What you’ll be a part of:  

DCG is a multi-billion dollar global enterprise that builds, buys, and invests in leading blockchain and digital asset companies all over the world. Founded in 2015 by CEO Barry Silbert, the company’s mission is to accelerate the development of a better financial system through the development of digital assets and blockchain technology. Today, DCG sits at the epicenter of the fintech industry, backing more than 150 companies in 35 countries.  

In addition to its investment portfolio, DCG is the parent company of Genesis (a global digital asset prime brokerage), Grayscale Investments (the largest digital currency asset manager), CoinDesk (the leading media and events company in the digital asset space), Foundry (a digital asset mining and staking company), and Luno (a Bitcoin and Digital Asset Exchange). 

We passionately believe bitcoin and blockchain technology will drive global economic and social change. Our unique model enables us to deploy our resources to build the bitcoin and blockchain ecosystem over the long term. Join us and be part of the team that is transforming the future of finance.

As part of the Risk team at HQ, you will design, implement, and execute world-class programs to build and protect our systems and infrastructure anywhere on the globe.

Reporting to the Chief Security Officer, the successful candidate will lead IT operations at HQ. HQ is the newest subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group (DCG). The HQ team works with the world’s leading crypto, blockchain, and DeFi entrepreneurs and investors. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Big Picture

  • Act as a primary escalation point, problem solver, and IT advisor for HQ employees and the leadership team
  • Build, review, and update program playbooks, governance documents, workflows, and processes
  • Help build and optimize the HQ enterprise & Product platform – ensuring stable, available, secure, and resilient infrastructure, systems, and applications
  • As a key stakeholder, deliver consistent governance and regulatory compliance – to include GDPR, SEC, FINRA, ISO2700X, and SOC2 certification
  • Own advanced identity management and authentication strategy
  • Partner with cybersecurity team to implement and deploy advanced security and encryption strategies
  • Manage full-lifecycle vendor relationships to include: gap analysis, requirements, selection, vetting, negotiation, execution, accountability, and termination to meet the highest performance standards and metrics
  • Partner with HQ HR, Legal, and other key stakeholders within the DCG team to ensure a safe, secure, and creative place to work for the HQ team

Immediate Action

  • Optimize the employee experience – improve new hire onboarding and post-Day 1 tech support service
  • Design, build, and deploy holistic SSO solution
  • Manage and improve VPN solutions across the HQ environment
  • Coordinate and own MSP, MSS, and parent company integration, operations, and relationships
  • Own quality assurance for IT networking, infrastructure, communications, and support functions

Skills and Experience

  • 10+ years of documented operational and leadership experience in information technology roles of increasing depth and complexity, including hands-on execution and management
  • Documented experience conducting and managing personal and organizational risk management especially in the areas of IT architecture, IT operations & management, cloud computing, networking, communications, data protection, IT asset management, and data loss prevention
  • Domain expertise in AWS, Heroku, Salesforce, Microsoft Azure & O365, Apple DEP, ITIL, CGEIT
  • Experience and deep understanding of security and privacy-by-design principles to include: OWASP, ISO 2700X, SOC2, Cloud Security Alliance, FIPS and other industry standards and best practices
  • Domain expertise in disaster recovery and business continuity/resiliency
  • Demonstrated ability to manage vendor ecosystem – identify, qualify, negotiate, and manage quality assurance of IT, infrastructure, hardware, and cybersecurity vendors
  • Ability to consistently execute against tight deadlines with incomplete or ambiguous information in rapidly changing environments as evidenced through documented experience
  • Strong existing professional relationships and network in the IT field with the ability to strategically recruit, build, and manage geographically dispersed teams of full-time employees and contractors
  • Travel up to 10% (according to relevant national and international COVID-19 safety guidelines)

Preferred Candidate Attributes

  • More than one professional certification in relevant domains (ISACA, Agile development, Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer, CompTIA, Cloud Architect, IT Audit, PMP, etc)

What we offer:

  • Inspiring colleagues and an invigorating startup environment
  • Competitive base salary, bonus and incentive compensation
  • Company paid health insurance for employee, partner and dependents
  • Life insurance, short-term & long-term disability coverage
  • 401K plan
  • Pre-tax transit and parking program and flexible spending programs for medical and dependent care
  • Flexible time off and paid parental leave
  • Brand new water-front office opening later this year with world-class perks and amenities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

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