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Principal Security Engineer



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2023

About TaxBit

Founded in 2018 by CPAs, tax attorneys, and software developers, TaxBit is establishing an entirely new category of business to enable widespread adoption of cryptocurrency and other digital assets.

Our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform streamlines our customers’ reporting and accounting experience for the digital asset class. We are trusted by thousands of consumers, leading crypto and traditional financial enterprises, government agencies—including the IRS— respected accounting firms, and others to solve compliance challenges at scale amid an ever-evolving regulatory landscape. TaxBit investors include Haun Ventures, IVP, Insight Partners, Paradigm, Tiger Global, PayPal Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, Coinbase Ventures, and other leading crypto investors. Our team is located in New York City, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

If you’re searching for a company that’s dedicated to your growth, recognizes your unique contribution, and provides a fun, flexible, and inclusive work environment, then TaxBit is the place for you. We’re looking for team members who are ready to join a hypergrowth company and excited to work at the forefront of an entirely new industry.

The Role

TaxBit is seeking to hire a Security Engineer to help design and build security infrastructure and solutions for our engineering teams. If you are excited about joining a fast paced team and solving problems in the FinTech space, TaxBit might be a great fit!

As a Principal Security Engineer at TaxBit, you should be passionate about software, security and people! Your role will be to help design and develop frameworks and systems to ensure the security of TaxBit’s Engineering infrastructure, which aids in allowing TaxBit to deliver world class experiences and capabilities for clients. !

We welcome individuals who are humble, hungry and open to tackle some of the industry's biggest challenges!

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, build and operate the primary security infrastructure used by all of TaxBit’s engineering teams.
  • Make impactful decisions about systems and security, including their edge cases, failure modes and life cycles.
  • Contribute to team learnings by improving engineering standards and processes
  • Define infrastructure that reliably identifies signals to threat teams
  • Own solving problems end to end across a variety of systems and services in close collaboration with other engineers at TaxBit

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of programming experience
  • 2+ years relevant experience building, managing cloud architecture and detection and response
  • Deep experience with security on AWS or other cloud providers
  • Ability to work in an agile environment and challenging yourself and your team to improve their ways of working
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to communicate ideas clearly across all technical and non technical audiences
  • Teamwork and mentorship
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience

The base salary range for this role is $135,000 - $231,000. Certain roles may be eligible for incentive compensation, equity, and benefits. Actual compensation will vary depending on various job-related factors, including, but not limited to location, experience, level, and job qualifications.

Why you want to work here

  • Competitive cash and equity compensation
  • A robust offering of health, dental, and vision benefits with certain plans eligible for 100% premium coverage
  • An investment in your mental wellbeing with TalkSpace
  • A modern 401(k) plan that includes access to crypto, financial wellness benefits, low fees, and more
  • Discretionary Time Off - enjoy the flexibility to take time away to rest, refuel, and recharge whenever needed and without worry
  • Paid parental leave to bond with your new child
  • Fertility Benefit
  • Inclusive activities such as rock climbing, trivia/game nights, monthly mingles, and more!
  • Company-provided Monday Lunches and unlimited snacks/drinks
  • Autonomous work and flexibility in how work is performed


  • By submitting an application for this role, you certify that the information contained in the application is correct to the best of your knowledge. You understand that to falsify information is grounds for refusing to hire you, or for discharge should you be hired.
  • Employment with the Company is at will unless otherwise stated in a written agreement signed by the CEO of the Company. This means that either the Company or the employee can terminate the employment at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.