Lead Security Engineer – NFT Infrastructure

Lead Security Engineer – NFT Infrastructure

Sydney / Relocation / Remote

Unique blockchain assets (“NFTs”) are experiencing a massive surge in popularity. These unique assets allow people to own anything from in-game items, to digital art, to music, and financial instruments.  However, they are highly illiquid: transactions take minutes or hours to confirm, and Ethereum can process fewer than 5 NFTs per second for the whole world combined. To solve this problem our client has built, a next-generation protocol for trading blockchain assets with instant trade confirmation, massive scalability, and no gas fees without compromising user custody. The goal is to help businesses scale their creation and trading of these unique assets (“NFTs”). 

We are searching for a Lead Security Engineer who will help us secure trading and exchange technology and protect user assets. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining world-class security infrastructure in an exciting new domain filled with new challenges and opportunities for innovation.
You will have enormous autonomy to sculpt our security practices and processes, and to create a truly customer-driven culture of security from the ground up. This is an opportunity to not just build a more secure product but build a more secure future for digital asset ownership for the world. 

Here’s how you’ll contribute

  • Create a industry leading security department
  • Conduct low-hanging fruit security audit of the systems and infrastructure such as securing all blockchain and non-blockchain keys/certs
  • Perform security reviews to identify security issues and risks and create staged upgrade roadmap of security and infrastructure changes
  • Own and redesign security policies and procedures
  • Provide expert advice to internal teams on developing secure architectures
  • Define best practices and advise on risk assessment, threat modeling, code review, and vulnerability remediation
  • Maintain all credentialed users
  • Conduct internal training and education on security practices and processes

A bit about you

  • Experienced security engineer who has held a high level of autonomy and independent
  • Hands on with strong scripting skills
  • AWS experience eg. Experience with administration of cloud data storage and -computing solutions AWS/Azure/Google Cloud Platform
  • Blockchain Expertise. Has a understanding of the blockchain ecosystem which can be used to guard against blockchain-native attacks
  • Communication: Able to effectively communicate and pitch to both engineers including CTO and non-engineers to propose initiatives successfully
  • Security Best Practices: Has a deep knowledge of security best practices and how to stage them to transition to where we want to go
  • Engineering Competence. Can implement the solutions you design and own end-to-end security
  • Teamwork. Works closely with product engineers to understand their context and co-design appropriate solutions which balance application functionality with operational security

Some of the things we can offer you

  • Competitive Salary and Employee Share Options: We want to build a successful company which means sharing the companies potential wins with those who contributed
  • Flexible working: Work-life balance is important to us, so feel free to work from home as needed
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We are a workspace that has committed to diversity and inclusion and have joined the Project F programme
  • Employee Assistance Program: 24/7 service that includes unlimited counselling for you and your family
  • Ideal office location: Currently located near Central Station in Surry Hills with a rooftop
  • Social events: Fun and regular company events to relax and connect with teammates
  • Equipment perks: We provide you with all the hardware you need to succeed, plus an additional $750 to set up your new home office
  • Personal perks: Perkbox benefits including premium access to Aura, Calm, an online fitness portal and discounts at major retailers
  • Learning opportunities: Thousands of online learning courses via Go1, Udemy and Naspers