Job Details

Security Architect - Blockchain | Cryptocurrency

Houston, TX | Full time

Job ID:



Long Term


3-5 years

Career Level:

Senior Level


$90 to $110 Per Hour


Financial Services

Job Description

The Role

  • Provide security guidance on a new block chain products and technologies.
  • Take a cyber security leadership role in driving internal block chain security and privacy initiatives.
  • Interact with Line of business and cyber leadership community regarding block chain vulnerabilities and threats.
  • Analyze, asses and respond to various block chain threats
  • Design and deploy various block chain secure design patterns and solutions.
  • Evaluate various Block chain cutting edge technologies and vendor products and solutions.
  • Conduct regular security assessment and control matrix review.
  • Take a lead on defining Cyber Block chain policies and controls.
  • Communicate effectively to senior leadership to make them aware of block chain risk profile.


  • 2+ years experience in building and deploying large scale block chain applications.

  • 2+ years in experience in architecting large-scale server applications.

  • 6+ years in coding experience in C, C++, Java and or C#.

  • In-depth understanding and hands-on experience with one or more popular blockchain platforms (Quorum, Bitcoin, Ethereum, HyperLedger, ZCash, Ripple, AliPay)

  • Experience with designing building and delivering decentralized Block chain applications (DApps, Web3js, ERC20 tokens)

  • Understanding of crypto and smart contract vulnerabilities and how to address them

  • Expertise in cryptography/protocols/Key Management/HSM/ Zero knowledge proofs

  • Experience in Smart Contract Auditing Tools (Oyente, Security, Smartcheck, Sabre, Manticore, Echidna, Mythril)

  • Experience with Fintech, Payments systems, crypto wallets

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience

  • MS or PhD in cryptography, CS or Mathematics

  • Excellent command of Cybersecurity organization practices, operations risk management processes, principles, architectural requirements, engineering threats and vulnerabilities, including incident response methodologies

  • Keen understanding of national and international laws, regulations, policies and ethics related to financial industry cybersecurity

  • Noted cybersecurity expert, keeping technical skills current and participating in multiple forums

  • Expertise in Agile and can work with at least one of the common frameworks

  • Ability to identify network attacks and systemic security issues as they relate to threats and vulnerabilities, with focus on recommendations for enhancements or remediation