Security

Director, Endpoint Security

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Circle is a financial technology company at the epicenter of the emerging internet of money, where value can finally travel like other digital data — globally, nearly instantly and less expensively than legacy settlement systems. This ground-breaking new internet layer opens up previously unimaginable possibilities for payments, commerce and markets that can help raise global economic prosperity and enhance inclusion. Our infrastructure – including USDC, a blockchain-based dollar – helps businesses, institutions and developers harness these breakthroughs and capitalize on this major turning point in the evolution of money and technology.

What you’ll be part of:

Circle is committed to visibility and stability in everything we do. As we grow as an organization, we're expanding into some of the world's strongest jurisdictions. Speed and efficiency are motivators for our success and our employees live by our company values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence and High Integrity. Circlers are consistently evolving in a remote world where strength in numbers fuels team success. We have built a flexible and diverse work environment where new ideas are encouraged and everyone is a stakeholder.

What you’ll be responsible for:

Circle is looking for a passionate Security Leader with an expertise in Endpoint Security, deep understanding of different Cloud based Infrastructure and a Mac based fleet of devices. You’ll be part of the Security Engineering team and closely partner with the Infrastructure and IT teams responsible for supporting our fleet of devices, enterprise services and endpoints. 

What you'll work on:

  • Own Circle’s Endpoint Security strategy, implementation and operationalization
  • Actively partner with our Infrastructure and IT teams on the development and deployment of fleet and endpoint protection and security solutions
  • Evaluate our current Endpoint Security posture and perform comprehensive risk assessments
  • Recommend and validate Security controls and improvements across our infrastructure and enterprise 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

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • 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.

What you’ll bring to Circle:

  • Expertise with Mobile Device Management solutions like Intune, Kandji or Jamf
  • Expertise with Zero Trust, Enterprise VPN Solutions like zScaler, Perimeter 81 or others
  • Expertise with Slack, Apple MacOS and GSuite is required.
  • Expertise with Cloud Infrastructure like AWS, GCP or Azure is strongly preferred
  • Hands-on technical experience with developing and deploying endpoint automation solutions with systems such as Chef / Puppet, Terraform or others, in context of a mid to large Enterprise
  • Extensive knowledge of secure best practices for Enterprise endpoint protection
  • 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 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 Endpoint 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 application security including standards like OWASP, tools like Burp Suite, and secure coding practices a plus

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.

Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with transparency at our core. We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting our compensation ranges and total compensation packages.

Starting pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to: relevant experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business and organizational needs. Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other locations.

Base Pay Range: $227,500 - $292,500

Annual Bonus Target: 20%

Also Included: Equity & Benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). Circle has a discretionary vacation policy. We also provide 10 days of paid sick leave per year and 11 paid holidays per year in the U.S.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Additionally, Circle participates in the E-Verify Program in certain locations, as required by law.

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We’re looking far and wide for the right people.

At Circle, we know firsthand that great work can be delivered remotely – and we see tremendous value in the flexibility this affords Circlers and their families. Outside of our virtual meetings – we stay connected and build lasting relationships with our colleagues through local, in-person meetups, team and department offsites, and regular company-wide events.

As a global organization, we seek to hire the best talent in a variety of cities around the world. In some cases, we look for candidates who align to a particular team’s geography or time zone to help maximize productivity and ensure strong employee experiences. If you feel this job is right for you, select the city closest to you from the list below to apply.
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