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Lead, Software Engineer, Crypto/Blockchain
CipherTrace, a Mastercard company, is a rapidly growing leader in cryptocurrency intelligence and compliance. Our team has introduced novel solutions to challenges including sanctions compliance for DeFi and the Crypto Travel Rule. Our mission is to grow the blockchain economy by making crypto safe for users and trusted by governments. CipherTrace operates on a global scale to assist banks, cryptocurrency exchanges, law enforcement agencies, regulators, VASPs, and businesses in preventing fraud, human trafficking, money laundering, and other illicit activity where cryptocurrency is involved.
The ideal candidate should be a passionate, self-motivated, team player with experience working in a quickly evolving environment and who has a willingness to work and learn in a collaborative organization.
Build the next-generation cryptocurrency tools, law enforcement tools, and DeFi
Debug and perform quality testing on the blockchain cryptocurrency tools.
Design and build support for multiple chains and currencies.
Monitor and improve API and database performance.
Co-design software APIs with front-end developers to access cryptocurrency
Proficient in cryptography principles and cryptography implementation focussed
on public-key cryptography, zero-knowledge proofs.
Deep knowledge of cryptographic primitives, protocols, and blockchain
technologies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, smart contracts (Solidity and Cairo),
applied cryptography, and layer-2 networks.
Deep understanding of at least one of the following crypto node
Bitcoin Core, LND, Erigon, Nethermind, Prysm, Teku, Litecoin etc.
Typescript, Go, Rust
Proficient in at least 3 of the following SQL/NoSQL, Cassandra, PostgreSQL,
MySQL, Elasticsearch, GraphQL.
Comfortable working with distributed and remote teams.
Nice to have
Strong English communication skills (both spoken and written).
Knowledge and experience with Hardware Security Models.
Knowledge of or experience applying machine learning models.
Deploying code with Kubernetes, Docker.
Blockchain technologies, DeFi, law enforcement software, or cryptocurrencies.
In many locations, we’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in our NYC offices, as required by law, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be permitted inside Mastercard offices unless a reasonable accommodation has been approved in advance.
In the US, Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact [email protected] and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.
Corporate Security Responsibility
All Activities Involving Access To Mastercard Assets, Information, And Networks Comes With An Inherent Risk To The Organization And, Therefore, It Is Expected That Every Person Working For, Or On Behalf Of, Mastercard Is Responsible For Information Security And Must
Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;
Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;
Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and
Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.
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