Lead Application Security Engineer

  • Location

    San Francisco

  • Sector:

    Blockchain & Fintech

  • Job type:


  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Jennifer Beltran

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JB - ENG021

  • Consultant:

    Jennifer Beltran

My client is a well-funded Blockchain startup that believes decentralization is about to transform society, much like the Internet did over the past few decades.This is a great opportunity to work with a pioneer in the Blockchain space. They’ve built their reputation on trust, compliance, and reliability, and security is key to that reputation. The company is cash-rich, has a fantastic technical team, and the vision to grow.

My client is looking for a Lead AppSec Engineer with a backend Software Engineer background.  Solid at coding, algorithms, with lots of appsec experience. Current Tech Stack: Ruby/Javascript/Backbone/mySQL/AWS

If you are an entrepreneurial and hands-on security leader with exceptional talent, they’d love to hear from you.

Who you are: 

  • Commercial software development experience 
  • Language agnostic (current stack - Ruby/Javascript/Backbone/SQL/AWS)
  • Experience building tools for automating processes 
  • Hands-on experience with AWS security 
  • A deep understanding of the unique security risks and capabilities
  • Experience working closely with the Development & Operations teams, to ensure safe and timely product releases 
  • Expert Scripting Skills - Python, Shell, BAsh 
  • Experience working closely with DevOps teams 
  • Ability and willingness to wear multiple hats
  • Penetration Testing experience would be highly beneficial 
  • Evangelize the adoption of new technologies
  • Blockchain Security experience is, of course, highly regarded

What you will do:

  • You will lead all aspects of security operations (system, operational and regulatory needs, to complex systems unique to the crypto world (e.g., custody), security is a serious matter
  • As the Lead Application Security Engineer, you will be in charge of defining every detail, building out the team, and making sure our entire system remains secure and compliant as they continue to scaleYou will architect and audit
  • You’ll design systems from the ground up, and constantly push them
  • You’ll review code, infrastructure, and processes to spot weaknesses, and you’ll implement robust and pragmatic solutions to those that you find
  • Crypto is a far bigger deal than most people realize, and here you will be at the forefront of it
  • There are all sorts of technical challenges you’ll be working through and new questions you’ll have to answer, in partnership with founders for the leading crypto projects across the globe
  • If you’re successful, you’ll build something the world has never before seen

For more information, please contact  Jennifer@intelletec.com