Senior Security Engineer (Remote)

We are currently hiring our early stage / founding tech team. We are looking for a seasoned Security Engineer to develop software that will help turn incredibly groundbreaking research into commercial

We are currently hiring our early stage / founding tech team.

We are looking for a seasoned Security Engineer to develop software that will help turn incredibly groundbreaking research into commercially viable and reliable products. This lead engineer will be a key software developer who also assumes a role in all of the security aspects of the design, architecture, development/configuration, unit testing, installation, and ongoing maintenance of the Nillion software and network. You will monitor our infrastructure for security issues, install security software and document any security breaches you find. Ideal candidates will have experience in the Distributed Computing, DLT and blockchain spaces.

Most importantly, we want team players that can think on their feet. We work in an environment where tangibility and flexibility are key attributes that help us innovate. Our engineering team needs to embody those qualities, bringing clarity and direction to help move new ideas forward. Strategic thinking and strong business acumen are essential in this startup role. We expect you to be extremely well-versed in current technological trends, ideally with experience in security in the distributed computing and/or crypto space. You are a self-starter, results driven and passionate to drive the success of Nillion.

This is a fully remote role, but some travel may be required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to all stages in the development and delivery of critical elements of the distributed system underpinning Nillions products and solutions
  • Provide technical expertise and advice on production environments and information security, including developing knowledge and experience of more junior team members
  • Investigate security breaches and other cybersecurity incidents
  • Install security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure including firewalls.
  • Document security breaches and the damage they cause. Propose solutions to correct those breaches.
  • Fix detected vulnerabilities to maintain a high security standard.
  • Develop company wide best practices for IT security.
  • Perform penetration testing
  • Research security enhancements and make recommendations to leadership.
  • Deliver high-quality technical analysis, reports, and presentations to senior management, external shareholders and customers when required
  • Team building: You will be the first security hire and play a key role in building out the rest of the security organization.
  • Secure and harden our code: You’ll be hands-on as we design and build our products. You’ll be contributing to the secure design of our product features as well as securing existing ones.
  • Create a culture of security: Develop company-wide security practices, working closely with the founders and engineering teams to ensure our team and product are secure. You will manage the public bug bounty as well as relationships with external security firms.
  • Manage security initiatives: Work closely with third party security and auditing firms when required and help define and manage the overall technical security policy for Nillion.
  • 4+ years full-time software engineering experience
  • Experience with threat modeling, secure coding, authentication, cryptography and network security.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills. You should be able to guide others on the team through security practices and exercises.
  • Proven ability to work across a broad spectrum of technical and project domains, understanding and shaping both the “big picture” and technical details.
  • Proven ability to engage and work with other technical experts and incorporate their input and feedback into broader technical solutions.
  • Ability to identify and mitigate network vulnerabilities and explain how to avoid them
  • Solid working knowledge of Cloud Data Services such as AWS and Azure

Nice to Have:

  • Qualified to at least an MSc degree in mathematics, computer science, cyber security, cryptography or a related field. A PhD or Postdoc in any of the related fields is a bonus.
  • Knowledge and understanding of cryptocurrency markets, ecosystem and ethos
  • Experience leading projects in one or more of the existing Blockchain Technologies – Hyperledger Fabric, Solana, PolkaDot or Ethereum

General Requirements:

We expect technical members of the Nillion team to have or be the following::

  • Comfortable with a fast-paced startup environment with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Have excellent troubleshooting skills with the ability find and integrate knowledge quickly
  • Excellent work ethic with the ability to work independently and with a bias towards action
  • Be incredibly technically curious about how things work or how to do things a better way
  • Great at writing unit, integration or functional testing but also good at not going overboard with it
  • Good at providing valuable feedback on architecture or code reviews with team members
  • Familiarity with git version control and continuous integration processes for code deployment
  • A part of the hiring and onboarding process for new members to Nillion’s engineering team
  • Create well-designed, customized, testable, efficient, reusable code
  • Ability to work with a cross-functional and globally distributed team
  • Good at coaching as well as being coached. We make all our team members better all the time
  • Macro-to-micro versatility: strategic mindset coupled with a keen attention to detail
  • Great at providing simple and extensible abstractions to complex systems.
  • Experience in Git/GitHub and branching methodologies, code review tools, CI tools, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Make a big impact as a early contributor to an incredible founding team
  • Work on new problems in an incredible emerging and dynamic field
  • Learn from systems engineering, cryptography, and finance domain experts in a mentorship-oriented work culture
  • Fully remote work is a possibility
  • Nillion pays a competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Remuneration can include company tokens over cash to increase long term upside if desired

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