Security Engineer – SOC


Key Details

Team: Distributed across London, United Kingdom and Tallinn, Estonia

Compensation: Salary and stock options in a profitable company.


  • Relocation support and Visa;
  • 4 weeks paid holiday per annum;
  • An annual, all-expenses-paid company trip, SummerDays;
  • Personal development budget;
  • Monthly sports allowance;
  • Regular teams events;
  • Pizza Thursdays, weekly brunches and breakfast in the office;
  • Health benefits;
  • Paid sabbatical leave of 6 weeks.

TransferWise is one the fastest growing companies in Europe and we’re on a mission: to make money without borders the new normal. We’ve got 8 million customers across the globe and we’re growing. Fast.

Current banking systems don’t let us send, spend or receive money across borders easily. Or quickly. Or cheaply.

So, we’re building a new one.

And, we’re looking for a Security Engineer with focus on SOC to join our Security Operations team in Tallinn, who is responsible for the global security features of the TransferWise products.  

For our customers, using TransferWise should feel as simple as sending a text message. Yet behind our app and website lies a complex, one-of-a-kind engine of currencies and routes that’s being designed, built and powered by our talented teams in cities around the world. With new capabilities being built every day, there’s still a lot to figure out, and we can’t do it alone. This role is a unique opportunity to have an impact on TransferWise’s mission, grow as a product leader and help save millions more people money.  

The Security Operations Team is responsible for technical security concerns, security incident response lifecycle and AppSec across the company. We work together with product teams to minimize the amount of vulnerabilities introduced into Transferwise products. And we act as the first line of defence for attacks aimed against us internally or externally. 

Here’s how you’ll be contributing to the Engineering Team:

  • Help us detect, analyse and mitigate attacks or abuses across the company. You’ll be acting as a 2nd line Security Engineer in SOC.
  • You will be improving and developing TransferWise security monitoring solutions and helping relevant teams to solve problematic vectors. 
  • Together with Engineering and Platform teams you will find new ways to keep our customers and TransferWise safe from malicious intent while staying invisible for good customers.

Is this you?

  • Are passionate about Cybersecurity and Incident Response;
  • Have worked within a production environment and understand the importance of CI;
  • You’re passionate about defending web attacks and abuse;
  • You like to deal with complicated security incidents;
  • Are passionate about working with data – extracting information from large sets of data and finding patterns or abnormal activity;
  • Have automated your detections and mitigations in Python/Go/Java;
  • You have worked with different SIEM-s and understand what happens under the hood;
  • Know how to secure infrastructure in AWS and have done this before;
  • A good understanding of Windows internals and can work with Powershell;
  • A good understanding of Linux and understand how to secure it;
  • You understand the value of WAF and how to maintain it;
  • On-call on a rotation basis isn’t new to you and work at night if needed, but would prefer to automate the workflow;

Some extra skills that would be great:

  • Infrastructure pentesting experience;
  • Experience in securing networks or hardening OS;
  • An understanding of what it takes to secure Docker and Kubernetes;
  • Experience working with IDS solutions;
  • Previously working experience with vulnerability scanning solutions and understanding the difference;
  • Have an understanding of the concept of microservice architectures;
  • A  basic understanding of statistics and Machine Learning;
  • You understand what a runbook is and can define it for simple IR purposes;

Interested? Find out more:

How we work – a practical guide

TransferWise Vlogs: Omar, Engineering Lead

Engineering team blog

Scaling our Infrastructure; how we make it work

We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, qualifications aren’t that important to us. If you’ve got great experience, and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

And because we believe that diverse teams build better products, we’d especially love to hear from you if you’re from an under-represented demographic.


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