Security Engineer (Contract)

Vancouver, Canada

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BitMEX is the world’s leading cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform, which has pioneered cryptocurrency trading through relentless commitment to change, and continues to set benchmarks for innovation, liquidity, and security today.

As the world's most advanced peer-to-peer crypto-products trading platform and API, BitMEX gives knowledge, confidence, and precision to hundreds of thousands of traders, transacting billions of USD a day.

The Role

The Security Engineer will develop solutions to detect and counter both internal and external threats to BitMEX's data, brand, intellectual property (IP) and people. They will provide procedural expertise on a day-to-day basis and will be responsible for building and managing security-related infrastructures based on AWS + Kubernetes/Docker using Infrastructure-as-Code (Terraform) principles.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of automated log collectors across various platforms to help detect abuse and data exfiltration.
  • Enhance our brand infringement program, framework and tooling, and identify areas to be streamlined and automated.


  • 5+ years experience designing and building (custom) security tooling that supports security operations.
  • Solid experience in using AWS services such as EC2, S3, Lambda, and RDS.
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code (Terraform) to build and manage infrastructures within AWS.
  • Solid development experience in Python.
  • Exposure to programming, scripting and query languages such as Golang, bash, SQL.
  • Experience writing high-fidelity SIEM rules in Splunk.
  • Experience in designing and building log collector services that run in Docker containers (experience with Kubernetes and jsonnet is a plus).
  • Exposure to writing tooling that interacts with REST APIs.
  • Solid communications skills and skills at writing clear documentation.

Join us, as we build a thriving cryptocurrency ecosystem through strategic investments in emerging cryptocurrency technology, and create the future of digital financial services.

Job region(s): North America
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