Hardware Security Modules full time

Anchorage HQ: Porto, Portugal Remote job Oct 19

You Will:

  • Write custom C code that leverages modern cryptographic libraries to write applications intended to run inside Hardware Security Modules and other enclaves.
  • Review code across the entire stack and engineering organization while actively participating in product development. 
  • Find the right balance between progress (i.e. shipping quickly) and perfection (i.e. measuring twice). 
  • Foster an efficient deterministic testing culture, with an emphasis on minimizing tech debt and bureaucracy.
  • Influence architecture/product roadmap - have a seat at the table. 
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with everyone.
  • Help scale the team.
  • Work on the front lines of the blockchain/crypto movement and SecOps innovation. 
  • Ship code that will impact the global economy.

Main requirements

You may be a fit for this role if:

  • Your programming languages of choice are C, C++, and Go. 
  • You have comprehensive experience with secure low level C/C++  programming, kernel development/hardening, and/or embedded systems. 
  • You are familiar with Hardware Security Modules - ideally Thales. 
  • You have real world experience shipping product and implementing secure frameworks, libraries, and services. 
  • You have a deep understanding of common crypto protocols (TLS, GPG, SSH, etc.), code signing, networks security, authentication/authorization, and the threat landscape for state-of-the-art attacks. 
  • You genuinely care about code quality and test infrastructure. 
  • You prioritize end-user experience and business value over “cool tech.”
  • You have developed “computer science fundamentals”, i.e. concurrency, algorithms, and data structures (Formal CS degree NOT required). 
  • You self-describe as some combination of the following: creative, humble, ambitious, detail-oriented, hardworking, trustworthy, eager to learn, methodical, action-oriented, and tenacious. 

Nice to have

Although not a requirement, bonus points if:

  • You feel comfortable diving down the stack and into open source projects to root cause a bug. 
  • In your mind the word “crypto” stands for cryptography, not cryptocurrency.
  • You read blockchain protocol white papers for fun, and stay up to date with the proliferation of cryptoasset innovations.
  • You have a background in the finance industry.
  • You were emotionally moved by the soundtrack to Hamilton, which chronicles the founding of a new financial system :)

Benefits & Perks


  • 100% coverage of health, dental, and vision for you and your dependents
  • Daily meal stipend (7.08EUR/ day);
  • Flexible PTO Policy + Monthly Anchoring Days
  • Vacation days fully compensated;
  • 446EUR One-time reimbursement to hit the ground running;
  • Up to 90EUR monthly reimbursement for cell phone and internet benefits;
  • Premium Subscription to the Calm App;
  • SNOO for birthing & non-birthing parents.
Full-time (40 hrs/wk)
Negotiable rate
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