Security Engineer

Job description

Nice to meet you! We are Ascenda.

Help us transform how the world’s biggest financial brands engage their customers.

The thrill of saving up loyalty points for an exciting trip, or the joy of treating your loved one to a Michelin star dinner courtesy of a special offer – these are the magical moments that Ascenda makes possible. This is why we are here.

We make loyalty simple for banks and payment networks globally. Previously, these companies had to endure complex patchworks of third-party systems, mediocre user experiences and 18-month implementation projects to deploy a competitive rewards program. We turn things upside down with loyalty solutions rooted in beautiful design, exceptional customer value and rapid implementation.

We're looking to bring in passionate security analysts who're keen to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment. You have an interest in safeguarding the company’s critical assets such as data and understand how your contribution can help the company to operate in a safe and secure environment.

At its heart, Ascenda is an engineering and technology company. Our products and services help many financial services and travel brands serve millions of customers globally better. We take pride in building beautifully designed, performant, easy to use but yet secure products and place a huge emphasis on delivering great code.

We're looking to bring in passionate security analysts who're keen to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment. You have an interest in safeguarding the company’s critical assets such as data and understand how your contribution can help the company to operate in a safe and secure environment. As a security engineer, you will be given the correct guidance, mentorship, as well as opportunities for you to grow your career. We value the insights and perspectives you may bring to the company and look forward to the diversity you will add to the team.

In this job, you will be:

  • Taking the lead on technical projects that are focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of security operations in Ascenda

  • Working on projects that may include but not limited to:
    • Writing and maintaining of detectors to detect security events based on various types of logs

    • Development or testing of new security tools for use in Security Operations or other relevant security functions

    • Integration of existing case management tool, detectors and alerting system to automate certain tasks in order to improve the efficiency of the alerts and incidents management

    • Working closely with the DevOps team to identify weaknesses in our infrastructure using industry benchmarks and recommend the appropriate remediations

  • Representing the security team as the technical subject matter expert

  • Learning about other aspects of security that are not engineering related which includes:
    • Security Audit and Compliance

    • Alerts Management and Incident Response

    • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

Ascenda offers:

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Travel benefits

  • Flexible working environment (we allow for remote working, flexible hours when needed)

  • Comfortable working environment (Every new hire gets a brand new Macbook Pro and 2 screens!)

  • Diverse and friendly working culture. Members of our team come from over 20 nationalities worldwide!

Requirements

  • Minimum Degree holder
  • Has at least 2 years of experience in security engineering related roles
  • Possesses strong programming skills and technical knowledge

  • Is knowledgeable in the fundamentals of information security

  • Willing to work on a variety of security projects that span across different domains

  • Plus, if you have experience in development and implementation of security engineering related projects from start to end

  • Plus, if you have some experience or interest in compliance or audit

  • Plus, if you have any information security related certification

  • Possesses good communication skills, are not afraid of suggesting changes and improvements

  • Is a fast learner, able and willing to take up new security related challenges

Candidates must be authorised to work in Singapore. Singaporeans and PRs can apply. At this point, we will not be sponsoring EP/S-pass for this role.