Defensive Staff Security Engineer, Blockchain Security

Remote - San Francisco Bay Area, New York City Area, Denver Area

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Join a leading fintech company that’s democratizing finance for all.

Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.


As we continue to build...

We’re seeking curious thinkers looking to co-author the next chapters of our story. Joining now means helping shape our vision, structures and systems; playing a key-role as we launch into our ambitious future.


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About the role:

Robinhood is seeking to hire Security Engineers to join our blockchain security team.

Your day-to-day will involve:

  • Assessing the security risks in blockchain protocols by combining your knowledge of cyber security and our team's knowledge of cryptocurrency
  • Perform proactive assessments covering infrastructure, resilient, security architecture, data security (including privacy), access and identity management, and application security
  • Prioritize and drive the reduction of discovered security issues, vulnerabilities, and risks by partnering with the business to provide recommendations and solutions
  • Conduct and facilitate security reviews, threat modeling including deep design reviews throughout the development lifecycle
  • Work directly with Robinhood Crypto engineering team to enable successful project implementation applying the recommended security tools, technologies and techniques. Provide expertise to software engineers as needed
  • Partnering with other parts of the Robinhood Security and Privacy team to integrate distributed ledger technologies into their process and tools

About you:

  • Bachelors or equivalent 4 year degree
  • 6+ years of experience as a Security Researcher or Engineer
  • Familiar with the cryptography used by cryptocurrency projects
  • Familiar with at least some of the following: Python, Go, Rust
  • Methodical and analytical
  • Strong technical writing skills

Bonus points:

  • Passion for working and learning in a fast-growing company
  • Experience working on a remote first team
  • AWS experience is a plus
  • Previous work in a high security and/or highly regulated industry

We’re looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part of our journey in democratizing finance for all. If you’re ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission—we’d love to have you apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Robinhood, we're looking for people invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

Robinhood promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Robinhood provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights. To review Robinhood's Privacy Policy please visit Robinhood - US Applicant Privacy Policy.

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Robinhood is a primarily remote company. If hired, you will work as a remote employee unless the job you are applying for has a different working model specified. Please reach-out  to your recruiter if you have any questions regarding the job’s working model.

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Tags: Application security AWS Blockchain Crypto Cryptography Finance FinTech Go Privacy Python Rust Vulnerabilities

Perks/benefits: Career development Salary bonus Startup environment

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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