Manager of Security - IT & Data

  • Circle
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
  • Mar 16, 2021

Job Description

Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currency and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle's platform has supported over 100 million transactions worth tens of billions of dollars, with nearly 10 million retail customers, over a thousand businesses, while storing and securing more than $5 billion in digital currency assets. Circle is also the creator of USD Coin (USDC), the fastest growing, regulated, dollar, which is quickly approaching 10 billion in circulation, growing over 1000% year over year. Today, Circle's transactional services, business accounts, and platform APIs are giving rise to a new generation of financial services and commerce applications that hold the promise of raising global economic prosperity for all through programmable internet commerce.

What you'll be part of:

With the mission To raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce, Circle was founded on the belief that blockchains and digital currency will rewire the global economic system, creating a fundamentally more open, inclusive, efficient and integrated world economy. We envision a global economy where people and businesses everywhere can more freely connect and transact with each other with new technologies for digital money. We believe such a system can raise prosperity for people and companies everywhere. Our mission is powered by the values we espouse and which we expect all Circlers to respect. We are Multistakeholder, serving the needs of our customers, our shareholders, our employees and families, our local communities and our world. Furthermore, we are also Mindful, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity.

What you'll be responsible for:

In 2020, Circle unveiled Circle APIs : a set of solutions and smarter technology to help businesses accept payments in a more global, scalable and efficient alternative to traditional banking rails (spoiler: we're using USD Coin under the hood).

Over the next 12 months, we're going to rapidly grow our API customer base and enable even more businesses to easily integrate and benefit from the breakthrough of programmable money on the internet.

The Circle Security Team works to protect Circle; our customers, clients, and partners; and the financial markets upon which we rely. The security team leads the company's programs for information security and cybersecurity, business continuity, and vendor risk management.

As a leader within the Security team, you'll lead and be responsible for key areas of the security program while collaborating across Circle teams. You will continue to learn and stay current in a fun and rapidly changing environment.

What you'll work on:
  • Lead IT Security projects in areas such as system hardening, mobile device management, data leakage prevention, antivirus, SaaS application security, and remote access
  • Build relationships with peers across the organization to collaborate and complete initiatives
  • Understand the manual and automated processes for handling data in support of business processes
  • Develop processes and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations, industry best practices, and customer obligations
  • As a hands-on technical leader, use tools, such as BetterCloud, to monitor and govern SaaS applications and cloud services, such as G-Suite
  • As a hands-on technical leader, configure and maintain security monitoring tools such as antivirus or intrusion detection solutions
  • As a hands-on technical leader, implement solutions for data discovery in support of GDPR, PCI, and other requirements
  • Collaborate across teams to ensure the secure integration of SaaS and cloud-based solutions including integration with identity providers such as OneLogin, integration with monitoring solutions, and implementation of CUECs
  • Collaborate across teams to ensure proper handling and retention of customer data by staff; develop procedures and set supporting standards
  • Recommend and help define product features related to customer data handling as required
  • Research and recommend new tools in support of business requirements
  • Lead threat modeling and risk assessment projects
  • Lead the development and enhancement of security controls
  • Create requirements for, and ideally, contribute to, the creation of automated control tests
  • Write documentation such as procedures, reports, training materials, and user guides
  • Support other security team projects such as regulatory exams and audits

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:
  • 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
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and use good judgement to establish order of priorities on the fly
  • Experience implementing and integrating SaaS solutions to provide enterprise-grade security capabilities
  • Experience working with standards such as ISO 27001/27002 or the NIST Cybersecurity Framework desirable
  • Experience with contemporary privacy regulations including GDPR and CCPA
  • 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
  • Certifications such as CISSP, CISM or similar will receive favorable consideration but are not required
  • 5+ years of experience as a security engineer, site reliability engineer, or systems engineer with a minimum of two years (can be overlapping) with a focus on cybersecurity
  • Ability to automate repetitive tasks using scripting tools; experience with Python highly desirable

If it feels rewarding to see your work scale through automation, are interested in building something meaningful, and would love to work in an entrepreneurial environment, we can't wait to hear from you.

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.