Senior Security Engineer


Purpose Financial

Toronto, Canada
Full Time
2y ago

Company Description

Purpose Financial is an independent financial services company with an unrelenting focus on customer-centric innovation, delivered through technology-driven solutions. Led by entrepreneur Som Seif, the company is developing a diversified product platform aimed at addressing historically underserved segments of the market. Purpose Financials’ businesses include Purpose Investments, Purpose Advisor Solutions, and Thinking Capital.

Who is Purpose Advisor Solutions?

 Purpose Advisor Solutions is an innovative fintech company focused on creating the tools, services, and support to help financial advisors build their businesses.  Our team is passionate about helping advisors and is building a new business model to provide what they need to thrive and succeed.  Purpose Advisor Solutions is owned by Purpose Financial, an independent financial services organization with an unrelenting focus on customer-centric innovation driven through technology. 

Job Description

Who You Are: 

We are looking for a Senior Security Engineer to help build, monitor, and maintain our security infrastructure and drive security processes across the company. In this role, you would have the opportunity to work with multiple teams in our organization to promote better security practices. If you thrive in a collaborative environment, drive innovation, and are excited about an opportunity to work within a growing company, we would like to speak to you!

As a Senior Security Engineer with Purpose Advisor Solutions, you will be a part of an agile development team, taking part in initiatives from conception to post-production. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a growing organization where your expert opinions and ideas will be valued and be at the strategic core of the company’s growth.

Is this you? We would like to speak to you!


  • Identifying new security threats by conducting continual monitoring, security testing, vulnerability assessments, and log analysis.
  • Lead the efforts to maintain our infrastructure security.
  • Conduct security reviews for new products, technologies, and services.
  • Provide security expertise and guidance.
  • Respond to security incidents and potential attacks.
  • Drive security policies including incident response, risk management, vulnerability management, data protection.
  • Work with stakeholders, product managers, and engineers to achieve a high bar for security.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience in cloud security or information security.
  • Experience in one or more general-purpose languages like Python.
  • Knowledge of secure coding best practices and industry standards (such as OWASP) and the ability to apply them to different programming languages.
  • Demonstrated technical experience across two or more security disciplines, including application security, intrusion detection and response, network security, infrastructure security, and system engineering.
  • Experience with attack and mitigation methods, web and application security, penetration testing and code vulnerabilities, security monitoring, and intrusion detection.

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience in financial services/ wealth management.
  • Industry-standard security certifications like CISSP, CISA, CEH, etc. are a plus.
  • Experience with Docker is a plus.

Additional Information

We believe in innovation and vibrant culture - work for an innovative, people-first, financial services firm that values entrepreneurialism

We believe in flexibility – A flexible hybrid work model that empowers you to do your best work whether at home or the office

We care about your rewards - Competitive compensation including bonuses & equity programs

We care about your health – comprehensive group health, dental benefits, and life insurance at little to no cost to you. We also offer a Lifestyle Spending Account for all your wellness needs

We care about your quality of life - a flexible paid-time-off policy with unlimited vacation days, flexible sick and mental health days

We care about your family - Paid parental leave for eligible employees with top-up

We care about your future – Generous Group RRSP matching and TFSA program in Purpose funds

We care about your development – We offer training opportunities and tuition support year-round. 

Purpose Financial is an equal employer and we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and barrier-free work environment for all employees and candidates. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply and if accommodation is required during any stage of the recruitment process, please contact any member of the Talent team. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently working from home. The safety and wellbeing of our teams is our top priority and office time is currently available on a voluntary basis. Our future work philosophy will be a hybrid model allowing for flexibility and collaboration.

For safety reasons, Purpose Financial has adopted a vaccination policy that allows only fully vaccinated employees to enter our offices.

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