Head of Security

Posted on 5/8/2024

Gauntlet Networks

Gauntlet Networks

51-200 employees

Quantitative optimization for DeFi protocols

Data & Analytics


New York, NY, USA

Required Skills
  • Proven experience in a senior security management role.
  • Strong understanding of security protocols, crisis management, and risk management
  • Experience with IT infrastructure and vendor management.
  • Familiarity with compliance and regulatory frameworks (e.g., SOC2, GDPR).
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Develop and enforce comprehensive security and op-sec policies tailored to the company’s needs and those of individual teams.
  • Establish policies for managing and securing custodial wallets, Aera guardian, and on-chain operations.
  • Implement key management, rotation, and data retention strategies to safeguard company assets.
  • Identify potential risk vectors and conduct regular risk assessments.
  • Lead the organization's crisis management during security incidents.
  • Continuously review and ensure compliance with operational security policies.
  • Oversee internal and external Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) processes.
  • Manage and triage the company’s bug bounty programs and monitor designated security communication channels
  • Oversee hardware management and provisioning, including devices like laptops using management software.
  • Manage password and access controls, coordinate technological onboarding and offboarding processes, and integrate and remove team members from systems like Slack and JIRA.
  • Handle vendor management to ensure all external service providers meet our security standards.
  • As needed, ensure we adhere to regulatory requirements like SOC2, GDPR, and similar standards.

Gauntlet specializes in providing quantitative optimization solutions for DeFi protocols, DAOs, and ecosystems, using advanced quantitative finance techniques and a powerful data modeling platform to drive rapid and sustainable growth while mitigating insolvency risk. They focus on simulating risk parameter impacts, monitoring cross-protocol interactions, and optimizing incentive programs to efficiently drive protocol usage and liquidity in the DeFi space.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



New York, New York



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Remote first

Regular in-person company retreats & cross-country "office visit" perk

Medical, dental & vision premiums

Laptop, monitor, keyboard & mouse setup provided

$1,000 WFH stipend upon joining

$100 per month reimbursement for fitness-related expenses

Monthly reimbursement for home internet, phone, & cellular data

Unlimited vacation

100% paid parental leave of 12 weeks

Fertility benefits

Opportunity for incentive compensation