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Security Lead - Blockchain

Zug, Switzerland

Salary

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Sponsorship offered

Technologies & frameworks

  • security
  • security engineering
  • blockchain
  • cryptography
  • cryptocurrency
  • distributed systems
  • rust
  • javascript

Benefits & perks

  • flexible working
  • pension
  • travel opportunities
  • retreats at unique locations

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To sum it up...

This is an opportunity to work at the forefront of technological development and to be a part of the future

Role overview

Resilience is one of the most important characteristics of decentralised technologies, so in order to safeguard high quality and good practices in Web3 community, we are looking for an outstanding:

Security Lead:

Security is at the heart of decentralised protocols and applications. Extensive reliance on correct implementation and good user practices necessitates that we spend sufficient time on Security in the Web3 ecosystem. 🔒

Web3 Foundation aims to ensure that crucial projects and networks are sufficiently reviewed and monitored, as well as any developers and users are aware of best security practices. The Security team will be responsible for the initiatives that allow us to achieve those goals together with our open source community.

Responsiblities:

  • Initiate and oversee external code audits performed by the Web3 Foundation.
  • Adapt security best practices to a decentralised setting.
  • Advise a diverse community of node operators who participate in our peer-to-peer networks, especially by writing accessible guidelines and even tools.
  • Uncover and help correct miss-use potential in our software.
  • Develop and run community security initiatives, like our bug bounty program.
  • Work with our DevOps and Research teams to put in place monitoring systems for our peer-to-peer networks.
  • Contribute to the grant review process to ensure funding for projects crucial to security of the Web3 ecosystem.
  • Review security aspects of projects that the Web3 Foundation interacts with or supports.
  • Establish security processes within the Foundation.
  • Incident response at the community leves.

Requirements:

  • Experience engaging with code auditors and other external experts.
  • Ability to write accessible guides and security tooling.
  • Interest in, and some understanding of, of decentralised technologies, especially blockchains.
  • Understand secure key management practices, as required for digital certificates, crypto-currencies, or key ceremonies.
  • Knowledge of network security, preferably including peer-to-peer.
  • Understanding of Open Source communities, including bug bounty programs,
  • Minimum of 3 years working as an information security professional.
  • Familiarity with Rust, C, Go, Javascript, or asynchronous networking code

Bonus Points:

  • Created security tools for blockchain applications
  • Familiarity with past blockchain security incidents
  • Experience monitoring live distributed systems.
  • Familiarity with WASM byte code, but any assembler or VM byte code helps.
  • Familiarity with static or dynamic program analysis.
  • Experience automating security testing procedures.
  • Some understanding of cryptographic primitives like signature schemes.
  • Experience managing technical communities.


For more information about us, visit us on

  • Web3 Foundation website: https://web3.foundation/
  • Polkadot website: https://polkadot.network/
  • Github: https://github.com/w3f/polkadot-overview
Engineers who find a new job through Functional Works average a 15% increase in salary.

Salary

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Sponsorship offered

Technologies & frameworks

  • security
  • security engineering
  • blockchain
  • cryptography
  • cryptocurrency
  • distributed systems
  • rust
  • javascript

Benefits & perks

  • flexible working
  • pension
  • travel opportunities
  • retreats at unique locations

Interested in seeing this company work? Contribute to their Open Source.

View All Issues

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