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Business Security Advisor



São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

About Nubank

Nubank was founded in 2013 to free people from a bureaucratic, slow and inefficient financial system. Since then, through innovative technology and outstanding customer service, the company has been redefining people's relationships with money across Latin America. With operations in Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia, Nubank is today one of the largest digital banking platforms and technology-leading companies in the world.

Today, Nubank is a global company, with offices in São Paulo (Brazil), Mexico City (Mexico), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bogotá (Colombia), Durham (United States), and Berlin (Germany). It was founded in 2013 in Sao Paulo, by Colombian David Vélez, and cofounded by Brazilian Cristina Junqueira and American Edward Wible. For more information, visit

About the team

The Business Security function is implemented by a distributed team that collaborates closely with business lines to ensure security is appropriately considered as part of all business activities - internal and key suppliers. Business Security Advisors embed with one or more Business Units and are active participants in all major strategic projects therein. The team is instrumental in managing down security risk and the design and implementation of effective controls. In addition, Business Security Advisors provides consultancy on security challenges and ensures Nubank compliance to regulatory obligations. The Information Security business unit is a horizontal function that services all areas and geographies of Nubank. The business security function will be the interface between business lines and Information Security which will ensure the appropriate balance between business and security objectives at all times.

About the role

  • Ensure information security needs of Business Unit GM(s) are understood, met and clearly communicated through effective relationship management. Become the Business Unit trusted advisor for all things information security;
  • Establish and maintain documentation and mapping of core business products, services, processes, and security controls;
  • Establish metrics that are used to make strategic decisions and evaluate efficacy;
  • Establish and maintain a first-line security risk management and compliance-driven practice that ensures Nubank avoids taking unnecessary risks and is hit by security tragedies. Ensure all security risks are adjudicated and tracked including 3rd party suppliers;
  • Ensure security is proactively addressed during business service/product/technical design, build and implementation;
  • Evangelise security awareness and best practices in the Business Unit;
  • Idealize new tools, processes and potential integrations that will be executed by the engineering team in order to solve a business security problem.

Basic Qualifications

  • Demonstrable and firm understanding of security and engineering practices and how they relate to delivering business outcomes;
  • Proven background building and maintaining relationships with senior stakeholders;
  • Proven experience articulating and negotiating complex security risks and trade-offs;
  • A self-motivated problem solver who is able to communicate effectively across functional teams;
  • Organized and flexible thinker with Risk Management experience;
  • Has participated as a stakeholder in the process of software development, and is able to communicate with software engineers on technical terms.

Role Location



  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Meal allowance
  • Transportation assistance
  • 30 days of paid vacation
  • Equity at Nubank
  • Parking partnership - discounted parking in our office
  • Free bike parking with showers available
  • NuCare - Our mental health and wellness assistance program
  • NuLanguage - Our language learning program
  • Gympass partnership
  • Extended maternity and paternity Leaves
  • Child care allowance
  • ‘Espaço Feijão’- Private nursing and breastfeeding spaces in our buildings
  • Onsite Health Center - Medical support for every Nubanker in our office

Diversity & Inclusion

At Nubank, we want to be sure that we're building a more diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the customers we serve and seek to empower. That's why we hire based on equality. We consider gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, and other identity markers as enriching elements to our company while ensuring neither of them represent a barrier when recruiting fantastic talent.