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Senior Security Engineer at Nillion

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  • Date Posted
    December 10, 2023
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Job Description

As a Senior Security Engineer at Nillion you will architect, design, build, test and deploy software and architecture related to the Nillion NMC Network. This may include building our MFA, NMC Signing & Authentication Services, and much more. This role will be research-focused engineering as we are bringing to life a new security, storage and computation model for private data and we will be bringing it all together with the nilToken, meaning expertise across all areas of computer science will be needed to make it happen.

We are a remote-first organization looking to build an engineering team primarily focused on European and US East Coast time zones. Some travel may be required.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
4+ years of software engineering experience
Experience with threat modelling, secure coding, authentication, cryptography and network security
Ability to identify and mitigate network vulnerabilities and explain how to avoid them
Solid working knowledge of Cloud Data Services such as AWS and Azure
Extensive experience working with internal and external stakeholders
Have highly effective communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills
Strong grasp of large-scale technology architectures and data flows
Qualified to at least an MSc degree in mathematics, computer science, cyber security, cryptography or a related field. A PhD or Postdoc in any of the related fields is a bonus.
Knowledge and understanding of cryptocurrency markets, ecosystem and ethos
Experience in financial markets/software / DeFi
Knowledge and experience in the design and development of distributed cryptographic principles and protocols (e.g. ZKP or SMPC)
Experience building and operating online services and fault-tolerant distributed systems at scale

Analyse and build software systems according to the latest best practices of security practices and engineering
Mentor and develop a security-first mentality with engineers that we hire and bring on to the team
Build and develop testing frameworks and approaches that will focus on formal verifications, static code testing, vulnerability scanning, risk assessment, and other methods
We work in an environment where tangibility and flexibility are key attributes that help us innovate. Our engineering team embodies those qualities, bringing clarity and direction to help move new ideas forward. If you enjoy keeping up to speed on current technological trends and have an interest in crypto and security – get in touch!
We are a remote-first organization looking to build an engineering team primarily focused on European and US East Coast time zones. Some travel may be required.


Flexible working hours to accommodate lifestyles and a globally distributed team
Competitive compensation package
Make a big impact as an early contributor to an incredible founding team
Work on new problems in an incredible emerging and dynamic field
Learn from systems engineering, cryptography, and finance domain experts in a mentorship-oriented work culture
You don’t need to be in an office or at a desk to have an impact anymore! We are fully remote but value regular meet-ups