Director – Cloud Security
Posted on 2/22/2023

201-500 employees

Platform for businesses to accept payments and send payouts
Company Overview
Circle's mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. The company is a global financial technology firm that’s at the center of digital currency innovation and open financial infrastructure.
Remote • Queens, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Google Cloud Platform
Microsoft Azure
  • Expertise with Cloud Infrastructure like AWS, GCP or Azure
  • Extensive knowledge of secure best practices for Cloud based Infrastructure
  • Extensive knowledge of containerization, orchestration and cloud scale solutions
  • Enthusiasm for automation, scalable and reproducible security practices
  • Self-motivated and creative problem-solver able to work independently
  • Proficiency in managing multiple competing priorities and use good judgment to establish order or priorities on the fly for themselves and their team
  • Ability to influence internal and external customers to expediently resolve issues and achieve organizational objectives
  • The ability to design and operate controls that are easy to test and audit
  • Experience/familiarity with application security including standards like OWASP, tools like Burp Suite, and secure coding practices a plus
  • Experience working in financial services or financial technology desired
  • Advanced degree in computer science, or related fields strongly preferred
  • An understanding of standards such as ISO 27001/27002 and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework desirable
  • 12+ years of experience as a security engineer or infrastructure security engineering leader with a minimum of five years (can be overlapping) with a focus on cybersecurity
  • 5+ years of experience building and managing small to medium sized teams
  • Experience/familiarity with Slack, Apple MacOS and GSuite
  • Own Circle's Cloud Security strategy, implementation and operationalization
  • Actively partner with our Infrastructure teams on the development and deployment of USDC and supporting services
  • Evaluate our current Cloud Security posture across multiple platforms
  • Recommend and validate Security controls and improvements across our infrastructure stack
  • Own and build relationships with key external stakeholders such as customers, vendors, and auditors
  • Produce data-based reports on technology risk for senior management
  • Drive continuous improvement in the tech stack
  • Leading a team of high-performing security engineers developing solutions focused on Cloud Security
  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards. You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance