Director, Product and Application Security

at Oportun (view profile)
Location San Carlos, CA
Date Posted September 9, 2018
Category United States - H1B Visa Jobs
Job Type devops


UNITED STATES-BASED CANDIDATES ONLY.  Those not currently residing in the U.S. cannot be considered.

The Director, Product and Application Security reports to the VP of Security and leads the product and application security team that develops, operates and supports application security services consumed by product development teams at Oportun. This leader will be responsible for delivering software security at scale leveraging automation, integration of security tools into agile product development (CI/CD), the delivery of next generation software defined security tools and services, all while helping deliver key product security features. 

The product and application security team will work closely with the various product teams at Oportun to provide services, tools and security expertise to help build secure applications throughout the development life cycle of Oportun products. A successful individual must display a high degree of ownership for their own work, and be able to quickly understand the security environment in which Oportun operates, possess industry experience on various leading edge development security tools, and have strong management and people skills. Must possess software development experience / expertise and have experience with driving product security initiatives. 


  • Deployment of software automation that accelerates and enhances various product security goals
  • Integration of cybersecurity tools and systems to further secure product security outcomes
  • Development of custom software solutions to achieve security goals when off the self or open source solutions are not available or viable
  • Deployment of security solutions for products where security principles are codified and integrated directly into application designs and blueprints / formations
  • Management of systems analysis and software development efforts that align with devops, secdevops, and agile-related approaches
  • Embed security into product and manage application security testing technology, services and tools
  • Collaborate with product development teams and various other security teams to improve the overall application security posture of production applications
  • Lead security technology innovation and provide technical direction to product development teams for securing applications
  • Continuously evaluate and improve upon the product security and security services that support the application security program
  • Continuously increase the effectiveness, quality, and overall application security capabilities and services of the program
  • Keeps abreast of application security trends and the emerging threat landscape related to payment and financial businesses and corresponding applications
  • Ensure our products are compliant with any defined regulatory requirements, standards, and guidelines (like the FFIEC guidance for Mobile Financial Services)


  • You just read the description above and can’t wait to start. You’ve been itching to help manage the operations side of a company of our scale and this sounds like an awesome opportunity
  • 10 years of experience in Software Development, Security Engineering and/or other Product / Application Security technical roles
  • Deep technical understanding of modern development platforms, languages, and cloud platforms
  • Experience in developing web application, mobile application and hands on experience in application security testing & vulnerabilities mitigations
  • Advanced knowledge of Cloud Security, Network Security, Data Protection, Web/Mobile Application Security, Authentication and Authorization techniques
  • Proficiency with Agile, Continuous Integration / Development, DevOps SDLC models
  • Excellent leadership, verbal and written communication, presentation, and problem-solvingskills 
  • Proven analytical and problem-solvingskills, as well as the desire to assist others in solving issues 
  • Ability to influence management and support/help build credibility across the organization. A collaborative and engaging leader who partners well with customers and stakeholders
  • A strong leader in talent management, with the ability to develop staff, recruits appropriate talent, and create a culture of performance
  • Able to think strategically and translate strategies into actionable plans
  • Develop strong working relationships across the business and persuasively communicate with multiple levels of management


  • Sc. in Computer Science or related field
  • Direct experience with regulated systems (e.g., GLBA, SOX, FFIEC, PCI-DSS, etc.) in the financial industry a plus

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