Senior Security Engineer

Detection and Response

Posted on 5/21/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Provides regulated digital currency USDC

Financial Services
Crypto & Web3

Compensation Overview

$147.5k - $195kAnnually

+ Bonus + Equity


Remote in USA

Required Skills
Development Operations (DevOps)
  • 4+ years of experience as a security engineer, site reliability engineer, devops/cloudops engineer, or systems engineer with a minimum of two years focused on cybersecurity or incident handling
  • Enthusiasm for scalable, reproducible security management
  • Self-motivated and creative problem-solver able to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively across teams during high-stress situations
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and establish order of priorities on the fly
  • Deep knowledge of incident response and incident management
  • Experience with SIEM and SOAR solutions
  • Experience working in financial services or financial technology desired
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, cybersecurity, or related field; equivalent experience also accepted
  • Experience working in an AWS environment with Terraform strongly desired
  • Demonstrated experience with SQL and Python (or other similar language) required
  • Experience in a MacOS environment preferred
  • Execution on the technical roadmap for Security Operations
  • Building custom tools for the team as needed
  • Working with system owners to proactively generate and collect desired logs and other telemetry
  • Researching and recommending new tools in support of business requirements
  • Responding to incidents and collaborating across teams to investigate and resolve
  • Developing detection techniques to identify anomalous behaviors and attacks across the environment
  • Configuring and maintaining security monitoring tools such as EDR or intrusion detection solutions
  • Mentoring and providing security guidance to various organizations throughout the company
  • Supporting other security team projects such as threat modeling, vulnerability scanning, and audits
  • Taking on-call shifts to respond to critical alerts after-hours

Circle offers USDC, a regulated digital currency that enables near-instant, near-zero cost settlements and fully programmable capabilities, facilitating over $1.4 trillion in transactions. The main technologies/methods used include public blockchains for payments and financial applications.

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Paid time off - We offer flexible paid time off — take what you need as long as it works with you and your team, and all Circle employees get mobile phone and home office reimbursements.

Health coverage - No matter where you live, we offer a market competitive suite of benefits. Enroll in health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurances, and Circle covers some or all of the premiums.

Invested in your future - All U.S. full-time and part-time employees enjoy 401(k) and pensions (with 4% company match if you contribute 5% or more), and share Circle’s success via company equity awards.

Learning & development - Your individual growth and development is important to us and we provide the resources to help you grow your career while at Circle.