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BlockFi Lending // cryptoasset-backed USD loans to cryptoasset owners
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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What is BlockFi?

BlockFis mission is to provide liquidity, transparency & efficiency to digital financial markets by creating products that meet the needs of consumers & corporations across the globe. We build bridges between traditional finance & digital markets that enable growth for all participants.

Were a team of builders & strivers, proud to champion financial inclusivity & offer economic opportunities around the globe. We provide the same inclusivity to our team members. BlockFi is a place where diversity is celebrated, individuality is recognized, & every single team member is valued. We are changing the status quo to be the first financial company that people love, & we rely on our people to make it happen! 

BlockFi is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to join our growing team! 

About Your Team

As a SRE in the Security Team,  youll be a part of a team that directly impacts work across our core functions: security operations & incident response, threat intelligence, red team, & fraud & risk. We have lots of data, & deriving insights is important. Taking those insights & arming both the security team & other teams across the company is an important part of this role. This includes some data wrangling, tool development & implementation, & integration of our existing security tools with various third parties. The Security Team has a group of software engineers that focus on solving core security challenges, this role would be assigned to that team helping manage, design, deploy, & implement infrastructure required to run security tools. The ability to build a solid working relationship with our core product engineering team & others including compliance & legal is a must.

At BlockFi, our Security Team works across the entire spectrum of technologies & products that power our business, protecting over $3B in value. 

This role is full-time remote, even after COVID. This is a unique role that reports into the Security Team & will be focused on solving in-house problems. The Security Team is largely remote, working across timezones & prides itself on being solutions-focused. While facing incredibly complex threats in an ever-change security landscape, BlockFi has continued to thrive & needs the right tools built by passionate & energetic people.

Your Mission

  • Identify requirements & gaps in existing security tools & execute on projects designed to streamline workflows through well-designed software
  • Map processes identifying automation & security/fraud risk reduction opportunities across lines of business; ultimately being part of the team building the tools to that end
  • Partner with business stakeholders to truly understand what & how the company runs & proactively identifying areas where security tools can be implemented or existing tools enhanced to minimize business risk, & ideally, drive business value
  • Knowledge of cryptocurrencies, financial services, or blockchain technology are a plus - if you dont have this, dont worry, we can teach you if youre willing to learn

Your Expertise

  • Ability to architect & deploy cloud native solutions at scale in Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Knowledge of using & configuring IAM, AWS Organizations, CloudFormation, & AWS CDK
  • Technical proficiency in networking, security, & encryption related services in AWS
  • Strong programming background in Python or similar high level language 
  • Proven experience leading technical decisions & understanding their impact on users
  • Demonstrated ability to continuously learn, work independently, & make decisions with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively in teams of technical & non-technical individuals
  • Have extreme attention to detail without sacrificing execution rigor
  • Bias towards action & own tasks end-to-end
  • Work through hurdles & tactfully navigate the organization driving towards the objective
  • Be a doer that can get things done & unblock tasks while building deep organizational relationships along the way
  • Be thoughtful & analytical - ask why & challenge preconceived notions
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Own the companys problems like they are your own
  • Obsessive drive & passion for security & building products people use

Your Perks

We benefit from the great work our employees do each day. That is why we are committed to providing a variety of awesome benefits to help them live their best lives.

  • Competitive salary because we value your experience & expertise
  • Unlimited vacation / sick days because everyone deserves time for R&R
  • Employer contribution towards health coverage (including vision & dental) because your physical health & well-being is important to us 
  • Various fringe benefits such as 401k, Parental Leave, FSA/HSA, & Employee Assistance Programs because health coverage is more than just choosing your yearly plan 
  • Flexible work environment because we are a geographically dispersed team & we believe in balance
  • Pet insurance because all of your beloved family members should have coverage too
  • Weekly lunch stipend because there is such a thing as a free lunch! 
  • A close-knit team of enthusiastic, collegial & driven people to work alongside in a highly meritocratic environment because teamwork makes the dreamwork

Why BlockFi?

BlockFi has experienced incredible growth since our launch in August 2017. Our client base has grown to more than 225,000 (and counting), & the company now boasts more than $15 billion in assets on our platform. We recently completed a Series D funding round placing the company's valuation at $3 billion, & our team now has more than 500 people worldwide. We have established ourselves as a crypto market leader, & as we expand our product suite & geographic footprint, we expect our addressable market to grow exponentially.

BlockFi's leadership team has decades of experience in the traditional financial services & banking world, & we take a conservative approach to regulation that will position us well for sustainable long-term growth & expansion.

Our team is comprised of highly motivated professionals from diverse backgrounds. We are aiming to become the leading lender in crypto & are poised to redefine the global financial ecosystem for the better. In addition:

  • BlockFi is one of the first companies to ever offer crypto-backed loans & the only company whose founding team has an institutional understanding of the debt capital markets & regulatory landscape in the U.S.
  • $100 MM of Series A, B, & C funding led by Valar Ventures with participation from Susquehanna, Winklevoss Capital, Fidelity, Galaxy Digital, Akuna Capital, & Morgan Creek
  • $350 MM of Series D funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, partners of DST Global, Pomp Investments & Tiger Global
  • We are moving quickly & have already deployed substantial capital into the space, proving our ability to execute & capture customer demand
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