Senior Security Engineer (Remote)
CoinTracker makes cryptocurrency portfolio tracking and tax compliance simple. Beyond cryptocurrency, we are building a general automated financial assistant for all financial assets. Our mission is to increase the financial freedom and prosperity of the world.
Some things we’re proud of:
🛠️ Building foundational tools in the cryptocurrency space
📈 Strong growth trajectory
💲 $50B+ in cryptocurrency is tracked on CoinTracker – over 5% of the entire crypto market
🤝 Partnered with Coinbase, Uniswap, OpenSea, eToro, H&R Block and other industry leaders
💼 Venture-backed by Accel, General Catalyst, Y Combinator, Initialized Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Kraken Ventures, Intuit Ventures, 776 Ventures, Balaji Srinivasan, Claire Hughes Johnson, Gokul Rajaram, Ryan Shea, Serena Williams, Zach Perret, and others
Learn more about our mission, culture, and hiring process.
Join our tight-knit early-stage distributed team that thrives on interesting technical challenges and building magical products that improve people's lives. As our first Security Engineer, you will lead the charge to ensure CoinTracker has best in class security across our infrastructure and products.
Audit our system end-to-end to identify security risks
Design and implement changes to address security risks
Partner with engineers on projects and pull requests with security implications to improve security posture
Manage ongoing blackbox security testing with external vendors
Create or implement the security resources necessary to meet your goals within the cloud
Help with compliance efforts like SOC2
Help interview new engineers
You may enjoy this role if you:
Are passionate about building best-in-class security systems
Familiar with security testing practices and tools relevant for a modern software stack dealing with consumer data
Stay up to date with latest trends and security vulnerability reports and help us update our software as needed
Have experience scaling security engineering needs of a startup to a mid-size company
You come from a cloud native background
Sample projects you might work on:
Cross-platform OAuth authentication for the CoinTracker application
Application vulnerability scanning as part of the code release process
RBAC infrastructure access for employees
Security hardening of cloud estate
SIEM selection and implementation
Some of the skills we’re excited about
5+ year of security engineering specific experience
5+ years of software development experience
Productive, resourceful, and effective at problem-solving
Drawn to an early-stage, high-growth startup environment with less stability and more ambiguity
Strong fundamentals with a cloud platform like GCP or AWS
Interested in financial products and/or cryptocurrency
Able to work effectively in a remote setting and able to overlap with our core hours of 9 AM to 12 PM PT
Our engineering process includes
Multiple daily automated deployments to production
Automated testing with >85% code coverage
Some of the technical challenges we face are
Lots of data — billions of data points to track transactions and market pair prices
Data structures & algorithms — automated transfer detection, cost basis tracking, tax optimization, and more. Your CS fundamentals finally come in handy!
Scalability — some cryptocurrency users, such as algorithmic traders, accumulate millions of transactions per year. CoinTracker needs to work seamlessly for those power crypto traders.
Blockchain — whether it's running our own nodes, implementing xPub address generation and traversal, or parsing smart contracts to seamlessly support decentralized trading, we get our hands dirty with core blockchain technology
Technical complexity — integrating with hundreds of exchanges and blockchains and supporting thousands of cryptocurrencies means we have to methodically architect our software and build critical monitoring systems to deliver a robust and accurate platform
Product challenges — building a consumer finance product that works flawlessly for our global user base and through our partner integrations with top crypto exchanges, marketplaces, and tax-filing software
Our tech stack is
Web: HTML, Typescript, React, React Native, Styled-Components
Mobile: React Native, Expo, GraphQL
Backend: Python, Flask, GraphQL, Postgres, BigTable, Redis, Python RQ
Infrastructure: GCP, Terraform, PostgreSQL, Docker, Pub/Sub, Datadog, PagerDuty
You don’t need to know any or all of these, but be willing to learn!
What's it like working at CoinTracker?
We are a fully internationally distributed, tight-knit team. We have minimal process, and the majority of our time is spent working and collaborating asynchronously through tools like Figma, Github, Google Meet, Linear, Notion, Slack, Zendesk. We also stay aligned and bonded through weekly sprints, standups, all hands, and socials. We aim to empower every individual on the team with full transparency, ownership, autonomy, and clear objectives. Learn more about our guiding principles.
If this sounds exciting, we'd love to hear from you! Not sure you’re a perfect fit? Reach out anyway. We’re looking for awesome individuals, not folks who perfectly match a job posting.