Senior Security Engineer

Our company is a well-financed, financial technology start-up located in the Pacific Northwest. Currently, we are just over 20 employees and are looking for an Senior Security Engineer to help us deliver our game changing product/platform. At Transparent Systems, we are transforming global financial settlements with an open universal platform that enables secure, frictionless payments through distributed cryptographic systems. Our product offering supports applications from B2B payments and cash management for financial institutions to cross-border transactions and remittances.
What a successful candidate looks like:
The successful candidate will have a good mix of technical knowledge and a demonstrated background
in security. We seek broad technical knowledge, specifically in the fields of application security for
cryptography, application, operating systems, cloud systems, web and mobile applications, distributed
systems, electronic wallets, and emergent security intelligence.
What you’ll be doing:
Partner with engineering and operations on secure applications and infrastructure for critical cloud, network, and distributed systems, as well as corporate systems
Design and implement an application security program that recognizes, adopts, and implements best practices throughout the organization at the earliest stages of the software development process
Audit source code and work with engineering to implement secure coding practices
Create threat models and security advisory for projects across the organizations
Understand security vulnerabilities and provide relevant technical guidance for the development team
Design and implement a DevOps security program with input from engineering
Communicate effectively at multiple levels of sensitivity, and multiple audiences, as well as maintain documentation for security
What’s in it for you:
Work on a novel, cutting-edge product new in the market
Competitive start-up salary
Full benefits package
You can learn and grow in role while making a huge impact
Fun place to work with smart people
Collaborative environment and a small team, make a big impact immediately
What you bring to us:
A threat- and vulnerability-based mindset with well-honed ability to assess risk
5+ years of relevant, broad engineering experience in security
3+ years of experience on an application security team, especially in providing high-quality threat models and auditing source code
In depth understanding of enterprise application security program, software engineering practices, and development/deployment processes
Excellent knowledge of the cloud and networking; deep understanding of Kubernetes is a huge plus
Experience with any of the following: Rust, C, C++
CS/EE degree or equivalent level of on the job experience
Experience with library and API design (bonus)
Experience with security automation (bonus)
Experience with blockchain technology (bonus)
Background in applied cryptography (bonus) 
The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
To agencies: We are currently not working with agencies, thanks. 
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What are Transparent Systems Perks + Benefits

Transparent Systems Benefits Overview

Excellent for any company, especially a start-up! Week of Christmas through New Year's off.

Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Terrific gym onsite.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
We host lunch and learns at least once a month - variety of topics presented by our employees.
Cross functional training encouraged
Online course subscriptions available
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