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Analyst, Blockchain Security Asset Review

  • Location: San Francisco, 94111
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

Title: Analyst, Blockchain Security Asset Review

Location: Remote

Type: Contract

Job Description

Blockchain Security Asset Review is a primary competency, and the Security Team keeps a watchful eye over every aspect of it.  Every day, we go to battle against some of the most sophisticated attackers in the world to protect billions of dollars of digital assets and ensure our customers and employees can enjoy a safe, trusted experience.  As we scale globally, our team is scaling along with it, using a blend of tooling, automation, and strategic team growth to ensure that we’re well-equipped to protect the next billion users of crypto.

The high-level goal of a blockchain security asset review is to provide an overall measure of how risky a particular asset is, which requires identifying top risks and any mitigations that could reduce those risks. We ask ourselves: “What can go wrong with a digital asset, how will we know about it, and what can we do about it?”

Responsibilities

The Blockchain Security Asset Review Team’s primary responsibility is determining the security risk and available mitigations for digital assets that are under consideration for addition to our platform. While no two days will look the same, you’ll generally be responsible for the following:

  • Analyzing blockchains, ERC-20 tokens, and other distributed ledger protocols for security concerns, such as these, facilitated by internal tooling and external research
  • Investigating digital assets for methods to identify and mitigate risk
  • Researching and analyzing blog posts and white papers related to digital assets
  • Identify and report blockchain security risks
  • Communicating with cross-functional teams to align on risk scorings and risk / mitigation presentation
  • Contributing to improvements to our digital asset threat model
  • Providing feedback for improvements to our internal tooling

Requirements:

Some security teams have strict requirements about certifications, degrees, and things like that. Not us! We’re more interested in the unique perspectives and expertise you’ll bring to the team rather than the acronyms on your resume. However, you’ll be much more likely to be successful in this role if these points seem like a good description of you:

  • You have a researcher mindset and appetite to understand how things work
  • You have the unique ability to investigate a topic using white papers and blog posts
  • You have the ability to understand technical architecture/design of systems and you have knowledge of at least one programming language
  • You have an energy and drive for continuous learning, as Crypto is a constantly and rapidly changing space
  • You have willingness to learn and apply processes unique to the challenges here
  • You have minimum 1 year of experience in cyber security topics like product security or application security, security operations, or technology operations
  • You frequently get praise from your peers and coworkers about your communication skills, both written and verbal
  • You can translate complex findings and results into a concise and compelling narrative
  • You would bring a diverse perspective to the team: for example, maybe you took an unconventional route to get into your current Security career
  • You have experience in crypto/blockchain technical writing, or at least a good story about how you thought about investing in Bitcoin in 2014 but decided not to
  • You have Solidity or Javascript programming knowledge
  • You have a researcher mindset and appetite to understand how things work
  • You have the unique ability to investigate a topic using white papers and blog posts
  • You have the ability to understand technical architecture/design of systems and knowledge of at least one programming language
  • You have an energy and drive for continuous learning, as Crypto is a constantly and rapidly changing space
  • You can translate complex findings and results into a concise and compelling narrative

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

MATRIX is and Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals.  Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation under the American Disability Act (ADA) by emailing MATRIX_HR@MatrixRes.com. To ensure a quick response to your request, please use the words “Accommodation request” as the subject line of your email.