Lead Security Engineer



1,001-5,000 employees

Platform for businesses to accept payments and send payouts

Crypto & Web3
Financial Services

$172,500 - $227,500

Bonus, Equity


Remote in USA

Required Skills
  • 5+ years of experience as an incident responder in a cloud environment
  • Strong technical and leadership skills in Incident Response and Threat Detection
  • Experience helping manage SIEM and SOAR solutions
  • Experience with SQL is required and knowledge of Python (or other similar language) is preferred
  • Familiarity with standards such as ISO 27001/27002 or the NIST Cybersecurity Framework is desirable
  • Experience working in financial services or financial technology desired
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack and Apple MacOS preferred
  • Ability to manage data from various sources, such as S3 buckets, syslog, network devices, endpoints, and API sources is a plus
  • Preferably located in Eastern or Central Time Zones
  • Leading technical response efforts and other types of incidents
  • Writing detections and maintaining the team's technology stack and log pipelines
  • Learning and staying current in a rapidly changing environment
  • Performing on-call duties during working hours to support security operations
  • Responding to incidents and collaborating across teams to investigate and resolve
  • Driving development and improvements in security incident and event management
  • Building and leveraging relationships with peer teams in TechOps, engineering, and product
  • Helping with playbook and response plan design and implementation
  • Participating in a global on-call rotation to help respond to security alerts and incident escalations

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.

Company Stage


Total Funding






Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



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.