Software Engineer, Security


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/18/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 28 W 25th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY, 10010

About Level

Level makes benefits simple for companies and their employees, starting with dental and vision insurance.

Job Description

Level makes benefits as simple as paying with cash, starting with insurance. To make this possible, we’re rebuilding every part of benefits so everyone wins. Employers can offer bigger benefits for far less, members get more freedom and choice, and providers are paid instantly. 

At our core, Level is a fintech company with a diverse team from industry-leading companies like Square, Oscar, Uber, and ZocDoc. We’re backed by Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, First Round, Homebrew, BoxGroup, and Precursor Ventures. Dental and vision is just the start. There's so much more to come in helping employers and their teams get more from their benefit dollars through fast, flexible spending.

What You'll Do: 

  • Collaborate with the product, design, data, and engineering teams as key security stakeholders to ensure security from product design documents through architecture review and hands on application-security assessment.
  • Participate in and help refine the software development life cycle: develop guidelines for security-focused code reviews, integrate into the process and conduct reviews, develop and help enforce secure practices, and identify any gaps in our development and deployment cycle. 
  • Help develop threat models and constantly evaluate Level's security posture to stay ahead of threats in a changing environment.
  • Conduct assessments of applications and infrastructure to discover vulnerabilities, suggest fixes, develop long-term plans to mitigate various bug classes, and work with engineers to ensure understanding of security issues.
  • Help develop tooling to address security concerns which cannot be met with open source or off-the-shelf products.
  • Design and follow a process to help evaluate third-party vendors from a security perspective.
  • Work with potential partners and clients to describe our security posture and help address any concerns.

Who You Are:

  • A passion for working in high performing teams and helping people make better decisions around their healthcare
  • Desire to to help foster a culture of security in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment
  • Willingness to learn new technologies, keep up with changing threats and apply knowledge accordingly
  • Thorough understanding of web and mobile application security threats, assessment techniques and remediations
  • Familiarity with Go, TypeScript, React and other modern frameworks and application environments
  • Familiarity with security challenges inherent to cloud and containerized environments, including AWS and Kubernetes
  • Experience working with highly sensitive confidential information

Our technologies:

These are some of the technologies we use today. You don’t need to be familiar with these—many people on our team learned them with us. During our interview process, you’re welcome to use any language you’re most comfortable with.

  • Go
  • Kubernetes
  • Protobuf / gRPC
  • AWS
  • MySQL
  • ElasticSearch
  • React / React Native
  • Typescript

What We Offer:

  • Have the chance work at a leading innovator and trailblazer in the world of insurance and payments.
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • 100% paid medical for you and 80% for your dependents, 100% covered dental and vision through Level for you and your dependents
  • Flexible vacation policy - take the time you need when you need it!
  • Fully Paid Parental leave for 3 months
  • Quarterly Company sponsored events
  • Internal learning and development programs


Level is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Please apply to this role if you feel you are a good fit, regardless of your race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other perceived limiting factor. We welcome applicants from all walks of life.

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