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Everywhere Ventures

Security Engineer



Software Engineering
South Africa
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

About Stitch

Stitch is a payments infrastructure company on a mission to make it easier for enterprise businesses to connect to the financial system and build better experiences for their customers.

We are expanding the team to enable Stitch to broaden our product offering and extend our geographical footprint.

The Role: The Security Engineer keeps Stitch’s security systems up and running and ensures that new developments within Stitch are securely implemented. This might involve testing new security features and responding to security incidents.


Product & Engineering



Reporting line

Director of Security and Infrastructure

Key Responsibilities

  1. Secure our data, endpoints and networks
  2. Ongoing preparation, monitoring, and response to security incidents
  3. Build, maintain, enhance and oversee SIEM solutions.
  4. Risk management:
    • Conduct pen-testing and threat hunting to find weaknesses in Stitch's defence systems to improve Stitch's overall security
    • Work alongside engineering teams to ensure architecture and design are secure, and ensure implementation is correct.
  5. Standards, policies, and practices:
    • Design, develop and improve internal security standards and policies
    • Contribute to security requirements for relevant industry standards (PCI, ISO 27001, etc)
  6. Plan, conduct and manage internal security audit processes
  7. Conduct diligence on third-party vendors and provide recommendations to management
  8. Consult with and mentor Stitch staff members on security-related matters.


  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years total experience
  • 3+ years in a security-related role
  • 2+ years experience as a developer
  • Experience working with standards such as ISO 27001, PCI, CIS Top 18, etc
  • CISSP, CISM, SSCP or similar qualification advantageous
  • The ability to communicate clearly in a written and verbal manner.
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear understanding of security controls and requirements & ability to communicate why security controls are required.

Benefits & Perks

🏖️ Remote-friendly Work

We recognise and value the importance of enabling remote work and maintaining a globally distributed workforce. We cater to equitable employee experiences for both in-office and remote team members. We remain conscientious about ensuring a level playing field, especially around team events, business meeting practices, and office-driven benefits. While we facilitate remote work, we also see the value in bringing the full team together in person from time to time.

🎨 Stock Ownership

We believe in the power of ownership. That's why every team member becomes a part-owner of Stitch. Our employee stock ownership plan ensures that when the company thrives, you do too.

Time Off

Taking time off from work is critical to ensure that you can take necessary breaks and have time for important life events outside of work. It also helps you manage your energy better. In line with this, we provide a generous annual leave policy, along with supportive family responsibility, parental, study, and long-tenure sabbatical leave options, designed to accommodate the diverse needs of our team.

📚 Learning & Development Fund

We are committed to the professional growth of our team. Each year, we allocate $3,000 per team member for learning and development, supporting a culture of continuous improvement and skill enhancement.

🩺 Health Insurance Contribution

Recognising the importance of health and well-being, we contribute to health insurance for all team members and provide group health insurance schemes in certain jurisdictions.

💻 Equipment

To ensure our team has the tools they need, new members receive a brand-new Mac laptop along with the necessary peripheral equipment upon joining Stitch.

💜 Employee Assistance Programmes

We care about the well-being of our team. Our Employee Assistance Programmes provide you with the necessary resources and support to not only excel in your job but also to thrive in your personal life. Whether it's counselling, advice, or support services, we're here to help every step of the way.

Other notable benefits and perks

Celebrations for important life and work milestones
Daily team lunches in the Cape Town office
Annual work retreats
New starter dinners
Frequent team and company events

Compliance with POPIA
Our processing of your Personal Information is subject to, and in compliance with, the provisions of POPIA.

Privacy and security of your information
We will process your information only on instructions from you, which we are deemed to have received when you submit information on our website. We will maintain the confidentiality and security of such information per the standards contained in the POPIA, which requires us to adopt reasonable safeguards to protect the integrity and confidentiality of such information from unauthorized access, loss or destruction.