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Head of Xoom Information Security in Guatemala City at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/20/2020

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 325 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

In this role, you lead the Information Security program at Xoom. This position is a technical managerial position, in which the ideal candidate will be able to function from a people, process, and planning perspective and be a key contributor to security architecture and technology decisions. This role will also hold the responsibility of being the key leader for information security related projects and compliance decisions for Xoom. As the manager of Information Security, you will be looked to as a leader in defining, communicating, planning, and executing on all company and business unit goals in the security and compliance space. You will report directly to the head of PayPal Business Unit security and be a representative to other business units as a subject matter expert on all things relating to information security at Xoom.


  • Drive application and network security activities for all facets of Xoom
  • Manage a team of highly skilled security and platform engineers in a devops model
  • Collaborate with multiple security teams within PayPal to provide seamless support to securely enable business functions
  • Influence Xoom peers and leaders with the goal of creating and maturing security programs that are aligned with broader PayPal technologies and processes.
  • Evaluate, design, deploy, support, and monitor information security systems
  • Identify security exposures and develop mitigation plans
  • Build and execute on project roadmaps
  • Work with the technical operations team to implement information security solutions
  • Plan and run security awareness exercises and teach secure behavior and methods
  • Lead and manage security incident response activities and forensic investigations
  • Lead the implementation of best-practice security procedures, standards, and guidelines
  • Support Xoom in developing and maturing the application security program
  • Be the Xoom representative for compliance activities such as external audits from customers, regulatory compliance projects, and overall information security reviews
  • Engage in cross business unit Security teams as the lead representative for Xoom


  • Minimum 8 years of on the job information security experience
  • Minimum 5 years managing technical teams
  • Experience working with and managing application security programs in an agile environment
  • Demonstrated ability to influence peers and senior leaders and communicate complex problems and solutions to a global workforce
  • Experience securing GCP environments
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Information Security or equivalent work experience
  • CISSP, CISM, CISA, Security+ or comparable Information Security Assurance certification
  • Experience with financial industry security governance, including PCI DSS, SOC2 and state regulations
  • Self-starter, able to work with a mix of technical and non-technical clients
  • Strong documentation skills are a must
  • Ability to perform technical risk assessments, triage security-testing results and manage security response actions.
  • Ability to manage a team of engineers to drive completion of projects and initiatives
  • Demonstrable expertise in:
    • Linux / Windows / workstation / mobile device security hardening
    • Understanding Cloud Security best practices
    • External Regulatory compliance efforts, specifically PCI DSS
    • Secure Development Lifecycle practices and methods
    • Technical monitoring, troubleshooting, impact determination, and problem solving
    • Vulnerability and penetration testing
  • Experience researching, implementing and administration of security infrastructure
    • Application vulnerability and Web Application protection solutions
    • Cloud based IaaS/PaaS knowledge and experience (AWS/Azure/GCP)
    • Intrusion protection, firewalls, and SIEM tools
    • File integrity monitoring, data loss prevention, and network access control
    • Event log aggregation and analysis

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at