Senior/Staff Software Engineer - Security

New York


A simple library to onboard all your users to your web3 product, newcomers and experts alike.

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As a Security Software Engineer at Privy, you will take on large areas of ownership in Privy’s application and infrastructure security. You’ll work with the entire team to protect our infrastructure product and continue to perfect our security practices at large. Security is the core pillar of our organization and your work will be mission-critical to protect apps that use Privy. You will work to improve threat models, evaluate architectural tradeoffs and build seamless user experiences that are secure by default. Above all, we are building a company together to ship products that users love.

What you'll do

  • Design end-to-end systems that are resilient to attacks from a wide range of threats

  • Iterate on threat models and product architectures against those threat models

  • Build core Privy features, infrastructure, and tooling that advance our security posture and safeguard data and assets for millions of users

  • Proactively assess infrastructure, architecture, privacy, application, and product security and prioritize recommendations and solutions with the team

What we're looking for

  • Strong software engineering skills

  • Deep expertise building secure systems on the web

  • A strong understanding of web, browser and infrastructure security

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Years of experience working within a team on InfoSec and AppSec practices

  • A balanced perspective on design and architectural tradeoffs across security and product experience

  • Experience with IAM, secrets management, secure access to production, secure CI/CD

Bonus points if you have...

  • Experience with React/Typescript

  • An interest in applied cryptography and cryptosystem design

  • Understanding of blockchain technologies, protocols, exploits, and frameworks

  • Previously helped shape a security program, incident response policy, bug bounty program

Engineering at Privy

Engineering at Privy is not just about writing world-class code. We create software that turns complex technical systems into delightful developer tools. We assemble tried-and-true primitives into intuitive, responsive APIs and beautiful interfaces. We believe in open-source work and transparency with our teammates and users. We encourage each other to think big, run experiments and follow our curiosity so we can build better tooling that lets developers shine and empowers their users.

Working at Privy

We want to work with hungry, talented individuals coming from diverse backgrounds and bringing with them unique perspectives. We’ve built a brilliant team that is effortlessly generous and kind to one another. We want to work with people excited by our mission and eager to do the best work of their careers.

We build structure for the team to be constantly learning and iterating, while also prioritizing space for deep work. We solve some of the most interesting technical problems in a familiar web stack: hyper-responsive clients, cryptography in the browser, performance critical to every customer’s every page load.

We take an unusual approach to software development: all engineering is fundamentally product and security. Our team is deeply technical and passionate about user experience - for both developers and for end-users. Our product culture is why we build some of the best UX and developer tooling on the internet.

Why you should join us

  • You will learn how to found a company, talking to customers and working directly with the CEO and CTO. Privy is in the unique position of having both massive market traction and complete creative product freedom. This is the most incredible time in a company’s trajectory, and we will build a role custom to you as a founding member.

  • We have a ton of fun. We fly the team to conferences and offsites – Paris, Bogota, Cancun. Privy is based primarily in NYC with flexibility, and the office culture is vibrant and collaborative.

  • We put people first. We are endlessly grateful for the team, and we recognize what it means for you to put your time, energy, and care into building our mission together. This means that we go to bat for you on compensation, benefits, flexibility, and work-life balance so that together, we get to do the best work of our careers.

🛠️ Building the future of digital identity is full time work. Come join us.

Privy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, regardless of background, identity, or status.

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Tags: APIs Application security Blockchain CI/CD Cryptography Exploits IAM Incident response Privacy Product security TypeScript

Perks/benefits: Career development Conferences Transparency

Region: North America
Country: United States
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