Blockchain Security Engineer

| Greater NYC Area
Join our Blockchain Security team!
Our growing team is directing the future of blockchain security. We review blockchain code and smart contracts for security vulnerabilities. Between engagements, we build custom tools like Manticore, Ethersplay, Slither, and Echidna to aid our process. Think of all of the security tools for x86 that you would have liked to have built yourself, but mature versions already existed. Few of those tools have been built yet for blockchain architectures. Join us to make a career-defining contribution.
Role Description
You will be at the forefront of blockchain security research. You will audit smart contracts, blockchain infrastructure code, and decentralized applications for security vulnerabilities using a combination of manual static analysis and our tool suite. In your time between engagements, you will help improve our existing tooling and create new tools and analytics. Other practitioners will come to rely on your work. You will make a name for yourself in this nascent discipline.

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with the leading blockchain industry teams to review their code and help secure their products
  • Design and implement solutions to difficult engineering and research problems
  • Collaborate with teammates to maintain and continually improve our existing blockchain security tools using modern software engineering practices
  • Develop new blockchain security tools

Requirements

  • A working understanding of the Ethereum Virtual Machine and Yellow Paper
  • Fluency in Solidity, Python 2, and Python 3
  • Experience with library and API design
  • Operational knowledge of JavaScript
  • A high level understanding of common cryptographic vulnerabilities
  • Proficiency with Linux and Git
  • Strong debugging skills and/or experience with reverse engineering
  • Great written communication skills. We highly encourage all engineers to get regular face-time with customers, to write company blog posts about their accomplishments, and to deliver presentations to the technical community.

Benefits

  • Our workforce is 50% remote. Many employees choose to work from home. As long as you keep delivering good work, we keep our hands off your personal style and let you manage your work day as you work best.
  • Liberal expense policy for acquiring the equipment and software that help you do your job. If we need hardware, we buy it. Everyone has rack space and corporate cards.
  • We can tell you exactly what projects you'll work on and the people you'll work with. If it's not what you want, no need to initiate a lateral transfer, we can shift your work without an issue.
  • Every year, we pay for the best in conference training, technical training, and managerial classes for our team. Everyone is encouraged to identify additional opportunities for personal professional growth.
  • We routinely highlight the work our employees are specifically paid to do via our blog, product offerings, and conference talks. We talk about more than just side projects.
  • We're at the forefront of a number of markets and have the internal expertise and the ambition to capitalize on those opportunities. See your work in use and valued by many others.

Benefits for Eligible US Employees

  • Multiple generous health, vision, and dental insurance plans including no-monthly-premium options supporting individuals and families through JustWorks
  • Ancillary benefits including life and disability insurance, pre-tax commuter benefits, free Citi Bike membership, access to a HealthAdvocate, a healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and a free One Medical membership
  • 3-4 months paid leave for new mothers and fathers
  • 401k with 5% company matching through Betterment
  • Moving expenses: $5k one-time
  • Charitable donation matching up to $1,000
  • Bonuses for recruiting, public speaking, tool releases, blog posts, academic posters, proposals, and whitepapers, and end-of-year bonuses based on company, team, and personal performance
  • 14 company holidays and four weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO)
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Location

We're located in the heart of the Financial District, with ample commuting options including MTA, Path, and ferries.

An Insider's view of Trail of Bits

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our offices are very easy going. Since half our employees are remote, we’re a remote-first company that just happens to have 20 people working in NYC. This gives us the benefit of a flexible remote culture but also have a place to get away from home and socialize with coworkers without rigid hours.

Ryan

Principal Security Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Half of Trail of Bits is remote, so online collaboration and communication keeps us running. We make heavy use of Slack, Google Docs, Github, Trello, and video calls. Each project has its own Github repository and Slack channel, where most project communication occurs. A weekly video call provides high-level updates to the whole company.

Artem

Principal Security Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful people at Trail of Bits are self-motivated and committed to doing their best work. They are team players that are willing to participate and be involved with projects across the company. They are curious, embody a growth mindset, and actively watch out for new opportunities to help the company grow and thrive.

Mark

Senior Security Engineer

What are Trail of Bits Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
We work with LifeLabs once per year to deliver an unconscious bias training to our employees.
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Choose between premium MetLife or Aetna dental plans, at no cost to the employee.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We maintain a flexible work schedule that cares more about results than time in the office.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5000.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
We regularly host team reviews of new academic research publications.
Cross functional training encouraged
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