Information Security Engineer at Patreon
San Francisco, CA, US
Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?
We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.

Our user base has doubled in the last year alone, and we have paid over $150 million directly to creators on our platform. In order to support this level of growth, Patreon is looking for an Information Security Engineer to be our first dedicated security engineer. Help keep Patreon's data, our employees, and our millions of users safe.

We work hard to maintain a bottom-up decision-making culture. We empower our employees by providing a clear vision and tools to fulfill that vision. We believe that hiring smart, ambitious people, and giving them strong ownership of their work leads to the best results.

What you will do

  • Be a subject matter expert in security, consulting with other teams to help them build secure software.
  • Perform technical security assessments on our web application, mobile clients, and infrastructure.
  • Communicate complex security concerns to a broad audience.
  • Encourage a security culture company-wide; train and instill core security values in engineers including exercising risk-based judgments and prioritizing security remediation work.
  • Design and implement security infrastructure.
  • Consult with the rest of the security team on company-wide security initiatives.


  • You have 2+ years of information security experience
  • You have experience threat modeling and assessing complex systems.
  • You’re comfortable writing and reading production code.
  • You’re familiar with SQL, AWS, Python, and distributed systems.
  • You are a positive advocate for security and understand trade-offs.
  • You know how to communicate risks in a constructive way rather than spreading FUD.
  • Your documentation, collaboration, and verbal communication skills are excellent.
  • You have productive habits, healthy process awareness, and good teamwork skills and instincts.

Bonus Points

  • You have experience with account takeover defenses or fraud.
  • You’ve designed and implemented security alerting systems.
  • You have a knack for finding flaws in systems.
  • You have the ability to find interesting ways of reducing risk.

Who you'll work with:

At Patreon, you'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.

Patreon aspires to be among the tech industry’s most inclusive work environments. Not only is it the right thing to do, but pursuing diversity of perspectives helps us build for our diverse community of creators and patrons. To learn how we're working towards this, please click here

We work hard to maintain a bottom-up decision-making culture. We empower our employees by providing a clear vision and tools to fulfill on it. We believe that hiring smart, thoughtful, people and giving them strong ownership of their work leads to the best results. We encourage you to learn more about how we think about culture at Patreon, to make sure we’re the right place for you.