Cryptography Engineer

  • Location

    Palo Alto

  • Sector:

    Software Engineering

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  • Salary:

    Circa $200,000

  • Contact:

    Jason Rumney

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  • Consultant:

    Jason Rumney

Our client is leader in digital asset financial services, providing institutional investors with liquidity, custody, and security solutions. They processes over 20% of all global Bitcoin transactions, and supports over 250 coins and tokens.They are backed by Goldman Sachs, Craft Ventures, Digital Currency Group, DRW, Galaxy Digital Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and Valor Equity Partners.

Due to rapid growth they are looking for a Cryptography Engineer to join our team


  • Develop and modify code to be deployed to Hardware Security Modules (HSM) in C environment
  • Support ongoing blockchain feature development by performing key creation, manipulation, and transaction signing within the HSM. 
  • Debug system using the testing and diagnostic routines on the hardware system and potentially in simulation
  • Document features of the HSM behavior
  • Collaborate with other backend engineers to integrate HSM within BitGo’s platform application
  • Work with operations team to test and deploy changes to various staging and production environments. 
  • Plan and/or execute key ceremonies where needed. 


  • 5+ years of related professional experience
  • Competent in C/C++ 
  • Passion for creating effective and pragmatic cryptographic designs
  • Strong expertise in fundamental cryptographic algorithms and the underlying mathematics, such as finite field arithmetic
  • Deep understanding of side-channel attacks and other challenges to modern applied cryptography
  • Very strong hardware security fundamentals
  • Capable of conducting independent research on specific hardware and/or hardware features, and present findings to key stakeholders


  • Competitive base salary, bonus and stock options
  • 100% company-paid health insurance for employee, partner and dependents
  • Up to 5% 401k company match
  • Paid parental leave, Paid vacation
  • Free commuter/parking pass; 5 min from Caltrain
  • Free custom lunches, dinners and snacks 
  • Computer equipment and workplace furniture to suit your needs
  • Great colleagues and inspiring startup environment
  • Benefits may vary based on location