• Location
    • Remote
  • Date Posted
  • Sep. 30, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Business Applications

The Role

We are growing quickly and looking for a staff level software engineer to lead our security team.  This is a new sub team within the Infrastructure org that ensures that we can support Pilot’s growing business in a secure and reliable way, while keeping developer productivity high. Some of the key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Work with cross functional leaders at Pilot, including executives, to develop and execute on Pilot’s security strategy.
  • Provide thought leadership in security practices such as identity and access management, data protection, etc.
  • Play a pivotal hands-on role in shaping our product security and help keep Pilot safe.
  • Influence the engineering culture at Pilot to include a security-first mindset.
  • Develop systems and processes to avoid and mitigate security issues in our product, Ops workflows, and infrastructure.
  • Promote best practices in security and privacy, and provide regular security assessments.

Our stack

Pilot’s backend is written in fully typed Python 3.8, and our frontend is JavaScript, TypeScript, and Vue.js. We use Terraform to manage our production infrastructure, and deploy Docker containers to ECS. AWS CodeDeploy powers our deployments and we rely on Honeycomb for our monitoring and Postgres as our database.

About you

Even if you don’t have experience with the specific technologies in our stack, we’d love to talk to you! Our requirements are:

  • 5+ years of experience as a software/security engineer
  • Experience with product security and building secure software
  • Able to work collaboratively across functions
  • Strong written, verbal, and technical communication skills
  • Writes well-structured, well-tested, and maintainable code
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and teach others

About Pilot

Pilot launched in 2017 to bring the back office into the modern era. Pilot provides small businesses with dedicated finance experts - which Pilot hires as full-time, U.S.-based employees - who learn the ins-and-outs of their business. Pilot integrates directly with the billing, banking, expense, and payroll systems customers already use. With a special blend of custom software and expert bookkeepers, Pilot delivers accurate, consistent bookkeeping and financial management and tax services that give entrepreneurs the freedom to focus on their business.

Pilot has over 1,000 customers and has raised over $170 million in financing from Sequoia, Index Ventures, Stripe, Bezos Expeditions, and Whale Rock.  Our investors also include a long list of world-class entrepreneurs, including Patrick and John Collison, Drew Houston, and Diane Greene.  Our most recent funding round doubled our valuation to $1.2 billion – Meet Fintech’s Newest Unicorn.

Why Pilot?

  • We invest in our employees’ development and happiness because our employees are the keys to our success and ensuring happy customers
  • The opportunity to join a seasoned founding team that has led companies through two prior successful startups and acquisitions (by Oracle and Dropbox).
  • Flexible vacation/time-off policy
  • All federal holidays are observed
  • 100% coverage of employee only (individual) benefits
  • Parental leave for birthing or non-birthing parents – 100% pay for 12 weeks
  • 401(k) plan

Recruitment agency policy

Pilot does not accept agency resumes.  Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, employees, or any other company location.  Pilot is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Equal employment opportunity

Pilot is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  We base employment decisions on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, or belief; national, social, or ethical origin; age; physical, mental, or sensory disability; sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; martial, civil union, or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; HIV status; family medical history or genetic information; family or parental status including pregnancy; or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.  Pilot will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Pilot welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records.  Pilot’s demonstrated commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance and the California and Tennessee ban-the-box laws.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the job application process, please reach out to recruiting@pilot.com.

Important e-verify information

Federal law requires Pilot to confirm the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States, and Pilot participates in the E-Verify program for this purpose.  Pilot will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.