Interested in working on cutting-edge blockchain technology and creating equitable access to the global financial system? Since 2014, the mission-driven team at the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has helped fuel the tremendous growth of the Stellar blockchain network, an open-source platform that operates at high-scale today. Developers and companies around the world build on it, and the SDF team is expanding to support the rapidly growing and changing Stellar ecosystem.

SDF is looking for a talented, passionate and highly technical security leader to be a founding member of our security engineering team. In this role, you will attract, retain, and motivate talented security engineers. You’ll lead efforts to protect the company network boundaries, identify and fix security vulnerabilities in SDF blockchain infrastructure and introduce best-of-class security tooling, processes and practices. 

In this role, you will:

  • Lead, manage and grow the SDF security team in automating, streamlining and scaling the company’s security efforts
  • Have deep prior experience in establishing and running an AppSec or SecOps team, with knowledge of security and privacy standards
  • Build security programs and dashboards, and identify metrics to provide SDF executive leadership and the board with reporting on security risks and mitigations 
  • Develop, document and communicate security SDLCs in partnership with engineering leadership, with a balance of process to friction in helping to mitigate potential security risks
  • Create SDF’s security roadmap and strategies with an eye to innovation, and develop a deep understanding of the latest in blockchain, infrastructure and smart contract security issues and practices
  • Lead security incident response
  • Provide technical leadership, champion career development and mentorship to security team members
  • Hire an engaged, diverse, and high performing security team

You have:

  • 7+ total years of experience in security engineering
  • 2+ years of proven hands-on technical management experience of security engineers in fast paced environments
  • 5+ years of technical experience as an individual contributor security professional
  • The ability to prioritize and manage across multiple, often time-sensitive initiatives
  • A high degree of integrity and accountability
  • Good organizational, communication and leadership skills
  • Experience with attacks and mitigation methods
  • Experience with network protocols and secure network design
  • Have troubleshooting and investigative skills
  • Proficiency in at least one scripting language and familiar with a few (Ruby, Perl, Python, Bash, etc.)
  • Experience with development of security tools and automation
  • The willingness to do what it takes to help your team and colleagues - especially in stressful situations.
  • Enthusiasm about working in a small and growing team. You are open, empathetic, and care about putting the best ideas forward in a collaborative and helpful manner.

Bonus points if:

  • Experience with securing decentralized networks and applications
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with Prometheus and Grafana
  • Experience with AWS

Why work for us:

  • You’ll be on the cutting edge of security a web3 style network
  • You will be in a high visibility, high impact role with lots of room for growth
  • You will work on many open source projects that aim to improve financial inclusion on a global scale

Benefits/Perks:

  • Competitive health, dental & vision coverage
  • Flexible time off + 15 company holidays including a company-wide holiday break
  • Paid parental leave
  • Life & ADD
  • Short & Long term disability
  • FSA & Dependent Care Accounts
  • 401K (4% match)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly gym allowance
  • Daily lunch and snacks in-office
  • L&D budget of $1,500/year
  • Company retreats
 
About Stellar
Stellar is a decentralized, fast, scalable, and uniquely sustainable network for financial products and services. It is both a cross-currency transaction system and a platform for digital asset issuance, designed to connect the world’s financial infrastructure. Dozens of financial institutions worldwide issue assets and settle payments on the Stellar network, which has grown to over 4 million accounts.   
 
About the Stellar Development Foundation
The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open-source network that connects the world’s financial infrastructure. Founded in 2014, the Foundation helps maintain Stellar’s codebase, supports the technical and business communities building on the network, and serves as a voice to regulators and institutions. The Foundation seeks to create equitable access to the global financial system, using the Stellar network to unlock the world’s economic potential through blockchain technology.
 
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