineering teams and drive key design choices made in the implementation of the product on a day-to-day basis

Integrate threat modelling, security tools, standards, and processes into the product lifecycle (PLC)

Drive security integration to CI/CD processes

Continuously evaluate, design and implement security solutions to improve the confidentiality, integrity and/or availability of the technology platform and customer data

Act as SME on multiple information security areas such as Network-Based Controls (i.e. Firewalls, Proxies, etc.), Data Protection, IAM, Endpoint Controls, Vulnerability Management, and Application Security

Manage and lead the investigation and resolution of security incidents as needed

What You Will Need To Have

7+ years of experience in security engineering/architecture roles

Candidates must be able to explain all vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the OWASP Top10, CWE25 to any audience and discuss effective defensive techniques

Experience with API security and related technologies such as OAuth and OpenID

Expertise with several key security technologies – Cisco Security products, Next-generation firewalls – Palo Alto Networks, DLP tools, SIEM, IDS/IPS, Certificate and key management tools, etc.

Candidates must have experience managing and planning multi‐year roadmaps

Experience in handling security projects

Self-drive, with an ability to approach problems in an innovative way and with a can-do attitude

Security or Network certification is desirable

What’s In It For You

In addition to working for a world-class FinTech company and having a lot of fun doing it, Prosper provides its employees with an excellent compensation and benefits plan. The plan includes incentive bonuses, stock options, company paid health, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation time, 401k with employer match and even fitness reimbursement and commuting reimbursement benefits.