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Circle // global crypto finance
 
Engineering, Full Time    Jersey City - will also consider remote in US    Posted: Saturday, April 03, 2021
 
   
 
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Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currency & public blockchains for payments, commerce & financial applications worldwide. Circle's platform has supported over 100 million transactions worth tens of billions of dollars, with nearly 10 million retail customers, over a thousand businesses, while storing & securing more than $5 billion in digital currency assets. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), which together with Coinbase & the Centre Consortium oversees the standards & protocol for what has become the fastest growing, regulated, fully-reserved stablecoin. USDC now stands at well over $10 billion market cap & is adding nearly $300 million net new digital dollars in circulation every week. Today, Circle's transactional services, business accounts, & platform APIs are giving rise to a new generation of financial services & commerce applications that hold the promise of raising global economic prosperity for all through programmable internet commerce.

What youll be part of:

With the mission To raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce, Circle was founded on the belief that blockchains & digital currency will rewire the global economic system, creating a fundamentally more open, inclusive, efficient & integrated world economy.  We envision a global economy where people & businesses everywhere can more freely connect & transact with each other with new technologies for digital money. We believe such a system can raise prosperity for people & companies everywhere. Our mission is powered by the values we espouse & which we expect all Circlers to respect. We are Multistakeholder, serving the needs of our customers, our shareholders, our employees & families, our local communities & our world. Furthermore, we are also Mindful, Driven by Excellence, & High Integrity.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication & commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees & families & local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener & to pay attention to detail.  
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission & our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity & you work intensely to achieve your goals. 
  • High Integrity - you seek open & honest communication, & you hold yourself to very high moral & ethical standards.  You reject manipulation, dishonesty & intolerance.

Security at Circle:

The Circle Security Team works to protect Circle; our customers, clients, & partners; & the financial markets upon which we rely.  The security team leads the companys programs for information security & cybersecurity, business continuity, vendor risk management, & privacy.

As a Security Engineer, youll lead & be responsible for key areas of the security program while collaborating across Circle teams.  You will continue to learn & stay current in a fun & rapidly changing environment.

What you'll work on:

  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to build & operate technology risk management controls
  • Analyze AWS security configurations based on KMS Keys, Security Groups, & IAM Policies across multiple AWS Accounts
  • Build security monitoring & management controls using AWS services such as Security Hub, Inspector, & Guard Duty
  • Script in python using Amazon libraries such as boto3 to generate reusable utilities for environment configuration, control monitoring, audits, & assessment
  • Conduct risk & controls assessments to identify risks & any associated weaknesses, as well as make recommendations on how to mitigate those risks
  • Formulate recommendations that can be implemented using automation tools such as Cloudformation & Terraform
  • Test for vulnerabilities & configuration errors using off-the-shelf & custom tools
  • Collaborate with others to enhance event monitoring, security alerting, & incident response workflows
  • Own & build relationships with key external stakeholders such as customers, vendors, & auditors
  • Produce data-based reports on technology risk for senior management
  • Drive continuous improvement in the technology risk management programs

What youll bring to Circle:

  • Enthusiasm for scalable, reproducible security management 
  • Self-motivated & creative problem-solver able to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities & use good judgement to establish order or priorities on the fly
  • Ability to influence internal & external customers to expediently resolve issues & achieve organizational objectives
  • Experience architecting & testing security controls in AWS
  • Ability to thrive in an infrastructure as code environment
  • The ability to design & operate controls that are easy to test & audit
  • Knowledge of the PCI DSS
  • An understanding of standards such as ISO 27001/27002 & the NIST Cybersecurity Framework desirable
  • Experience/familiarity with application security including standards like OWASP, tools like Burp Suite, & secure coding practices a plus
  • Experience working in financial services or financial technology desired
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, cybersecurity or related field.  Equivalent experience also accepted 
  • Certifications such as CISSP, CCSK, CISA, CISM, or similar will receive favorable consideration but are not required
  • Five or more years of experience as a security engineer, systems administrator, or systems engineer with a minimum of two years (can be overlapping) with a focus on cybersecurity.  Experience working in an AWS environment required.

If it feels rewarding to see your work scale through automation, are interested in building something meaningful, & would love to work in an entrepreneurial environment, we cant wait to hear from you.

We are an equal opportunity employer & value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

 
 
 
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