Engineering | Chicago, IL, United States
Braintree is growing the team and we’re looking for experienced
security engineers. Candidates should have a solid programming
foundation and expect to spend a significant amount of time writing
code. Candidates should have wide-ranging experience in application
security such as proactive issue detection, tool creation, development
of best practices and procedures, and policy development. Candidates
should have a working knowledge of applied cryptography and how to
effectively develop appropriate cryptographic solutions. Knowledge of
PCI-DSS is a plus. Candidates should enjoy the opportunity to protect
sensitive data and applications in high-scale systems that are growing
rapidly and powering our customers’ most important transactions.
How we work
We are polyglots...
Although most of our software is written in Ruby, we don’t confine
ourselves to a single programming language. We believe in using the
best tool for the job while maintaining a slight bias toward the tools
the team knows the best. We’ve written infrastructure components in
Python, and we build client libraries for integrating with Braintree
in Ruby, Python, Node.js, PHP, Java, and .NET.
We pair program. We work on Mac Pros with two keyboards and dual
27" cinema displays. We work in an open team room; no cubicles or
private offices. Communication is key to our process, and we don't
want to hinder it with walls.
Testing is at the forefront of our development philosophy. We never
need to check our code coverage to know that it's at 100%: with
disciplined TDD, no line of code will be written without a test. We're
confident that our automated testing is thorough and will catch any
regression bugs - and that’s critical given the software we write! We
use continuous integration to test every version of every client
library against our gateway.
We are agile...
Agile development methodologies mean different things to different
people. For us, the most important part of Agile is doing what works
best for the team. We have a story card wall and release a few times a
week. We keep the team in sync with daily standups and have a
retrospective once a month to discuss things that are going well and
opportunities for improvements. We’re pragmatic, not dogmatic.
Although we have strong opinions, we're never afraid to try to new
things to see if they work and reconsider our positions if the
situation warrants it.
We value our people...
We spend time regularly working on whatever we’re interested in.
Some examples of the things people have chosen to work on include
competing against each other to build a mesh chat client in node.js,
contributing to open source projects, and discussing strategies for
our Google AI challenge submissions.
Salaries are generous and compensation packages include 401k
contributions, and ample vacation time.
We're looking for people who are interested in getting in on the
ground floor of an incredible opportunity to build amazing software
and transform the payments industry.
Take a look at some of our blog posts to see some of the problems we face:
Take a look at some of the code we have on github: https://github.com/braintree
Think you’ve got something to contribute to our exceptional team?
We’d like to hear from you!