Lead Security Engineer, Detection and Response

Washington, USA
Full time
Remote
Compensation is not specified
Role
Security Engineer
Description

What the Role Involves:Circle is an innovative financial technology company playing a key role in transforming the way money moves over the internet, making transactions faster, cheaper, and truly global. This transformation opens up new realms of potential in commerce, payments, and markets, contributing to global economic growth and fostering inclusivity. With cutting-edge infrastructure like USDC, a digital dollar built on blockchain technology, Circle empowers businesses, institutions, and developers to leverage these advancements in financial technology.

Join Our Team:At Circle, we prioritize transparency and consistency in everything we do. We are expanding globally into strong markets, emphasizing speed and efficiency as drivers of success. Our employees embody our core values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity, evolving together in a remote work environment where collaboration leads to strong team performance. We cultivate an adaptable and diverse workplace that values fresh perspectives from all team members.

Your Responsibilities:The Security Team at Circle is dedicated to safeguarding our organization, customers, clients, and the financial systems we rely upon. This team spearheads initiatives related to information security, cybersecurity, business continuity, and vendor risk management. In this role, you will lead technical response efforts for incidents, partner with peers to investigate and resolve issues affecting our cloud infrastructure (primarily AWS) and codebase. Your responsibilities will also include writing detections, maintaining technology stack, and contributing to various security tools.

Your Tasks at a Glance: - Respond to incidents and collaborate with different teams for investigations and resolutions. - Take charge of large-scale incidents as an Incident Commander when required. - Develop and implement detection systems to identify unusual activities and threats across the network. - Enhance security incident management and automation tools. - Collaborate with TechOps, engineering, and product teams to enhance security operations. - Assist in designing and executing response plans. - Contribute to a global on-call rotation for handling security alerts and incidents during off-hours.

What We Value:We are looking for individuals who resonate with our core values: - Multistakeholder: Demonstrate dedication to our customers, shareholders, and communities. - Mindful: Show respect, active listening, and attention to detail. - Driven by Excellence: Pursue excellence with passion, rejecting mediocrity, and achieving goals intensively. - High Integrity: Uphold high moral and ethical standards, promoting open and honest communication.

Your Background and Skills: - 5+ years experience in incident response within a cloud environment, preferably AWS. - Strong skills in Incident Response and Threat Detection, with leadership capabilities as an Incident Commander. - Effective communicator and creative problem-solver. - Ability to work collaboratively under pressure across teams. - Experience with SIEM, SOAR solutions, SQL, and ideally Python. - Familiarity with cyber standards like ISO 27001/27002 and NIST. - Previous exposure in financial services or financial technology is advantageous.

Further Details: - Location: Preferably Eastern or Central Time Zones. - Candidates in Principal Time Zones are encouraged to apply for senior engineering roles looking to progress in their careers. - Day-one PERM sponsorship available for eligible candidates.

Compensation and Benefits:Your starting base pay will vary based on factors like experience, skills, and business needs. Compensation includes an annual bonus target of 15%, equity, and benefits such as medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) options. Circle offers a flexible vacation policy, 10 days of paid sick leave per year, and 11 paid holidays annually in the U.S. We are an equal opportunity employer, fostering diversity and inclusivity within our organization.

Note: As Circle participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, all candidates must meet compliance requirements.

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We believe in a future where digital dollars work securely around the world to create a more prosperous global economy for everyone.

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