Cryptography Engineer at Trail of Bits

Remote
Trail of Bits

Cryptography Engineer

REMOTE

SOFTWARE ASSURANCE

FULL-TIME

Join our Cryptography Services team!

Our assurance team reviews exclusively low-level, high-assurance software in the finance, tech, defense, and blockchain industries. Our evaluations allow our clients to make informed choices about risk to their systems, and what security-relevant modifications may be necessary for a secure deployment. Using our custom tools and unique expertise, we serve as a knowledgeable, dedicated adversary to identify the vulnerabilities that otherwise go undetected. In addition to providing recommendations that improve resistance to attack, we seek to deliver application-specific and industry-leading security engineering tools that embody the results of our assessments.

Role Description

As a cryptographic security engineer you will be a part of a small, dynamic team that both engineers and reviews mission-critical cryptographic code. On any given day, you may be helping a client ensure their implementation of a novel cryptographic scheme is air-tight, collaborating with academics to bring their cutting edge ideas into reality, or developing new tooling to automate vulnerability discovery. Since our team is small, you will own everything you do, and play a key role in conceiving of new projects. We are language agnostic, though the team primarily uses Python, C++, and Haskell for tool development.

You might be a good fit if…

  • You excel at finding bugs in complex codebases
  • You’re an excellent written and verbal communicator
  • You learn quickly and love tackling novel problems
  • You love cryptography and have experience working with it
  • You’re familiar with some common cryptographic attacks and their mitigations
  • You want to work on software engineering, not just hunt for vulnerabilities
  • You’re highly self-motivated and able to function relatively autonomously
  • You love the mathematics behind software, whether it’s more theoretical cryptography, formal methods, or program analysis

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 workday 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)

Benefits for Eligible Canadian Employees

  • Premium health, vision, and dental insurance plans
  • Life/AD&D Insurance options, as well as short- and long-term disability insurance plans
  • RRSP plan with 5% company matching
  • Charitable donation matching up to USD$1000
  • 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 including provincial statutory holidays and select US holidays
  • 2 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) and 2 weeks of sick time per year

Please note, we deliberately avoid having a rigorous list of requirements because we believe people can excel for diverse reasons we haven’t even thought of. If you’ve seen our blog posts or GitHub projects and something speaks to you, we’d love to talk no matter your background.

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