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Senior Security Software Engineer


San Francisco, CA, US / Vancouver City, British Columbia, CA / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Industry: Consumer
  • Post Date: 08/01/2022
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 375 Alabama St, San Francisco, California US

About Tally

Tally is a consumer tech company pioneering full-service financial automation. Founded in 2015, we built the first automated debt manager to help people overcome credit card debt and put billions of dollars back in people’s pockets. Tally’s vision is to automate people’s entire financial lives, so they can stress less about money and do more of what they love.

Job Description


Tally makes people less stressed and better off financially. We've built the first fully automated debt manager to help people overcome credit card debt. Currently at Series C with $92MM in funding and backing from top investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins, we are a team that is democratizing financial services to put billions of dollars back in people’s pockets. Tally’s vision is to automate people’s entire financial lives so they can worry about money less and do what they love more.


As a Senior Site Reliability Engineer in our Security Engineering team, you will be at the heart of Tally’s engineering processes developing and implementing solutions to improve cloud security.


Security Engineering owns and is responsible for tools that bake security into our applications and cloud environments. You will use Site Reliability Engineering skills to not only fix problems but solve the issues that contribute to them. If you’re interested in joining a growing team where you can have a large impact, read on.


Tech you might use: Security automation such as Nmap and Kali toolset, scripting languages like Bash and Python, vulnerability detection and management tooling, SIEM, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Datadog, Terraform, CI/CD systems (GitLab), and more.


A Day In the Life:

  • Conduct risk and threat assessments to identify risks and any associated weaknesses, as well as make recommendations on how to mitigate those risks.
  • Design, build, and deploy security controls and associated tooling with an emphasis on automation and integration into CI/CD pipelines.
  • Implement and utilize AWS security features as part of a well architected framework.
  • Automate manual tasks and improve team workflows.
  • Make security metrics and solutions easily consumable for development teams.
  • Teach, coach, and advocate security principles across the Engineering team.
  • Assist in code reviews and security assessments across the organization.
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to enhance event monitoring, security alerting, and incident response workflows.
  • Recommend and implement technical, process, and policy changes.
  • Investigate and solve the contributing causes to security incidents.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • Participate in daily scrum standups, sprint planning, and other team rituals including retrospectives.

About You:

  • Background working in security engineering organizations, protecting AWS or Kubernetes environments.
  • Automation, using CI/CD systems and tools to automate security task work is one of your core values.
  • Comfortable writing in bash and at least one more scripting language such as python.
  • Broad familiarity with security operations topics that affect infrastructure, including identity and access, network, vulnerability, and change management.
  • Ideally you’ll have experience with encryption and key management systems.
  • You understand networking fundamentals, and how those fundamentals translate into an AWS hosted cloud environment.
  • You’re a great communicator, with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Passionate about learning and constantly challenging yourself for continuous improvement.
  • You have experience identifying, assessing and remediating security vulnerabilities.
  • Proficient in at least one of the following domains: automation and cloud infrastructure, security testing and assessments, security ops, network/ app/ cloud security, threat hunting and logging or monitoring.
  • You live the Tally Values:
    • Don’t Say Nothing. Speak your mind. Challenge. Cheer! Converse. Do it honestly, respectfully, and most of all constructively.
    • Own The Outcome. Be invested beyond role, experience or title. You are the master of one, and the champion for all.
    • Change Shoes Often. With ourselves. With our users. And without judgment.


A message from our leadership:

"One of our core values at Tally is 'Change shoes often.' We do this with our peers and our customers every day, and we want candidates to share in our commitment to empathy. Empathy really is the foundation of inclusion, and Tally prides itself in being a company that prioritizes inclusion and diversity. We’re dedicated to creating a workplace culture where people are included and treated equitably."


Jason Brown, Co-founder, and CEO


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