Security Engineer, Crypto

at Robert Half Technology
Location West Menlo Park, CA
Date Posted November 22, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Ref ID: 00420-0011269748

Classification: Systems Security Administrator

Compensation: $160000.00 to $200000.00 yearly

A Peninsula based leading venture capital firm is hiring a System Administrator for full-time. They have an impressive portfolio, having seeded some of the major tech giants that dominate the silicon valley. This Security Enginger will be directly under the VP of IT and will be interacting with C level execs on a regular basis. You must be comfortable with high pressure situations. This company is continuing to grow and expand which is why this new position is open.

The Role

  • Develop Crypto Team specific, risk-based security programs to address current and future threats.
    Understand the threat landscape as it relates to the a16z Crypto Team, align security strategy with business goals; with Crypto
  • Team and other stakeholders, drive the conversation regarding risk management
  • Work closely with a16z Crypto Team to provide secure configurations for all personal and detail oriented accounts (Email, Chat, Financial, etc)
  • Perform regular Red Team assessments of a16z Crypto Team personal and detail oriented accounts
  • Lead continuous control monitoring and enforce best practices through employee focused, information security posture assessments
  • Analyze, assess and respond to various block chain threats
  • Conduct regular security assessment and control matrix reviews
  • Communicate effectively to senior leadership to make them aware of all potential risks to the Crypto Team


  • A track record of assessing threat and vulnerability from a business as well as a technical perspective and the ability to develop and champion efficient and timely security architectures and solutions
  • Solid expertise in formal/structured IT security risk assessment methodology
  • Excellent command of cybersecurity organization practices, operations risk management processes, principles, architectural
  • requirements, engineering threats and vulnerabilities, including incident response methodologies
  • Ability to identify network attacks and systemic security issues as they relate to threats and vulnerabilities, with focus on recommendations for enhancements or remediation
  • Knowledge and understanding with relevant regulatory frameworks such as NIST, GDPR and SOX
  • Thorough understanding of IT systems and security tools, including methods, procedures, equipment and software used for delivery
  • Experience with Fintech, Payments systems, crypto wallets
  • In-depth understanding and hands-on experience with one or more popular blockchain platforms (Quorum, Bitcoin, Ethereum, HyperLedger, ZCash, Ripple, AliPay)
  • Expertise in cryptography/protocols/Key Management/HSM/ Zero knowledge proofs
    BS/BA degree or equivalent experience