Lead Security (Cloud, SEC Dev Ops) Engineer at Circle (Remote)

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Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currency and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle platforms and products provide a suite of internet-native financial services for payments, treasury infrastructure and capital formation. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), which has become the fastest growing dollar digital currency in the world. USDC has grown to over 53+ billion in circulation and supported over $1.9+ trillion in transactions in the past year. Circle’s payments and treasury infrastructure services available through the Circle Account and APIs helps bridge the legacy financial system and digital currency and blockchain based finance.  Circle’s SeedInvest service brings internet-native fundraising and capital formation to startups and growth companies.  Combined, Circle’s suite of services helps companies to participate in a more open, global and inclusive financial system.

What you’ll be part of:

With the mission “To raise global economic prosperity through the frictionless exchange of financial value,” Circle was founded on the belief that the internet, blockchains and digital currency will rewire the global economic system, creating a fundamentally more open, inclusive, efficient and integrated world economy.  We envision a global economy where people and businesses everywhere can more freely connect and transact with each other with new technologies for digital money and internet-native finance. We believe such a system can raise prosperity for people and companies everywhere. Our mission is powered by the values we espouse and which we expect all Circlers to respect. We are Multistakeholder, serving the needs of our customers, our shareholders, our employees and families, our local communities and our world. Furthermore, we are also Mindful, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.  
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals. 
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards.  You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

Security at Circle:

The Circle Security Team works to protect Circle; our customers, clients, and partners; and the financial markets upon which we rely.  The security team leads the company’s programs for information security and cybersecurity, business continuity, vendor risk management, and privacy.

As a Security Engineer, you’ll lead and be responsible for key areas of the security program while collaborating across Circle teams.  You will continue to learn and stay current in a fun and rapidly changing environment.

What you'll work on:

  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to build and operate technology risk management controls
  • Analyze AWS security configurations based on KMS Keys, Security Groups, and IAM Policies across multiple AWS Accounts
  • Build security monitoring and management controls using AWS services such as Security Hub, Inspector, and Guard Duty
  • Script in python using Amazon libraries such as boto3 to generate reusable utilities for environment configuration, control monitoring, audits, and assessment
  • Conduct risk and controls assessments to identify risks and any associated weaknesses, as well as make recommendations on how to mitigate those risks
  • Formulate recommendations that can be implemented using automation tools such as Cloudformation and Terraform
  • Test for vulnerabilities and configuration errors using off-the-shelf and custom tools
  • Collaborate with others to enhance event monitoring, security alerting, and incident response workflows
  • Own and build relationships with key external stakeholders such as customers, vendors, and auditors
  • Produce data-based reports on technology risk for senior management
  • Drive continuous improvement in the technology risk management programs

What you’ll bring to Circle:

  • Enthusiasm for scalable, reproducible security management 
  • Self-motivated and creative problem-solver able to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and use good judgement to establish order or priorities on the fly
  • Ability to influence internal and external customers to expediently resolve issues and achieve organizational objectives
  • Experience architecting and testing security controls in AWS
  • Ability to thrive in an “infrastructure as code” environment
  • The ability to design and operate controls that are easy to test and audit
  • Knowledge of the PCI DSS
  • An understanding of standards such as ISO 27001/27002 and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework desirable
  • Experience/familiarity with application security including standards like OWASP, tools like Burp Suite, and secure coding practices a plus
  • Experience working in financial services or financial technology desired
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, cybersecurity or related field.  Equivalent experience also accepted 
  • Certifications such as CISSP, CCSK, CISA, CISM, or similar will receive favorable consideration but are not required
  • Five or more years of experience as a security engineer, systems administrator, or systems engineer with a minimum of two years (can be overlapping) with a focus on cybersecurity.  Experience working in an AWS environment required.

If it feels rewarding to see your work scale through automation, are interested in building something meaningful, and would love to work in an entrepreneurial environment, we can’t wait to hear from you.

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

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Circle operates in the Blockchain industry. The company is located in Boston, MA and New York, NY. Circle was founded in 2013. To see all 672 open jobs at Circle, click here.
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